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Tuesday's Scoreboard

Tuesday's Scoreboard
The Canadian Press

Tuesday's Games

MLB

American League

Toronto 7 Boston 3

N.Y. Yankees 2 Texas 1 (14)

Cleveland 8 Minnesota 2

Kansas City 7 Chicago White Sox 1

Baltimore 4 L.A. Angels 2

Houston 3 Oakland 2 (12)

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National League

Pittsburgh 12 L.A. Dodgers 7

Miami 6 Atlanta 5

Chicago Cubs 6 San Diego 0

San Francisco 9 Philadelphia 6

Milwaukee 4 Cincinnati 3

Washington 7 Colorado 4

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Interleague

Tampa Bay 7 St. Louis 2

Arizona 5 Detroit 4

N.Y. Mets 3 Seattle 1

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Happ dominant as Blue Jays beat Red Sox

Happ has dominant performance, bats wake up as Blue Jays beat Red Sox
Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press

TORONTO - J.A. Happ faced pressure before he even stepped on to the mound Tuesday night at Rogers Centre.

A night after the Blue Jays got blown out of the dome by the Red Sox, they needed a strong performance from the next starter. Happ gave them that with six shutout innings and Toronto hitters woke up to rebound and beat Boston 7-3.

"Everybody knows, especially after last night, that demolition, we knew we got to come through today," catcher Dioner Navarro said. "We were expecting J.A. Happ to give us a shot and he did a great job and the offence came through."

Shanahan puts stamp on Leafs by hiring Dubas

Shanahan begins changing direction of Leafs by hiring Dubas as assistant GM
Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press

TORONTO - Change was on Brendan Shanahan's mind when he took over as president of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

After taking some time to assess the organization, he made his first major change to the front office Tuesday, firing assistant general manager Claude Loiselle and vice-president of hockey operations Dave Poulin, and hiring 28-year-old Kyle Dubas as the team's new assistant GM. The move represented a shift in philosophy to shape the Leafs more in Shanahan's image.

Four-way tie for 1st at Canadian women's amateur

Canada's James in 4-way tie for first at Canadian women's amateur championship
The Canadian Press

WOODSTOCK, Ont. - Canadian Augusta James, American Liz Breed, Mexico's Gabriela Lopez and Australia's Su-Hyun Oh all fired 4-under 67's to share top spot on the leaderboard on Tuesday after the opening round of the Canadian women's amateur championship.

James, from Bath, Ont., closed with a back-nine 3-under 32 to share the clubhouse lead alongside Breed who posted the low round of the morning flight.

Sam excited about next phase of career

Sam excited about next phase of career after Rams hold first workout for rookies
R.B. Fallstrom, The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS - Now it starts to get intense for Michael Sam and the rest of the St. Louis Rams rookies.

The first openly gay player drafted in the NFL is enthusiastic about the challenge. Twice on Tuesday, he mentioned how enjoyable it was being back on the field and trading wisecracks with teammates.

"I'm so excited to be back with the guys," Sam said. "Football's fun."

AP source: Cavs to sign Andrew Wiggins to contract

Person familiar with talks to AP: Cavs to sign rookie Andrew Wiggins, deal could delay trade
The Associated Press

CLEVELAND - Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It's still not clear if he'll play for them.

A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cavs will sign the No. 1 overall pick to his deal, an agreement that would prevent any potential trade involving the small forward from being completed for 30 days.

UFC 178 to be held at MGM Grand Garden Arena

UFC 178, once destined for Toronto, to be held at MGM Grand Garden Arena
The Canadian Press

TORONTO - UFC 178, shifted to Las Vegas from Toronto, will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the UFC announced Tuesday.

The main event of the Sept. 27 card is a rematch between UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon (Bones) Jones and No. 1 contender Alexander Gustafsson.

The Kings of Leon had been booked into the MGM venue that night but have moved the Vegas stop of their "Mechanical Bull" outside to The Lot along the Las Vegas Strip when it headlines the Boulevard Brew Fest.

Toronto looks to manage minutes against Spurs

Will Defoe wear captain's armband against old team as Toronto hosts Spurs?
Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press

TORONTO - With just one game under its belt, Tottenham has barely worked up a pre-season sweat.

But for Toronto FC, in the midst of a gruelling July league schedule, Wednesday's friendly with the English Premier League club has manager Ryan Nelsen in full protective mode.

"Everybody's going to get minutes," Nelsen told a news conference at BMO Field Tuesday. "We've got a few injuries. We've got guys who have played a lot recently that won't play.

Selig still waiting on Tommy John report

Selig gravely concerned about Tommy John epidemic as experts prepare report
The Associated Press

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Baseball commissioner Bud Selig is "anxious" to look at the recommendations of a team of top orthopedists who are studying the uptick in elbow injuries among pitchers.

A handful of experts, including Dr. James Andrews and New York Yankees team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad, are putting together a report to help baseball address the rash of reconstructive Tommy John surgeries.

Jays bring up Sanchez, Rogers and Goins

Blue Jays bring up right-handers Sanchez and Rogers, shortstop Goins
Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press

TORONTO - Losers of 10 of their past 14 games, including a 14-1 rout Monday, the Toronto Blue Jays made some changes to their roster that included calling up top pitching prospect Aaron Sanchez.

Sanchez and right-handed pitcher Esmil Rogers had their contracts selected from triple A-Buffalo and shortstop Ryan Goins was recalled from the Bisons. To make room, left-handed reliever Brad Mills was designated for assignment and catcher Erik Kratz and outfielder Darin Mastroianni were optioned to the minors.

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