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This Week In Sports: Newcomb, Brady, and More


Braves Place Newcomb On 7-Day Concussion List

The Atlanta Braves placed lefthanded pitcher Sean Newcomb on the 7-day concussion list Wednesday. After a line drive hit the pitcher in the back of the head, the Braves originally said that Newcomb passed all concussion tests. Because of this, he was likely to avoid the concussion list. However, Newcomb wasn’t available Tuesday. Later, Braves manager Brian Snitker said Newcomb wouldn’t play Wednesday.

The ball that hit Newcomb clocked in at nearly 102mph. Phillies catcher J. T. Realmuto snagged the ball, which hit Newcomb so fast that it bounced into the 3rd base netting afterward. Currently, Newcomb is 1-0 with a 2.38 ERA and a save.

Brady Throws To Suspended Gordon

Patriots QB Tom Brady was seen passing a football with wide receiver Josh Gordon on his Instagram. After the Pats acquired Gordon in 2018, he expressed his admiration for Brady. However, he was suspended on Dec 20th indefinitely for substance abuse. Before that, though, he scored three touchdowns and had 40 receptions.

Whether or not Gordon will return is uncertain. However, the Patriots tendered him as a restricted free agent for this upcoming season. If he were to be reinstated, he would return to New England. Currently, there is no update on Gordon’s status.

Ex-NBA Player Grundy Charged For Fatal Hit-and-Run

Former NBA point guard Anthony Grundy pleaded not guilty in connection to a fatal hit-and-run that occurred in Kentucky. After he turned himself in on Friday, he appeared in court Saturday. He is currently charged with leaving the scene and failure to render aid.

Furthermore, a police report says Grundy was aware that he hit something, but he did not stop. Police also say that a woman died after a car struck her crossing the road. Grundy, a Kentucky native, played for the Atlanta Hawks for the 2005-2006 season.

Blues Win The Stanley Cup

For the first time in franchise history, the St Louis Blues won the Stanley Cup. In an intense final series, the Blues beat the Bruins 4-3 in Boston Wednesday night. With a 4-1 win the final game, the Blues eagerly passed the Cup around, ecstatic that they finally won the Stanley Cup.

This is only one of two Stanley Cup appearances for the Blues. Coincidentally, their only other appearance was also played against the Bruins. However, the Bruins swept them 4-0 back in 1970.

Stock Car Racing Turns 70

On June 19th, 1949, the first stock car race took place. At the Charlotte Speedway, a roughly-hewn speedway only 3/4 of a mile long, the first stock cars lined up to race. “This was the first real stock car race, you see,” Richard Petty, one of the original spectators, explains. “Daddy wanted to make sure he was going to be a part of that. And he really wanted to make sure he got a part of that $6,000 purse.” Petty was 12 at the time of the first race.