The Viral Roundup – Raptor Rundown Edition
Did You Hear?
The Toronto Raptors have hit the 5-0 mark on the season. DeMar DeRozan lit up the Thunder for 28 points in a 103-98 road victory. The Thunder, a nine point home favourite, got 27 points out of Kevin Durant in a losing cause. This is the best start in Raptors history and the club will look to improve to 6-0 tomorrow night in Orlando.
Did You See?
It’s pretty hard to underplay how big of a tennis legend Roger Federer is. Now you can relive all 88 championship match points won by the Swiss sports icon in his career thanks to this amazing supercut. Considering the way he’s still playing, this video is likely to need a few updates in the not too distant future.
Did You Know?
- The Blues pulled off an impressive comeback on Wednesday to top the defending Stanley Cup champs 6-5. St. Louis, a +125 road underdog, were down 5-2 after the first 20 minutes but battled back over the next two periods to force overtime and enjoy a Vladimir Tarasenko game-winner. Jake Allen stopped 27 of 28 shots serving in relief of starter Brian Elliott. Chicago will have to reflect on a disappointing 1 for 5 night on the power play.
- It’s the news that Edmonton Oilers fans were dreading. Franchise saviour Connor McDavid is out for indefinitely following an injury to his left collarbone in Tuesday night’s 4-2 win over the Flyers. McDavid led freshman scorers in 2015-16 with 12 points in 12 games and managed to crank out some highlight reel plays in the short time he’s been on NHL ice. Edmonton hosts Pittsburgh on Friday.
- Johnny Football will be Cleveland’s quarterback for tonight’s Thursday Night Football showdown with division/state rival Cincinnati. Manziel has been given the nod due because Josh McCown’s rib injury is not agreeing with the shortened prep week. The Browns, an eleven point road underdog, will have their work cut out for them. Cincy’s looked fantastic in 2015 hitting their first 7-0 start in franchise history.
- Earlier this week Vegas pegged the Los Angeles Dodgers as the favourite to win the 2016 World Sereis at 8-1 odds. That outlook could be a lot different now that Zack Greinke has opted out of his deal with the NL West club to become a free agent. The Cy Young contender’s decision wasn’t too much of a surprise considering his potential value for anyone looking to snag a superstar pitcher. Greinke boasted a 19-3 record last season with 200 Ks, although his postseason performance was more a mixed bag.
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