Weather News – Round two of heavy rain, risk for accumulating snow


Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 4:45 PM – Yet another moisture laden low is set to push into southern Ontario and southeastern Québec starting Wednesday night and impact the region through Friday with significant rainfall and some accumulating snow.

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for most of southern Ontario, with 30 to 50 mm expected into Thursday. With this comes the risk of localized flooding as “the ground, already near saturation, has little ability to absorb further rainfall,” according to Environment Canada.

Meanwhile, snowfall warnings have been issued for Algonquin and Burk’s Falls, with 15 to 25 cm possible.

Here’s a breakdown of the system based on timing:

En route northeastward from Texas and Oklahoma, the low will push into the Great Lakes Basin through Wednesday afternoon. As it does, a cold front associated with the low will trigger a line of strong to severe thunderstorms across parts of the Midwest all the way through to the southeastern U.S
https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/snow-to-sunscreen-welcome-to-april-in-ontario/81007/

Back-to-backs on road are Cavs’ Kryptonite – NBA News


The past six months have told us the Cleveland Cavaliers are likely to struggle Wednesday night against the Boston Celtics.

It’s an important game — the teams have matching 50-27 records and the winner would hold a one-game lead for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference with four games remaining for each team. Cleveland would hold the tiebreaker based on conference winning percentage should Boston win tonight and the two teams finish with identical overall records. But the Cavs are in what they’ve repeatedly shown is a bad spot for them.
http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/19077894/nba-back-backs-road-cavs-kryptonite

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The end of the 82-game NBA season


ON THURSDAY, 30 exquisitely appointed and very wealthy NBA owners, or their appointees, will file into an ornate, high-ceilinged midtown Manhattan conference room. According to a leaked memo from NBA commissioner Adam Silver obtained by ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, the main topic will be “an extremely significant issue for our league.”

The league, Silver’s memo says, is trying to gain control of “the resting of star players in marquee games.”

In many ways, nothing about this is new. The season has always been 82 games, and it has always caused injuries, and resting star players has always been an effective long-term strategy.

What’s new, though, is the clarity of the forces at play. Just as the science has grown adamant that sitting players reduces injuries and improves performance, the economics make clear that some games, played by some players, are many times more important than others to the league’s bottom line.
http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/page/presents19071734/end-82-game-nba-season

The four versions of Tony Romo


Equal parts brilliant, battered, fairly praised and unfairly scapegoated, Romo’s career spanned four different quarterback manifestations. Bill Barnwell sees other QBs in him.
http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/19079869/the-four-versions-tony-romo-teach-us-nfl-quarterbacks

Mel Kiper NFL draft 2017 – Counting down to draft day


Can you believe it’s already April? The Tony Romo saga is over, and now we’re less than four weeks from the 2017 draft.

My latest Big Board features five new prospects from my last update, including an under-the-radar pass-rusher from the AAC. A reminder that this is how I rate the top 25 prospects in this class.

Check out the new two-round mock from Todd McShay and me here, and let’s get to it:

Notes: Write-ups here won’t change much. One asterisk denotes a junior, and two asterisks denote a redshirt sophomore for the 2016 season.
http://www.espn.com/nfl/draft2017/insider/story/_/id/19075909/mel-kiper-nfl-draft-2017-big-board-counting-draft-day

Tim Tebow heading to the Mets’ Columbia Fireflies after spring training | Sports News


Tebowmania could be headed to a minor-league stadium near you.

That is, if you live somewhere along the Atlantic coastline between New Jersey and Georgia.

The next installment of the Tim Tebow baseball experiment will take the former Heisman Trophy winner to South Carolina for a stint with the Columbia Fireflies, the Mets’ low Class-A affiliate in the South Atlantic League.
http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2017/03/21/tim-tebow-heading-to-mets-columbia-fireflies-after-spring-training.html

Jake Gardiner proves the risk is worth the reward – Sportsnet.ca


Leo Komarov has just finished making fun of the size of Jake Gardiner’s head, and now Gardiner is sitting in his stall after an off-day practice, and he’s thinking. The Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman has been trying to explain what goes through that head of his — which, truth be told, is quite big — when he gets creative on the ice, when he decides to make a move just inside the opposing team’s blue line to evade one player, then bounces the puck off the boards to himself to get past another, instead of going a safer route, like, say, getting the puck in deep.
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/big-read-jake-gardiner-proves-risk-worth-reward/

Justin Bieber – Music Weekly News


Justin Drew Bieber born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. After a talent manager discovered him through his YouTube videos covering songs in 2008 and signed to RBMG, Bieber released his debut EP, My World, in late 2009. It was certified Platinum in the U.S. He became the first artist to have seven songs from a debut record chart on the Billboard Hot 100. Bieber released his first full-length studio album, My World 2.0, in 2010. It debuted at or near number one in several countries, was certified triple Platinum in the U.S., and contained his most successful single at the time, “Baby”.

Following his debut album, he had his first headlining tour, the My World Tour, released the remix albums My Worlds Acoustic and Never Say Never – The Remixes—and the 3D biopic-concert film Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. He released his second studio album, Under the Mistletoe, in November 2011, when it debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.
http://musicweeklynews.com/justin-bieber/