After winning the singles club championships last week, Sarah Jane Sass and Alexander Goldoni had another big weekend, this time as a team. The Chatham Tennis Club held its Gold Division mixed doubles club championships on Sunday. The team of Sarah Jane Sass and Alexander Goldoni defeated Laura Polowick and her partner Brady McIntyre 6-2, 6-3 to win the championship. Finishing in third was the team of Ashley Herfst and Mihai Branzan.
The NHL Players’ Association tabled its first offer in the latest round of collective bargaining talks with the League yesterday. It includes a smaller percentage of revenues for players and an expanded revenue sharing program for struggling teams. A star studded cast including Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin and Steven Stamkos were in at attendance at the meetings yesterday. The league is evaluating the proposal and both sides will meet again today.
International hockey action
Ryan Strome scored at 3:20 of overtime to give Canada a win in the Canada-Russia Challenge. The Canadians won 4-2 in regulation time, but because it was a four-game series, Canada needed a win in regulation time to force a 20-minute sudden-death overtime to decide the Challenge.
Max Domi had two goals and two assists as Canada remained unbeaten at the under-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial hockey tournament with a 7-5 win over Sweden. Nathan MacKinnon, Morgan Klimchuk, Anthony Duclair, Curtis Lazar and Sam Reinhart had the other goals for Canada. Bo Horvat, who has lots of Bothwell ties, is also on the squad.
The Chicago White Sox had a three run rally in the fifth inning, the final run on a throwing error by Toronto starter Henderson Alvarez, as they topped the Blue Jays 3-2. Mike McCoy and Yunel Escobar drove in runs for the Jays.
The Toronto Blue Jays locked down two catchers while J.P. Arencibia continues to heal. Toronto signed catcher Yorvit Torrealba to a minor-league deal Tuesday with the intention of having him catch at the major-league level starting next week. The Blue Jays also announced that they signed 29-year-old Jeff Mathis to a two-year contract extension of US$3-million
The Detroit Tigers turned things around last night in Minneosta, topping the Twinkies 8-4. Doug Fister picked up the win, Andy Dirks homered, and Miguel Cabrera was 3-5, with 2 RBIs. That puts him over the century mark, he now sits with 101 on the year.