Friday, June 22, 2018

What Did You Miss Friday?


--Two games in the CFL and both were one-sided affairs. Winnipeg throttled Montreal 56-10 for the Alouettes 13th straight loss.  Rookie Winnipeg quarterback Chris Streveler threw for 246 yards and three touchdowns while running for 98 and a touchdown.   In Edmonton,  the Eskimos were beaten 38-21 by the Ti-Cats

--As expected, the Buffalo Sabres took defenceman Rasmus Dahlin with the first pick in the NHL draft.  That was about the only thing that went as expected.  A complete look at the first round can be found here  Before the draft started, the Humboldt Broncos were named the winner of the EJ McGuire award of excellence. The award, presented by NHL Central Scouting in honor of the late McGuire, is given to the candidate who best exemplifies the commitment to excellence through strength of character, competitiveness and athleticism.

--Roberto Osuna will remain off the field until August 4th. M-L-B suspended the Blue Jays closer for 75 games for violating the league's joint domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy. M-L-B says the suspension is retroactive to May 8th. The league says Osuna has agreed not to appeal the suspension. 

--At the World Cup, Switzerland scored in the dying seconds to defeat Serbia 2-1,  Nigeria defeated Iceland 2-0 and Brazil scored two late goals to knock off Costa Rica 2-0.

--The Ricketts family, which owns the Chicago Cubs, released a statement on Friday declaring an interest in purchasing a controlling stake in Italian soccer giant AC Milan.
The news comes the same day that multiple sources alleged that Milan's majority shareholder, Chinese businessman Li Yonghong, failed to meet Friday's deadline for a pre-approved €32-million payment to the club.
"The entire family and the family's financial resources are involved in this matter," the Rickettses' statement read, courtesy of Reuters. "The Ricketts family brought a championship to the Chicago Cubs through long-term investment and being great stewards of the team. ... They would bring this same approach to AC Milan."


Anonymous said...

Roughriders - there are 5 players on the 6 game (7 total) injury list (figure it out) who should be released immediately (Jake Harty, Nick Marshall stay). Also, Brendan Labatte's time has come and gone and he should be released or traded. Pro football a business.

Anonymous said...

That's how you beat Mike Reilley, you don't let him have the ball. Hamilton had the ball for 10 minutes longer than the Esks.

Anonymous said...

Streveler is the next great CFL QB.