AM SPORTS--JUNE 30
Geroy Simon became the C-F-L's all-time receiving leader in dramatic fashion. The B-C Lions slotback set the record on a 56-yard pass from Travis Lulay (LOO'-lay) in the fourth quarter of B-C's 33-16 win over Winnipeg. Simon bettered the mark of 15,153 yards held by retired Blue Bombers great Milt Stegall. In the first game of the C-F-L's opening night doubleheader, the Saskatchewan Roughriders blasted the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 43-16.
Adam Lind provided the bulk of the offence as the Toronto Blue Jays snapped a three-game skid with a 7-5 victory over the L-A Angels. Lind belted a three-run home run in the fourth and added a solo shot in the eighth. Henderson Alvarez gets the start for Toronto in Game 3 of the weekend set against's L-A Garrett Richards later today.
The Chicago White Sox spotted the New York Yankees a 4-nothing lead in the first inning before hammering the Bronx Bombers. A-J Pierzynski (peer-ZIHN'-skee) belted two of the White Sox's four homers in a 14-7 thrashing of the Yanks. Meanwhile, former Blue Jays second baseman Aaron Hill hit for the cycle for the second time in two weeks as Arizona topped Milwaukee 9-3.
R-A Dickey allowed three hits over eight innings to become the major leagues' first 12-game winner as the New York Mets sent the Los Angeles Dodgers to their season-worst sixth straight loss with an 9-nothing victory. Dickey had back-to-back one-hitters against Tampa Bay and Baltimore during interleague play and returned to form five days after giving up five runs in six innings against the Yankees.
The N-H-L and its players' association have started negotiations towards a new collective bargaining agreement. The two sides met in New York yesterday for about two-and-a-half hours. Meanwhile, New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur has hired an agent and could test free agency, which begins tomorrow.
Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat has informed the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team that he won't be able to take part in the London Olympics. Bosh is still recovering after straining an abdominal muscle during the second round of the recently completed N-B-A playoffs. Heat guard Dwyane Wade withdrew his name on Thursday because he needs surgery on his left knee.