It’s been a long year, right? It’s been a long year. As 2015 groans to an end, our attention spans have been further pummelled into powder, and the odds are you don’t remember what happened 12 minutes ago, much less 12 months ago. Well, I’m here to help. After wading through the deep, unnavigable swamps of Twitter, here is an incomplete picture of the year in sports, month by month, and occasionally, tweet by tweet. It’s been a long year. Let’s do better next time.
Nancy Lieberman becomes the second female assistant coach in NBA history, with Sacramento . . . The NFL does not let Junior Seau’s daughter Sydney speak at his posthumous Hall of Fame induction, but does let her answer some questions for the broadcast. She does not mention his CTE, or his suicide . . . Yordano Ventura of the Kansas City Royals calls Jose Bautista a “nobody” in some quickly-deleted tweets . . . As part of a class-action lawsuit, the NHL is ordered to turn over any internal documents relating to studying concussions, which the NFL never had to do . . . The world’s greatest free diver, Russian Natalia Molchanova, vanishes on a routine deep dive. Her body has not been found . . . It is reported that Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks is being investigated for rape . . . Michael Sam leaves the Alouettes for good, citing a strain on his mental health . . . Jason Day out-duels Jordan Spieth to win the PGA, despite fighting vertigo this summer . . . Brooke Henderson, 17, wins her first PGA event at the Portland Classic, becoming the third-youngest women’s tour winner ever . . . Canada’s women’s basketball team caps an unbeaten summer by adding a FIBA Americas gold to their gold from the Pan Ams . . . Andre De Grasse, running in the outside lane, ties for bronze in the 100 metres at the world championship in Beijing in 9.92, which is just one of Canada’s record eight medals overall, including the first two Canadian world championship golds ever, from pole vaulter Shawn Barber and high jumper Derek Drouin . . . The Blue Jays hire Mark Shapiro as the new team president. He says he wants to keep general manager Alex Anthopoulos.
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