Wednesday, July 18, 2018
What Did You Miss Tuesday?
--Riders head coach Chris Jones blew off some steam before his team left for Hamilton and Thursday's game against the Ti-Cats. After practice, one he had to stop at one point due to a lack of focus, Jones said the team can't put two solid days of practice together. which is a big reason why they are 2-2. Offensive lineman Brendon Labatte agreed saying there are guys in the room who should know what they're doing, but they're not for whatever reason. Labatte says some of the guys maybe don't realize what pro football is and that every time you step between the lines you are being evaluated whether they be veterans or rookies.
--The B-C Lions will be without linebacker Solomon Elimimian. Elimimian was placed on the six-game injured list after having surgery on his hand or wrist today. Coach Wally Buono said he wasn't exactly sure what the injury was, or whether it happened on a specific play during the Lions' 20-17 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Saturday.
--Back-tp-back homeruns by Houston's Alex Bregman and George Springer in the top of the 10th helped the American League to an 8-6 win over the National League at the all-star game. In all, there were 10 home runs, 5 for each side.
--Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred outlined concerns in the way the sport has changed ahead of tonight's all-star Game in Washington. Manfred says issues include the increased number of strikeouts, an increase in home runs, the far greater use of infield shifts, the lessened length of starting pitcher outings and the increase in the use of relief pitchers. He says owners want a broad conversation with players about rules changes.
--Former Edmonton Oil Kings head coach Steve Hamilton is moving down the highway. Hamilton, who was the head coach for four years in Edmonton, became the new coach of the Calgary Hitmen on Tuesday. He is the 10th coach in Hitmen history.