The Wisconsin football quarterback situation took another confusing turn Monday afternoon following practice, with Joel Stave remaining out indefinitely, but not because of an injury as head coach Gary Andersen had said earlier in the day. Monday morning, Andersen said Stave would miss an undisclosed amount of time with a throwing shoulder injury.Stave shut down indefinitely Update: Badgers head coach Gary Andersen told reporters after this story was published that Stave is still out indefinitely, but Read…But Andersen met with reporters in the afternoon to clear up his earlier comments. Andersen, for example, said the word “injury” was not the proper word in the statement earlier that day.“Joel is at practice. He’s at meetings. He’s in all the scenarios, as far as that stuff goes. But as far as game-prepping at this point, that’s where Joel is not with us completely 100 percent, all the time,” Andersen told reporters. “He’s at practice all the time. I don’t want to say he’s not practicing, he’s not with us because that’s not the case. When Joel feels that he can do that, he’ll be right back in that process.”The second-year head coach also made it clear that there is nothing wrong with the throwing shoulder that Stave injured in the Capital One Bowl in January.“There’s been no re-injury for Joel whatsoever,” Andersen said. “Is he injured? No. Is he ready to play right now? No.“It’s not an injury as far as him feeling like he re-hurt it, or he’s struggling or it’s a shoulder scenario. It’s him just working through getting in a position to be able to get into the game and play in a game for us.”After Andersen spoke to the media, Stave also did his best to clear up the confusion about the situation.“Physically, nothing is wrong,” Stave said. “I just haven’t thrown the ball the way I’d like to.”Despite nothing being physically wrong, Andersen said in his teleconference this morning that Stave hasn’t looked his usual self since the middle part of August. It’s hard to tell what the case might be with Stave, but tonight’s updates probably won’t be the last of it. However, Stave said the development has been more recent than that.“I’ve noticed in this past week I haven’t really thrown it the way that I’m used to or the way that’d I’d like to,” Stave said. “That’s when you start to think a little bit. You just got to get back to relax and play the game like you know you can.A report earlier in the afternoon by ESPN claimed that Stave could potentially miss the rest of the season. But when he met with the media this afternoon, Stave said he could play this weekend against Western Illinois if he had to.
Hearts of Oak assistant coach Yaw Preko has allayed fans’ fears amidst the poor pre-season form and lack of transfer activity by the club.According to Preko, the technical team are working behind the scenes to build a competitive team ahead of the league season.Hearts have lost to WAFA and Al-Itihad and have failed to attract any big name signing to the club much to the chagrin of the fans but Preko believes all is well.“We are trying, we want to bring the glory back to the fans of Hearts of Oak,” he told Asempa Sports“We have to implement to our ideas into the materials at the club. We are gradually doing this.”“Fortunately, the league has been pushed back so we can work hard with the boys for them to grasp our concepts.” “We are confident we will compete very well by the start of the league.”Hearts of Oak take on Al-Itihad on Friday as part of their pre-season tour of Libya.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports
Paul is coaching in the event, which awards $2 million to the winning squad. Here’s visual evidence of his late-game instructions: Team CP3 survived and advanced in The Basketball Tournament on Friday, and if you’re wondering about the name, yes, it is Chris Paul’s team.His squad walked off with a 79-76 victory over Tampa 20/20 in the first round of the Greensboro Regional. Former North Carolina standout P.J. Hairston nailed the game-winning 3. .@CP3 doing some serious Elam Ending coaching. #TBT2019 | @CP3TBT pic.twitter.com/pA6ZhLzmtr— TBT (@thetournament) July 20, 2019Team CP3’s roster features Hairston, former UNC big man Kennedy Meeks and former Xavier and Maryland wing Dez Wells.MORE: Paul expected to begin season with Thunder“I haven’t played organized basketball in three years. This right here, this was amazing.”Team @CP3 forward @hairston_pj opens up after an emotional win on Friday night in Greensboro. pic.twitter.com/IOSpM85a90— TBT (@thetournament) July 20, 2019Paul’s squad doesn’t have much time to bask in the win. It will play Saturday in Round 2, and if it wins that game, it will play for the regional championship on Sunday.