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March 15th, 2021

 

  1. Gonzaga
  2. Illinois
  3. Houston
  4. Alabama
  5. Baylor
  6. Michigan
  7. Ohio State
  8. Texas
  9. Oklahoma State
  10. Iowa
  11. Kansas
  12. Arkansas
  13. West Virginia
  14. Virginia
  15. Virginia Tech
  16. Georgia Tech
  17. Tennessee
  18. Texas Tech
  19. Villanova
  20. Florida State
  21. San Diego State
  22. Loyola-Chicago
  23. Purdue
  24. Creighton
  25. Oregon

Week of August 2nd, 2021

Up
Suni Lee won the Olympic gymnastic all-around gold medal.
White Sox Seby Zavala first to homer three times in first game.
Caleb Dressel earned five gold medals.
Cade Cunningham went #1 in the NBA Draft.
The Dodgers acquired Max Scherzer, Trea Turner and Danny Duffy
The Lakers acquired Russell Westbrook.
The Yankees acquired Joey Gallo andAnthony Rizzo..
The Mets acquired Javy Baez.
The Giants acquired Kris Bryant.
The A’s acquired Starling Marte.
The Red Sox added Kyle Schwarber.
The Blue Jays acquired Brad Hand and Jose Berrios..
The Brewers acquired Eduardo Escobar.
The Cardinals acquired Jon Lester and JA Happ.
The Browns gave Nick Chubb a three-year, $36.6 million deal. 
The Blackhawks acquired Marc-Andre Fleury and Tyler Johnson.
The Devils signed Dougie Hamilton.
The Kraken signed Phillipp Grubauer.
The Astros acquired P Kendall Graveman.
The Ravens signed LB Justin Houston.
The Celtics acquired Kris Dunn, Bruno Fernando and Josh Richardson.
The Saints signed RB Devonta Freeman.

 

Down
Fernando Tatis Jr. on IL (shoulder).
Dak Prescott is bothered by a shoulder injury.
Carson Wentz has a foot injury.
Novak Djokovic failed to win a medal at the Olympics.
Naomi Osaka was upset in the Olympics.
Danil Medvedev missed out on the medal round.
The Giants released Kelvin Benjamin.
Stephen Strasburg needed season-ending neck surgery.
Seattle P Hector Santiago was suspended 80 games for testosterone use.
Starlin Castro was suspended for 30 games.

Week of August 2nd, 2021

 
Each week I’ll write about the world of sports:
  • A great story as she was terrific! She was awesome baby as American Suni Lee wins all-around gold!
  • Congrats to the athletic Cade Cunningham on going first in the NBA Draft. He will help the Pistons.
  • USA basketball is ready to chase the gold as they move to quarterfinals with a brilliant second half vs. the Czech Republic. Jayson Tatum and Kevin Durant led the way in a 119-84 win. Now the competition gets much tougher. Defense as a team is a must if they are to win the Gold!
  • What a wild MLB trade deadline. A total of 10 players in the all-star game were dealt. Names like Max Scherzer, Kris Brant, Anthony Russo, Jay Baez, Joey Gallo and Craig Kimbel were dealt.
  • Wow, Novak Djokovic is human as ⁦he lost his second consecutive match at the Olympics. Now that is NEWS in the world of tennis! There is lots of hope for the competition in the upcoming US Open.
  • The Knicks got a guard who had lots of success in Quentin Grimes from Clippers at 25. Grimes played in a defensive system that should help him with the Knicks.
  • Yes, I agree that as a late second round choice, Luka Garza is a steal! The Pistons made a good choice in the second round.

Week of August 2nd, 2021

 

PTP’ER OF THE WEEK: Caleb Dressel
TEAM OF THE WEEK: Tampa Bay Rays
SHOCK OF THE WEEK: Djokovic doesn’t get a medal
STOCK UP: Robert Finke
STOCK DOWN: Chicago Cubs

Quote of the Week

“What a start for Seby Zavala of the White Sox. Three homers in his first game!"

-Dick Vitale