Tuesday, August 7, 2018

What Did You Miss Monday?

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--The Weyburn Beavers took Game 1 of the WMBL East final 5-2 over the Regina Red Sox,  Game 2 in the best of 5 goes Tuesday in Weyburn.

--There could be more on the line than merely the lightweight title when Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov meet at UFC 229 later this year. That’s because former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre is keeping a close eye on how everything unfolds. The Canadian told "Submission Radio" while in Australia that he would be interested in taking on the winner. UFC 229 goes October 6 in Vegas.

--The Ottawa Redblacks have released defensive back Loucheiz Purifoy, The 25-year-old Purifoy had 29 tackles and an interception in seven games with the club this season. He spent the previous two campaigns with the B.C. Lions, collecting 92 tackles, five sacks and four picks.

--Playing on Canadian ice for the first time since 1996 in what's now called the Hlinka Gretzky Cup, Team Canada made it a memorable and lopsided homecoming at Rogers Place on Monday, opening with a 10-0 win over Team Switzerland. Canada, the defending champion and gold medallist in 21 of the 27 previous editions of the annual best-on-best under-18 tournament, produced a top-to-bottom performance that was every bit as dominant on the ice as it was on the scoreboard in waltzing past the Swiss. The Canadians have a roster laden with players projected to go in the first round of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft

--NASCAR chairman and C-E-O Brian France announced he was taking an indefinite leave of absence a day after his arrest in New York's Hamptons on charges of driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of oxycodone. Police say France had a blood-alcohol content that was more than twice the legal limit

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