VegasInsider.com
VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
BOX/MMA
CFL
More
Betting Tools

 
Hamby suspended by Italian league

The Italian Basketball Federation suspended Dearica Hamby for three months for a ''violent gesture'' against Ivana Tikvic during a league game between Torino and Ragusa on Saturday.

Advertisement

The suspension was handed down Monday by the federation and Hamby is appealing.

In a statement released Sunday, league president Massimo Protani expressed ''sadness'' over Hamby's ''violent'' gesture, adding that it ''doesn't leave any space for justification.''

The incident occurred with 26 seconds left in the game and Tikvic's team, Torino, leading by 18 points. Tikvic was dribbling toward midcourt when Hamby came up from behind and made contact. Tikvic fell to the ground, bumping her head. Hamby stood over Tikvic for a few seconds after she went down.

The Croatian was attended to for 20 minutes before leaving the court on a stretcher. She was taken to a hospital and released the next day.

A replay of the incident on Ragusa's website showed that Hamby didn't seem to make contact with Tikvic on the punch from behind.

Hamby, who is in her first season with Ragusa, apologized for what happened. She told The Associated Press she went to the officials and Tikvic before the incident asking them to clean it up.

''It was super too physical all game, and I'm not gonna let someone continuously do that and jeopardize me or my career,'' Hamby said. ''So I felt the need to protect myself. I shouldn't have stood over her.''

Hamby said that the league hadn't seen the replay angle that shows her not making contact with Tikvic when they suspended her.

---

AP Sports Writer Andrew Dampf contributed to this story.

Copyright 2018 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

  
HEADLINES
· Williams: WNBA Betting Recap - 6/11-6/17
· LA retakes top spot in WNBA power poll
· Fever, Liberty reeling after tough losses
· Lynx looking to start a win streak
· FIBA changes way hoops teams qualify
· Taurasi leads Mercury to 8th straight win
· Mercury win 7th straight, 89-72 over Sun
· Parker leads Sparks past Mystics, 97-86
· Dream drop Fever to 0-10 on the season
MORE HEADLINES
 
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, SAVE 10% off a Live Odds Pro subscription, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership