N.Y. Liberty Honor Becky Hammon

first_imgNEW YORK — The New York Liberty honored former star Becky Hammon, putting the San Antonio Spurs assistant coach in their ring of honor Sunday at halftime of their game against the Seattle Storm.Hammon helped the Liberty reach the WNBA Finals three times, including getting New York within a game of the championship in 1999. She played for New York from 1999-2006 and ranks second in franchise history for games played and 3-pointers made, and is third on New York’s career scoring list.The 5-foot-6 guard went on to play eight more seasons in San Antonio before retiring at the end of last year. She then joined the Spurs’ staff as the first full-time paid female assistant coach in the NBA.She coached the Spurs to a summer league title in Las Vegas last month. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Injured Mustafi facing ‘long spell’ on sidelines

first_imgGermany Mustafi faces long spell on sidelines with hamstring injury Guy Atkinson Last updated 2 years ago 06:34 10/9/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) ShkodranMustafi - Cropped Bongarts Germany WC Qualification Europe Germany v Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Arsenal Premier League Germany’s resounding win over Azerbaijan was marred by injuries to the Arsenal man and Niklas Sule Joachim Low revealed Shkodran Mustafi tore his thigh muscle in Germany’s 5-1 World Cup qualifying win over Azerbaijan on Sunday.The Arsenal defender pulled up clutching his hamstring in the build-up to Azerbaijan’s equaliser in the first half and was replaced by Matthias Ginter.Arsenal 6/1 to win Europa League Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. After the match, Low confirmed the 25-year-old had suffered a tear and could be set for a prolonged spell on the sidelines.”With Mustafi it seems that it is some muscle tear or some muscle fibre tear,” Low said. “In any case it could force him to a longer break.”Niklas Sule was also withdrawn in the first half with an injury, but the game will be remembered for another display of fluent attacking football that wrapped up Germany’s World Cup qualifying campaign with a 100 per cent record.A brace from Leon Goretzka, goals from Sandro Wagner and Emre Can and an own goal from Badavi Huseynov secured all three points and ensured that Germany are the only team in Europe to qualify having won all 10 of their group games.Schluss auf dem Betzenberg! 10 Spiele 10 Siege #WCQ #DieMannschaft #GERAZE @EuroQualifiers pic.twitter.com/gFZQZGpKNk — Die Mannschaft (@DFB_Team) October 8, 2017 Low, however, is refusing to get carried away and knows his side will face tougher tests as they bid to win a second consecutive World Cup in Russia next year.”One makes a mistake if one sets this qualification as a benchmark,” he added. “Sure, it was good, it was a clear achievement, but at the World Cup you come up against quite different calibres of sides. “There is still a lot to do. I want to achieve something very great in a few months. It will be hard to become world champions twice.”last_img read more