Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sports

Keselowski wins with broken ankle

LONG POND, Pa.—Brad Keselowski was inspired yesterday by a relative in the Navy Seals, and that was all he needed to push through his painful ankle injury.
Keselowski’s cousin lost a friend who was one of 30 American service members who died when their helicopter was shot down during fighting in eastern Afghanistan.

Lawrie solid in weekend debut

A weekend in Baltimore has made Blue Jays’ rookie Brett Lawrie confident he belongs in the majors.
Lawrie hit his first major-eague homer as Toronto cruised to a 7-2 victory over the Orioles yesterday.
After making his big-league debut on Friday, Lawrie had a memorable weekend series. He got his first major-league hit, his first home run, and hit .455.

Giants dodge home sweep

Tim Lincecum’s right knee still throbbing, Chase Utley hustled out towards the mound to apologize that his bat had struck the pitcher.
A tense four-game series featuring a benches-clearing brawl between NL division leaders ended with an act of sportsmanship.
“He said, ‘Sorry, man,’” recalled Lincecum, San Francisco’s ace.
“Bad hop. Bad luck.”

Calvillo breaks completions mark

TORONTO—Dahrran Diedrick and the Montreal Alouettes breathed a huge sigh of relief last night.
Diedrick scored three rushing TDs in his home town while Anthony Calvillo broke the all-time CFL completions record as Montreal defeated the Toronto Argonauts 36-23 for its first win in three games.

Jays lose another to Rays

By the end of the day, the pitch Brett Cecil wishes he hadn’t thrown was just an afterthought for the Toronto Blue Jays.
After blowing three leads, two of them in extra innings, during a 7-6 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, the Blue Jays were at a loss to explain what happened.

Rays beat Jays

Carlos Villanueva struggled again and his increased workload could be to blame.
Robinson Chirinos hit his first major-league homer and drove in four runs, James Shields pitched into the eighth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-1 last night.

Rookie Stallings wins Greenbrier Classic

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va.—Scott Stallings made a birdie on the final hole to qualify for a three-way playoff, then sprinted in excitement toward the 18th tee and showed he could repeat the feat on the first extra hole.
The PGA Tour rookie sank a seven-footer for birdie on the 168-yard hole to win the Greenbrier Classic on Sunday, beating Bob Estes and Bill Haas.

Menard scores his first career victory

INDIANAPOLIS—Paul Menard became NASCAR’s newest first-time winner Sunday with an upset victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a track steeped in tradition for his family.
The first half of the race was dominated by drivers with the strongest cars. But when debris cautions jumbled up the pit cycles, the Brickyard 400 turned into a race of pure strategy.

Tseng wins Women’s British Open to claim fifth major

CARNOUSTIE—Judging by the record books, Yani Tseng is 10 years ahead of Annika Sorenstam.
The 22-year-old Taiwanese won the Women’s British Open for the second straight year Sunday, beating Brittany Lang by four strokes and becoming the youngest player—male or female—to capture a fifth major title.

Forgettable debut for Rasmus as Jay

TORONTO—Aside from the result, it was a day to forget for Colby Rasmus in his Toronto Blue Jays’ debut.
Rasmus went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts in his first game for Toronto since being acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals, but the Blue Jays still won 8-5 against the Baltimore Orioles last night.
Rasmus popped out to short on the first pitch he saw as a Blue Jay in the first inning.

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