Monday, October 29, 2018

What Did You Miss Monday?

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--The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without Auston Matthews for at least the next four weeks due to a shoulder injury. Matthews was injured early in the second period of Saturday's victory over Winnipeg when Jets defenceman Jacob Trouba delivered a clean shoulder-to-shoulder check as Matthews tried to cut in front of the net. In their first game without him, Toronto was beaten 3-1 by Calgary

--The N-H-L is following the N-B-A's lead by partnering with M-G-M Resorts International and providing the company with data for use in sports betting. M-G-M executive Scott Butera and N-H-L chief revenue officer Keith Wachtel tell The Associated Press the aim is to provide unique gambling opportunities, including free games to those in states where sports gambling isn't yet legal.

--The Calgary Herald is reporting Calgary city council will be asked to withdraw from cost-sharing negotiations and kill a bid for the 2026 Olympic Winter games. The report states that despite a weekend of intense negotiations between the city, province and federal governments, a solution does not appear to be close.Council is expected to vote Wednesday on a recommendation to pull out of negotiations with the provincial and federal governments over how the three levels of government would split funding for the $3-billion price tag required for the bid. The remaining costs of the $5.2 billion bid were expected to be covered by revenue from the Games.

--Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors set an NBA record with 14 three-pointers in a win over Chicago. Thompson ended the game with 52 points in just 27 minutes in a 149-124 win.

--The Patriots beat Buffalo 25-6 in the NFL Monday niter. Tom Brady threw for 324 yards in the win which improves New England's record to 6-2

--The Arizona Diamondbacks have picked up the $14.5 million option on Paul Goldschmidt 's contract for the 2019 season. Considered one of the best first basemen in the game on both sides of the ball, Goldschmidt hit .290 with 33 HR's for the D-Backs last season.

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