Saturday, July 4, 2015

Sports

Bombers routed in home-opener

WINNIPEG—Drew Willy’s night didn’t go as planned.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ quarterback was forced to watch most of his team’s home-opener from the players’ tunnel as they lost 52-26 to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats last night.

Raonic ousted by Kyrgios

LONDON—A day after Dustin Brown wowed Wimbledon with his go-for-broke style in beating Rafael Nadal, another shot-making showman made his mark to reach the fourth round.

Raonic ousted by Kyrgios

LONDON—A day after Dustin Brown wowed Wimbledon with his go-for-broke style in beating Rafael Nadal, another shot-making showman made his mark to reach the fourth round.

Bobsledder leading Stampede parade

CALGARY—Hundreds of thousands of Calgarians were up at the crack of dawn this morning to take in the kick-off to the Calgary Stampede but no one is more excited than hometown hero Kaillie Humphries.
The two-time Olympic bobsled champion was the parade marshal for what is referred to as The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.

Japan to face U.S. for title

EDMONTON—It took some help but Japan is returning to the Women’s World Cup final.
Laura Bassett’s own goal in the 92nd minute proved to be the heart-breaker as Japan punched its ticket to the championship game with a dramatic 2-1 victory over England yesterday.

Jays nip Rangers

TORONTO—Roberto Osuna relishes those high-pressure save situations.
So when the Toronto Blue Jays’ rookie—and newly-minted closer—gave up a lead-off double in the ninth inning of yesterday’s 3-2 win over the Texas Rangers, it didn’t even faze him.
“I’m going to be honest—nothing,” Osuna replied when asked what went through his mind after issuing the double to Rougned Odor.

T’wolves take Towns first overall

NEW YORK—The Minnesota Timberwolves got their man in the middle. The Lakers got a play-making partner for Kobe Bryant.
Knicks fans just got mad—though not for long.

Nats sweep again

WASHINGTON—Doug Fister said he really hadn’t heard about the scoreless innings streak being crafted by his fellow Washington Nationals’ starters.
Fister allowed four hits over seven innings in another superb outing by a Washington starter as the Nationals blanked the Atlanta Braves 7-0 yesterday for their sixth-straight win.

NHL formally open to expansion

LAS VEGAS—Four months after a private investor began a season-ticket drive that would help gauge the feasibility of the NHL in Las Vegas, the league’s board of governors has given the green light to opening a formal expansion process.

Price big winner at NHL awards

LAS VEGAS—Carey Price has plenty of shutouts in his hockey career.
At the NHL awards, he picked up his first hat trick.
The Montreal Canadiens’ star captured the Hart Trophy as the most valuable player, Vezina Trophy as the best goalie, and Ted Lindsay Award as the most outstanding player as voted by his peers.
Price became the first since Dominik Hasek in 1998 to win all three.

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