The morning links, rumoured to be traded for a half-dozen everything bagels but alas, surviving another trade deadline day when an alternate deal for a day-old bag of Danish fell through:
Farewell, Jim Hunt.
Oh, Canada. A day after that upset of the U.S., Team Canada loses and its players are suddenly making reservations to get out of town and back to their big-league camps at the World Limited Overs Baseball Classic. The announcers were even mentioning the mercy rule being invoked as a 9-1 Mexico victory means the Canucks are surely going to miss the second round, and the U.S. should move on.
The French tennis dad from hell gets eight years for causing a death after spiking his kid's opponent's water bottle.
As if that fizzle in baseball wasn't bad enough to swallow, now comes the news that a Dubai-owned, U.S.-based horse is the winterbook favourite for Canada's biggest race.
Looks (again) like Chelsea are going to sign Michael Ballack (which means that Frank Lampard will be gone).
The Commonwealth Games start next week. They do, really. There's even a "blazing row" going on Down Under about the opening ceremony, for pete's sake.