Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sports

Lemon chasing another 300-yard game

Looking to
halt Argos’
losing skid
MISSISSAUGA, Ont.—Cleo Lemon has a tough act to follow.
His own.
Although the Toronto Argonauts are riding a six-game losing streak, Lemon comes into tonight’s contest at Rogers Centre against the Saskatchewan Roughriders having registered consecutive 300-yard passing performances for the first time in his one-and-a-half year CFL tenure.

Jays take series from Mariners

SEATTLE—Brandon Morrow is a different pitcher than he was two years ago when the Seattle Mariners gave up on him and shipped him to the Toronto Blue Jays in a trade.
He proved that last night—holding his former team to three hits and one run over six innings in the Blue Jays’ 5-1 victory.

Spot in PGA playoffs on line

GREENSBORO, N.C.—The Wyndham Championship has attracted one of its best fields, partly out of desperation from some players.
The final tournament before the start of the PGA Tour’s playoffs offers one last chance for players to climb the FedEx Cup rankings and claim a spot in The Barclays.

Some New Zealanders say plans to use sheep and sexual themes to promote rugby cup go too far

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — First came the idea to have bikini models on motorbikes drive 1,000 sheep through New Zealand’s most cosmopolitan city. Then, the idea to urge rugby fans to abstain from sex and save their passion for the country’s team.

Thome joins ‘600’ club

DETROIT—Minnesota Twins’ slugger Jim Thome become just the eighth player to hit 600 home runs, connecting twice in a 9-6 win over the Detroit Tigers last night.
The 40-year-old Thome hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning for No. 599, then added a three-run shot in the seventh.
The milestone came on a 2-1 pitch from Daniel Schlereth.
Both homers were hit to the opposite field.

Ogbonnaya impresses in opener

HOUSTON—Chris Ogbonnaya made the most of his opportunity in Houston’s pre-season opener, with virtually every other Texans’ running back hobbled by injuries.
Ogbonnaya caught a touchdown pass from Matt Leinart and ran for the winning score in the fourth quarter of the Texans’ 20-16 win over the N.Y. Jets last night.

Blue Jays blow late lead

SEATTLE—Over the past three seasons, Mike Carp had five separate call-ups with the Seattle Mariners, spinning his wheels in each one.
It’s all different in his sixth stint.

Djokovic, Williams tops at Rogers Cup

MONTREAL—The wins keep piling up for Novak Djokovic, who now has a second men’s Rogers Cup title in his collection.
The world’s top-ranked player posted a hard-fought 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 victory over sixth-seeded American Mardy Fish yesterday—a popular outcome before a mostly pro-Djokovic full house on centre court at Uniprix Stadium.

Bombers off to rare 6-1 start

VANCOUVER—The Winnipeg Blue Bombers shrugged off early adversity yet again Saturday and parlayed another big third quarter to the best record in the CFL.
They scored touchdowns on their first two possession of the second half en route to a 30-17 victory over the B.C. Lions that propelled them into first place in the East Division.

Ambrose earns first win

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y.—Marcos Ambrose has won the Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International for his first victory in NASCAR’s top series.
Ambrose beat Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch on a green-white-checkered finish to atone for a slip-up a year ago on the road course at Sonoma, when he stalled his car under caution while leading with six laps to go and finished sixth.

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