TORONTO—Ricky Ray and Jason Barnes were good when they had to be.
Ray threw three TD passes, including a 37-yard strike to Jason Barnes with 2:06 left, to rally the Toronto Argonauts past the hard-luck Winnipeg Blue Bombers 25-22 last night.
NEW YORK—It would be tough not to cut Toronto manager John Farrell some slack if he were thinking up other dire scenarios for his ballclub as he watched Brett Lawrie flip over a railing and disappear into a deep camera well while chasing a foul pop.
It’s been that kind of week for the Blue Jays—and they still have three games to play in Boston.
WASHINGTON—In Jordan Zimmermann’s first 14 starts, the Washington Nationals scored four runs for him three times—and the result was three victories.
In the right-hander’s last five starts, the Nationals have scored four or more four times and he’s won each time.
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England—Tiger Woods’ last trip to northwest England for the British Open ended in a two-shot win at Royal Liverpool.
That was six years ago, and it seems even longer.
It was his first major after the death of his father, and he sobbed on the shoulder of his caddie and his wife—both of whom are no longer with him.
LOS ANGELES—Ryan Howard hit the ball out of the park for the first time this season, and Joe Blanton kept the ball in the yard for the first time in more than two months.
As a result, the Philadelphia Phillies have their first three-game winning streak since late May.
NEW YORK—Jose Bautista and a potent Blue Jays’ lineup has helped make up for a spate of injuries to the pitching staff this season.
Now, Toronto will have to make do without its star slugger after placing Bautista on the 15-day disabled list today with inflammation in his left wrist.
The squad also promoted outfielder Anthony Gose from ‘AAA’ Las Vegas.
METAIRIE, La.—Drew Brees took some time out of his Sunday to sign autographs on items ranging from a black jersey handed to him by a fan to a $100-million contract handed to him by the New Orleans Saints.
LOUDON, N.H.—The best car was rolling towards victory—until its driver and crew chief couldn’t agree on how many tires to change.
WINNIPEG—Winnipeg is going to be without quarterback Buck Pierce—again.
Pierce will miss at least one game with an injured left foot, the Blue Bombers confirmed yesterday.
“He’ll be out this week, we’ll have better information in the next day or so for how long,” Winnipeg head coach Paul LaPolice said to media at practice.
LAKE ORION, Mich.—Tom Kite was atop the U.S. Senior Open leaderboard yesterday that was filled with names after the first round even casual fans know.
Bernhard Langer, who was a shot back, expected the stars to keep shining at the Champions Tour’s fourth of five majors this year at Indianwood.