Tuesday, July 24, 2018
What Did You Miss Monday?
--Alouettes GM Kavis Reed says Johnny Manziel wouldn’t be the saviour of the beleagueredfranchise. “We didn’t trade for Johnny to be the saviour,” Reed stated. “We traded for him to be a part of this.” The Alouettes go into Thursday's game at home against Edmonton having lost 15 of their last 16.
--Shawn Lemon is moving again. The Argos, according to Justin Dunk at 3DownNation, have traded the defensive end to the BC Lions. It is not known what Toronto is getting back.
--A historic first start for Daniel Poncedeleon. The St. Louis Cardinals right-hander went seven innings without giving up a hit against the Cincinnati Reds, becoming just the fifth pitcher to do so in his M-L-B debut in the Expansion Era. The 26-year-old was removed for a pinch hitter to start the 8th. The performance comes 14 months after he suffered a life-threatening head injury after being hit by a line drive while on the mound in Triple-A.
--The New York Islanders have agreed to terms with restricted free-agent forward Brock Nelson on a one-year, $4.25 million contract. The deal allows the team and Nelson to avoid an arbitration hearing that was scheduled for Aug. 3. Nelson had 19 goals and 16 assists while playing all 82 games last season. Selected by New York with the 30th overall pick in the first round of the 2010 NHL Draft, the 26-year-old has totalled 99 goals and 89 assists in 398 games over five seasons.
--Dirk Nowitzki officially re-signed with the Dallas Mavericks on Monday. The move was widely expected and multiple reports put the terms at one year and $5 million. If he plays out the contract, Nowitzki will pass Kobe Bryant for the longest unbroken tenure with one NBA franchise as this will be his 21st year with the team