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Canadiens hire coaches Lacroix, Ramage

Montreal Canadiens hire Lacroix, Ramage to coaching staff
The Canadian Press

MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens hired Dan Lacroix as assistant coach and Rob Ramage as player development coach, and also gave new responsibilities to some management personnel on Wednesday.

Lacroix, 45, replaces Gerard Gallant, who left to become head coach of the Florida Panthers.

Matthews, Schonert join Alouettes as consultants

Matthews, Schonert join struggling Montreal Alouettes as consultants
The Canadian Press

MONTREAL - The Montreal Alouettes are bringing back Don Matthews and adding Turk Schonert as consultants to their coaching staff.

Matthews served as a consultant for the second half of the 2013 season.

Edmonton QB Reilly named top offensive player

Eskimos quarterback Reilly named CFL's top offensive player for July
The Canadian Press

TORONTO - Edmonton quarterback Mike Reilly has been named the CFL's offensive player of the month for his role in the team's resurgent start to the 2014 season.

Reilly passed for 1,142 yards on 110-for-173 passing (63.6 per cent) and threw for nine touchdowns to help lead the Eskimos to a 4-1 start.

It's been a sharp turnaround for the Eskimos, who finished last in the CFL West last season and missed the playoffs.

WTA: Lisicki hit record 211 km/h serve

WTA says Lisicki hit women's record 211 km/h serve in loss at Stanford
The Associated Press

STANFORD, Calif. - The WTA says Sabine Lisicki has hit the fastest record serve in the history of the women's tennis tour, reaching 211 kilometres per hour.

Lisicki hit the serve at 5-5, 40-30 of a first-round loss against Ana Ivanovic in the Bank of the West Classic on Tuesday. Ivanovic got her racket on the ball, but the attempted return landed wide.

The previous fastest WTA serve was 208 km/h, by Venus Williams at the 2007 U.S. Open.

Canadian women confident at Rugby World Cup

Canadian women confident they can beat anybody at Rugby World Cup in France
Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press

The Canadian women's rugby team has had more than a few slogans in its time. But this year's model is fitting.

As One.

As in Play as One.

"We're a tight group of girls," said captain Kelly Russell, who plays No. 8. "We really treat each other as family and every time we've come together we've got better and better."

The Canadian unity and skill gets its first test Friday against Spain as the IRB Women's Rugby World Cup kicks off in France. Canada plays Samoa on Aug. 5 before wrapping up Pool A play against three-time runner-up England on Aug. 13.

Tuesday's Scoreboard

Tuesday's Scoreboard
The Canadian Press

Tuesday's Games


American League

Baltimore 7 L.A. Angels 6 (12 innings)

Seattle 5 Cleveland 2

Chicago White Sox 11 Detroit 4

Toronto 4 Boston 2

N.Y. Yankees 12 Texas 11

Minnesota 2 Kansas City 1

Oakland 7 Houston 4


National League

Cincinnati 3 Arizona 0

Philadelphia 6 N.Y. Mets 0

Miami 3 Washington 0

Chicago Cubs 4 Colorado 3 (16 innings)

L.A. Dodgers 8 Atlanta 4

Fans run on field in Real Madrid-AS Roma match

Fans stop action in the 87th minute as AS Roma beats Real Madrid 1-0
The Associated Press

DALLAS - Approximately 20 fans ran on the field in the 87th minute of AS Roma's 1-0 victory over Real Madrid at the Cotton Bowl on Tuesday night, disrupting play in the International Champions Cup match.

The group of mostly young men appeared to overwhelm the security officials working the game, and players waited patiently as the visitors were rounded up and removed from the field.

Vin Scully to return for 66th season in LA in 2015

Hall of Fame announcer Vin Scully to return for record 66th season with Dodgers
Beth Harris, The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Vin Scully is staying in the booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The 86-year-old Hall of Fame announcer will return for his record 66th season with the team in 2015. The announcement was made by in Korean, Spanish and English by players Hyun-Jin Ryu, Yasiel Puig and Justin Turner on the Dodger Stadium video board in the second inning of Tuesday night's game against Atlanta.

Stroman again stifles Boston in Jays' 4-2 win

Stroman goes 7 strong, Rasmus homers in Blue Jays 4-2 win over Red Sox
Ken Powtak, The Associated Press

BOSTON - Marcus Stroman was so good against the Boston Red Sox last week that he went with the same plan Tuesday night.

And the result was his second solid start in five days, leading the Toronto Blue Bays over the Red Sox 4-2.

"To be honest, no, just execute pitches," he said when asked if he changed. "I didn't change my approach at all. I didn't feel like I needed to change. We attacked them exactly like we wanted to attack them and had success."

Coltimus Prime captures Prince of Wales

Coltimus Prime goes wire-to-wire to capture Prince of Wales Stakes event
Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press

FORT ERIE, Ont. - Eurico Rosa Da Silva has his Canadian Triple Crown.

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