Article content material continued
SCENE AND HEARD
This is smart: Russell Wilson, Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers and Josh Allen, the 4 main MVP candidates within the NFL, are all enjoying quarterback for 4-Zero groups. What doesn’t make sense: Matt Ryan and Deshaun Watson are quarterbacking 0-Four groups … COVID-19 has killed too many individuals, made too many sick, introduced down companies, despatched folks to unemployment, led the nightly information and all however murdered the economic system. However dammit, can’t it please go away our fantasy soccer alone? … Amongst quarterbacks chosen earlier than Tom Brady within the 2000 NFL draft: Former CFLers Spergon Wynn and Tee Martin. Drafted one spherical after New England took Brady, Argos offensive coordinator Jarious Jackson … There isn’t a lot about United States that I like higher than Canada, however I do desire American Thanksgiving to Canadian Thanksgiving … Canadians price being grateful for, purely private division: James Duthie. Lisa LaFlamme. Jamal Murray. Hayley Wickenheiser. Dr. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif. Dr. Bonnie Henry. Eugene and Daniel Levy. Gordon Lightfoot … Division of Exhausting To Imagine: Serena Williams hasn’t gained a Grand Slam event since 2017. The previous 14 girls’s majors have been gained by 11 completely different gamers, together with Bianca Andreescu. The previous six majors have been gained by six completely different gamers.
AND ANOTHER THING
The longer Masai Ujiri goes with no contract extension, the longer we fear that possibly basketball gained’t be his main occupation sooner or later … LeBron James adapts, adjustments, alters his recreation, however actually, there has by no means been anybody like him. He’s performed 20 or extra playoff video games in a season 9 instances in his profession. Michael Jordan did it twice. So did Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Larry Hen 3 times. LeBron, partnered now with Anthony Davis, carries groups like nobody earlier than him … The Los Angeles Dodgers have been within the playoffs 14 instances since profitable the 1988 World Sequence — the 12 months of the well-known Kirk Gibson house run off Dennis Eckersley — however no championships in all that point. This could possibly be the 12 months that adjustments … When requested who his favorite baseball participant is, the quite outstanding Randy Arozarena answered: “Randy Arozarena.” “Me, too,” mentioned Tampa Bay supervisor Kevin Money, the previous Blue Jay. All of the little-known Arozarena has executed in seven post-season video games is hit three house runs, six extra-base hits, and bat .444, with an OPS of 1.426 … On the listing of single-season playoff OPS leaders you see the names Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and, in fact, Colby Rasmus … Earlier than these baseball playoffs started, the one Ian Anderson I’d heard of performed flute for Jethro Tull … With out rubbish cans to bang on or indicators to steal, the Houston Astros, who have been three video games beneath the Blue Jays within the American League standings, scored 33 runs in 4 video games towards the Oakland A’s within the ALDS … On the opposite aspect of the ledger, the Atlanta Braves, minus 4 of their high 5 starters, shut out Miami and Cincinnati 4 of 5 playoff video games performed up to now … Coming to a e book retailer close to you:We The North, 25 Years of the Toronto Raptors, written by our previous teammate, Doug Smith … Additionally on the best way, Perry Lefko’s newest, Undrafted, The Nick Kypreos Story. Ought to be price a learn … The New York Yankees had the best payroll in baseball, $109 million. They misplaced to the Rays, 28th in payroll at $28 million … Kudos to the Maple Leafs’ media relations folks — who’ve a troublesome job making an attempt to maintain everybody glad — for making so many gamers obtainable for Zoom interviews on the finish of the season, the start of free company and after the two-day draft. Each distinguished Leafs participant was made obtainable post-season. The Blue Jays and Raptors made no gamers obtainable for wrap-up interviews … Blissful birthday to the very humorous, Peter Mahovlich (74), Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (27), Ilya Mikheyev (26), Chris Pronger (46), Troy Tulowitzki (36), Gio Urshela (29), Steve Younger (59), Brett Favre (51) and Bob Nystrom (68) … And hey, no matter turned of Danny Inexperienced?