Bishop places third at assistant pros event
Todd Bishop of Halifax placed third in the CPGA Atlantic Assistant Professionals’ Championship that wrapped up Thursday in Moncton.
The Fairview Range golfer fired rounds of 74 and 67 to finish at 141, two strokes off the pace of Daniel Cudmore and David DeAdder, who shot identical 139s before Cudmore claimed the title with a one-hole playoff victory.
Tigers add high-scoring Homeski to team
Doriana Homerski, a top high school scorer from Hamilton, Ont., will play for the Dalhousie Tigers women’s soccer team this fall.
She led the St. Mary’s Crusaders to the city championship title in 2009 and 2010. She scored more than 100 goals in her high school career.
Also joining Homerski on the Tigers’ front line will be Vancouver’s Nikki Burger, Ottawa’s Pamela Krieg and Kendra Challis of Burlington, Ont.
CIS playoffs headed to prime time on TSN
CIS football finals and semifinals are heading into prime time.
TSN announced Friday a three-year partnership extension with the CIS that will see the Vanier Cup, Uteck Bowl and Mitchell Bowl move into the broadcaster’s popular Friday night football slot in November.
This year’s Vanier Cup on Nov. 25 was already planned for Friday night. It will be part of Grey Cup weekend festivities in Vancouver.
The Uteck Bowl, featuring the AUS and Ontario champions, will be played in Moncton this season. It will move from its traditional Saturday afternoon slot.
The Mitchell Bowl will be played between the Canada West and Quebec winners. The Uteck and Mitchell Bowls will be part of a Friday night doubleheader on Nov. 18.
TSN’s agreement also includes the Canada West conference championship game for the Hardy Trophy.
11th Hour Racing leads J24 sailing event
John Mollicone’s 11th Hour Racing of Sail Newport is in the lead after two days at the North American J24 sailing championship being hosted by the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax.
Mauricio Santa Cruz’s Bruschetta of Brazil is second, three points off the lead. Travis Odenbach (Waterline Systems) out of the Rochester Yacht Club holds down third.
John Whynacht and Sticky Fingers out of the Lunenburg Yacht Club is the top Canadian boat in fifth.
Racing concludes today.
Two N.S. teams playing for lawn bowling bronze
Two Nova Scotia teams will play for bronze medals today at the Canadian lawn bowling championships in Toronto.
Steve Ogden and Steve Bezanson, the two-time defending national champs, square off against an Alberta team for third place in the men’s pairs competition while the women’s fours team of Debbie Foster, Tammy Foster-Veinot, Anita Knox and Jackie Foster plays Manitoba.
Ogden and Bezanson beat Quebec 26-11 on Friday to finish the round robin 7-2, tied for second spot with the Ontario B team. But the Ontario squad won the tiebreaker based on its head-to-head victory over the Bluenoses on Thursday and earned a trip to the final.
The women’s fours dumped Quebec 23-12 in their last round-robin match to finish up 6-3, tied for third place with Manitoba.
Another Nova Scotia team, Verna Murray and Louise MacPhee, could have secured a berth in the women’s pairs bronze-medal game with a win Friday but they lost 15-13 to Quebec, completing the tournament in fifth spot with a 5-4 mark.
Line drive to head lands Humber on DL
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago White Sox right-hander Phil Humber is going on the 15-day disabled list after getting struck in the face by a line drive.
The 28-year-old was removed in the second inning of Thursday night’s 4-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians after Kosuke Fukudome’s line drive hit Humber just above his right eye, bruising his face.
Humber is 8-8 with a 3.63 earned-run average in 23 games — 21 starts.
Nadal, Federer ousted in quarter-finals
MASON, Ohio (AP) — A weary Rafael Nadal and an off-target Roger Federer got knocked out of the quarter-finals of the Western & Southern Open on Friday.
Playing a day after he spent five hours on court, Nadal faded in a 6-3, 6-4 loss to American Mardy Fish, who had never beaten the second-ranked Spaniard.
Later, the third-seeded Federer struggled with his groundstrokes during a 6-2, 7-6 (3) loss to Tomas Berdych, who has won three of their last four matchups.
In the wide-open women’s bracket, second-seeded Vera Zvonareva and No. 4 Maria Sharapova advanced in straight sets.
Fish will play Murray, who advanced with a 6-3, 6-3 win over 10th-seeded Gilles Simon of France. Murray, the 2008 champion, has beaten Simon in seven consecutive matches.
The fourth-seeded Sharapova advanced easily with a 6-3, 6-2 win over 10th-seeded Samantha Stosur.
Prosecutors want Clemens on trial again
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors in the Roger Clemens perjury case say they made an honest mistake in showing jurors inadmissible evidence and the baseball star should face another trial.
The prosecutors filed arguments Friday disputing Clemens’s position that a second trial would violate his constitutional protection against double jeopardy for facing the same charges twice.
Clemens had argued the showing of the evidence was a deliberate ploy to invoke a mistrial because the prosecutors’ case was going badly. But the prosecutors say their case remains strong and Clemens wants to “gain an unwarranted windfall from this inadvertent error.”
The prosecutors said it was an oversight that they showed jurors a video clip that mentioned that Clemens’s teammate told his wife that Clemens admitted using performance-enhancing drugs — evidence the judge had ruled inadmissible.
Drury retires after 12 seasons in NHL
Chris Drury retired from the NHL on Friday after 12 seasons, unable to hook up with a new team after the New York Rangers bought out the final year of their captain’s contract in June.
The 34-year-old centre struggled through a final injury-plagued season with New York that limited him to 24 games. He returned for the final regular-season game and scored his lone goal in a win over New Jersey that helped the Rangers clinch a playoff spot on the last day. That was the only highlight for Drury, who posted just five points and then added an assist in New York’s first-round playoff loss to Washington.
Drury was let go by the Rangers in late June after a largely disappointing four seasons, including three as captain. Drury was given US$3.333 million for the buyout that closed the five-year, $35.25-million deal he signed with New York after leaving Buffalo as a free agent in 2007. He announced his retirement Friday in a statement released by the NHL Players’ Association.
In 892 career NHL games with Colorado, Calgary, Buffalo and the Rangers, Drury had 255 goals and 615 points.
The Associated Press