Saturday, August 1, 2015

Sports

Brazil government’s recent data shows Olympic water ‘unfit’ for triathletes to swim

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — The Brazilian government’s most recent data on water pollution in Rio de Janeiro show that water near where triathletes are preparing to compete this weekend is “unfit” for swimming.
The designation, based on fecal coliform bacteria levels, is available on the website of the Rio de Janeiro environmental agency.

Bombers beat Lions

WINNIPEG—Darvin Adams’ teammates tried to give the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ receiver the game ball, but instead he gave it to quarterback Drew Willy.
Despite hauling in four catches for a career-high 127 yards and one touchdown in a 23-13 win over the B.C. Lions last night, Adams said his performance paled in comparison to Willy.

Jays put on power show

TORONTO—Marco Estrada wasn’t at all distracted by the Blue Jays’ acquisition of David Price when he took the mound last night.
He didn’t even know about it until he got to the park that afternoon.

1984 Olympic Torch carried by Bruce Jenner fetches $24,000 at sports memorabilia auction

NEW YORK — The 1984 Summer Olympic Torch that Bruce Jenner carried through Lake Tahoe, Nevada, sold for just under $24,000 at an auction of sports memorabilia Thursday.
The 24-inch Olympic torch was the first major piece of Jenner memorabilia to go to auction since the winner of the 1976 Olympic Decathlon Gold Medal became Caitlyn Jenner. It had a presale estimate of $20,000.

Jays, Rockies swap shortstops

DENVER—The Blue Jays have confirmed the trade that will bring star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to Toronto.
The Jays are sending shortstop Jose Reyes to the Colorado Rockies for Tulowitzki and 42-year-old reliever LaTroy Hawkins.
In addition to Reyes, the Jays also give up reliever Miguel Castro and minor-league pitchers Jeff Hoffman and Jesus Tinoco.

Cardinals hire woman

TEMPE, Ariz.—The Arizona Cardinals have hired Jen Welter to coach inside linebackers through their upcoming training camp and pre-season.
The Cardinals say Welter is believed to be the first woman to hold a coaching position of any kind in the NFL.

Boston cancels Olympic bid

TORONTO—Boston’s withdrawal from the race to host the 2024 Summer Olympics could make a potential Toronto bid “far more attractive,” particularly if no other American city steps up to the plate, experts said yesterday.
“The Boston decision today certainly makes the landscape easier for a Canadian bid, a Toronto bid,” said Bruce Kidd, an Olympics expert at the University of Toronto.

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.

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