The Viral Roundup – American League Beast Edition
Good morning! Welcome to a brand new go-around of The Viral Roundup. We’re your daily one-stop shop for all the big news, big buzz and big developments headlining a new day in the world of sports. In today’s edition: Toronto tops New York in a big AL East tilt, we have a new PGA Championship victor and the Chargers have their star QB locked down until 2019.
Did You Hear?
Things can go from “the sky is falling” to “invest in ticker tape” pretty quickly during an MLB playoff chase. The Toronto Blue Jays suffered back-to-back home losses versus the AL East leading Yanks following a massive win streak and Sunday saw the club bounce back. Starter Drew Hutchinson improved to 12-2 on the year as Toronto (the -132 moneyline favourites) topped New York 3-1 in matinee action. Jose Bautista provided a bit of muscle hitting a two run shot (his 28th homer of the year) to give the Jays some run support. The Yankees currently hold a half game lead in the division.
Did You See?
Did you catch Krzysztof Glowacki KO Marco Huck on Friday to score the WBO cruiserweight title? It was a thing of beauty… and brutality. The Polish fighter ended the incredibly entertaining bout in the 11th round with a series of powerful blows that knocked Huck (who was arguably winning the tilt up to that point) right onto the mat. Here’s video of that wild finish.
Did You Know?
- Jason Day is your newly minted PGA Championship winner. The Aussie golfer has won the tournament with a -20 final score and he outdueled Jason Spieth in the process. Finising with a 68-67-66-67 total, Day has the lowest score to par ever in a modern-era golf major
- Philip Rivers is going to be sticking around San Diego for another four years. The Chargers franchise QB has inked an extension that’ll keep him wearing a lightning bolt on his helmet through 2019. As you might imagine, Rivers is earning some serious dough on this deal: $83.25 million with $65 million of that guaranteed money. No other QB in the league has that big of a guarantee. Rivers threw for 4,286 yards and 31 TDs last season in a year where San Diego finished 9-7 and out of the playoffs. The Chargers are pegged as a 40/1 Super Bowl shot this season.
- In case you’re wondering, Tim Tebow’s been welcomed (at least for now) with open arms by the Eagles faithful. The QB scored a standing ovation in Philly as he came in for a bit of work following pivot play from Mark Sanchez and Matt Barkley. The Eagles battered Indianapolis 36-10 and Tebow scored a rushing TD late in the game.
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