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After opening with wins, tough road ahead for Canadians

After opening with wins, tough road ahead for Canadians

Milos Raonic and Aleksandra Wozniak looked sharp in their Olympic tennis debuts. They'll need to be even better if they want to advance any further in their unforgiving draws at the London Games. Raonic, from Thornhill, Ont.

'Rocks earn home floor for first round

A weekend sweep of the Nanaimo Timbermen combined with New Westminster's stunning loss to Maple Ridge on Sunday have presented the Victoria Shamrocks with home-floor advantage in Round 1 of the Western Lacrosse Association playoffs.

Angels' Morales homers from both sides - in same inning

Kendrys Morales broke out of a slump in a big way. He homered from both sides of the plate during a nine-run sixth inning, capping the burst with a grand slam that sent the Los Angeles Angels romping past the Texas Rangers 15-8 Monday night.

Johnson right at home at the Brickyard

Jimmie Johnson fondly recalls watching the Indianapolis 500 as a kid in California, rearranging the couch cushions so he could pretend he was sitting in a race car. Johnson's grandfather was an A.J. Foyt fan. Johnson liked Rick Mears.

Canucks sign former Flames minor leaguer Desbiens

The Vancouver Canucks signed right-winger Guillaume Desbiens on Monday. The 27-year-old has played in 23 NHL games with the Canucks and the Calgary Flames, collecting 37 penalty minutes.

Vegas 'lucky' to cash in on opening day of Telus Skins Game

Calgary's Stephen Ames promised to be a gracious host before launching his opening drive at the Telus World Skins Game. Jhonattan Vegas made himself right at home, grabbing five skins and $85,000 over Monday's front nine at Glen Arbour Golf Course.
Men's eight are 'back in this'

Men's eight are 'back in this'

With their 2012 Summer Olympics on the line Monday in London, the defending Games champion Canadian men's rowing eight went to the well. There was still plenty left in it from which to draw, thanks to the relentless hours of training in Saanich.
Mariners' pitcher strikes down Jays

Mariners' pitcher strikes down Jays

SEATTLE 4 TORONTO 1 Hisashi Iwakuma struck out a career-high 13 and Michael Saunders and Kyle Seager had two hits apiece to help Seattle win its fifth consecutive game 4-1 over the Toronto Blue Jays.

China rules, but Japan snares silver from hosts

The raised index fingers of China's gymnasts left no doubt which men's team had won the Olympic title but for 15 minutes, British fans clapped and cheered as the hosts snared an unexpected silver on Monday. Except they had not.
Another Hungarian win for Hamilton

Another Hungarian win for Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, prolonging McLaren's dominance on the slow and winding Hungaroring circuit. Hamilton completed the Formula One race in 1 hour, 41 minutes, 5.