Wednesday, August 22, 2018

What Did You Miss Wednesday?

--The U of R Rams beat Manitoba 32-27 in a Canada West pre-season football game.  5th year quarterback Noah Picton did not see a lot of time under centre, but he did take the team down the field to score two touchdowns in the first quarter.   Regina opens the season August 31 at home versus Calgary. 

--A new receiver in Riderville.  Former REDBLACK Kenny Shaw joins the green-and-white.  The Riders are down a import receiver after Caleb Holley was placed on the six-game injured list with a knee injury that was suffered in Sunday's win over Calgary.

--It's time to get the LPGA's CP Canadian Women's Open underway. The first balls of the event will be hit at 7 AM Thursday morning to get the 72-hole event started at the Wascana.  16 Canadians are in the field including Saskatoon's Bobbi Brandon and Anna Young and Smith Falls, Ontario's Brooke Henderson. She comes in ranked 14th in the world.

--A strange incident has kept Blue Jays starter Aaron Sanchez sidelined for two months. The right-hander has come clean that he bruised his right index finger when it got caught in a falling suitcase. The incident happened June 21st, hours before Sanchez took the mound in Los Angeles against the Angels. He lasted one inning, giving up two hits, a walk and two earned runs in the start.

--Major League Baseball says all 30 teams will play on March 28th, the earliest opening day in history, excluding international openers. The previous earliest opening day was March 29th of this year. The Blue Jays will open at home against visiting Detroit. The 2019 schedule will begin with the Japan opening series between the Seattle Mariners and host Oakland Athletics at the Tokyo Dome on March 20th to 21st.

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