James Neal Suspended One Game, Arron Asham Gets Four

James Neal Suspended One Game, Arron Asham Gets Four

After a delay so long it became a twitter meme, the NHL's Dean of Discipline, Brendan Shanahan, finally handed down his verdict on supplemental punishment for Pittsburgh Penguins Arron Asham and James Neal. For his crosscheck to the high chest/neck area of Brayden Schenn, followed by punching Schenn from behind as he fell to the ice, Asham will be suspended for four games. Neal received one game for two separate incidents on the same shift. In the first, he put a dirty hit on Sean Couturier, who did not have the puck. Then, he charged at Claude Giroux with a head of steam. Neal also appeared to go up high on Giroux, who tumbled awkwardly. 
Craig Adams' suspension was announced on Monday, an automatic call given that it was a mandatory one-game ban for being assessed an instigator penalty in the last five minutes of a game. Dan Bylsma received a mandatory $10,000 fine. Adams attacked Scott Hartnell, from behind, while Hartnell was defending himself from another Penguin (Sidney Crosby) sneaking him. 
Below, Shanahan hands out the Neal and Asham suspensions, with videos explaining why. Also, a look at the league's next suspendable hit, which came while we waited for Shanahan's decree and saw a star player leave the ice on a stretcher. 
Here's Shanahan explaining the Neal suspension:

CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales


CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
Department: Advertising/Sales
Company: Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours

Basic Function

This position will work closely with the Vice President of Sales in generating revenue through commercial advertisements and sponsorship sales. The intern will gain first-hand sales experience through working with Sales Assistants and AEs on pitches, sales-calls and recapping material.

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• Assist Account Executive on preparation of Sales Presentations
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• Assist as point of contact with sponsors on game night set up and pre-game hospitality elements.
• Assist with collection of all proof of performance materials.
• Perform Competitive Network Analysis
• Update Customer database
• Other various projects as assigned


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2. Knowledge of sports.
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Joel Embiid among several NBA players to participate in Basketball without Borders

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Joel Embiid among several NBA players to participate in Basketball without Borders

Joel Embiid is giving back, joining several NBA players for the Basketball without Borders camp in Africa.

The NBA and FIBA will host 80 boys and girls ages 17 and under from 26 African countries, including Embiid's native Cameroon. It'll be the 15th edition of Basketball without Borders.

The camp will be held from Aug. 2 to Aug. 5 at the American International School of Johannesburg, culminating with the NBA Africa Game 2017 at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa. The exhibition pits Team Africa, which includes players born in Africa and second-generation African players, against players from the rest of the world.

It's already been announced that Embiid is on the roster, but not playing, for Team Africa. Embiid, 23, missed the final 37 games of the 2016-17 season with a knee injury. His first NBA season came after he missed the first two years of his career with a foot injury.

There will be a heavy local vibe at BWB this year. Embiid will be joined by assistant coach Lloyd Pierce as well as former Sixers Bruce Bowen, Elton Brand and fellow Cameroonian Luc Mbah a Moute. Philly native Kyle Lowry and Chester native Rondae Hollis-Jefferson will also be there. 

Future Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki and budding star Kristaps Porzingis will also be among the players on hand.