Friday, June 15, 2018

What Did You Miss Thursday?

--The CFL's season-opening game did not go exactly as planned.  The game between the Bombers and Eskimos was delayed twice before the first half was over because of lightning around Investors Group Field. Five hours and 42 minutes after the game started, it ended with Edmonton winning 33-30. Sean Whyte kicked a 44 yard field goal with eight seconds to play to give the Eskimos the win.

--The World Cup of Soccer started with a blowout.  The host Russians blanked Saudi Arabia 5-0.  Day 2 of the tournament features a highly anticipated matchup between Spain and Portugal.

--The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Drake Caggiula to a two-year contract.  The 23 year old signed a two year deal that will pay him three million.  The University of North Dakota grad had 20 points in 67 games in what was a disappointing sophomore season.

--Strong winds and high scores dominated the day in Round 1 action at the US Open at Shinnecock Hills. Dustin Johnson was one of four players to shoot a one-under 69.  Many of the big name players had a disastrous open round.  Justin Thomas, who unleashed a 422 yard drive on the 18th hole, finished at +4,  Sergio Garcia was +5, Phil Mickleson was +7, Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth were +8 and Rory McIlroy was +10.

--Four WHL Clubs will vie for the right to host the Memorial Cup national championship when it returns to Western Canada in May, 2020. Confirmation was received from the Kamloops Blazers, Kelowna Rockets, Lethbridge Hurricanes and Victoria Royals, that all four WHL franchises intend to bid for the right to host the 2020 Memorial Cup.  That announcement came at the league's annual meeting.

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