Thursday, September 6, 2018

What Did You Miss Wednesday?


--Bombers coach Mike O'Shea made it clear Wednesday that Matt Nichols remains the team's starting quarterback. O'Shea says Nichols is running the offence well and the ball is going where it should go. O'Shea added an interception that led to a touchdown, blocking a field goal and returning a punt for a major score were the reasons the Bombers lost as you can't have plays like that go against you.

--Stamps coach Dave Dickinson says his quarterback may have dodged one.  Bo Levi Mitchell will play Saturday in Edmonton despite suffering a knee injury in Monday's win over Edmonton.  Mitchell missed a couple of series before coming back with a knee brace.

--Le'Veon Bell's teammates on the Pittsburgh Steelers are sick of defending him. The All-Pro running back remains away from the club while waiting to sign his one-year franchise tender, and he will almost certainly not be ready in time for the season opener against Cleveland. Center Maurkice Pouncey called Bell's decision to stay out this long ``selfish'' and guard Ramon Foster questioned how much Bell actually cares about the team.

--Colorado shortstop Trevor Story hit three homers in a win over San Francisco. His 2nd homer went an estimated 505 feet which is the longest homer in the majors since 2015.

--The group hoping to bring the NHL to Seattle will make a pitch to the executive committee of the league's board of governors at a meeting in New York on Oct. 2.  The Oak View Group confirmed the meeting on Wednesday, the same day it announced a group of local minority partners, including Adrian Hanauer, majority owner of Seattle Sounders FC of the MLS; Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services; and Christopher and Ted Ackerley, two sons of former SuperSonics owner Barry Ackerley.  The OVG -- led by investment banker David Bonderman, longtime sports executive Tim Leiweke and Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer -- has been in a memorandum of understanding with the city to renovate KeyArena in downtown Seattle for the potential NHL team, and possibly an NBA team.

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