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August 12, 2019

The Indians have made a great run and are battling the Twins in the AL Central.

The Mets have made serious noise in the NL wild card race.

Rafael Nadal won the Rogers Cup men’s event. Serena Williams suffered back spasms and had to withdraw from the Rogers Cup women’s final.

Preseason NFL action began. I wish they would only play two games.

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August 6th, 2019

It was great to see the latest class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame inducted. Names like Tony Gonzalez and Ed Reed earned their place in Canton.

It was an interesting stretch of the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox.Tampa Bay dominated a series at Fenway. I have been so impressed with Kevin Cash.

The trade deadline passed and the Astros added several pitchers, including Zach Greinke. Putting him with Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole to push a tough rotation.

Tom Brady got a contract extension. Guess he will be around for a while.

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July 29th, 2019

The baseball deadline approached and there were several deals for pitchers. The Twins added reliever Sergio Romo while the Mets picked up Marcus Stroman.

The NFL training camps opened and there were several noteworthy injuries to wide receivers. AJ Green and Sterling Shepard went down.

Brooks Koepka was impressive in winning the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

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July 22nd, 2019

Manny Pacquiao had something to prove at age 40. He went into the ring in Las Vegas and knocked down Keith Thurman in round one en route to a split decision. Pac Man handed Thurman his first loss.

The British Open saw a number of brilliant performances. Shane Lowery was incredible, winning by six strokes.

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July 15th, 2019

Wimbledon gave us plenty of special moments.

Coco Gauff made noise as a 15-year old. Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer gave us a three-hour semifinal for the ages.

In the end it was Simona Halep and Novak Djokovic winning championships. Serena Williams fell short of her 24th Grand Slam. Roger Federer lost in a fifth set tiebreaker after almost five hours…wow!

The NBA also continued to make news this off-season. The Rockets acquired Russell Westbrook from the Thunder for Chris Paul. It will be interesting to watch James Harden reunite with Westbrook.

Another great week of sports.

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Quote of the Week

"Get the gold Rookie of the Year trophy engraved to Pete Alonso as the runaway winner!”

-Dick Vitale