Tag: Player

Which player had the best sneakers in the NBA during Week 3?

10:13 AM ET Nick DePaulaESPN After debuting with Brooklyn for a fresh start this fall, Kyrie Irving also debuted his latest signature shoe, taking advantage of the team’s muted black-and-white jerseys to make the most of his pink and blue limited-edition Kyrie 6. Inspired by Tokyo, the sneakers are part of an 11-city exclusive pack,…

Milton WNBA player Alexander writes and illustrates children’s book

NEW YORK—Kayla Alexander loved to draw since she was a child, when she was inspired by a patient teacher. She continued to blossom as an artist as she grew, attending art camps at the encouragement of her mom. Then basketball entered her life. She earned a scholarship to Syracuse, where she became the school’s leading…

Swiss women’s soccer player Florijana Ismaili confirmed dead in swimming accident

BERN — Switzerland women’s international Florijana Ismaili has been confirmed dead following a swimming accident on Lake Como in Italy, the Swiss football federation said on Tuesday. The 24-year-old, who played 33 times for Switzerland and was captain of Young Boys Bern’s women’s team, had gone missing on Saturday. “The Swiss Football Federation (SFV) has…

‘An awesome feeling’: Paralyzed Humboldt Broncos player inks deal with Adidas

AIRDRIE, ALTA.—A Humboldt Broncos hockey player who was paralyzed in a deadly bus crash last year has signed a multi-year contract with Adidas. “I’m pretty honoured and it’s an awesome feeling,” Ryan Straschnitzki, 20, recently told The Canadian Press from his home in Airdrie, Alta. “I got some nice swag and gear.” Straschnitzki was paralyzed…