Friday, July 27, 2018

What Did You Miss Thursday?

--Despite saying he would play, Johnny Manziel has still not taken a CFL snap in a regular-season game. Manziel watched from the sidelines as the Edmonton Eskimos throttled the Alouettes 44-23.  Mike Reilly threw four TD passes---two to Duke Williams as Edmonton improved to 4-2. 

--J.A Happ is no longer a Blue Jay.  Toronto traded the lefthander to the Yankees for outfielder Billy McKinney and 3rd baseman Brandon Drury.   Still with the Yankees, outfielder Aaron Judge suffered a fractured wrist when hit by a pitch in a 7-2 win versus Kansas City. 

--Auston Matthews and the Leafs have started to talk about a contract extension.  Matthews is going into the last season on his entry-level deal and will become a restricted free agent at the end of the 2018-19 season.  In his first two seasons, Matthews has registered 132 points. 

--The rains held off long enough for Robert Garrigus to take the early lead at the Canadian Open. The American shot a 9-under 63 at Oakville, Ontario's Glen Abbey Golf Club before play was suspended because of weather. He has a one shot lead on fellow American Adam Schenk. Over a dozen players were unable to finish their round because of rain.

--Wide receiver Jarvis Landry has lofty expectations for the Cleveland Browns' 2018 campaign. With the team's high-profile offseason additions - including Tyrod Taylor, Carlos Hyde, and Landry himself - the pass-catcher believes that the Browns' offense will be difficult to slow down this upcoming season. "You'll be lucky if we don't score 40 on you," Landry told Sports Illustrated's Ben Baskin. "If we get everyone playing to their potential, we can win the Super Bowl this year."  In the last two years, Cleveland is 1-31. 

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