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This Week in Sports: Rangers, Bulls, and More


Rangers OF Willie Calhoun Undergoes Surgery

Texas Rangers outfielder Willie Calhoun underwent surgery just a day after a ball hit and broke his jaw. Originally, surgeons prepared to wire Calhoun’s jaw shut to heal, but instead placed a plate to stabilize the fracture. This should allow for faster recovery. Rangers’ general manager Jon Daniels said Calhoun should be released by the end of the week.

Doctors said they had not determined if Calhoun had a concussion. The injury occurred during Sunday’s game against the Dodgers. During the first inning, a fastball pitched by LHP Julio Urias struck Calhoun. The team then airlifted him to a hospital, where his family and Rangers manager Chris Woodward met him. Urias did text Calhoun expressing concern after the game.

Bulls’ Hutchinson To Have Shoulder Surgery

Chicago Bulls’ forward Chandler Hutchinson will likely miss the rest of the season due to shoulder surgery. The team announced his surgery on Wednesday. Hutchinson will have arthroscopic surgery on his AC joint that he hurt during a game against Golden State. He later reinjured his shoulder in Washinton in February.

Hutchison has only played 72 games, averaging 6.2 points. The Bulls originally drafted him with the No. 22 overall pick in 2018. He made 28 appearances this season after being limited to 44 as a rookie because of a foot injury.

Cowboys’ Ventell Bryant Arrested For DUI

Police arrested Dallas Cowboys’ Ventell Bryant for a DUI charge in Tampa, Florida early Wednesday morning. They stopped him at 2:30 am after people saw him driving with his headlights off. He then failed a field sobriety test and his blood-alcohol level tested at .102 and .099. He was released on a $500 bond later that morning.

Roman Josi Fined $5,000 For Cross-Checking

The NHL fined Nashville Predators’ defenseman Roman Josi $5K for cross-checking Stars forward Corey Perry on Saturday. Perry had taken a swipe at Josi’s legs with his stick, and Josi retaliated by cross-checking him above the shoulder. Josi was given a two-minute penalty for the cross-check, and the fine is the maximum allowed for the offense.

Joey Logano Secures Phoenix Win

Joey Logano held off Kevin Harvick to win at the Phoenix Raceway and secure his 25th cup. “That was a pretty intense last 30 minutes or hour of the race. A lot going on,” Logano said. “Couldn’t be more proud of this team. Two wins already in the books. We got to keep this thing rocking.”

“Really cool to be able to race clean and hard, it’s a lot of fun,” he continued. “Kevin is one of the best racers who has every strapped into a race car and a stock car in particular. He’s a Hall of Famer, to say the least. When you line up against him at the end of the race you know it’s going to be a heck of a battle.”