Keeping Score

Lottery winners able to buy homes now

January
18
,
2016
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NFL veteran Antonio Cromartie, these days a cornerback with the New York Jets, has 10 children. “Now comes word that his wife is expecting twins, even though Cromartie has had a vasectomy,” writes Ian Hamilton of the Regina Leader-Post....

Holy Toledo! Those are gaudy!!

January
10
,
2016
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The Associated Press chose American Pharoah’s run to the Triple Crown of horse racing as its sports story of the year. Unfortunately, the winner wasn’t available for comment. . . . “The Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year...

Roughriders must have been really bad

December
21
,
2015
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You may have noticed that the Denver Broncos’ offence has had its struggles in recent times. As Dan Wetzel of Yahoo.com noted: “Omaha has gone back to mostly being a city in Nebraska.” . . . “Ontario is initiating supermarket...

Warriors fall short of Globetrotters' streak

December
13
,
2015
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After the Saskatchewan Roughriders took Edmonton Eskimos head coach Chris Jones and signed him as vice-president of football operations, general manager and head coach, Cam Hutchinson of the Saskatoon Express wrote that Jones “didn’t...

Americans about to get new TV channel

December
6
,
2015
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The San Diego Padres unveiled their new 2016 uniforms the other day, after which blogger Chad Picasner wrote: “It won’t help; they’ll still be recognized.” . . . At one point last week, forward John Scott of the Arizona...

Saints fans blaming Ryan for everything

November
29
,
2015
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“Why didn’t the NHL have games on American Thanksgiving, even if it was just Canadian teams?” wonders Cam Hutchinson of the Saskatoon Express. “Calgary and Edmonton most certainly could have played a turkey bowl.” . . ....

Put heat on Ditka, not Olivia!

November
22
,
2015
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Old friend Adam Proteau had a sweet tweet this week: “Bob Cole should be the voice of everything: your smartphone, your car’s navigation voice, the ‘all our agents are busy’ voice, etc.” Tough to argue with that idea. ....

Cowboys could use 'Stone Cold' quarterback

November
15
,
2015
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What if the NFL were to put a team in Moscow? Here’s reader Tony Supan, in the Cleveland Plain Dealer: “Deflategate will seem trivial compared to what Putin and his boys will do to win. Remember, he already has one Super Bowl ring...

Cleveland in the CFL playoffs? Why not?

November
8
,
2015
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If you haven’t heard, the Chinese Communist Party has banned golf, excessive drinking and adultery. As comedy writer Alex Kaseberg notes: “In a related story, plans for the Tiger Woods Beijing Country Club have been canceled.” . . ...

Jets pay punter how much for one game?

November
1
,
2015
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The Indiana Department of Natural Resources reports that a hunting dog stepped on a 12-gauge shotgun and shot its owner in a foot. The dog’s name? You guessed it . . . Trigger. . . . Steve Simmons, in the Toronto Sun: “The national...