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Playing in the first All-Star Game of his career, Myles Jones scored the game-winning goal in overtime, helping Team Stripes beat Team Stars in the 16th MLL All-Star Game, 21-20, at Papa Murphy's Park in Sacramento.
Jones was awarded a $10,000 prize check courtesy of New Balance for winning the MVP of the game. The Bayhawks midfielder led his team with four goals and finished with five points total (one assist).
Team Stars held a 10-7 lead at the half thanks to five goals in the opening half from Ohio's Marcus Holman.
Vailas will tell you a big part of it was the fact that he missed football much more than he expected. "Lacrosse just wasn't doing it for me," Vailas explained. "I wanted to see if I could play football somewhere, and I didn't want to play at Bryant. The school was a little small for me. I wanted something a little bit bigger." .... Vailas appeared in 14 of Bryant's 15 games during his freshman season, and made the All-Northeast Conference Rookie Team. Even though his brother, Tom, also plays lacrosse at Bryant, Vailas said he could feel football tugging at him.
He has two older brothers who played football at UNH (Jimmy and Andy) and began to think about heading in that direction. "I sat down and spoke with my family and my parents said, 'You have to follow your dreams,'" Vailas said. "Then I met with the Bryant lacrosse coach (Mike Pressler) and he was OK with everything. That's when I got in contact with Coach Mac (UNH football coach Sean McDonnell). He let me walk on. He helped me out a lot. I looked at some other schools, but UNH was definitely where I wanted to go."
Nice piece by KCRA NBC in on the growth of lacrosse in California & the MLL All-Star Game. (Ed. Note: There’s a little clip of Gross in the piece as well, where Gross says that the MLL wants 4 teams out west. NorCal, SoCal, Oregon, & Seattle area.)
Pretty cool video featuring John Grant, Jr.
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Markelle Fultz, the 76ers star rookie and the overall No. 1 pick in June’s NBA draft, injured his left ankle in an NBA Summer League game on Saturday night and had to be helped from the court. The initial reports from the Sixers called the injury a sprained ankle. Sixers assistant coach Lloyd Pierce, in charge of the Summer League team, said he would be "cautious" with Fultz, but it's unlikely Fultz will play again this week. Fultz turned his ankle after stepping on the back of Jabari Brown’s foot as Fultz chased the Warriors guard in an attempt to block his shot near the basket. Fultz, who was jumping as he turned the ankle, then landed on the injured foot and fell to the floor, clutching his ankle. Fultz was helped to the locker room and had X-rays to determine the extent of the injury.
Oh dear: Chris Christie’s next job might be as a radio host on WFAN.
For two days next week, Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to sit in as a guest host on sports-talk radio station WFAN 660-AM New York, an appearance a station spokeswoman called an audition. Christie is slated to be heard on Monday and Tuesday instead of afternoon host Mike Francesa, the radio station posted on its website.
The two days will be audition days, Jaime Saberito, a station spokesperson, said Friday, as Francesa is set to leave the station once his contract ends later this year. Christie will host the 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. show along with Evan Roberts, a WFAN host. He isn't the only one slotted to audition next week.
Mike Valenti from WXYT-FM 97.1 in Detroit, former National Football League quarterback Chris Simms, SNY's Brian Custer and NFL Network and WFAN contributor Kim Jones will also audition next week, the station said. Roberts and his midmorning co-host, Joe Benigno, are also scheduled to audition in the afternoon slot, the station said.
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