This week’s 5-on-5: five points on five of this week’s biggest sports stories. 

 

  • Dallas Cowboy’s offensive lineman suffers from heat-related illness
  • Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Ty Nsekhe was released from the hospital after experiencing heat-related symptoms.
  • Nsekhe was sat-out of Sunday’s game as a result of the incident.
  • Nsekhe was taken to the hospital by ambulance from practice, where he then spent the night.
  • “Our medical staff felt it was best that he spend the evening in the hospital,” Coach Mike McCarthy said.
  • Nsekhe will be replaced by Terence Steele

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  • USC Trojans’ plane tips backward on tarmac with team inside
  • The Trojans’ plane tipped backward on the tarmac, sending the nose of the plane into the air after the team landed in Lewiston, Idaho
  • The incident happened during the deplaning process, with coaches and staff still inside.
  • The players, on the other hand, had already exited the plane.
  • The incident was a result of the ground crew failing to put the plane’s tail stand in place.
  • The plane was quickly leveled and no one was injured. 

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  • WNBA record tied by Seattle Storm’s Jewell Lloyd
  • Jewell Lloyd tied the WNBA record for most points scored in a first quarter with 22-points.
  • Lloyd ended the game with a career-high 37-points.
  • The record was first set by Diana Taurasi in 2006 and tied by Brittany Sykes in 2019.
  • Lloyd’s performance helped the Seattle Storm secure the win over the Phoenix Mercury 94-85.
  • The win secured the Storm a first-round bye in the playoffs.

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  • Record holding former England, Tottenham, and Chelsea striker dies at 81
  • Jimmy Greaves passed away at home at the age of 81 on Sunday Morning.
  • Greaves’ is Tottenham’s record goalscorer, scoring 266 times in 379 games.
  • Greaves’ 37 league goals in the 1962-63 season remains a club record.
  • Beyond that, Greaves was part of England’s 1966 World-Cup winning team, and ended his international career with 44 goals.
  • Greaves is survived by his wife Irene, four children, and 10 grandchildren and great-grandchildren

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  • Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao announces run for Presidency of the Philippines
  • Manny Pacquiao, a Philippine senator and boxer, has accepted the nomination to run for president of the Philippines in May, 2022.
  • Pacquiao is running as the anti-corruption candidate, saying that “we need progress” and that corrupt politicians will “soon end in jail together.”
  • Pacquiao has accepted the nomination of the PDP-Laban party, of which he is president.
  • The current president, Rodrigo Duterte, was nominated as a Vice President by a rival political party as he could not constitutionally run again. 
  • However, because the President and Vice President are voted on separately in the Philippines, Duterte could possibly be a part of Pacquiao’s cabinet.

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