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TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 6-3 on Tuesday night.
The Royals lost for the fourth time in five games since matching their season high with a four-game winning streak.
The Royals are in Toronto tonight to take on the Blue Jays again tonight at 6:07.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jeff Francis worked five solid innings before the Colorado bullpen took over and Tyler Colvin hit a three-run homer as the Rockies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Matt Holliday hit his 14th homer for the Cardinals. Carlos Beltran was 0 for 3 with a walk to end a nine-game RBI streak in which he drove in 15 runs.
The Redbirds host the Colorado Rockies again tonight at 6:15.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a nerve issue in his shoulder that has sidelined him since spring training.
The 37-year-old Carpenter wants to continue pitching. He’s been told the surgery to relieve compressed nerves in the shoulder could allow him to resume his career, although there are no guarantees.
The Cardinals had been optimistic Carpenter would pitch after the All-Star break until recently. A bullpen throwing session was cancelled on Monday because strength had not returned to the shoulder, and now the team is optimistic Carpenter will be ready for spring training.
Recovery time is expected to be three to six months. The surgery will be performed on July 19 in Dallas
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Logos are being painted, temporary seating is going up and Kauffman Stadium is starting to be transformed into Major League Baseball’s vision of an All-Star Game venue.
Crews were working feverishly Tuesday to prepare the home of the Kansas City Royals for the annual Midsummer Classic, and doing it under sweltering conditions — temperatures were once again tickling triple digits. The All-Star Game is scheduled for July 10.
The stadium must be ready by this weekend when the Futures Game and a celebrity softball game will be played. The Home Run Derby is Monday night.
Nearly every ticket for all three days has been sold. Royals vice president Mike Swanson said almost 2,700 credentials have been issued, second only to the 2008 All-Star Game at the old Yankee Stadium.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (guh-DEHL’) has rejected the appeals of four players suspended in connection with the league’s bounty investigation of the New Orleans Saints. Goodell told Jonathan Vilma, Anthony Hargrove, Will Smith and Scott Fujita that he retains “the inherent authority to reduce a suspension” should facts be brought to his attention that warrant it.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An arbitrator in Philadelphia has ruled with Drew Brees in a dispute over how much the Saints would have to pay him if they applied the franchise tag to the star quarterback again in 2013. The Saints have already used the tag on Brees for 2012, meaning he can’t negotiate with another team and could be forced to settle for a one-year, $16.3 million deal if he cannot reach a new long-term deal by July 16.
Arbitrator Stephen Burbank’s ruling says if New Orleans tries to tag Brees a second year in a row, he would be entitled to a 44 percent raise to more than $23 million because it would be his third-career franchise tag. The NFL had argued he’d be due a 20 percent raise.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference likes having a team play in the Orange Bowl. The league has announced a 12-year agreement with the bowl beginning after the 2014 season. The ACC has sent its champion to the Orange Bowl every year since 2006.
The Missouri 8-Man Football Coaches Association will be hosting its fourth annual Missouri 8-Man Football Senior All Star Game on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at William Jewell College in Liberty.
40 of the state’s top 8-Man senior football players have been invited to participate in this event. They will report Thursday, July 5th to William Jewell College and practice for three days as a member of either the Blue or Red team before the event.
The teams will be coached by area 8-Man football coaches from the eight teams that made the state playoffs last Fall. Coach Chuck Borey of Worth County is the head coach of the Blue Team. He is assisted by Dan Collins of Stanberry, Tyler Anderson of Southwest Ludlow and Caleb Crooker of Northwest (Hughesville). The Red Team is led by head coach Brian Messer of Mound City. He is assisted by Dana Dill of South Holt, Kurt Thacker of Hardin-Central, and Mark Juhl of St. Joseph Christian. The teams were “drafted” by the coaches; thereby pitting previous teammates against one another in certain instances.
Admission is $7.00 per person. Gates open up at 5:00 p.m. T-shirts, full color programs and DVDs of the game will be for sale throughout the contest. All proceeds go to the Missouri 8-Man Football Coaches Association. For more information and to purchase a highlight DVD, please go to http://mo8mancoaches.com
There will be free sports physicals available at Waverly Clinic Wednesday August 1st from 2-5 and again on Thursday, August 2nd also from 2-5 p.m.