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Blue Jays' Season Already Over; Bouchard, Fernandez Crushing French Open

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Tampa Bay Rays swept Wild Card Series with Jays, but Canadian tennis players Eugenie Bouchard and continue their run at the French Open this week.

October 01, 2020
SOURCE: TORONTO BLUE JAYS/TWITTER
SOURCE: TORONTO BLUE JAYS/TWITTER

The GIST: As is always the case when it comes to Canadian sports, we have some good news and some bad news.

Always start with the bad: The Toronto Blue Jays’ postseason is already over, after the Tampa Bay Rays swept their Wild Card series 2-0. To be fair, as the No. 8 team in the AL, the Jays’ chances at the World Series were pretty slim to start with, and they just couldn’t hold up against the No. 1 Rays. It’s okay to cry a little.

  • On top of that, Toronto Raptors hype man Marc Gasol might be leaving the #6ix for the sun, sea and sangria in Spain. It was reported yesterday that he’s signed with his hometown team FCB Barcelona for next season, though Barcelona head coach Šarūnas Jasikevičius has denied the report. Just a bad rumor, maybe?

Now hit me with the good stuff: Canadian women are killing it at the French Open! Eugenie Bouchard is on to the third round after a win against Daria Gavrilova, and teen phenom Leylah Annie Fernandez notched a comeback win in her debut match in Paris against No. 31 Magda Linette.

  • Fernandez is playing again today (as is No. 9 Denis Shapovalov), while Bouchard is set for tomorrow. Grab your red and white and follow the matches here.