After being a replacement himself for the main card at UFC 149, Dresden’s Chris Clements will now face a replacement fighter himself after his original opponent Siyar Bahadurzada was forced to pull out of the fight. Bahadurzada is injured and unable to compete in the bout, which will now feature Matt Riddle in his place against Clements. UFC 149 will take place at the Saddledome in Calgary, Canada, on July 21.
The LA Lakers pulled off a big sign and trade, acquiring Canadian point guard Steve Nash from the Phoenix Suns. The Lakers sent two future first-round picks, two future second-round picks and $3 million in cash to the Suns for the 2-time MVP. Nash agreed to sign a 3-year $27 million contract. The Raptors and Knicks were reportedly in the running for Nash as well.
The Minnesota Wild made a big splash in the free agent market yesterday. The club signed forward Zach Parise and defenseman Ryan Suter, both regarded as the top of the free agent class. Each deal is for 13 years and $98 million.
Free agent defenceman Matt Carle has signed a six-year, $33 million deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Kansas City 1 at 4 Toronto – - Carlos Villanueva improved to 3-0 on the season.. Casey Janssen picked up his 11th save of the year…
Minnesota 1 at 5 Detroit – Justion Verlander picked up his 9th win if the season, pitching a complete game, 4 hitter, allowing one run, walking one, and striking out 7. Miguel Cabrera cracked two homers, giving him 18 on the year.
Boston 2 at 3 Oakland – David Ortiz cracked his 400th career homer in the loss…
San Francisco 4 at 9 Washington
Philadelphia 9 at 2 NY Mets
Houston 4 at 6 Pittsburgh
NY Yankees 4 at 3 Tampa Bay
LA Angels 3 at 12 Cleveland
Miami 7 at 6 Milwaukee
Baltimore 4 at 2 Seattle
Texas 4 at 5 Chicago WSox
Chicago Cubs 5 at 1 Atlanta
Colorado 1 at 4 St. Louis
Cincinnati 1 at 4 LA Dodgers
San Diego 8 at 6 Arizona
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The Miami Marlins traded for slugger Carlos Lee yesterday. The Astros acquired third baseman Matt Dominguez and left-handed pitcher Rob Rasmussen in the deal.
Reigning champion Novak Djokovic and six-time winner Roger Federer will face each other in tomorrow’s men’s semifinals at Wimbledon… Bother champions advanced with wins yesterday…
Oscar Pistorius has been competing for South Africa in the Paralympics for years, sprinting on two space-age prosthetic legs. But this year he qualified for the London Olympics, as a member of the South African relay team. A few years ago he won the right to compete against able-bodied runners, when the international Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled that his prosthetics don’t give him an unfair advantage. Both of his legs were amputated when he was 11, because of a birth defect.