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first_img Comments   Share   Arizona Cardinals backup running back D.J. Foster suffered a torn ACL and MCL on Sunday in a Week 3 preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys, coach Steve Wilks confirmed Monday. The news of his knee injury was first reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.The third-year pro injured his knee while attempting to evade a block during kickoff coverage and was carted off the field. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact “Just personally for him, just really disappointed and saddened for him,” Wilks said, “because he had a great training camp. He was performing well, doing some great things — even on special teams he was standing out there as well.”Related LinksKeim, Fitzgerald helped Cardinals’ Shipley move forward after ACL injuryBy the numbers: Arizona Cardinals’ win over the CowboysCardinals running back D.J. Foster injures knee, carted off fieldThe versatile back, who spent some time playing receiver at ASU, rushed seven times for seven yards and caught five passes for 21 yards in the first two preseason games.Foster played in three games for the New England Patriots as an undrafted rookie in 2016 before appearing seven times for Arizona last season.Logan rushed six times for 86 yards, including a 59-yard touchdown jaunt, on Sunday against the Cowboys.He and Sherman Badie could earn more carries in the Cardinals’ preseason finale this Thursday against the Denver Broncos. – / 28 I’ve never been through an injury like this before, and it’s amazing to see all the support and love I’ve already received. I’ll always take God’s journey and plan and keep my faith!— D.J. Foster (@ASTATE_8) August 27, 2018Foster, who attended Saguaro High School in Scottsdale and went undrafted out of Arizona State, had been used behind starter David Johnson and backup Chase Edmonds. He had even earned playing time and was listed on the team’s official depth chart over second-year pro and 2017 fifth-round draft pick T.J. Logan. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arizona Cardinals running back D.J. Foster (37) is helped off of the field during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

British junior sent home for indiscipline as LTA gets tough

first_imgTennis Share on Messenger Eleanor Preston in Melbourne Mon 21 Jan 2008 18.57 EST Share on Facebook The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Reuse this content Roger Draper, the Lawn Tennis Association’s chief executive, is prone to using buzz words. “Ruthless” is his favourite one and the British junior Marcus Willis can testify to the fact that at least some of the LTA’s coaches are willing to put their superior’s slogan into practice after being sent home from the Australian Open in disgrace yesterday.Seventeen-year-old Willis found himself on his way back to Berkshire after repeatedly disobeying the instructions of Martin Bohm, the LTA’s travelling coach, and his assistant, Martin Lee. Bohm has been repeatedly displeased with Willis’s behaviour since the squad of boys arrived in Australia and, since he advocates a no-nonsense “three strikes and out” rule, could accept no more disobedience. British junior sent home for indiscipline as LTA gets tough Read more Share via Email Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Willis was on his final warning when he missed a training session on Saturday morning. He disappeared for several hours and, when he did finally put in an appearance, supposedly to practise with fellow British juniors – Dan Evans, Neil Pauffley, Daniel Cox and Niall Angus – he turned up without his rackets.”He’s been sent home for disciplinary reasons. He was actually written to before he came away to explain that he was really in the last-chance saloon,” said Draper. “We said last year that we were going to get a lot tougher. Hopefully Marcus will come back a better player and a little bit wiser for his actions. It’s frustrating because he is a top-20 player in the world and he’s blown his chance at the first grand slam of the year. It’s even more frustrating because we’ve been making some progress with the boys. He’s a really talented player. Hopefully, like the rest of them, he’ll learn from these mistakes.”Judy Murray is not a woman to suffer foolish behaviour gladly and both her sons would shudder at the thought of what fate might have awaited them had they been sent home as juniors. Needless to say she was not impressed with Willis’s antics or his lack of understanding of just how privileged an existence he leads as one of the cash-rich LTA’s most promising – and therefore cosseted – young players.”It’s a message to the other players as well that the LTA isn’t going to stand for any nonsense,” said Murray, who is an adviser to the organisation. “In many ways our kids are still spoilt by the opportunities that they have and we just have to find a way to make them hungrier and set them goals.”Draper has watched how other federations like Tennis Australia handle their young players and may have taken his lead from Craig Tiley, who is in charge of player development at TA. Under Tiley’s regime two Australian juniors were banned from travelling last year – the 2007 Australian Open junior champion, Brydan Klein, for losing his temper on court and 15-year-old Bernard Tomic, who was judged not to be trying hard enough. Shares00 Australian Open 2008center_img … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Since you’re here… Sport Topics Share on Facebook Support The Guardian Sport Share on LinkedIn Australian Open Share on WhatsApp Share on Pinterest First published on Mon 21 Jan 2008 18.57 EST Australia sport Share via Emaillast_img read more