Wednesday, August 15, 2018

What Did You Miss Tuesday?

--The Regina Red Sox are still alive.  They prevented the Medicine Hat Mavericks from getting a clean sweep in the WMBL final as they beat Medicine Hat 12-1 in front of 1,075 fans at Currie Field.  Kyle Wilson pitched a complete game seven hitter to get the victory Game 4 is Wednesday night starting at 7:05.  If a Game 5 is needed, its in Medicine Hat Thursday.

--Ottawa quarterback Trevor Harris, Winnipeg linebacker Adam Bighill and B.C. running back Chris Rainey are the CFL top performers for Week 9. Harris threw for a career-best 487 yards and a touchdown as the Redblacks solidified their hold on first place in the East Division with a 24-17 win over Montreal on Saturday.  Bighill had seven defensive tackles, including a sack, and a forced fumble to help Winnipeg to a last-minute 29-23 win over Hamilton on Friday.  Rainey had 135 punt return yards, in the Lions 31-23 win over Edmonton on Thursday.

--Johnny Manziel wasn't at the Montreal Alouettes' first practice of the week, but coach Mike Sherman expects him to be in the lineup on Saturday in Edmonton. Sherman said Manziel attended a quarterbacks meeting Tuesday but missed practice because of "a previously diagnosed medical condition that required blood work." Manziel was hit very hard at the goal-line in Montreal's loss at Ottawa, but Sherman denied that Manziel suffered a concussion on the play

--The Edmonton Oilers will be without defenceman Andrej Sekera for an indefinite period of time after undergoing surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon. The Oilers said on Twitter that Sekera was injured during an off-season training session. Sekera played just 36 games last season after suffering a serious knee injury in the 2016-17 playoffs.

--Ryan Ellis has signed an eight-year deal worth 50 million dollars (US) that keeps under contract with the Predators through the 2026-27 season. Ellis has spent his entire N-H-L career with Nashville and has 55 goals and 118 assists in 396 career regular-season games. His 22 playoff assists rank second in Predators history.


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