TORONTO—When Drew Hutchison got to the dugout after striking out David Ortiz to end an easy first inning, the Blue Jays starter had nine strikes on 10 pitches and every reason to believe he had his best stuff.
Some of his worst followed.
Hutchison unravelled quickly from there as he and his Toronto teammates got shelled by the Boston Red Sox in a 14-1 loss last night at Rogers Centre.
SYLVANIA, Ohio—Now that she’s officially a millionaire, Lydia Ko joked she’ll have to keep a closer watch on where her paychecks go.
“I’ll probably see that going into my mom’s account,” she said with a laugh, referring to the $210,000 she got for winning yesterday’s Marathon Classic.
TORONTO—It was about as ugly a win as you can get.
Toronto starter Mark Buehrle fell trying to throw a pitch, balking in a run. Closer Casey Janssen didn’t finish the ninth. Even Rogers Centre couldn’t make up its mind, opening and then closing the dome.
HOYLAKE, England—George Coetzee wasn’t planning much of a celebration for his 28th birthday. He did give himself a pretty nice gift—a 3-under 69 at the British Open.
The obscure South African, who this year claimed his first career win on the European Tour, climbed within one shot of leader Rory McIlroy today when the wind picked up at Royal Liverpool.
WINNIPEG—Winnipeg head coach Mike O’Shea isn’t just disappointed that the Blue Bombers lost.
O’Shea disliked the Blue Bombers performance in a 26-3 to the Edmonton Eskimos yesterday in front of Winnipeg’s largest home crowd of the season.
HOYLAKE, England—Playing in his first major championship since back surgery, Tiger Woods got off to a shaky start today in the British Open with bogeys at the first two holes.
Then he settled down, looking more like the player who romped to victory the last time golf’s oldest major was held at Royal Liverpool.
WINNIPEG—Winnipeg coach Mike O’Shea might not like the word “rebuild” but the Blue Bombers and Edmonton Eskimos have done just that—and in record time.
Both teams are sporting CFL-leading 3-0 records after missing the playoffs in 2013.
The two will put their respective products to the test against each other for the first time this season Thursday night in Winnipeg.
MINNEAPOLIS—Yoenis Cespedes knew how to pace himself in this rain-delayed home run derby, drawn out further by a new format.
The Oakland Athletics’ outfielder simply trusted his own strength.
Cespedes became the first repeat winner of the all-star skills contest in 15 years—powering his way past Cincinnati’s Todd Frazier 9-1 in the final round last night.
Manchester United has secured the most lucrative kit deal in football, announcing that Adidas has agreed to pay $1.3 billion over 10 years to take over the sponsorship from Nike.
The deal, worth 75 million pounds ($128 million) a year from 2015, was announced after Nike decided that trebling the cost of its existing 13-year equipment supply contract was not good value for the company.
CLEVELAND—LeBron James’ latest decision is in: he’s returning to Cleveland.
Ending a saga that had the NBA virtually at a standstill while he made up his mind, James told Sports Illustrated for a story published today that he’s decided to go home.