Stampeders stay undefeated with win over Alouettes

CALGARY — Eric Rogers and Kamar Jorden caught touchdown passes from quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell to lead the Calgary Stampeders to a 25-8 win over the Montreal Alouettes on Saturday. Rene Paredes kicked three field goals in front of 26,440 fans at McMahon Stadium and Rob Maver had a single for the Stampeders (5-0), who started the season with five straight victories for the first time since 1995. Mitchell completed 25-of-34 passes for 292 yards and moved past Doug Flutie into second all-time for most passing yards by a Stampeders quarterback. Mitchell still trails Henry Burris (32,191 yards) for top spot. B.J. Cunningham caught a touchdown pass from back-up quarterback… Read More

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Walk in Calgary brings attention to sexual abuse and trauma

Former Calgary Flames star Theo Fleury led Calgary’s Victor Walk on Saturday, an event to raise awareness about child sexual abuse, trauma and mental health. “They’re such difficult subjects to talk about and not a lot of people want to talk about it,” said the member of the Flames’ Stanley Cup winning team in 1989. “And people don’t realize the enormity of sexual abuse, not only in Canada but worldwide.” Fleury said he was abused 150 times by his hockey coach Graham James, which he details in his autobiography Playing with Fire. This led to years of addiction and it wasn’t until he started telling his story that he was… Read More

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Brewers reliever Josh Hader receives ovation back on mound

Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader has received a warm ovation from fans in his first appearance on the mound since his years-old racist and homophobic tweets surfaced during the All-Star Game. The left-hander jogged in from the bullpen after the Brewers scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a 4-2 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers. He took a few warmup tosses before being introduced by the public address announcer. Most of the more than 36,000 fans attending in attendance were applauding after he was introduced, with many fans standing at Miller Park. Hader struck out pinch-hitter Logan Forsythe for the first out in the seventh.… Read More

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Brewers reliever Josh Hader receives ovation back on mound

Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader has received a warm ovation from fans in his first appearance on the mound since his years-old racist and homophobic tweets surfaced during the All-Star Game. The left-hander jogged in from the bullpen after the Brewers scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a 4-2 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers. He took a few warmup tosses before being introduced by the public address announcer. Most of the more than 36,000 fans attending in attendance were applauding after he was introduced, with many fans standing at Miller Park. Hader struck out pinch-hitter Logan Forsythe for the first out in the seventh.… Read More

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Carpenter homers again as Cardinals beat Cubs to split doubleheader

CHICAGO — Matt Carpenter homered for the sixth consecutive game and Paul DeJong hit a tiebreaking double in St. Louis’ three-run ninth inning, helping the Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 6-3 on Saturday to split their day-night doubleheader. Carpenter entered as a defensive replacement in the sixth and hit a solo drive in the seventh for his fifth homer in the past two days. He also had a solo shot in the opener after he went 5 for 5 with three homers and seven RBIs while playing just six innings in St. Louis’ 18-5 victory on Friday. Carpenter became the first player in Cardinals history to homer in six consecutive… Read More

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Christian Yelich, Brewers get to Kershaw in win over Dodgers

MILWAUKEE — Christian Yelich hit a tying homer off Clayton Kershaw in a three-run sixth inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 4-2 win Saturday night over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Brewers reliever Josh Hader struck out four in two scoreless innings during his first appearance since Hader’s racist and homophobic tweets surfaced during the All-Star Game. Hader, who has apologized for the years-old social media messages, received an ovation from the crowd after he was introduced, with many fans at Miller Park standing. Hader’s work highlighted five scoreless innings from the Milwaukee bullpen, though closer Corey Knebel provided a couple of nervous moments in… Read More

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