COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The collector of the world’s most thorough cache of Olympic torches, medals and other valuable keepsakes insists he does not play favourites. They are all his babies.
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An endorsement deal between Nike and Colin Kaepernick prompted a flood of debate Tuesday as sports fans reacted to the apparel giant backing an athlete known mainly for starting a wave of protests among NFL players of police brutality, racial inequality and other social issues.
REGINA—Zach Collaros was due.
Defence and special teams had been carrying the Saskatchewan Roughriders through much of the season.
But on Sunday in the Labour Day Classic, Collaros came through—engineering two fourth-quarter touchdown drives to lift the 'Riders to a 31-23 comeback victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and a third-straight win for the green-and-white.
NORTON, Mass.—Bryson DeChambeau plays golf differently from everyone else and is getting the results everyone wants.
It doesn't take a scientist to figure that out.
Toronto Blue Jays' starter Marcus Stroman and his ailing finger pointed the blame at himself for his most recent outing.
“I just had no feel today," he said. ”I didn't make the pitches I needed to and I kind of paid the price.
“I didn't execute.”
NEW YORK—Milos Raonic felt he stepped up in the second round of the U.S. Open—and the scoreline indicates the Canadian did just that.
After an inconsistent performance in a four-set win over qualifier Carlos Berlocq to open the final Grand Slam of the year, the No. 25 seed downed France's Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 on a hot and humid Wednesday at Flushing Meadows.
PORTLAND, Ore.—It took a while for Brooke Henderson's win at the CP Women's Open to sink in.
The 20-year-old from Smiths Falls, Ont. made history Sunday when she became the first Canadian to win the national women's golf championship in 45 years.
BALTIMORE—Adam Jones hit his second career grand slam, and Trey Mancini added a solo shot, as the Baltimore Orioles dumped the Toronto Blue Jays 10-5 last night to complete their first three-game sweep of the season.
The Orioles overcame a four-run deficit and three Toronto homers to become the last team in the majors to reach 40 wins.
MONTREAL—While they are rivals for the starting quarterback position on the Montreal Alouettes, there is no ill-will between Johnny Manziel and Antonio Pipkin.
The two trained together at the George Whitfield quarterback academy in San Diego before they became teammates this season in Montreal.
PHILADELPHIA—The Phillies added veteran Jose Bautista for his potent bat but it's the confidence he displayed last night that might help even more.
Bautista had the go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to an 8-6 victory over the Washington Nationals.