Archive for May, 2015

Blue Jays drop series to Twins, 6-5

Sunday, May 31st, 2015
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Trevor Plouffe hit a two-run homer, Torii Hunter had a go-ahead double in the seventh inning and the Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Sunday.

Harriette Thompson, 92, completes San Diego marathon

Sunday, May 31st, 2015
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A 92-year-old cancer survivor has rocked her way into the record books, becoming the oldest woman to finish a marathon. Harriette Thompson of Charlotte, North Carolina, completed Sunday's Rock 'n' roll Marathon in San Diego in a little more than 7 hours and 24 minutes.

Manziel tosses water bottle at heckler during PGA event (The Associated Press)

Sunday, May 31st, 2015
Troubled Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel threw a water bottle at a heckler in an incident that didn't lead to any arrests or charges at the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament. Manziel had been turning away autograph requests from the fan for about two hours Saturday during the third round when an exchange escalated in the pool area of the Four Seasons Resort where the PGA Tour event is held, Irving police spokesman James McLellan said. The water bottled missed the 18-year-old male, and someone who was with Manziel pushed the fan, leading officers to intervene, McLellan said.

Ex-Packers coach Mike Sherman takes high school job in Mass. (Shutdown Corner)

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Johnny Manziel involved in incident with fan at golf tournament (Shutdown Corner)

Sunday, May 31st, 2015
Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was back in Texas for the AT&T Byron Nelson Classic on Saturday, and something happened. That's about all anyone can agree on. First, let's go to Manziel's agent, per Cleveland.com . Erik Burkhardt said Manziel was harassed by a fellow fan in the gallery, but handled the disturbance without major problems. Seems harmless enough, but here's another angle. A fan, Chase Fritz of Plano, Texas, told Yahoo Sports that he spotted Manziel yelling at someone and, later, throwing a water bottle at the fan. Manziel missed, and the other fan responded, "Hey, nice throw, Johnny." Manziel, according to Fritz, became "super pissed," "took off his hat," and began walking toward the other man. At that point, security officials in the area rounded up everyone, including Fritz and his father. Someone in Manziel's entourage told Fritz not to take a picture, but he did so anyway. Here's Fritz's photo from another account: @hawkmode50 @JaredKMueller pic.twitter.com/A0N3WkaXdV — Joseph Austin (@JosephDAustin) May 31, 2015 TMZ reports that Manziel told police the other man (referred to as a "friend") had been harassing him for an autograph, and that Manziel lost his temper. After some discussion with security officials, everyone dispersed with no arrests. No harm, no penalty flag. How you view the incident depends on how you view Manziel in general. A case of a problematic player losing control again, or a case of a fan getting rude? Either way, the Browns can't be happy Manziel continues to make news away from the field. ____ Jay Busbee is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Contact him at jay.busbee@yahoo.com or find him on Twitter. Follow @jaybusbee And keep up with Jay over on Facebook , too.

Japan’s Nishikori ends country’s 80-year quarterfinal drought at French Open

Sunday, May 31st, 2015
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Kei Nishikori became the first Japanese man in more than 80 years to reach the quarterfinals at the French Open as he breezed past Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia.

Olympian Curt Harnett brings Pan Am flame home to Thunder Bay

Sunday, May 31st, 2015
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Olympian Curt Harnett says he was honoured to bring the Pan Am torch relay to his hometown of Thunder Bay, Ont. on Sunday as the flame begins its 41-day journey back to Toronto for the launch of the Pan Am Games on July 10.

Polamalu protege Thomas ready to step in for Steelers (The Associated Press)

Sunday, May 31st, 2015
Shamarko Thomas wasn't necessarily looking for a role model when he arrived from Syracuse to the Pittsburgh Steelers as a fourth-round draft pick in 2013. After muddling through an uneven rookie year, the safety quickly identified one last spring and was thrilled that veteran Troy Polamalu was glad to help. ''I definitely am closer to him than I am to anybody,'' Thomas said.

Brooke Henderson highlights Canada’s Pan Am golf team

Sunday, May 31st, 2015
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Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., headlines the four athletes named to Canada's golf team on Sunday for the upcoming Pan American Games.

Brianne Theisen-Eaton sets Canadian heptathlon record at Hypo Meeting

Sunday, May 31st, 2015
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Brianne Theisen-Eaton of Canada improved her personal best heptathlon score by 167 points to dominate the Hypo Meeting on Sunday.