#SPORTS: Randall Grichuk signs contract with the Cardinals, #NFL Divisional Weekend starts on Saturday, and the #USArmy has filed a trademark challenge against #NHL Vegas Golden Knights!
The Cardinals have announced that they have signed Randall Grichuk to a one year $2.6 million dollar contract for next year. The signing comes one day before all remaining unsigned arbitration-eligible players will exchange their desired salaries. Grichuk was one of the four players that were arbitration eligible. Now today is an unofficial deadline for Michael Wacha, Marcell Ozuna, and Tyler Lyons.
The Blues are currently on their bye week, but here are some games that you might want to put on your schedule coming up. The game on February 11th against the Pittsburgh Penguins…and the game on February 25th against the Nashville Predators both have new start times. Both of those games will now start at 11AM. Doors open for each game at 9:30.
NFL Divisional Weekend starts tomorrow. Two games on Saturday. We have the Eagles taking on the Falcons in Philly at 3:30. Then the Patriots will host the Titans at 7:15PM. Then on Sunday, the Jaguars head to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers at 12:05PM. The Vikings will host the Saints in Minnesota at 3:40PM.
The U.S. Army has filed a trademark challenge over the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights, citing both the name and black, gold and white color scheme of the expansion team. The Army says it has used the Golden Knights name since 1969 in connection with its parachute team and with recruiting, and that it owns, quote, “common law rights in color scheme black gold/yellow white.” The new NHL expansion franchise started play this season. The team owner, Bill Foley, graduated from West Point in 1967 and was reportedly considering naming the team the Black Knights, which is Army’s nickname. But even though he chose a different name, the inspiration for it and for the branding was known. The team said in a statement yesterday, “We strongly dispute the Army’s allegations that confusion is likely between the Army Golden Knights parachute team and the Vegas Golden Knights hockey team.”
The Boston Celtics came back from being 22 points down to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 114-103 in London on Thursday (January 11th), one of three NBA “Global Games” this season. The game at the O2 Arena was this season’s only game in London; the other two Global Games were in Mexico last month.
And finally…Mizzou is in action tomorrow night as they take on Arkansas on the road. Tip off for that game is scheduled for 5:00PM. And SLU takes on George Mason tomorrow afternoon. Tip off for that game is 1:30PM.