Pistons forward Jon Leuer was never really able to get his year started, and Friday he opted for season-ending surgery, according to The Detroit News.
Leuer, playing his second season with the Pistons, featured in just eight games due to a severely sprained ankle. Leuer averaged more than 10 points and five rebounds per game last season.
The surgery will require a four-month rehabilitation period, effectively ending his season.
“Take age out of it — she was the best goalie in the tournament,” Lamoureux says. “But as a 20-year-old, she’s just going to continue to get better.”
Rooney has two years left in college, where she will attempt to exist as a normal student seeking a business degree who just so happens to be an Olympic women’s hockey legend. She will undoubtedly be in position to start for the Americans in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Opportunities to play professionally in the National Women’s Hockey League or Canadian Women’s Hockey League will beckon. “The pro league isn’t on my mind, yet, but I want to play as long as possible. So it might be,” she says.
The movie “Moneyball” received six Academy Award nominations and a 94 percent Rotten Tomatoes approval rating while sparking a backlash in baseball circles for its simplistic take on the analytics vs. scouting debate. Baseball lifers chafed over the film’s harsh portrayal of Art Howe and its omission of the impact of pitchers Tim Hudson, Barry Zito and Mark Mulder on the Oakland Athletics’ success.
But one scene in the movie resonated with anyone who has ever picked up a glove. During a pivotal living room sequence, Billy Beane tries to sell Scott Hatteberg on the idea of playing first base and downplays the difficulty of the transition. He solicits input from coach Ron Washington, who promptly undercuts him by pronouncing the move “incredibly hard.”
Many professional ballplayers who switch positions have the luxury of doing it in the minors, where mistakes are part of the developmental process and the crowds are small and generally forgiving. When the adjustment takes place in the big leagues, where every player is ostensibly a finished product and 30,000 people are in the stands, the stakes are higher.