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MLB roundup: Jays belt 8 hours in Red Sox record rout

Teoscar Hernandez hit two of the Blue Jays’ eight homers and recorded a career-high six RBI, Robbie Ray struck out 10 runs in six three-run innings and the Toronto Blue Jays routed the Red Sox from Boston 18-4 Sunday afternoon. Hernandez hit a pair of three-pointers, Bo Bichette (4-for-5) threw a three-point bomb and scored five points, Rowdy Tellez hit a two-point shot and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a home run for the third game in a row for his 21st home run at the top of the majors. Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Marcus Semien and Cavan Biggio each added solo shots in Toronto’s 20-hit attack.

Football-Preliminary hearings begin in Maradona death case

An Argentine prosecutor on Monday began hearing evidence implicating seven people accused of contributing to the death of footballer Diego Maradona. Maradona, the revered former Boca Juniors and Napoli star who suffered from alcoholism and drug addiction for many years, died on November 25 of heart failure at the age of 60 after undergoing surgery in the brain at the beginning of the month.

Stars D Stephen Johns announces his retirement

Dallas Stars defenseman Stephen Johns is retiring from the NHL, citing his struggles with post-concussion syndrome. Johns has not played since appearing in the 2020 Western Conference quarter-finals opener against the Calgary Flames, which he left with an unspecified injury.

Soccer-Denmark’s Eriksen undergoes detailed exams, agent says

Christian Eriksen’s agent has said the player is undergoing detailed examinations after the Denmark international collapsed following cardiac arrest in his side’s Euro 2020 opener against Finland on Saturday. “We all want to understand what happened to him and he wants it too. The doctors are doing detailed examinations, it will take time,” Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport said on Monday, citing Eriksen’s agent Martin Schoots.

Indonesian badminton doubles star Kido dies of heart attack at 36

Indonesian badminton player Markis Kido, Olympic doubles gold medalist, died of a heart attack at the age of 36, the World Badminton Federation (BWF) said in a tweet on Monday. The Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI) said in a statement that former player Candra Wijaya saw Kido collapse while playing badminton at a sports complex in Tangerang. Kido played badminton at the site every Monday.

NBCUniversal CEO Says Tokyo Olympics Could Be Company’s Most Profitable Ever

NBCUniversal chief executive Jeff Shell said on Monday that the upcoming Tokyo Games could be the highest-grossing Olympics in NBC history. “I think we’re pretty optimistic about the odds and economics of the Olympics and advertisers have embraced it,” Shell said at Credit Suisse’s virtual communications conference.

Soccer-Messi free-kick not enough as Argentina bound to draw Chile

Argentina’s Lionel Messi scored one of his free-kicks in the first half, but Eduardo Vargas equalized for Chile in the second to leave the honors even at 1-1 in his Copa America opener in Rio de Janeiro on Monday. When the two teams met in a World Cup qualifier earlier this month, Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo acrobatically saved a Messi free-kick and another hit the wood, but this time , the Barcelona player did better, rolling a superb free kick into the corner of the net from 25 yards after 33 minutes.

Golf-Mickelson silences noise in attempt to win elusive US Open title

Phil Mickelson, who comes off a historic PGA Championship victory, said Monday he has a head start in reconnecting with Torrey Pines in a bid to bury his US Open demons this week. Mickelson, who finished second at the US Open six times, grew up playing Torrey Pines, but due to an overhaul he wanted to familiarize himself with the layout that sits atop the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. .

Jaguars LB K’Lavon Chaisson tested positive for COVID-19

Jacksonville second-year linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson will be held out of the Jaguars minicamp after testing positive for COVID-19. Jaguars coach Urban Meyer said on Monday that Chaisson would be retested. Chaisson attended the rush camp hosted by Denver Broncos star Von Miller in Las Vegas this weekend.

Paralympians Still Struggle With Misconceptions, Stockwell Says

Sports fans still fail to recognize the enormous effort and dedication it takes to make a Paralympic team, said American triathlete Melissa Stockwell. “Some misconceptions are that with the Paralympics, we just sign up and go to the Games,” the Iraq war veteran told Reuters.

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