Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sports

Triple play haunts Jays

SEATTLE—A base-running blunder that resulted in a triple play came back to haunt the Toronto Blue Jays, who let another opportunity slip away on the road.
Franklin Gutierrez homered with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning yesterday to give the Seattle Mariners a 6-5 win over the Jays, who have not won consecutive road games since June 14.

Ticats keep ’Riders winless

REGINA—The injuries and the losses continue to mount for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats erased a fourth-quarter deficit and pulled off another road win—a 31-21 triumph yesterday at Mosaic Stadium—to keep the ’Riders winless to start the 2015 CFL season.
The Riders dropped to 0-5 with the loss—their fourth-straight on home field.

Busch keeps his cool

INDIANAPOLIS—NASCAR’s hottest driver kept his cool yesterday.
Kyle Busch outduelled Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick on each of the last three restarts, fended off a last-lap challenge from Logano, and finally overcame Indianapolis’ searing humidity to win his first Brickyard 400 after running four more laps than scheduled.

Redblacks focused on Stampeders

OTTAWA—The Ottawa Redblacks say their focus is entirely on the Calgary Stampeders and not their upcoming bye week.
They would love nothing more than to head into the break on a winning note with a winning record.
The 2-2 Redblacks, on a two-game losing streak, know tonight’s game against the defending Grey Cup champion Stampeders (3-1) will be a challenge.

Jays win series over A’s

OAKLAND, Calif.—The highest-scoring offence in the majors is heating up at the right time.
Russell Martin homered, doubled, and drove in three runs, and Josh Donaldson went deep against his former team, as the Toronto Blue Jays powered past the Oakland Athletics 5-2 yesterday afternoon.
“Our one through nine is the best in baseball,” Donaldson said.

‘Genie’ hoping to bounce back

TORONTO—Eugenie Bouchard was all smiles on the Toronto waterfront yesterday—taking part in a clinic with young kids, hamming it up with fellow Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic, and engaging with fans and spectators alike.
There were no signs that her unexpected season-long slump has got her down.

Sprint phenom wins 100m gold

TORONTO—Andre De Grasse wasn’t at his best last night.
Then again, he didn’t have to be.
The 20-year-old star sprinter from Markham, Ont. overcame a bad start to win the men’s 100 metres in 10.05 seconds at the Pan American Games.
He narrowly beat Ramon Gittens of the Barbados, who finished in 10.07.
“Somehow, I just managed to pull off the win,” De Grasse said.

Jays rally but lose in 10th

OAKLAND, Calif.—The Oakland Athletics had to stop mid-celebration and wait to find out from replay review whether they had, in fact, won the game on a walk-off.
It was confirmed that pinch-hitter Ike Davis beat out an infield single with two outs in the 10th inning—lifting the A’s past the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 last night.

Cubs earn split with Reds

CINCINNATI, Ohio—Down by five runs early, the Chicago Cubs managed to pull one out in a most improbable way: a .154 hitter getting a single off a 101 m.p.h. pitch.

Mercy rules in youth sports help shift focus towards player skills - not scores

TORONTO — With mercy rules sometimes limiting the number of goals, runs or points tallied in children’s sports, many associations are seeking to shift the focus towards developing skills among young athletes — and away from the score.

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