--Jarome Iginla came home to say good-bye Monday. After a 20 year NHL career, the long-time Calgary Flame officially announced his retirement. Iginla entertained a packed news conference at the Saddledome with humorous stories about his career and teammates while getting "roasted" by former broadcaster Peter Maher and teammates Craig Conroy and Martin Gelinas. While Conroy did take some shots, he added Iginla was the best player in the NHL over a 3-4 year period.
--The Blue Jays have traded closer Roberto Osuna to the Houston Astros for pitchers Ken Giles, David Paulino and Hector Perez. Osuna has been serving a 75-game suspension for violating M-L-B's domestic violence policy after being arrested and charged with assault by Toronto police on May 8th.
--The Washington Nationals' biggest star is reportedly on the trading block. The Nationals have let other teams know that outfielder Bryce Harper is available before Tuesday's non-waiver trade deadline according to some reports. Those reports suggest "feelers" are being sent out with one executive saying he would be shocked to see a Harper trade, but the Nationals want to see if someone wants to go crazy. Cleveland had expressed some interest.
--Alouettes coach Mike Sherman would not confirm his starting quarterback when Montreal faces Hamilton this week, but going by practice it appears that Johnny Manziel will see his first real C-F-L action. Manziel took first-team reps along with Vernon Adams, but Manziel's turns came first.
--The Swift Current Broncos traded 20 year old defenceman Sahvan Khaira to Everett. In exchange, the Broncos get 1999-born forward Ethan O'Rourke and a 3rd round pick in the 2020 bantam draft.
The 19-year old product of Penticton, BC. who came to Everett in a trade with Prince George this past season, registered 18 points (6g-12a) in 66 games while adding a goal in 18 playoff contests.
Lay low, bide your time, re-establish yourself Vernon, quit spouting off on your hurt feelings. Not good for any pros image. Johnny starts next game, but your still in the mix.
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