Thursday, August 16, 2018

What Did You Miss Thursday?

Courtesy Medicine Hat Mavericks 

--The Medicine Hat Mavericks are the Western Major Baseball League champs.  The Mavericks, in front of a sold-out crowd of 2200,  beat the Regina Red Sox 8-2 in the 5th and deciding game of the league final.  It's the 3rd league title for Medicine Hat and their first since 2015.  It was also the last game for the WMBL as we know it. The league will be known starting next year as the Western Canadian Baseball League. 

--Brandt Snedeker predicted low scores at the Wyndham Championship — but not this low. Snedeker shot an 11-under 59 on Thursday, falling one shot shy of matching the PGA Tour record. He made a 20-foot putt on his final hole to become the 10th player in tour history to break 60.

--Weston Dressler has been placed on the six-game injury list by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.  suffered a lower-body injury in the team's 29-23 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Week 9. The Bombers don't think Dressler will miss six weeks of action because of the injury. 

-Patrik Laine knows he is due for a raise, but he says it will come in due time.  The Winnipeg Jets forward says he is no rush to sign a contract extension. Laine scored a career-high 44 goals last season, the second most in the NHL behind only Alexandre Ovechkin.  Laine says there's been "nothing major" on the contract front, but when he signs he'd like it to be a long-term deal with the Jets.

--It was only pre-season, but the New England Patriots got some revenge for last year's Super Bowl loss. They beat the Philadelphia Eagles 37-20 as Tom Brady threw for 172 yards and two touchdowns. 

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