Roy Halladay helped the Phillies get a little breathing room atop the Nation League East.
Halladay struck out nine and picked up his 19th win as Philadelphia extended its division lead to three games by doubling the Florida Marlins 10-5 last night.
PENTICTON, B.C.—Like John Tavares and Sidney Crosby before him, Taylor Hall will shed his label as a No. 1 draft pick and morph into an NHL player.
NEW YORK—Chasing his first U.S. Open championship, Rafael Nadal was so dominant, so determined, so defiant, his face curling into a sneer with every wallop of the ball.
A big night from Derek Lowe helped the Braves keep pace in National League East.
The veteran righty set a career high with 12 strikeouts and combined with Billy Wagner on a six-hitter last night to lead Atlanta past the Washington Nationals 4-0.
RICHMOND, Va.—Denny Hamlin faced adversity before he even had a chance to live up to his billing as the popular pick to unseat Jimmie Johnson as Sprint Cup champion.
He tore a knee ligament in a pick-up basketball game in January, just a few weeks before the start of the season, to raise questions about his physical ability to compete at NASCAR’s highest level.
LANDOVER, Md.—Trailing by six on the last play of the game, Tony Romo scrambled, stumbled, and scrambled some more.
He stepped forward and finally spotted Roy Williams wide open in the end zone.
A 13-yard pass for a game-winning touchdown. Teammates knocked Williams to the ground in celebration.
Adam Lind thought he’d hit a game-winning home run. Then he wasn’t so sure.
Turns out he was right the first time.
Lind hit a two-run drive off Rafael Soriano in the ninth inning yesterday, giving the Toronto Blue Jays a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
As the ball sailed towards the right-field corner, Lind wasn’t sure his low drive had enough to clear the fence.
The Atlanta Braves are making it easy for Philadelphia.
Colby Rasmus hit a pair of homers to lead the St. Louis Cardinals past the slumping Braves 11-4 last night, giving the idle Phillies first place in the NL East division.
Atlanta now has lost six of eight and 10 of 17, its once commanding lead in the NL East all gone.
NEW ORLEANS—For football fans in the Big Easy, “Lombardi Gras” just keeps on rolling.
Drew Brees and the Saints extended New Orleans’ post-Super Bowl euphoria for at least another week—and denied Brett Favre a victory in the Louisiana Superdome one more time.
TORONTO—Shawn Hill pitched a decent game yesterday—good enough to win some nights.
But the good news for the Toronto Blue Jays is that he feels he can be better.
“Overall, it wasn’t terrible,” Hill said after the Blue Jays were beaten 4-2 by Texas.
“All things considered, it was OK.”