Saturday, July 28, 2018
What Did You Miss Friday?
--Matt Nichols threw two touchdown passes---one of them to Nic Demski as Winnipeg rolled over Toronto 40-14 in CFL play. Demski also ran for a touchdown as Winnipeg improved to 4-3 on the season.
-- Kevin Tway has the lead through two rounds at the R-B-C Canadian Open. He fired a 7-under 65 to move to 13-under at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario.
--Tom Wilson signed a six-year, $31 million contract with the Washington Capitals on Friday. The 24-year-old forward, who was a restricted free agent, had NHL career highs in goals (14), assists (21) and points (35) in 72 games last season. He had 15 points (five goals, 10 assists) in 21 Stanley Cup Playoff games to help the Capitals win the Stanley Cup for the first time.
--The Arizona Diamondbacks announced on Friday that they have acquired Minnesota Twins switch-hitter Eduardo Escobar in return for three minor league prospects. The 29-year-old Escobar, who smacked his 15th homer of the season against the Blue Jays in a 5-0 win in Toronto on Tuesday, is hitting .274 with 63 RBI and leads the majors with 37 doubles.
-Free-agent wide receiver Dez Bryant went off on several members of his former team, the Dallas Cowboys, during a series of tweets Friday night. The receiver called Cowboys owner Jerry Jones "clueless" and put blame for his release on Dallas center Travis Frederick and linebacker Sean Lee, whom he called a "snake."Bryant questioned the offense and his role late last season. His numbers slipped after signing a five-year, $70 million deal in 2015, in part because of injuries and a shift in offensive philosophy with Prescott at quarterback. The Cowboys opted to part ways with Bryant without even offering him a pay cut.