Simply the worst luck
It’s at all times disappointing to have your Olympic journey finish, however it should have been particularly irritating for Australia’s Aron Baynes.
Baynes, who additionally performs for the Raptors, will miss the remainder of the Olympic males’s basketball match after sustaining a neck damage in what workforce physician David Hughes referred to as “a sophisticated collection of occasions.” It’s the type of weird damage you often solely see in baseball.
“He did endure an damage through the match on the courtroom, after which he had a slip within the bathroom and suffered additional damage,” Hughes told reporters. “It grew to become obvious to the medical employees that this was a bit extra severe than simply a median damage.”
Baynes had been a key participant for Australia in its first two video games. He began each and had 17 factors and 7 rebounds in simply 14 minutes towards Italy earlier than he was injured. He’s one in all six NBA gamers on the Boomers’ roster and the one large man on the workforce who performs on this planet’s prime league.
The bathroom slip might very nicely have marked the top of Baynes’s Olympic profession, since he’ll be 37 for the 2024 Video games in Paris; it additionally places a giant dent within the Aussies’ hopes for his or her first Olympic medal. They’re presently ranked third on this planet by FIBA and misplaced within the bronze medal match of the final two main tournaments they’ve performed (the 2016 Olympics and 2019 World Cup).
“I’m actually disenchanted that I can’t proceed within the Olympics,” Baynes said in a statement. “I together with the remainder of the workforce have been working so exhausting in our quest for an historic Olympic medal and I’m gutted that I can’t full the journey with the boys, however I’ve each confidence that they may get the job carried out.”
The most effective of SI
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Across the sports activities world
Australian Jess Fox received a bronze medal at the Olympics after using a condom to fix her kayak. … A Chinese language badminton participant earned herself legions of new fans with her non-stop swearing. … Jason Kidd allegedly punished Bucks gamers while he was the head coach because Thon Maker’s Android phone messed up the team group chat. … Germany’s Olympic biking coach was sent home after calling riders from Africa “camel drivers” during a race. … Domino’s is threatening to drag its adverts from AEW programming after a commercial aired side-by-side with a wrestler getting sliced open with a pizza cutter.
Cool second after South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmaker broke the world report within the 200m breaststroke
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An sudden tongue tornado
There aren’t many shortstops higher than José Iglesias
The USOPC initially stated this was a violation but later reversed course
Gotta love Alvin Kamara
Steve Spurrier can’t resist a great zinger
Not sports activities
Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney, claiming Black Widow’s streaming release cost her $50 million. … Staff at Elon Musk’s Boring Firm tunnel in Las Vegas are given a script that tells them what to say when asked about their boss. … A Missouri physician says individuals are wearing disguises to get their COVID-19 vaccines because they fear being judged by friends and family.
A very good track
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