Monday, July 9, 2018

What Did You Miss Sunday?

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--Houston Astros 2nd baseman Jose Altuve had the most votes for baseball's all-star game. Altuve, one of five Astros on the team, had 4.8 million votes.  Boston and Cleveland also placed five players on the American League team.  The game goes later this month in Washington. 

--Alex Ovechkin has the Stanley Cup in Russia.  Ovechkin brought the trophy to Russia's World Cup quarter-final game against Croatia on Saturday and he had it at a fan-fest on Sunday.  Ovechkin says to show off the Cup to his father was a thrill.  Ovechkin's dad was not in the crowd on the night the Capitals won it all in Vegas. 

--Former NFL and CFL defensive back Brandon Browner was arrested Sunday following a police chase in Azusa, Calif., according to several reports from LA.

Browner was wanted for kidnapping, false imprisonment, burglary, grand theft auto, and violation of restraining order, the La Verne Police Department told NBC Los Angeles.

Police say Browner broke into a house of an ex-girlfriend who has a restraining order against him, threatened to kill her, and stole a Rolex watch valued at about $20,000, according to The Associated Press.

--The St. Louis Blues continue to stock up at the forward position. According to Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic, unrestricted free agent Patrick Maroon and the Blues are expected to reach an agreement on a contract. No word yet on terms. Maroon's family is in St. Louis. 

-- Kevin Na rode a hot putter to halt a winless streak of nearly seven years on the PGA Tour.
Na shot a 6-under-64 for a five-stroke victory at A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier on Sunday.Starting Sunday's round one stroke behind co-leaders Harold Varner and Kelly Kraft, Na birdied six of his first 10 holes to open a big lead on the Old White TPC, and he cruised from there. The only blemish on his card was a bogey on the par-4 11th after driving into the rough.

Na finished at 19-under 261 and picked up the $1.31 million winner's paycheck. He improved 40 spots to No. 18 in the FedEx Cup standings.

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