Around The Leagues

by Alexandra Giubelli

What happened this week :
– Last Monday, Robert K. Cheruiyot was the second Kenyan to win the Boston Marathon and the first one to do it under two hours and six minutes. cheruiyot said that with the $40.000 he won, he would buy a number.

– Monday, former Boxer Edwin Valero, who had an impressive career of 27 knockouts, hung himself in his jail cell after being arrested for stabbing his wife last Sunday in a hotel room.  The 28 year-old champion used to have cocaine and alcohol problems. He’s already been charged for harassing and threatening his wife.

– Edmonton Oilers owner, Daryl Katz made an official announcement about the new arena he intends to build. In addition to the arena, which the NHL team would call home, the application called for a casino and a mix of hotels, apartments, retailers, broadcasting and movie studios, as well as exhibition and convention facilities and nightclubs.

– The international Luge Federation announced that the death of Georgian Nodar Kumaritashvili during the 2010 winter Olympics in Vancouver couldn’t have been prevented. It was the 21 year-olds fault because he made a mistake coming out of a curve.

– Goaltenders Martin Brodeur from the New Jersey Devils, Ryan Miller from the Buffalo Sabres and Ilya Bryzgalov from the Phoenix Coyotes are the nominees for the 2010 Veniza Trophy. It’s Brodeur’s ninth nomination as he won four previous titles. The winner will be announced during the 2010 NHL awards on June 23.

Don’t miss this week:
– On Friday at 7 p.m. the Montreal Canadians are playing the Washington capitals on Rds and Tsn.

– This Friday, don’t miss the Boston Bruins and The Buffalo Sabres fourth game on CBC at 7 p.m. The sabers still don’t know if Thomas Vanek will be back, but on the Bruins side, Marc Savard might make a comeback before the second round.

– Don’t miss the Los Angeles Kings against the Vancouver Canucks, Friday at 10.p.m. on CBC and RDS. These two teams gave us some good hockey since the beginning of the playoffs.
Pointless information of the week:

-Soccer is the world’s most popular sport. It is played by more than 20 million people in more than 140 countries.


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