In Major League Baseball, the Toronto Blue Jays started off strong and held the Red Sox off for a 9-7 victory in Boston. Travis Snider returned to the big leagues in style yesterday with 3 doubles and a pair of R-B-I’s.
Jose Bautista will be representing the Jays in baseball's home run derby next week. The Toronto third baseman, who leads the majors with 27 homers, was invited to join the American League’s home run derby team by captain David Ortiz before yesterday afternoon’s game in Boston.
Former Maple Leafs goalie Ed Belfour is going to be enshrined for a second time. Less than a week after being elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame, Belfour was one of five athletes named to the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. Belfour’s N-H-L career featured 484 wins, two Vezina Trophies and a Stanley Cup victory with the Dallas Stars in 1999.
Elsewhere in the N-H-L, former Owen Sound Attack defenceman Theo Peckham has signed a 1-year deal with the Edmonton Oilers. The 23-year-old was a restricted free agent. And, the new Winnipeg Jets have signed hometown boy Derek Meech as well as former Manitoba Moose players Rick Rypien and Mark Flood. The team also agreed to terms with Randy Jones, Tanner Glass and Aaron Gagnon.
Novak Djokovic officially took over the number one spot in the A-T-P tennis rankings for the first time after winning the men's Wimbledon title. Rafael Nadal, the man he beat in the final, fell to number 2. It's the first time in nearly 7 ½ years that anyone other than Nadal or Roger Federer has been number one.
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