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Friends, it’s a Tuesday in August. Not much going on. Let’s chat anyway.

NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Minnesota Timberwolves Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

The Olympics are over, the Lynx don’t start up again until Friday, it’s a Tuesday in August.

Ugh. There is nothing going on.

The Lynx did make it back to Minneapolis, however:

So that’s good news. Lindsey Whalen is looking pretty crabby, isn’t she?

Meanwhile, bronze medalist Ricky Rubio spoke to the AP about the Wolves, winning, and helping Kris Dunn. He sounds ready to get to get to work.

"I think we've got all the pieces together to make something happen," he said. "I'm really excited about the new coach and the new staff. They have a lot of years in their backpack and really can teach us how to reach the next level. I think we have the tools. We just have to put all them together."

That pretty much exhausts my news for today.

Look forward to some changes coming to Canis in the coming weeks in the form of new contributors and more content. We’re going to try to do more and varied stuff this season, so bear with us while we work out the kinks.

Today in History

79 AD: First stirrings of Mt. Vesuvius that would result in eruption destroying Pompeii.|
1305: WIlliam Wallace executed by Edward I of England
1541: Jaques Cartier lands near present day Quebec City on exlporation of New World
1821: Mexico declares independence
1839: British capture Hong Kong from China
1914: WWI Battle of Mons
1933: Gandhi released from jail following hunger strike
1939: Molotov-Ribbentrop pact between Germany and Russia
1944: Allied troops capture Marseilles
1990: East and West Germany announce reunification.
2005: Hurricane Katrina forms over Bahamas
2011: Gaddafi is overthrown in Libya

I got nothin’ for a musical birthday today. Instead, enjoy this highlight package. Cause why not?

Have a great Tuesday.