This Week in Sports Social Media…..we’re switching it up a bit and from now on you’ll get a proper recap at the start of the week so that we can highlight big games and happenings from the past weekend and boy was the last week a bit of a doozy. Sure Kawhi’s decision wasn’t quite Lebron-esque with a Boys and Girls Club but it came and he went so while we touch on that, we’re past it and ready to turn our attention to things more in tune with summer.
So baseball it is and while the Jays weren’t completely horrible in June and are sending Vlady Jr. to the homerun derby this week, the best thing on the diamond last week was the second coming of the Expos. Or maybe it was Coco…..or maybe it was the US Ladies winning the World Cup in Paris and thus getting to stick it to Trump. We can’t decide so have a read you we’ll let you.
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Statement from Raptors President Masai Ujiri: "We are very thankful for the year that Kawhi and Danny played with us here in Toronto, and I know the city and the entire country of Canada are grateful for everything they did to help us to win our first NBA Championship. On behalf of the Raptors, I say a very heartfelt thank you to Kawhi and to Danny, and we send them and their families nothing but good wishes. As an organization, the Raptors will focus on the future, and continue our pursuit of a second championship.”
And in the end, he really just wanted to go to LA and while we’re better off for the season he was here, we can’t say we’re surprised to see him go. What did surprise us though was all the back room dealings that Uncle Dennis must’ve been working on the last couple weeks but in the end, it wasn’t meant to be and even though Canadian hoops fans will take this one on the chin, they will definitely stand and applaud the guy every time he steps north of the border.
So maybe the Jays aren’t so bad after all
Sure we can’t expect much but at least they are heading into the All-Star break on a high note. With Lourdes Gurriel Jr. playing like an All-Star of late and Vlady off to the home run derby this week, while these Jays aren’t going to be winning anything meaningful, they just may be fun to tune into the rest of the summer….now if only they had a couple of pitchers.
Expos are back, sort of
Well that was fun wasn’t it? This past week, the Washington Nationals sported throwback Expos uniforms paying tribute to their teams origin story and we gotta say, it looked good on em. Sure it was just one game but the Nationals put on a good show and stoked the fires of the Montreal fan base in the process.
Coco makes her mark at Wimbledon
Over to another sport played on grass, Wimbledon is currently underway and the only headline that matters is Coco Gauff. The 15 year old American stole headlines across the globe last week becoming not only the youngest women to qualify for the sports most prestigious title but she also managed to beat Venus Williams on her mini run that ended this morning in the round of 16. Pretty amazing and tennis fans can expect lots of Coco for years to come.
Yanks take the cup in Paris
A hop and skip from London, the Women’s World Cup also wrapped up this week and while we’re still disappointed in the Canada’s early exit from the tourney, we must admit we were kinda happy when the US won on Sunday. Sure we like to maintain a strong rivalry in all sports with our neighbours to the south but boy are we happy they won so that Golden Ball winner Megan Rapione can shove it up Trumps @$&!! Just sayin.