Jays shortstop Tulowitzki placed on 60-day disabled list
TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays have transferred shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to the 60-day disabled list, likely ending his season. Tulowitzki suffered ankle ligament damage July 28 in a game against the Los Angeles Angels after landing awkwardly on first base while trying to run out a ground ball.
He was initially placed on the 10-day disabled list.
The Jays’ regular season ends Oct. 1.
The 32-year-old shortstop has appeared in just 66 games this season, having missed 31 games with an earlier hamstring injury. Tulowitzki is hitting .249 with has seven homers and 26 RBIs.
Canada downs Slovakia 6-1 at Ivan Hlinka Memorial
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Canada wrapped up preliminary-round play at the under-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup hockey tournament with a 6-1 win over Slovakia on Wednesday. Barrett Hayton led the way for Canada with two goals and an assist, while Joe Veleno and Anderson MacDonald added a goal and an assist each.
Calen Addison and Gabriel Fortier also scored for Canada, which scored five of its goals on the power play. Oliver Turan, on a power play, had the only goal for Slovakia.
Olivier Rogrigue made nine stops for Canada, while Michal Vojvoda stopped 19 shots for Slovakia. Canada (2-0-1) will face Sweden (3-0-0) in the semifinals on Friday.
Canada Basketball tabs Rana to coach national team
TORONTO — Roy Rana has been named head coach of Canada’s men’s basketball team for the upcoming FIBA Americup 2017 and Canada’s first World Cup 2019 qualifying matches.
Rana recently led Canada’s under-19 men’s team to a historic gold medal at the U19 World Cup in Cairo.
It was Canada’s first ever gold medal at a World Cup FIBA competition.
He has previously served as head coach of the men’s senior team at the Argentina Super Four Cup in 2007 and as an assistant coach for the FIBA Americas tournament in 2009.
Rana has also transformed the men’s basketball program at Ryerson University, leading the Rams to silver (2017) and bronze (2015) medals at the U Sports national championships.
Medlock, Leggett, Burnham named CFL top performers
TORONTO — Winnipeg kicker and punter Justin Medlock and defensive back Maurice Leggett and B.C. receiver Bryan Burnham are the CFL’s top performers for Week 7.
Medlock’s buzzer-beating field goal gave Winnipeg a 33-30 win over the Ottawa Redblacks on Friday.
The winning kick gave Medlock 21 points in the Blue Bombers’s second straight come-from-behind victory. Leggett had a forced fumble in addition to seven defensive tackles and two quarterback sacks in the win. Burnham had 131 yards and a touchdown to help the Lions to a 30-15 win over Saskatchewan on Saturday. He eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the third time this season.