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-- Sources requesting anonymity have told the Brandon Sun that Mike Raimbault has been offered up to University of Winnipeg officials to be the Wesmen men's basketball coach.
According to the report, Raimbault, 28, was one of two finalists for the job, the other being Grant Richter, who took over the Wesmen on an interim basis after Dave Crook resigned in January.
Raimbault led the Northern British Columbia Timberwolves to the Canadian college national championship in March and was named the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association coach of the year. The Brandonite also was interim coach for the Brandon Bobcats in 2007-08, steering the team to a 20-2 Canada West record.
-- The Winnipeg Goldeyes added a pair of pitchers on Tuesday to bring the Northern League team's roster to 21 players. Training camp for the 2010 season opens on May 4
Pitchers Matt Kniginyzky and Chris Salamida were added to the list of pitchers, which now totals 11.
Kniginyzky, 27, played the five previous seasons in the Kansas City Royals system and was a member of the Canadian team which won bronze last fall at the World Cup in Europe. He is 26-28 in 102 career minor-league appearances with a 4.13 earned-run average. Salamida, 25, spent four years in the Houston Astros system and has a minor-league record of 27-18 in 128 career appearances with a 5.22 ERA.
-- Just call Brett Favre the gun-slinging grandpa.
The Vikings quarterback, who has yet to decide whether he will return for a 20th NFL season, announced on his website Tuesday that he became a grandfather Friday when his 21-year-old daughter, Brittany, gave birth to a 7-pound, 7-ounce boy named Parker Brett. The father's name was not revealed.
"A grandpa at 40. It almost makes me feel old," Brett Favre told ESPN. While Favre isn't old in the real world, he is considered ancient when it comes to football and this will give teammates even more ammunition to play up his age. Favre already has plenty of grey hair and last year he found a rocking chair in front of his locker early in the season.
Favre told ESPN that this "makes things more complicated, but right now I'm not thinking much about football," when asked how this might impact his future.
-- Flattened by an inadvertent elbow, Toronto all-star forward Chris Bosh broke a bone in his face Tuesday night as the Raptors' playoff hopes took a blow with a 113-101 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have won 11 straight at home.
Bosh was accidentally struck by Cleveland's Antawn Jamison in the first three minutes. Bosh, who had blood dripping from his nose and mouth area as he was assisted from the floor, was taken to the Cleveland Clinic for a CT scan.
Following the game, the Raptors said in a statement that tests showed Bosh suffered a "maxilla and nasal fracture to the right side of his face."
Bosh's injury couldn't have come at a worse time for the Raptors, who entered the night clinging to the No. 8 playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Toronto has a tough week ahead with games against Boston, Atlanta and the Chicago Bulls.
-- From Brandon Sun, news services