The much reviled City of Toronto (if you are to believe a bunch of Coors Light billboards in Vancouver) is hosting the WTA this week. Today, Serena Williams advanced to the semis at the Rogers Cup with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Lucie Safarova (which hardly seems fair – Safarova is ranked 46th. Ah, well…) Serena’s next opponent: Elena Dementieva.
As we Canadian NFL fans salivate over the prospect of a new season, we have to remind ourselves that oh yeah, we actually have a league of our own. Darian Durant – yes, he of North Carolina – leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders (those with the wheat on their helmets) and their 4-3 record into Montreal tonight to take on the Alouettes. So how is Darian doing these days? He’s passed for over 1,500 yards this season and has 9 TDs, which unfortunately pales in comparison to 87-year-old Montreal QB Anthony Calvillo’s 2,175 yards and 11 TDs. So I may check it out in between innings of the Yankees vs. The Brad Penny Implosion.
How about some hockey news that has nothing to do with Patrick Kane’s transgressions, Dany Heatley’s whining or Brian Burke’s attempts at creating Broad Street Bullies II (Wayne Primeau, Burkie. Seriously.) The Canadian Olympic orientation camp starts Monday in Calgary, so Hockey Canada released its rosters. Included: Joe Thornton. Yum!
We will OWN THE GOLD, people!