I was unable to write a blog yesterday because of work and then dinner with my family, so I got two days worth of news.
I will start with the Olympics of course.
Canada's Women's Soccer team won the bronze medal on Thursday, beating France 1-0. It is the first medal Canada has won in a traditional team sport since picking up a silver in basketball way back in 1936 in Berlin. Germany. Way to go ladies! You've done Canada proud.
In the Gold Medal game, the United States edged Japan 2-1.
Canada also won a silver on Thursday. Tonya Verbeek came in second in the women's 55 kg freestyle wrestling event. Congratulations Tonya.
Yesterday, Canada's Richard Weinberger won the bronze in the opened water marathon. Congratulations Richard.
Now to some baseball.
My Blue Jays got swept on Thursday as the Tampa Bay Rays defeated them 7-1 and the New York Yankees beat them 10-4 last night.
Boston's third baseman. Will Middlebrooks left the Red Sox 3-2 win over Cleveland in the ninth inning last night with a broken wrist. Boston also reacquired Scott Podsednik and signed him to a Major League contract.
I have some disturbing news for NHL hockey fans. Commissioner, Gary Bettman has warned the players that they will be locked out if a new Collective Bargaining Agreement is not reached by September 15, which is when the current CBA expires. The Players Association are expected to present their counter proposal to the owners on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Toronto has signed 2011 first-round pick Tyler Biggs.
Finally, Rory Mcllroy and Vijay Singh are tied (-6) in the third round of the PGA Championship.