Harvard football player Ben Abercrombie moved to Atlanta for rehab

Friday, 13 October 2017, 07:01:37 PM. Harvard football player Ben Abercrombie is being transferred to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Ga., for continued rehabilitation of the serious neck injury he sustained in the season opener.His father, Marty Abercrombie, wrote on CaringBridge.com, “Ben, Sherri and me take the next step on this journey (Wednesday) as we travel to Atlanta and Ben is admitted to the Shepherd Center. Thanks to the

Harvard football player Ben Abercrombie is being transferred to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Ga., for continued rehabilitation of the serious neck injury he sustained in the season opener.

His father, Marty Abercrombie, wrote on CaringBridge.com, “Ben, Sherri and me take the next step on this journey (Wednesday) as we travel to Atlanta and Ben is admitted to the Shepherd Center. Thanks to the Shepherd Center, the RICU at Rhode Island Hospital, BCBS of Alabama and AirMed of Birmingham for making this transfer happen to quickly.”

Meanwhile, the Ben Abercrombie ’21 Fund to provide support to the Abercrombie family and any future Harvard undergraduate student-athlete who incurred a severe or catastrophic injury surged past the $158,000 mark on Tuesday. . . .

Tennessee redshirt freshman quarterback Jarrett Guarantano will make his first career start in place of Quinten Dormady on Saturday when the Volunteers host South Carolina, seeking to bounce back from their first shutout loss since 1994.

Guarantano has gone 12-of-24 passing for 54 yards passing with one touchdown and no interceptions while backing up Dormady this season. . . .

Louisville interim men’s basketball coach David Padgett hired former Stanford and LSU coach Trent Johnson as an assistant.

The move to add the former head coach to the staff fills the vacancy created when the school named Padgett to replace Rick Pitino last month in the wake of a national federal investigation of bribery in college basketball. . . .

Tara VanDerveer has signed a three-year contract extension that takes the Hall of Fame Stanford women’s basketball coach through the 2019-20 season.

T-Wolves sign Wiggins

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Andrew Wiggins to a new contract extension yesterday, agreeing on a five-year, $148 million deal with no player option.

It puts a big piece of business to rest after the situation dragged out for most of the summer. The 22-year-old Wiggins averaged 23.6 points per game in his third season in the league. The former No. 1 overall pick has cemented himself as one of the building blocks of an up-and-coming franchise.

Rafa, Roger roll

Rafael Nadal lost only four points on serve in a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Jared Donaldson in the second round of the Shanghai Masters.

No. 2 Roger Federer also won in straight sets, beating Diego Schwartzman 7-6 (4), 6-4, winning the match with his 14th ace on his second match point.

Earlier, sixth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov saved three match points before finally defeating Ryan Harrison 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6). Also, U.S. Open finalist Kevin Anderson lost to Jan-Lennard Struff 7-6 (5), 7-6 (2), while Gilles Simon, Alexander Zverev, Sam Querrey and John Isner all advanced. . . .

Italian tennis player Fabio Fognini was handed a suspended ban of two Grand Slam tournaments for insulting a chair umpire at the U.S. Open.

The Grand Slam board said Fognini will be suspended from participating in two major tournaments, one of which will be the U.S. Open, if he commits another major offense before the end of 2019.

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