In a slow time of year, we have plenty of fantasy relevant aspects. If you are in baseball you are likely making a final push to make the playoffs, win your league or build for next year. If you are in Football you are anxiously watching every training camp article on your favorite players, if you are in soccer you just starting up another exciting EPL season.
MLB (70% of the way into the season)
· Thanks to a walk off hit from Andrew Benintendi in the bottom of the 10th inning the Red Sox swept the Yankees.
· Christian Yelich is playing unbelievable with 16 runs, 12 RBI’s and a .458 avg over the last two weeks.
Let’s revisit the Christian Yelich trade— IKE Brewers (@IKE_Brewers) July 27, 2018
• Yelich, .314 BA, 14 HR, 50 RBI, 13 SB...(hitting .460 over his last 50 AB)
• Lewis Brinson, .186 BA, 10 HR, 30 RBI (currently on the DL)
• 3 minor leaguers (MLB stats N/A)
In Stearns we trust pic.twitter.com/Z9XfoeKlAe
· Tanner Roark is pitching great with 3 wins, a .82 ERA and 20 K/BB over the last 22 IP. Oh and he’s 53% owned. Zach Wheeler is under 50% owned and also on fire right now.
Tanner Roark in his last three starts: 22 IP, 2 R, 1 BB, 20 Ks. He’s ba-aaaaaaacck!— Dan Kolko (@masnKolko) August 5, 2018
NFL (Training camp battles and preseason)
· NHB has some excellent Fantasy preseason reports on each team
PGA – Justin Thomas wins at Firestone
· This marks the first World Golf Championship Title for Justin
· Kyle Stanley, Thorbjorn Olesen, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Aaron Wise, Anirban Lahiri, Patrick Cantlay and Rory McIlroy finish in the top 10.
WNBA (about 82% of the way through the season)
· Liz Cambrage (Dallas) atop the points per game board with 22.8!)
· Scary travel story from the Washington Mystics vs. Las Vegas Aces
NASCAR – (Chase Elliot, one of the better drivers on the circuit, finally gets a win in his 99th start)
· The long wait is over, Chase Elliot has his first Cup win. He had finished 2nd eight times.
· Running out of gas, teammate Jimmy Johnson pushed him to the victory
FINALLY! Retweet to congratulate Chase Elliott on his NASCAR Cup Series WIN at Watkins Glen.— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) August 5, 2018
EPL Preview – Which of the big five is the favorite to win it all this year?
Womens – the season is about 90% done.
· With North Carolina Courage firmly in the lead, Lynn Williams heads up their team with 10 goals (tied for league lead)
· Portland Thorns sit in second as Lindsey Horan holds the co-lead with Lynn Williams.
MLS – the season is about 70% done.
· Call this the year of Josef Martinez. With 26 goals in 24 games, he has more than 11 goals more than the next closest (Zlatan Ibrahimovic with 15).
· Eleider Alvarez got a KO over Sergey Kovalev in the 7th round despite battling through some injuries.
· TJ Dillashaw had a TKO over Cody Garbrandt 4:10 into the first round
· Henry Cujedo beat Demetrious Johnson taking the Flyweight belt in the process
NBA (Free Agency & Summer League Play)
· The 9 most impressive rookies from the Summer League
· The hockey writers look into 10 teams they think are trending down this year
· I am a big sucker for rankings like these because I cheer for UMass who has recently moved up from the 120-130 area into the top 105 (baby steps…)!
· OSU Football vows to complete Urban Meyer Investigation within 14 days.