Monday, July 30, 2018

What Did You Miss Sunday?

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--Former Montreal Expos star Vladimir Guerrero has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Guerrero was wearing an Anaheim Angels cap as he became the first position player from the Dominican Republic to be inducted, and only the third player from that country to make the exclusive club, behind pitchers Juan Marichal and Pedro Martinez. In a Spanish-language speech that lasted less than four minutes, Guerrero took the time to thank Canada and Montreal for giving him the opportunity to play in the major leagues.  He also mentioned his two main managers, Felipe Alou of the Expos and Mike Scioscia of Angels, and said he was honoured to be among his fellow inductees including Chipper Jones, Trevor Hoffman, Jack Morris, Jim Thome and Alan Trammell.

--McLeod Bethel-Thompson is now the Toronto Argonauts starting quarterback. He replaces James Franklin, who was 1-and-3 in place of injured Ricky Ray.  The Argos also traded defensive back T.J. Heath and their third round pick in the 2020 CFL Draft in exchange for national offensive lineman Ryan Bomben as well as the Alouettes’ fifth round draft pick in 2020. It's the 2nd time in two years the Argos have traded Heath.

--World Number 1 Dustin Johnson has won the Canadian Open. He shot a 6-under 66 at Glen Abbey in Oakville, Ontario to finish 23-under.

--Atlanta Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb was within a strike of a no-hitter. L-A Dodger Chris Taylor broke it up with two strikes and two outs in the top of the 9th.  After the game, some offensive tweets from Newcomb when he was a teenager were revealed forcing him to apologize as he admitted to doing some "stupid stuff"

--Nikolai Volkoff, the burly wrestler whose brash Soviet persona and physical embodiment of Communism made him one of the most hated figures in professional wrestling, has died at the age of 70. As one of the greatest villains sports-entertainment had ever seen, Volkoff's infamous rendition of the Soviet National Anthem before his matches made him an instant icon in the eyes of the WWE Universe as a Superstar they truly loved to hate," WWE said.
Volkoff, often wearing the Russian ushanka hat, became a dastardly Soviet villain and faced off against heroic American wrestlers like Hulk Hogan.
He tag-teamed with the Iranian heel Iron Sheik, and together they won the first-ever Wrestlemania in 1985, waving Iranian and Soviet flags in the ring

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