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Johnson & Hamlin Weekend Winners

Owen Sound | by Fred Wallace  

June 29/20 Bayshore Broadcasting Sports

Rimyelle Grady courtesy Georgian Bay Coyotes 

PGA Travelers Championship 

at TPC River Highlands, Connecticut

Dustin Johnson finished at 19 under and won by 1 stroke over Kevin Streelman

The win for Johnson extends his career-long season victory streak to 13 consecutive years which makes him the 3rd player in PGA Tour history to win a Tour title in each of his first 13 seasons.

( Jack Nicklaus (17) and Tiger Woods (14) )

Canadian Mackenzie Hughes finished tied for 3rd at -17, 2 strokes back of  Johnson.

Hughes was aided by 2 extremely lengthy putts ( 47 feet & 43 feet ) on the 17th & 18th holes.

The Rocket Mortgage Classic at the Detroit Golf Club is set to commence on Thursday.



at Pocono Raceway 

Denny Hamlin held off Kevin Harvick to win the 2nd Cup race of the weekend at Pocono Raceway 

Hamlin scored his 4th victory of the season to conclude a marathon day of racing at the track, with 3  NASCAR races and a near-darkness Cup finish. 

The win gives Hamlin 41 career victories including 6 triumphs at Pocono

Chase Briscoe won the crash-filled Xfinity Series while Brandon Jones opened the day with a win in the Truck series race.

Pocono is the first track in NASCAR history to hold 3 national series races on the same day.

The next NASCAR event is coming up Sunday when the Big Machine Vodka 400 is staged at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway



Newton To Lead Patriots

Reports indicate the New England Patriots of the National Football League have reached an agreement with free-agent quarterback Cam Newton.

Newton, the 2015 Most Valuable Player in the NFL, will follow three-time MVP Tom Brady as the Patriots pivot.

Brady, who led the team to 6 Super Bowl championships, signed with Tampa Bay this off-season


Meanwhile. the Patriots have been fined $1.1 million by the NFL for inappropriately filming the Cincinnati Bengals’ sideline during a game last season.

Along with the fine, the NFL also took away a 3rd-round pick in the 2021 draft, plus the Patriots' production crew will not be allowed to shoot any games in the 2020 season.

The filming occurred at the Bengals game at Cleveland last season. The Bengals hosted the Patriots the following week and lost 34-13.


Jones Released

The Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League have released receiver/kick returner Christion Jones in response to homophobic comments made on his Twitter account.

Edmonton made the announcement, one day after Jones posted the remarks on his Twitter account.

Jones was traded to Edmonton midway through the 2019 season after spending 4 years with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. 


MLS COVID-19 Results

Major League Soccer has confirmed 18 players & 6 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.

MLS has conducted 668 tests since early June.

The league is set to return to play with the " MLS Is Back Tournament " beginning July 8th at Orlando, Florida.

The MLS says it will conduct frequent tests prior to the start of training; and will continue testing every other day once training begins.


Jays In Limbo

The Toronto Blue Jays are preparing for a training camp at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, yet they continue to await official approval from the federal government.

Some Blue Jays who had made travel plans to arrive in Toronto, were told to stay where they were located until final approval comes in.

It's expected the training camp plan will be approved this week. 

The Blue Jays believe their concept, built around the dome and the attached hotel, will convince public health officials to work around the border restrictions currently in place, as well as the mandatory 14-day quarantine for arriving travellers.


Coyotes Conclude Cross Canada Trek

The Georgian Bay Coyotes did it in only 10 weeks.  

As a team, they logged over 7800km to reach Victoria, BC about 4-5 weeks ahead of schedule.

10 weeks ago they virtually dipped their running shoes in the Atlantic Ocean off the shores of St. John's, Newfoundland.  

They then puddle jumped across to Saint John, NB in 1 week.  

After pit-stopping in Montreal the 2nd week, they arrived in Meaford in 3 weeks.  

They then ventured off towards Tobermory and onward to Thunder Bay, Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary and then to Vancouver earlier last week.  

The Coyotes then completed their 7608km road trip by dipping their shoes again in water....this time the Pacific Ocean.

Along the way, several team members reach significant "milestones", with some of the grade 4 and under members hitting the 150km, some of the grade 5-8 members reaching their 300km goal and one high school member hitting the 500km standard.

The Coyotes will continue to train on their own through July and then take a well deserved 2 week break.  Training will then resume in mid-August, hopefully as a team, with possibly another trek planned for September.

For more information on the team, check our website at

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