The daily sports news cycle is crazier than ever. Don't have the stamina to keep up to speed? Around The Bases is your daily morning destination to stay in the know on the biggest stories in both local and professional sports. We’ll start at first base with an intriguing story or event, and bring you home with a must-read story in the North Peace sports scene.
First Base - Mike Conley traded to Utah
With the NBA draft taking place tomorrow, the trades and fun part of the NBA offseason is just getting started. The Utah Jazz jumped into the fray today, trading for Mike Conley Jr. of Memphis. The Grizzlies received Garyson Allen, Kyle Korver and Jae Crowder, along with the 23rd overall pick in tomorrow night's draft, and a protected 2020 first round pick.
Second Base - Mike Reilly to play former team on Friday
The 2019 CFL season got off to an exciting start last week, and there will be no shortage of intrigue in week two when the B.C. Lions play the Edmonton Eskimos in Edmonton on Friday night. Mike Reilly will make his first start against his former team since leaving the Eskimos in the offseason. As a huge Eskimos and Reilly fan, I can't wait for this game. Reilly is an excellent quarterback, but hopefully he's on the losing side of things this week.
Third Base - Ducks buy out Corey Perry
The Anaheim Ducks announced they were buying out the contract of longtime player Corey Perry today. Perry is the franchise leader in games played with 988, and the third highest scorer in franchise history with 776 points. However, with two years remaining at $8.625 million a year, and the fact that he has scored just 42 goals combined the last three seasons, made it hard for the team to keep him around. Perry is a smart, veteran player that will have lots of suitors for next season.
Home Base - Special Olympics Golf Tournament a better success than usual this year
The Fort St. John Special Olympics chapter held their annual fundraising golf tournament at Lone Wolf last weekend, June 15, bringing in $15,000 to go towards venue rentals and travel costs for athletes. The total was $5,000 more than the tournament had brought in each of the last two years, and will go a long way in ensuring the athletes can achieve their dreams for the next year.
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