Morning links, pret a porter edition:
Breaking down the Olympic numbers: I've always felt this to be true - Canada's women are No. 1 in the world (as for the men, Brad Gushue rocks on today, going for gold with all of Newfoundland and Labrador taking the afternoon off).
Nearly three months after its season was over (and three months before a new one begins), and in the middle of the Olympics, the CFL hands out its Coach of the Year award, otherwise known as Anyone but Pinball.
A few NBA trades on deadline day, but the big one overshadowing them all was Isiah Thomas's latest brainwave (Scottie Pippen's take on it -- "I'm pretty much befuddled by what New York has done" -- is sort of like a default setting with Isiah, isn't it?), pitched the day after as part of a high stakes play for Kevin Garnett (All together now: !?).
The yammering out of Wednesday's Chelsea-Barcelona continues, Lionel Messi lobbing back at Jose (The Incredible Sulk) Mourinho and the Blues staff reacting to referee-threatening messages on the club's website.