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Cochrane poised to lead Canada in the pool

Ryan Cochrane poised to lead Canada in the pool at Commonwealth Games
Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press

Ryan Cochrane says spending time in the classroom has helped him better understand what he should be doing in the pool. Applying those lessons in competition has been another matter entirely.

The two-time Olympic medallist recently finished his psychology degree at the University of Victoria, but translating some of the knowledge gained from his studies to his swimming hasn't always been easy.

Steven Gerrard retires from international football

England captain Steven Gerrard retires from international football to concentrate on Liverpool
The Associated Press

LONDON - England captain Steven Gerrard announced his retirement from international football on Monday to focus on playing for Liverpool.

The 34-year-old midfielder made 114 appearances for England over 14 years.

Gerrard said he "agonized" over his future after the World Cup in Brazil, where England went out after the first round.

He told the Football Association that "this has been a very difficult decision, one of the toughest I've had to make in my career."

Clippers' future on line as probate trial resumes

Clippers' future on line as Sterling probate trial resumes
Linda Deutsch, The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The future of the Los Angeles Clippers is closer to decision as testimony resumes Monday in a probate trial over whether a deal negotiated by Donald Sterling's estranged wife to sell the team for $2 billion is authorized under a Sterling family trust.

Shakhtar players refuse to return to Ukraine

6 Shakhtar Donetsk players refuse to return to Ukraine for new season
The Associated Press

MOSCOW - Shakhtar Donetsk's owner says six players have refused to return to Ukraine for the new season as conflict rages around the club's home city.

Five Brazilian and one Argentine player remained in France following a friendly against Olympique Lyon on Saturday.

"If they don't come then in the first instance they will suffer," the club's billionaire owner Rinat Akhmetov said in a statement on the Shakhtar website.

Trainor hopes for more success in Glasgow

Trainor and Canada's rugby sevens team hopes for more success in Glasgow
Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press

GLASGOW, Scotland - One of the YouTube clips of Conor Trainor's jaw-dropping try has been watched over 80,000 times.

Trainor joked that more than a few of the views were his own.

"Probably half of them were mine," he said, laughing. "(The number of views) is cool for sure. But it was nice just to see so many people watching the Canadian team do well."

Trainor hopes for more success in Glasgow

Trainor and Canada's rugby sevens team hopes for more success in Glasgow
Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press

GLASGOW, Scotland - One of the YouTube clips of Conor Trainor's jaw-dropping try has been watched over 80,000 times.

Trainor joked that more than a few of the views were his own.

"Probably half of them were mine," he said, laughing. "(The number of views) is cool for sure. But it was nice just to see so many people watching the Canadian team do well."

McIlroy has silver cup, now he wants green jacket

After claiming a treasured piece of silverware, McIlroy turns his attention to a green jacket
Paul Newberry, The Associated Press

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy clutched the treasured piece of silverware, his reward for winning golf's oldest major championship.

Now he's got his eyes on a new jacket. Something in green, preferably.

With a grind-it-out performance on the final day of the British Open, McIlroy checked off another requirement for joining perhaps the most exclusive club in the game.

U.S. Open? He's won that. PGA Championship? Yep, got one of those too.

Sunday's Scoreboard

Sunday's Scoreboard
The Canadian Press

Sunday's Games

MLB

American League

Toronto 9 Texas 6

Detroit 5 Cleveland 1

Boston 6 Kansas City 0

Houston 11 Chicago White Sox 7

Tampa Bay 5 Minnesota 3

L.A. Angels 6 Seattle 5

Oakland 10 Baltimore 2

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National League

Miami 3 San Francisco 2

Pittsburgh 5 Colorado 3

Washington 5 Milwaukee 4

Atlanta 8 Philadelphia 2

Arizona 3 Chicago Cubs 2

San Diego 2 N.Y. Mets 1

L.A. Dodgers 4 St. Louis 3

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Interleague

N.Y. Yankees 3 Cincinnati 2

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MLS

Conway, Bourdais win at Toronto Indy

Mike Conway, Sebastien Bourdais each win at Honda Indy Toronto doubleheader
Tyler Harper, The Canadian Press

TORONTO - A dramatic weekend that featured a postponed race, plenty of rain and enough collisions to fill a junkyard was won by a pair of unassuming drivers who held their nerve as others cracked.

Sebastien Bourdais and Mike Conway entered the Honda Indy Toronto overlooked in favour of a championship duel and the return of a hometown driver.

They shouldn't have been.

McIlroys have double success at British Open

A McIlroy double: father of British Open champ hits jackpot when son wins at Royal Liverpool
The Associated Press

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy was not the only winner at the British Open on Sunday.

The BBC said McIlroy's father, Gerry, and three of Gerry's friends placed a combined bet of 400 pounds (now $680) in 2004 on McIlroy winning the British Open before he turned 26.

McIlroy was 15 at the time of the wager and is now 25.

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