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Canes captain has surgery to fix muscle injury

Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal has surgery to repair core muscle injury
The Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. - The Carolina Hurricanes say captain Eric Staal has had surgery to repair a core muscle injury and should be ready for training camp.

General manager Ron Francis said the surgery was performed Tuesday by a doctor in Philadelphia.

He says Staal suffered the injury — also known as a sports hernia — during off-season training.

Carlos Tevez's father kidnapped in Argentina

Father of Juventus star Carlos Tevez kidnapped in Argentina
The Associated Press

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - The lawyer for Carlos Tevez says the father of the Argentina and Juventus star has been kidnapped by unknown assailants on the outskirts of the Argentina capital Buenos Aires.

Lawyer Gustavo Galasso described the family Tuesday as "dismayed" by the news. He offered few other details.

Galasso did not identify Tevez's father by name. News sources in Argentina identified him as Segundo Tevez or Juan Alberto Cabral.

Pendrel claims Games mountain bike gold

Pendrel claims Games mountain bike gold; Canadian teammate Batty races to silver
Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press

GLASGOW, Scotland - When Catharine Pendrel bumped into Canadian cycling teammate Raphael Gagne at the Commonwealth Games, Gagne made a point of thanking her.

It seems not only is Pendrel one of the world's best mountain bikers, but one of the most generous as well.

The 33-year-old from Kamloops, B.C., led Canada to a 1-2 finish in cross-country mountain biking at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday, taking the lead from the opening lap and never looking back.

Sassuolo withdraws support for Tavecchio

Sassuolo latest Serie A club to withdraw support for Italian presidency candidate Tavecchio
The Associated Press

SASSUOLO, Italy - Sassuolo is the latest Serie A club to withdraw its support for Carlo Tavecchio, a leading candidate for the presidency of the Italian football federation, following his alleged racist comments.

A club statement on Tuesday says its owners "stay true to their values in the world of sport and thus maintain Carlo Tavecchio's candidacy is no longer sustainable."

Fiorentina, Sampdoria and Cesena already withdrew support for Tavecchio, who originally had the backing of all Serie A clubs apart from Juventus and Roma.

LeFevour wins weekly offensive player award

Hamilton QB LeFevour wins weekly offensive player award in first CFL start
The Canadian Press

TORONTO - Hamilton quarterback Dan LeFevour was named CFL offensive player of the week Monday after leading the Tiger-Cats to a 33-23 win over Ottawa in his first career CFL start.

LeFevour completed 21 of 30 passes for 361 yards, including a 53-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Banks on Hamilton's first possession of Saturday's game. He also rushed for 109 yards and a touchdown.

LeFevour was starting in place of Zach Collaros, who is on the six-game injured list with head and back injuries.

Genie Army to invade Montreal for Rogers Cup

Genie Army to invade Montreal for Eugenie Bouchard homecoming at Rogers Cup
Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press

MONTREAL - They're armed with T-shirts, face paint and posters — and they're headed to Montreal.

Founding members of the Genie Army, a group of Eugenie Bouchard supporters who cheered for the rising tennis star during the Australian Open in January, will be in the city for the Rogers Cup, beginning this weekend.

The fan club is made up of about a dozen people and six of them are making the long journey to Canada for the tournament.

Wimbledon loss still stings for Raonic

Raonic using anger at Wimbledon loss as motivation for hard-court season
Ben Raby, The Canadian Press

WASHINGTON - Milos Raonic has had nearly a month to digest his Wimbledon semifinal loss to Roger Federer. But even after all that time, the sting still lingers.

"I'm still pretty angry about it," Raonic said of the straight-sets loss to the Swiss star.

Mandy Marchak ready for Rugby World Cup

Back from injury, hard-running Mandy Marchak ready for Rugby World Cup challenge
Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press

TORONTO - Mandy Marchak recalls sitting cross-legged talking to a friend when her shoulder suddenly popped out.

"We both didn't know what to do with it," said the 29-year-old Canadian rugby international.

The Winnipeg centre got it put back in and, for a while, managed the shoulder problem. But the separations continued and an MRI revealed she had two tears in her labrum that had started to progress to her bicep tendon.

16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter fails drug test

16-year-old Nigerian female weightlifting gold medallist fails drug test at Commonwealth Games
Rob Harris, The Associated Press

GLASGOW, Scotland - A 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter failed a doping test after becoming the youngest ever female to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal in the sport, organizers said Tuesday.

Chika Amalaha has been provisionally suspended from the Glasgow Games after testing positive for diuretics and masking agents after winning the 53-kilogram (117-pound) division last Friday.

Monday's Scoreboard

Monday's Scoreboard
The Canadian Press

Monday's Games

MLB

American League

Toronto 14 Boston 1

Texas 4 N.Y. Yankees 2

Houston 7 Oakland 3

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National League

Atlanta 2 San Diego 0

Arizona 2 Cincinnati 1 (15 innings)

N.Y. Mets 7 Philadelphia at 1

Miami 7 Washington 6

Chicago Cubs 4 Colorado 1

Pittsburgh 5 San Francisco 0

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Interleague

Tampa Bay 2 Milwaukee 1

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MLS

LA Galaxy 3 Sounders FC 0

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