Friday, August 22, 2014

Sports

Athletic groups must address concussions

TORONTO—A coalition of health and sporting groups across the country is calling for Canada’s athletic organizations to get more proactive about protecting participants from head injuries.
The Canadian Concussion Collaborative, consisting of nine national sports advocacy groups, has laid out two specific recommendations in the September issue of the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

Twins shut out

MINNEAPOLIS—The Minnesota Twins started out their series against Cleveland with plenty of promise when they pounded out five runs in the first inning.
They haven’t scored since then.
Indians rookie lefty T.J. House threw shutout ball into the sixth inning, combining with four relievers to pitch the Indians past the Twins 5-0 last night.

Athletic groups need to address all issues surrounding concussions: report

TORONTO — A coalition of health and sporting groups across the country is calling for Canada’s athletic organizations to get more proactive about protecting participants from head injuries.
The Canadian Concussion Collaborative, consisting of nine national sports advocacy groups, has laid out two specific recommendations in the September issue of the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

New owner vows team won’t move

LOS ANGELES—Sweating, clapping and shouting until he was nearly hoarse, Steve Ballmer introduced himself to Los Angeles Clippers fans at a rally yesterday celebrating his new ownership of the NBA team.

Farmer honours Jeter by carving his face in field

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J.—As far as corny Derek Jeter tributes go, this one will be tough to beat.
A farm in central New Jersey carved an image of the New York Yankees captain and a thank you message to him into its five-acre corn maze. The VonThun Farm in South Brunswick is about 55 miles south of Yankee Stadium.

Royals crown Twins 6-4

MINNEAPOLIS—Erik Kratz homered twice after replacing an ailing Salvador Perez, and Jason Vargas pitched seven strong innings to lead the first-place Kansas City Royals to a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins last night.
Vargas (10-5) allowed one run on four this and struck out three, but had his scoreless innings streak snapped at 17 when Oswaldo Arcia hit a solo homer in the seventh.

High-fiving, energetic Steve Ballmer debuts as LA Clippers owner, vows not to move team

LOS ANGELES — Sweating, clapping and shouting until he was nearly hoarse, Steve Ballmer introduced himself to Los Angeles Clippers fans at a rally on Monday celebrating his new ownership of the NBA team.

Broncos trample 49ers in preseason action

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Peyton Manning threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Julius Thomas and dominated in his two series, and the Denver Broncos beat the San Francisco 49ers 34-0 yesterday to spoil the NFL debut at sparkling $1.2 billion Levi’s Stadium.

Lions maul Argonauts

TORONTO—Emmanuel Arceneaux had just one catch in the second half but made it count.
Arceneaux’s 53-yard TD grab with just over seven minutes remaining earned the B.C. Lions a 33-17 milestone win over the Toronto Argonauts last night.

Blue Jays lose

CHICAGO—Drew Hutchinson wanted to return to the mound after he pitched an ugly first inning.
After the Toronto Blue Jays right-hander recorded two outs, he allowed six runs on a Conor Gillaspie grand slam and a Jordan Danks’ two-run home run.

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