Monday, July 23, 2018

What Did You Miss Sunday?

--Big day for Football Saskatchewan.  They won the Canada Cup of Football (18 and under) in Calgary beating Alberta 31-26 in the championship game. It is the first time Saskatchewan has won the event since 2010.  It was also a big day for three members of the Regina Rams as they were on the Canadian team that won the IFAF Junior World Championship in Mexico. The Canadians beat the host team 13-7 to win the title.  The three Rams are Jaxon Ford, Tanner Schmekel and Josh White.  The Rams had a 4th player--Arturo Galvan---that was on the Mexican team.

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--Minnesota Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano died unexpectedly at his home Sunday at the age of 56. ESPN says Sparano, who had been released from hospital after complaining of chest pain Friday, was found by his wife unconscious in their kitchen as they got ready for church. Sparano was head coach of the Miami Dolphins from 2008 to ’11, winning an AFC East title in his first year. He also served as interim coach of the Oakland Raiders for the final 12 games of the 2014 season.

--Francesco Molinari came from behind to win the British Open at Carnoustie, Scotland. He shot a 2-under 69 to finish 8-under. Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Xander Schauffele and Kevin Kisner finished in a tie for second place, two shots behind Molinari.

--An arbitrator has awarded Winnipeg Jets defenceman Jacob Trouba a one-year, $5.5-million dollar U-S contract for next season. The 24-year-old is coming off a two-year, $6-million dollar contract that expired on July 1st.

--In the latest bizarre medical development for the baffling New York Mets, ace pitcher Noah Syndergaard is headed back to the disabled list after contracting hand-foot-and-mouth disease.
The team figures it’s likely Syndergaard caught the contagious virus when he made an appearance at a baseball camp for kids last Thursday during the All-Star break.

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