The Viral Roundup – Jake Believe Edition
Did You Hear?
Tremble before Jake Arrieta. The Cubs pitcher collected his 20th win on the season in spectacular fashion, as he pitched a 3-hitter in a 4-0 blanking of the Breweres. Arrieta, who has had a microscopic 0.86 ERA since the All-Star Break, is the first hurler this year to reach that milestone. Speaking of notable performances, Kris Bryant socked a homer that broke the record for rookie dingers in a season. Chicago and Milwaukee will do battle once again today with the Cubs aiming to sweep the three game set. In case you were wondering, the Cubs are listed as a heavy -235 home favourite.
Did You See?
Miss out on Week 2′s fastest plays? Don’t worry, the NFL has crafted a Plays of the Week compilation complete with TD passes, kick return magic and all the slick rushing you can handle. Adrian Peterson, Travis Benjamin and Odell Beckham Jr. all star in the collection we have tucked below. Speaking of Odell Beckham Jr., Week 3 kicks off tomorrow night with the Giants favoured by four versus the visiting Skins.
Did You Know?
- The Angels are desperately trying to make up ground in the AL West playoff race and a victory over the Astros helps their cause. Mike Trout and Albert Puljos both went yard in the 4-3 Los Angeles win and closer Huston Street collected his 39th save on the season once the 9th inning was through. The division rivals will wrap up their series this afternoon with Nick Tropeano starting for LAA and Houston countering on the mound with Mike Fiers.
- The Dallas Cowboys will have Brandon Weeden in the starter’s spot for Sunday’s game against Atlanta, but a new arm has popped up for duty in the Lone Star State. The Cowboys have traded a 2017 fifth round pick to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for veteran QB Matt Cassel and a seventh round pick. Cassel is believed to be plunked into the #3 spot once he arrives in Big D with the backup job the likely next destination. By the way, the Cowboys are a two point home underdog versus the Falcons.
- The Minnesota Timberwolves are ready to part ways with Anthony Bennett. The former #1 overall pick was sent to Minnesota from Cleveland last year as part of the Wiggins-Love deal and has generally underperformed in relation to his lofty draft status. Yahoo! Sports reports that the T-Wolves have sorted out a contract buyout with the Canadian forward and he’ll be an unrestricted free agent if he clears waivers. The buyout opens up millions in cap space and can provide Minnesota with a fillable roster spot. The Timberwolves are listed as a 150/1 longshot to win the NBA title next summer.
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