We pause for a moment to mark the passing of Chicago Blackhawks legend and Hall of Famer Stan Mikita. Mikita remains the Blackhawks’ all time leader and won both the Hart Trophy as MVP and the Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship twice. He retired when I was just becoming a hockey fan, but he is known to a younger generation for the fictional Stan Mikita Donuts in the Wayne’s World movies. RIP, Stosh.
- Controversy is the order of the day as Urban Meyer is on administrative leave, Roberto Osuna joins the Astros, and Brian France is arrested for DUI.
- Serena Williams offers a heartfelt post to her IG page about the difficulties of being a mother while pursuing her tennis career, and just after her worst ever loss.
- Football camps are open, the preseason is on, and teams hold their breaths that too many players don’t get hurt.
- How about those Red Sox?
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