ST. LOUIS (AP) – The Philadelphia Phillies will be without JT Realmuto, Alec Bohm, Aaron Nola and Kyle Gibson for a two-game series in Toronto due to Canadian restrictions on unvaccinated travelers.
Nola started at the mound for the Philadelphia game Monday night in St. Louis. Louis and was not scheduled to pitch against the Blue Jays during the series that begins Tuesday. Bohm, a field player, left Monday’s game with a dislocated left ring finger.
Baseball operations president Dave Dombrowski told reporters before the game that all four players will be placed on the restricted list and will lose two days of major league pay and service time according to the terms of the MLB collective agreement.
“I won’t let Canada tell me what I do and not put it on my body for a little money,” Realmuto, a three-time All-Star, said. “It’s just not worth it.”
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Dodger Stadium concession workers have voted to authorize a few days off before the MLB All-Star Game festivities in Los Angeles.
Workers at dealership Compass Group and its subsidiary Levy Restaurants voted 99% to authorize a strike, which could begin at any time, according to Unite Here Local 11. The union is looking for what it calls “a new fair contract.”
Levy employs about 1,500 food servers, waiters, suite assistants, cooks and dishwashers at the stadium, which will host the All-Star Game for the first time since 1980. Events begin on Saturday and culminate with the match on July 19th.
“They are the backbone of our tourism and sports industry, but many are struggling to stay grounded and reach the end of the month,” said Susan Minato, the union’s co-chair. “No worker should continue to live like this.”
The union represents more than 32,000 hospitality workers in Southern California and Arizona.
Two paydays amount to $ 262,363 for Realmuto, $ 184,835 for Nola, $ 76,923 for Gibson and $ 7,857 for Bohm.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) – Former Dallas Cowboys runner-up Marion Barber III died of a heat stroke, police said.
In a statement, police in the Dallas suburb of Frisco said the Collin County forensic doctor had ruled Barber’s death an accident. A police spokesman did not give further details about the circumstances of the man’s death, 38, and the forensic doctor’s office did not immediately respond to a message from The Associated Press.
Police who conducted a welfare check on June 1 found Barber dead in a Frisco apartment he was believed to be renting.
The former Minnesota Golden Gopher was a fourth-round pick for Dallas in 2005 and spent six seasons with the Cowboys. He had 24 combined touchdowns in 2006 and ’07 despite starting just one game these two seasons. Barber rushed for 654 yards and a maximum of 14 TDs in 2006.
Barber had a maximum of 975 yards per run and 10 TDs in 2007, when he made his only Pro Bowl. His role and production dwindled from there, and he had career lows in carries, yards and touchdowns in his senior year in Dallas in 2010. Barber played one last season with Chicago in 2011.
DENVER (AP) – Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has joined the new Broncos-owned group.
Rob Walton announced the inclusion of Rice in a statement issued on behalf of the Walton-Penner family-owned group. The group agreed to buy the franchise from the Pat Bowlen Trust last month for about $ 4.65 billion. It is pending approval from the NFL.
Rice has strong ties to the Denver community. He received his bachelor’s and doctorate degrees. of the University of Denver.
Former Stanford University rector Rice served as secretary of state under President George W. Bush from 2005 to 2009. He has also served on the selection committee for college football qualifiers and chaired a committee on college basketball.
The new ownership group is led by Walton and includes her daughter, Carrie Walton Penner, and her husband, Greg Penner.
ANN ARBOR, Michigan (AP) – Gary Moeller, who succeeded Bo Schembechler as Michigan coach and later led the Detroit Lions, died Monday. He was 81 years old.
The University of Michigan announced his death and no cause was given.
Moeller was promoted to offensive coordinator to lead the Wolverines program in 1990 and was 44-13-3 for five seasons.
The two-time Big Ten coach of the year won a conference championship in each of his first three years and had four bowl victories, including the 1993 Rose Bowl over Washington. He resigned in May 1995, less than a week after being arrested on charges of a drunken outburst at a restaurant in the Detroit suburbs.
DENVER (AP) – Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche has promoted Joe Sakic to the role of president of hockey operations.
Sakic was the architect behind a team that captured his first title since 2001. The Hall of Fame executive, turned front office, was recently honored as general manager of the year.
The team also announced Monday that GM assistant Chris MacFarland will act as GM.
Colorado culminated its most successful regular season by dethroning two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning in the final. The Avalanche closed out the series in six games and finished the postseason 16-4.
It was another title for Sakic, who was the Avalanche captain when they lifted the Stanley Cup in 1996 and 2001. He became the first in NHL history to win as captain and GM with the same organization.
MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) – Kristie Mewis scored in the 89th minute to break a deadlock and the United States beat Mexico 1-0 in the CONCACAF W Championship.
The United States won Group A in the eight-team tournament and will face Costa Rica in the semifinals. The Americans had already qualified for the 2023 Women’s World Cup as one of the first two teams in their group.
Mexican Lizbeth Ovalle was shown a red card for a foul on Rose Lavelle in the 73rd minute.
While Mexico was strong in defense against the United States, the best ranked, the hosts were eliminated from qualifying for next summer’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
Jamaica beat Haiti 4-0 to qualify for their second consecutive World Cup and advance to a semi-final match against Canada. Bunny Shaw had a couple of goals, and Trudi Carter and Drew Spence also scored for the Reggae Girlz.
LONDON (AP) – Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah has revealed that he was illegally taken to Britain from Djibouti under the name of another child.
“The truth is, I’m not who you think I am,” Farah, 39, told the BBC in a documentary called “The Real Mo Farah.”
Farah, who became the first British athletics athlete to win four Olympic golds, said her children have motivated her to be honest about her past.
“The real story is that I was born in Somaliland, in northern Somalia, as Hussein Abdi Kahin,” he told the BBC. “Despite what I’ve said in the past, my parents never lived in the UK
“When I was four my father was killed in the civil war, you know that as a family we were destroyed. I was separated from my mother and taken to the UK illegally under the name of another boy named Mohamed Farah “.
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