Chicago White Sox 10 Boston 8
Tampa Bay 5 Detroit 2
Kansas City 9 Cleveland 4
N.Y. Yankees 6 Texas 2
Chicago Cubs 9 Colorado 8
St. Louis 4 Cincinnati 1
San Francisco 4 Milwaukee 2
-- The Kamloops Venom punched their ticket to the Provincial Jr. "B" Lacrosse Championship in Victoria this coming weekend, as the Thompson - Okanagan champions. The Venom won the decisive 5th game in the final, 15-14 in Vernon last night to qualify along with New Westminster, Saanich and the host West Shore. The Venom open against the Salmonbellies from New West, Friday at 2pm
-- Toronto Blue Jays swung a major trade for shortstops, sending Jose Reyes, Miguel Castro and, two minor league pitchers to Colorado, to acquire Troy Tulowitzki, and, 42 year old relief pitcher LaTroy Hawkins. The Jays weren't happy with the defensive game of Reyes which prompted the deal.
-- Toronto is back home to open a series against Philadelphia tonite, with Felix Doubront getting the start. Adam Morgan will pitch for the Phillies who are 26 games under 500. Seattle Mariners are at home for game two of a series against Arizona, after losing last night's opener 4-3 in 10 innings.
-- It will be a special night in Boston. Pedro Martinez will have his number 45 retired by the Red Sox prior to a game against the Chicago White Sox. It's the first time a pitcher's number will be retired by the team.
-- The second jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown is up for grabs tonight in Fort Erie. Queen's Plate champion Shaman Ghost will be going for bqack to back wins at the Prince of Wales Stakes. There are only 7 horses entered in the mile and three-sixteenths race.
-- The NBA-champion Golden State Warriors and, the Boston Celtics completed a trade sending two-time All-Star forward David Lee to the east coast for Gerald Wallace and Chris Babb. The teams agreed to the trade July 7, but Boston needed time to sort out other moves in free agency before completing the swap.
-- Cleveland traded forward Mike Miller and centre Brendan Haywood to Portland. The TrailBlazers are expected to cut Haywood, while Miller plans to seek a buyout and become a free agent. The deal was consumated over financial concerns by the Cavaliers.
-- The NHL's NY Rangers avoided arbitration with centre Derek Stepan by signing him to a six-year contract worth a reported 39 million dollars.
-- Nashville Predators signed forward Colin Wilson to a four-year contract worth $15.75 million. The 25-year-old set career highs with 20 goals and 42 points last season.