At long last, the N-F-L has ended its lockout. The players have agreed to a 10-year labour deal that team owners had approved last week. There is still work to be done though -- the players need to recertify as a union and hash out some remaining details. If all goes as planned, training camps will open on Thursday.
Brandon Morrow takes the mound tonight as the Toronto Blue Jays play host to the Baltimore Orioles. Morrow has won five consecutive decisions and the Jays have won all seven of his starts since June 18th. Jake Arrieta gets the start for the Orioles. 4th-place Toronto is nine games up on Baltimore in the A-L East.
The I-B-L playoffs open tonight when the Barrie Baycats face the Hamilton Thunderbirds. Other first-round match-ups include Burlington at Toronto, Ottawa at London and Kitchener versus Brantford.
Good news for the Montreal Alouettes. Quarterback Anthony Calvillo will be back under centre in time for Friday's game against the Tiger-Cats in Hamilton. The veteran Q-B had blurred vision after taking a hit in the second quarter of Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Canadian Dwayne De Rosario has been added to the inactive roster for tomorrow's M-L-S all-star game. The Toronto-born midfielder joins five other inactive players selected through player voting. The Major League Soccer squad will play English Premier League powerhouse Manchester United.
In local soccer - Wasaga Beach Boys Under 10 division – Royal Lepage/The Camerons crushed Subway 8-1. Juan Manuel Toro scored 5 goals and Keegan Foster scored 3 while goalie Sheldon Wilson was outstanding in net.
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