Victoria, B.C.’s Ryder Hesjedal has withdrawn from the Tour de France after sustaining a left leg and hip injury during the crash-marred sixth stage of the race. Hesjedal was among at least two dozen riders caught up in a nasty crash with 26 kilometres left to go on Friday.
Eugenie Bouchard has become the first Canadian to win a girls’ title at a Grand Slam event. Bouchard, of Westmount, Quebec, defeated Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-2, 6-2 in the Wimbledon Girls’ singles final on Saturday. Canada will go for a junior singles sweep on Sunday when Filip Peliwo of North Vancouver, B.C. faces Luke Saville of Australia.
Roger Federer advanced to his record eighth Wimbledon final on Friday, beating defending champion Novak Djokovic in four sets. Federer will be looking to win his first Wimbledon in three years and his first major in more than two years on Sunday. He will face Andy Murray, who is the first British man to reach the final since 1938.
Webb Simposon’s 9-under total has held up as golfers finished the rain-delayed second round of the Greenbrier Classic early Saturday.
Tiger Woods finished his round Friday at par for the tournament, missing the cut by a stroke.
Jake Peavy (7-5) allowed five hits and a run in 7 1/3 innings, giving up a homer to Adam Lind. Chicago got three runs in the fifth when the Blue Jays played some sloppy defence and A.J. Pierzynski homered in the sixth off Aaron Laffey. Chicago White Sox won 4-2 on Friday night.
Miguel Gonzalez wore Nick Adenhart’s glove onto the mound at Angel Stadium, honouring the memory of his fellow former Angels minor leaguer on the occasion of his first major league start.
The 28-year-old Baltimore rookie then gave a performance that would have made his late friend proud.
Gonzalez pitched seven stellar innings for his first career victory, Steve Pearce hit a three-run homer, and the Orioles hung on to beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 Friday night.
Brandon Whitaker made his name rushing the football but the stocky tailback showed he can catch it just as well.
Whitaker scored a career-high three touchdowns, two of them on passes from a rejuvenated Anthony Calvillo, as the Montreal Alouettes downed the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 41-30 in the CFL on Friday night.
One day after losing out on Steve Nash, the Toronto Raptors may be on the verge of landing another starting point guard. According to multiple sources, the Raptors have reached an agreement to acquire Kyle Lowry from the Houston Rockets for a package that includes a first round pick and forward Gary Forbes.
With trade speculation continuing to swirl in Vancouver regarding the goaltending situation, netminder Roberto Luongo believes his days as a Canuck are coming to an end. On a Vancouver radio station on Friday, Luongo – in his first interview since the end of the season – said it’s time to move on.
Ray Allen is signing with the Miami Heat. Allen told the Heat on Friday night that he has decided to leave the Boston Celtics and join up with the reigning NBA champions.