BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - Both the Canadian and American women's national basketball teams have work to do before the world championships.
Only leading by four at halftime, the United States scored the first 13 points of the third quarter to grab control in a 76-51 victory over Canada on Monday night in an exhibition game.
INDIANAPOLIS - Nick Foles threw a tying touchdown pass with 3:25 to go, and then set up Cody Parkey for the winning 36-yard field goal as time expired, lifting Philadelphia to a 30-27 win at Indianapolis on Monday night.
Darren Sproles had seven receptions for 152 yards to go along with a touchdown run as the Eagles (2-0) won their first game on the road for the sixth consecutive season.
BALTIMORE - It's time for the Baltimore Orioles to put the champagne on ice.
The Orioles moved to the brink of claiming their first AL East title in 17 years, using a resilient pitching performance by Wei-Yin Chen to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 Monday night.
Baltimore can clinch the division crown with a win over Toronto on Tuesday. That would assure the Orioles their second playoff berth in three years following a run of 14 consecutive losing seasons.
SAN DIEGO - Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon was suspended seven games and fined Monday night by Major League Baseball for making a lewd gesture and then bumping an umpire.
Papelbon said in a statement distributed by his agent that he would immediately begin serving the suspension, and that he regrets making contact with umpire Joe West on Sunday.
LAVAL, Que. - Debate raged all summer over who would be the next captain of the Montreal Canadiens.
And when the decision was announced Monday it was ... nobody.
General manager Marc Bergevin said the team will go with four alternate captains rather than have one player wear the C.
"It's not the end of the world," he said. "The way we're going will be good for our team."
OTTAWA - Canadian Olympian Kaetlyn Osmond will miss the fall figure skating season with a broken right leg.
The 18-year-old from Marystown, N.L., underwent surgery on Friday at Misericordia Community Hospital in Edmonton. She was hurt during a practice session when she swerved around another skater and fell, fracturing the fibula in her leg.
TORONTO - Minor hockey players in Ontario are now able to choose a dressing room based on whether they see themselves as male or female following settlement of a human rights complaint against Hockey Canada.
The agreement, which also includes an educational component, is aimed at protecting young transgender players from discrimination and harassment.
Jesse Thompson, 17, of Oshawa, Ont., who filed the complaint in August last year, said he was pleased with the result.
TORONTO - Watching dramatic sporting competitions in person provides a rush far better than any gained from seeing the events on the small screen, Canada's star athletes said Monday as they urged fans to start reserving tickets to next year's Pan Am Games.
"These are sports that TV sometimes kind of numbs us as to how fast, how high, how quick, how agile these sports really are," said Olympic medal-winning cyclist Curt Harnett, leader of Team Canada in the Games.
WINNIPEG - Winnipeg quarterback Drew Willy's injured shoulder could make him miss the Blue Bombers' next game almost two weeks from now, and his future after that is unclear based on what the team said Monday.
The Bombers say Willy's status is week-to-week but that he's questionable for Winnipeg's next game at home against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
MEXICO CITY - A former public official in the Mexican city where Ronaldinho has signed to play has called the Brazilian star "a monkey."
The comment by Carlos Manuel Trevino Nunez, who was the Secretary of Social Development in Queretaro, was published in Facebook.