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Lynx’s Maya Moore Not Playing in 2019

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Minnesota Lynx guard Maya Moore has announced that she intends to step away from the court, and the WNBA, for 2019.

Moore announced her decision to sit out the 2019 WNBA season during a post penned on The Players’ Tribune:

“My focus in 2019 will not be on professional basketball, but will instead be on the people in my family, as well as on investing my time in some ministry dreams that have been stirring in my heart for many years.

“I will certainly miss the day-to-day relationships with my teammates and basketball family this season, but my no for the 2019 pro season allows me to say yes to my family and faith family like I never have before.

Moore, 29, has played her entire career in Minnesota.

I’m sure this year will be hard in ways that I don’t even know yet, but it will also be rewarding in ways I’ve yet to see, too.”

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European Tour Suspends Thorbjorn Olesen

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The European Tour has officially suspended Thorbjorn Olesen pending the investigation into his recent arrest on charges of being drunk on an aircraft a and assaulting a female passenger while she slept.

Olesen was arrested at Heathrow Airport on July 29th upon his return from the World Golf Championships event in Tennessee, and he is set to appear in court on August 21st to face charges of sexual assault, being drunk on an aircraft and common assault, according to Metropolitan Police in London.

The European Tour issued a statement saying that Olesen has been suspended pending the outcome of his case, adding that they would not make any further comments on the matter while the legal process moves forward.

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Stampeders’ Bo Levi Mitchell Ruled Out

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Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell has been ruled out for Week 9’s game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Thursday.

Mitchell was able to return to practice on Tuesday, and was able to make a number of throws at various distances and lengths, but the team ultimately decided that he was not ready for action just yet.

Stampeders head coach Dave Dickenson had left the door open for Mitchell to dress against Winnipeg, but now he is not going to dress for the game either.

Mitchell, for his part, is remaining upbeat about his injured shoulder.

“It felt great” Mitchell said on Tuesday, according to TSN. “I didn’t really want to take the helmet off…overall, I felt pretty good.

“That’s Dave (Dickenson’s) decision. Dave and Huf (GM John Hufnagel) – let those guys decide.”

Mitchell will now set his sights on Week 10, where he could return as the team takes on the Montreal Alouettes at home.

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Sun Trade Kristine Anigwe to Wings for Theresa Plaisance

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The Connecticut Sun had acquired forward/center Theresa Plaisance from the Dallas Wings in exchange for rookie forward/center Kristine Anigwe, according to ESPN.

“Theresa is a talented, versatile offensive player and is considered one of the best stretch post players in the league. She is someone who we have targeted for a few seasons and we are excited to have her with us. Theresa gives us an experienced, young veteran presence who has a tremendous reputation across the league as a fantastic teammate and unifier in the locker room,” Sun coach and general manager Curt Miller said in an official statement.

Plaisance is averaging 6 points and 4.4 rebounds for the Wings this season and is second among centers with 23 made 3-pointers this year.

Anigwe is averaging 2.6 points and 1.8 rebounds in 17 games this season. She was the 9th overall pick by the Sun in the 2019 WNBA draft.

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