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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.

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