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Weekly Awards

 

Weekly Awards

July 15th, 2019

PTP’ER OF THE WEEK: Novak Djokovic    

TEAM OF THE WEEK: Minnesota Twins

SHOCK OF THE WEEK: Serena winning four games at Wimbledon final.

STOCK UP: Simona Halep

STOCK DOWN: Chris Sale

 

 

 

 

This and That

 

Week of July 15th, 2019

 

Each week I’ll write about the world of sports:

*Superstars are calling all the shots in the NBA. It is a Fact! Someone explain to me does a signed contract mean anything in the NBA? Who is running the NBA? I have a pretty good idea. I believe in free agency and the right to go where you want, but STARS hooking up while guys under contract is sad.

*We will see how James Harden and Russell Westbrook reunite in Houston. Will they average 50 shots a game between them?

*Tell me this is not true. If the USMNT won the World Cup, the players would get $1 million-plus. Yet the 2019 World Cup Champs USWNT will get $250 thousand per player. This is so unfair if true.

*Wimbledon was very special. Congrats to champs Simona Halep and Novak Djokovic. Serena Williams was stopped short of her 24th Grand Slam title. Roger Federer lost in almost five hours. Incredible tennis.

*Some strong unrest among NC State hoop fans. A notice of allegations has come out. This may be the first of many colleges accused of wrongdoing.

*Spoke with The General, Robert Montgomery Knight, and he is excited about moving to Bloomington to share time with many of his Hoosier friends. He sounded great and was looking forward to a fishing expedition with his son Patrick in British Columbia!

Stock Up and Down

Week of July 15th, 2019

 

Up

Novak Djokovic won the Wimbledon men╒s singles title.

Simona Halep won the Wimbledon women╒s singles title.

The Rockets acquired Russell Westbrook.

Angels combined to no-hit Mariners when honoring Tyler Skaggs.

The Blues signed goalie Jordan Binnington to a two-year deal.╩

The Thunder got Chris Paul.

Shane Bieber won All-Star game MVP.

Pete Alonso won the HR Derby.

The Red Sox acquired Andrew Cashner.

Hawks signed Jabari Parker.

Lakers signed Avery Bradley.

Timberwolves signed Jordan Bell.

 

Down

Chris Sale fell to 3-9.

Max Scherzer went on the IL (back).

Raiders╒ Richie Incognito suspended two games for violating NFL policy.

Jake Marisnick suspended two games for collision at home plate.

Dylan Bundy gave up seven runs in the first inning vs. Tampa Bay Friday.

Jets TE Chris Herndon suspended four games for violating substance abuse policy.

The Warriors waived Shaun Livingston.

Lamar Odom, Baron Davis and Jermaine O╒Neal de-activated 

Quote of the Week

“All I can say is wow, two gladiators in Djokovic and Federer, put on a final for the ages.”

-Dick Vitale