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Welcome to "Number One Says," as we are heading into the month of July!
Number One says:
Derrick Rose is heading to the Big Apple, after the Bulls traded him to the Knicks last week. The Bulls received Jose Calderon, Robin Lopez, and a draft pick. So the only good player we got is Calderon, while we ended up with the WORST big man in the NBA in Robin Lopez. And we still have Hoiberg. AND we lost Joakim Noah to the Knicks too. We're not going to be in the playoffs for a LOOOONG time.
The Yankees won last night's game against the Rangers in typical Yankee fashion: with a HUGE ninth inning! The Yankees had deficits of 6-1 and 7-2 entering the eighth inning, which saw Brian McCann hit a solo shot. Facing a four-run deficit in the ninth, Ellsbury drove in a run to make it 7-4, and then McCann homered again, this time with TWO on to tie the game! After Starlin Castro walked, Didi Gregorius won the game with a walk-off two run HR! This was our third walk-off win of the season and our THIRD win after being down by at least four runs in the eighth. Entering this season, teams had been 1-447 in that scenario.
History will be made today in Oakland. The Giants announced that they will forego the DH for tonight's game against the A's, allowing tonight's starter, Madison Bumgarner, to bat. A pitcher batting in an American League park is immensely rare since the DH was instilled back in 1973. The last team to give up the DH for a game was the White Sox, doing so in 1976. The starting pitcher for that game was Ken Brett, the brother of George Brett.
The first week of the CFL season took place last week, and it began on a sour note for the Toronto Argonauts, as we were blasted by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 42-20, last Thursday. The Montréal Alouettes survived in Winnipeg against the Blue Bombers, preventing a WPG comeback to win 22-14, on the following night. The first OT thriller of the season took place in Edmonton, ending with the Grey Cup Champion Eskimos losing at home to the Ottawa Redblacks, 45-37, on Saturday, followed by a narrow 20-18 victory for the BC Lions over the Calgary Stampeders.
This week, the Alouettes will play their home opener against the Redblacks tonight, followed by the Saskatchewan Roughriders opening their season at home against the Argos. Tomorrow (Canada Day), the Tiger-Cats will player their home opener against the Lions, and the Stampeders will open at home against the Blue Bombers. The champion Eskimos will have an extra week to practice avenging their loss to Ottawa.
Some shocking deals in the NHL yesterday. First off, the Canadiens traded PK Subban, who is considered the heart and soul of the team, to the Predators for Shea Weber. This is despite the Habs missing the playoffs this past season, and how well liked PK was in Montréal. Secondly, Taylor Hall was traded to the Devils, which is good for the Avalanche because we don't have to deal with him much anymore. :lol:
The #1 Burning Question of the Week: The Indians have won 12 straight. Will they lose a game before the break?