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Peter McNamara Dead at 64

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Australian doubles star Peter McNamara, who won three Grand Slam doubles titles with fellow countrymen Paul McNamee, is dead at the age of 64.

McNamara died at his home in Germany as the result of prostate cancer, as confirmed by family friend and tennis coordinator David Law on behalf of McNamara’s wife, Petra.

McNamara and McNamee won Wimbledon doubles titles in 1980 and 1982, along with the Australian Open title back in 1979, and the two were dubbed the “Super Macs” due to their long-tenured success as a team.

“Hard to believe that after 50 years of friendship Macca is gone … you lived life to the full mate and will be missed,” McNamee said on social media.

McNamara also won five singles titles, reaching the Australian Open singles semifinals in 1980, the Wimbledon quarterfinals in 1981 and the last eight at the 1982 French Open.

However, McNamara’s career was cut short following a knee injury that forced an end to his career at the age of just 28.

McNamara was universally respected around the tennis community and following his playing career he went on to coach, including rising women’s star Qiang Wang out of China.

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Mercury’s Skylar Diggins-Smith Expecting Second Child

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Phoenix Mercury star Skylar Diggins-Smith is pregnant and expecting her second child, according to an official announcement from the WNBA star during a post on her Instagram page issued on Monday.

“New addition loading,” Diggins-Smith wrote in the post.

During the latter part of the last season, the Mercury announced that Diggins-Smith would not return to the WNBA this past season due to “personal reasons”, which ultimately levied a partial season suspension of her contract. Diggins-Smith previously missed the 2019 WNBA season, while she was playing for the Dallas Wings, who initially drafted her with the 3rd overall pick in the 2013 WNBA Draft.

 

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Blue Bombers Sign Zach Collaros to Contract Extension

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed veteran quarterback Zach Collaros to a three-year contract extension through the 2025 season, which will prevent him from hitting free agency in February, according to an official team announcement on Tiuesday.

Collaros, 34, has been vital to the Bombers success, and has been a part of back-to-back Grey Cups with the team, and who was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player last season.

Collaros landed in Winnipeg during the 2019, when the Bombers acquired him via trade with the Toronto Argonauts.

Collaros has thrown for a career-high 4,115 yards with 35 touchdowns and 13 interceptions this season.

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Elks Announces Taylor Cornelius Hospitalized with Spleen Injury

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The Edmonton Elks have officially announced that quarterback Taylor Cornelius suffered a spleen injury during Saturday’s loss to the Toronto Argonauts and was hospitalized that evening, according to TSN.

The Elks announced on Twitter that Cornelius will miss their final game of the season when they take on the BC Lions. With Cornelius out, the Elks will turn to Tre Ford to take over the starting signal caller duties.

Additionally, Cornelius, 27, is still in hospital for observation, but is expected to make a full recovery.

Edmonton has a league-worst 4-12 record, with no home wins this season.

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