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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sports Aug 9 2011

Wasaga Beach | by Bayshore News Staff  

Scores and Games

The Toronto Blue Jays got a boost on their day off after starting pitcher Ricky Romero was named the American League player of the week. Romero won both of his starts while allowing just five hits through 16 innings. Tonight, Brett Cecil takes the mound as the Toronto Blue Jays open a 3-game series against Oakland.

I-B-L playoff action continues tonight in Brantford where the Red Sox host the Toronto Maple Leafs for Game 2. Toronto held off a Brantford rally on Sunday to win the first game 9-8. Game 3 is back in Toronto on Wednesday. In the other semi-final, Ottawa leads Barrie 2 games to none in the best-of-seven series with games 3 and 4 in Ottawa this weekend.
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Canada will try to get its first win at the under-18 Ivan Hlinka memorial hockey tournament. Canada takes on the Czech Republic after losing 5-1 to Sweden in the opening game.
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It was a tough day for Canadians at the Rogers Cup. Vancouver's Rebecca Marino fell to Ekaterina Makarova of Russia in straight sets in Toronto. On the men's side in Montreal, Erik Chvojka lost in front of his hometown crowd to the Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov in three sets.

World number one Novak Djokovic is among the tennis stars in action on the men's side of the Rogers Cup. Djokovic takes on Russia's Nikolay Davydenko while Britain's Andy Murray plays South Africa's Kevin Anderson.

Canada's Aleksandra Wozniak takes the court in Toronto today at the Rogers Cup. Wozniak plays Israel's Shahar Peer two days after winning the Odlum Brown Van Open. She's joined by Canadians Stephanie Dubois and Eugenie Bouchard in first-round action. Elsewhere, Serena Williams and second-seed Kim Clijsters make their debuts.



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