The Wallaceburg Red Devils are on the verge of a sweep in their quarter finals series with the London Blue Devils. The Wallaceburg club leads 2-0, and can wrap up the series Friday in London. The team had arranged a Fan Bus for Friday. Cost is $20 a person, and people need to sign up by Thursday to book your spot. Call Todd at Riversite Realty at 519-627-3381.
Inline hockey news
Chatham’s Brooke Ludolph captured a gold medal with the Canadian women’s team at the world inline hockey championships over the weekend. Canada scored the first four goals and held on for a 4-2 win over the US in the championship. The UCC grad had seven points in six games. This is her first gold medal, after winning four silvers and one bronze in her six trips to the Worlds.
The Prince picked up another crown at last night’s All-Star Home Run Derby in Kansas City. Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder captured the title, hitting 12 home runs in the finals, beating out Jose Bautista from the Toronto Blue Jays, who hit seven home runs in the final round. This was Fielder’s second time winning the Home Run Derby, and the last time he won was in 2009 in St. Louis as a member of the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Detroit Tigers got more good news yesterday, as ace pitcher Justin Verlander was named as the All-Star Game starter. Matt Cain of the San Fransisco Giants, who pitched a perfect game this season, will start for the NL. The game between the American and National Leagues gets under tonight at 8:15 p.m.
More baseball notes
The Toronto Blue Jays pitching staff continues to be hammered by injuries. The jays announced yesterday that left-handed reliever Luis Perez will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his throwing elbow.
Mason Raymond and the Vancouver Canucks avoided a salardy arbitration hearing, agreeeing to a one-year, US$2.275-million deal.
The Edmonton Eskimos will be without Adarius Bowman for the rest of season after the veteran slotback tore both the ACL and MCL in his left knee. The five-year CFL veteran suffered the injury in Sunday’s 17-1 road loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
The Montreal Alouettes may be without their starting QB this week. Anthony Calvillo will undergo an MRI on his sore left shoulder today… leaving him questionable for their game against Calgary.