The billionaire businessman who bought Paul Henderson’s famous jersey for more than $1 million has some rich childhood memories of the 1972 Summit Series.
Mitchell Goldhar remembers sitting in the gymnasium at his Toronto elementary school, crouched around a small TV set with his schoolmates and teachers. The building was silent and eyes were glued to the final game.
A little work with his pitching coach helped Livan Hernandez put a horrible performance behind him.
Hernandez had his longest outing since May 9, giving up just one run and eight hits in seven innings, to help the Washington Nationals edge the Kansas City Royals 2-1 last night.
Mike Morse and Cristian Guzman hit solo home runs to provide all the offence Hernandez (6-4) needed.
LOS ANGELES—Tens of thousands of jubilant L.A. Lakers fans lined a three-km route yesterday, many waving purple-and-gold flags and T-shirts that read “Back 2 Back,” as they cheered the NBA champions during a parade to celebrate the team’s second-consecutive title.
VICTORIA—South African golfer Retief Goosen’s five birdies yesterday helped him bag five skins and $75,000, while Canadian Mike Weir was skunked, on the first day of play at the 2010 Telus Skins Game.
SONOMA, Calif.—A NASCAR ruling cost Marcos Ambrose his first career Sprint Cup Series victory yesterday when he stalled his car under a late caution at Infineon Raceway and was forced to forfeit his lead to Jimmie Johnson.
Johnson went on to win his first career Cup race on a road course and ended a 10-week victory drought for the four-time defending series champion.
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PEBBLE BEACH, Calif.—Graeme McDowell doesn’t have the golfing pedigree of a U.S. Open champion at Pebble Beach.
All he had yesterday was the game it takes to win.
On most days, a home run by light-hitting infielder in a losing cause would be a footnote.
Yesterday, it was one of those rare times in sports when a single moment supersedes victories and losses.
In his first at-bat after the funeral of his father, John McDonald hit a ninth-inning homer in the Toronto Blue Jays’ 9-6 loss to the visiting San Francisco Giants.
LOS ANGELES—Purple and gold confetti raining down upon him, Kobe Bryant hopped up on the scorer’s table, shook his fists, and extended five fingers.
When he hopped down, Boston’s legendary Hall-of-Fame centre Bill Russell was waiting to shake his hand.
A Game 7 classic—and this time, it finally went the Lakers’ way.
MONTREAL—The Montreal Canadiens have made their goaltending choice—Carey Price stays and playoff hero Jaroslav Halak is off to the St. Louis Blues.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif.—Pebble Beach looks just as tough as it did 10 years ago for the U.S. Open.
It just doesn’t have Tiger Woods pushing it around.
A punishing opening round on a picturesque day featured Shaun Micheel and Paul Casey making birdie putts on the 18th hole to share the lead at two-under 69 with Brendon De Jonge, whose best shot was a wedge he holed for eagle.