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This Week In Sports: John Kuhn, Steven Wright, and More

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John Kuhn Officially Retires From Packers

After playing 9 of his 12 NFL seasons with the Packers, fullback John Kuhn announced his official retirement from the team. The team made the announcement on Wednesday. Over the course of his career, Kuhn played three Pro Bowls while playing for the Packers. He also played 139 franchise games, the second most in team history.

He last played in the 2017 season and didn’t play last season. Kuhn finishes his career with 658 yards rushing and 642 yards receiving and 28 touchdowns in 166 games. His total of 7 postseason touchdowns is the second most in franchise history.

Steven Wright Suspended For PEDs

Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright was suspended for 80 games. He tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. The specific drug in question was growth hormone releasing peptide 2. Wright could not prove it wasn’t intentional, but appealed the decision and failed.

Currently, the suspension will begin at the start of the 2019 season. “We couldn’t figure out how this substance got into my body,” Wright said. “But at the end of the day, it’s my responsibility. It falls on me.” Wright also played an All-Star game in 2016.

Dwayne Wade Now All-Time Leader In Blocks

Dwyane Wade now has more blocked shots than any guard in NBA history. He blocked the 1,052nd shot of his career Monday night. When considering regular-season and playoff games, that’s one more block than Michael Jordan had. Currently, Jordan still has the all-time regular-season record for blocks by a guard with 893. Wade’s two first-half blocks against the Hawks gave him 877.

Marcus Johansson Hospitalized

Bruins right wing Marus Johansson was hospitalized on Tuesday night. A collision during Tuesday nights game knocked him out and sent him to the emergency room. “He went to the hospital … it looks encouraging, but I don’t want to speak out of turn,” coach Bruce Cassidy said after the Bruins’ win. “When tests are done we’ll have a better answer.”

The collision was shoulder to shoulder, but Johansson remained on the ground longer than expected. He had to be helped to his feet and to the locker room. The team said he suffered an upper-body injury from the collision.

NASCAR Moves Awards To Nashville From Vegas

NASCAR announced that they will move their annual awards show away from Las Vegas on Wednesday. Instead, they will take place in Nashville. The show will also be held on December 5th at the Music City Center in Nashville. However, the XFinity awards show will still take place at the Charlotte NASCAR Hall of Fame.