Billy Wagner’s son among Fayetteville Woodpeckers Astros prospects

The Fayetteville Woodpeckers made No. 3 on ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays this weekend thanks to a defensive gem from newcomer Chad Stevens.

In Saturday’s game at Segra, the 2021 MLB draft pick out of Portland fielded a chopper beyond the third-base line, pivoted mid-leap and overhanded a 150-foot-long heave from the outfield grass in foul territory to beat the Fredericksburg Nationals’ baserunner, who was subsequently ejected for arguing the call.

In Sunday’s matinee the next afternoon, Stevens made a diving stab from shortstop and popped up with a hard throw to first to rob Zach Cornell of a hit up the middle.

Stevens’ playmaking was an introduction of sorts. He is one of seven newly drafted players who joined the roster for last week’s homestand.

“Some of the guys that have been here will see them make a play and they look at me like, “Who are these guys?

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ESPN Father’s Day feature to spotlight relationship between Spokane’s Steve Gleason, son Rivers

A Father’s Day special from ESPN’s “SportsCenter Featured” program should be appointment viewing for graduates of Washington State and Gonzaga Prep, and residents of Spokane and the greater Inland Northwest.

At 5 a.m. Sunday, ESPN2 will air the segment “A Father’s Resilience,” highlighting the relationship between former G-Prep, WSU and New Orleans Saints football player Steve Gleason and his family.

Gleason and his wife Michel Rae Varisco learned they were pregnant with their first child, Rivers, just six weeks after the Spokane native was diagnosed with ALS. According to a tweet from ESPN, Gleason will be getting “a special Father’s Day surprise from his son” in the nationally televised feature.

“Dad, I think you’re a great leader and you teach us to be resilient in hard times,” Rivers is quoted as saying in 47-second trailer posted on Twitter.

From the day his son was conceived, Gleason habitually kept video journals

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Frank Gore and his son both scored touchdowns on the same weekend

New York Jets running back Frank Gore, the 37-year-old ageless wonder, did something on Sunday that few NFL players have ever done: he scored a touchdown on the same weekend as his son.

Gore scored his first rushing touchdown of the year on Sunday, which came the day after his son, freshman running back Frank Gore Jr., scored a touchdown for Southern Miss.

Gore scored his touchdown in the Jets’ loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, but that also marked a different milestone: Gore has now scored a TD in three different decades as an NFL player.

Gore didn’t want to be left out after Frank Jr. scored a touchdown on Saturday, a 51-yard run against UTSA.

“Like father, like son” is an understatement. Both touchdowns came in losses, and both Junior and Senior aren’t having the easiest seasons with their respective teams. Gore’s Jets are an appalling 0-10, and

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