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This Week in Sports: Josh Hamilton, Rockets, and More

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Ex-Ranger Josh Hamilton Charged With Felony

Former Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton was charged with injury to a child, a third-degree felony. His 14-year-old daughter told his ex-wife that he’d struck her. Following that, Hamilton turned himself in. Police later released him on a $30,000 bond.¬†Hamilton’s daughter told police that he went on a rampage on September 30th. She said she made a comment to Josh Hamilton that upset him, so he threw a full bottle overhand at her, hitting her in the chest, then began cursing and shouting at her. He pulled the chair on which she rested her feet and threw it, breaking the chair.

Then, he grabbed her by the shoulders and lifted her from the chair on which she sat. She fell to the floor, from which he lifted her, threw her over his shoulder and carried her to her bedroom. She said at this point she told Hamilton, “I’m sorry.” Once they reached her bedroom, Hamilton tossed her onto her bed, pressed her face onto the mattress. He then began hitting her legs with an open hand and closed fist. She said that after striking her, he told her, “I hope you go in front of the f***ing judge and tell him what a terrible dad I am so I don’t have to see you anymore and you don’t have to come to my house again.”

Rockets Ban Fan Charged With Punching Coach

The Rockets banned a fan charged with assault after said fan punched assistant coach Joe Boylan. Prosecutors charged Manuel Garcia with misdemeanor assault for allegedly punching Pelicans assistant coach Joe Boylan in the face Saturday. In addition, Garcia’s girlfriend was also arrested for allegedly preventing police from getting to Garcia.

The Pelicans issued a statement to ESPN, saying: “We are aware of this incident but will have no further comment.” Harris County District Attorney’s Office prosecutor Nathan Beedle said he won’t elaborate on a motive but added, “We will get to the bottom of this and hold them both accountable for their actions.”

Seahawks Place Tedric Thompson On Injured Reserve

The Seahawks placed starting safety Tedric Thompson on injured reserve on Wednesday. They said that Thompson needs surgery for a labrum injury he’s been dealing with for some time. “He’s really been toughing it out for a good while,” coach Pete Carroll said. “So we’re going to miss him. He’s been an integral part of our stuff and a really good teammate. We love the guy and hate that he’s not going to get to play, but we’ve got to fix him up.”

Longtime NHL Executive Jim Gregory Dies At 83

Hockey Hall of Famer and popular longtime NHL executive Jim Gregory has died at the age of 83. He is best known for being one of the first people to bring European players to play for American teams. The league said Gregory died Wednesday at his home in Toronto. A cause of death was not disclosed. “It is impossible to express the extent to which the National Hockey League family adored Jim Gregory and the loss we feel as a result of his passing,” NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said.

Matt Tifft To Miss Final 3 Races Due To Seizure

Matt Tifft will miss the final three races of the NASCAR season after he suffered a seizure at Martinsville Speedway. He was preparing for the Saturday rookie meeting when he suffered the seizure. In a social media post, he confirmed that a tumor he had removed three years ago has not returned.

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