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Indianapolis, IN - Tight end Dallas Clark officially retired as an Indianapolis Colt during an emotional news conference at the teams facility Wednesday. "Dallas is such a great football player who elevated the horseshoe to another level when he came in," Colts owner Jim Irsay said. Clark spent nine of his 11 professional seasons with the Colts. He was a key part of two AFC champion teams with Indianapolis in the 2000s. "My wife told me to keep it lighthearted. I just dont know how to do that because this place and these fans and everyone here mean so much to me," Clark said.
ST. LOUIS -- Rookie Kolten Wong gave the St. Louis Cardinals their second straight game-winning ninth-inning home run, connecting off Ernesto Frieri with two outs for a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night. Frieri (1-1) got two routine outs before Wong, batting eighth, hit his third homer on a full count. The drive over the right-field wall, which was estimated at 420 feet, was the first game-winning homer of Wongs career and it came a night after Matt Adams hit his first winner off Justin Wilson in a 2-0 victory.
Canadas Dominique Maltais won the silver medal in the Olympic womens snowboard cross event in Sochi on Sunday. Its the second Olympic podium for Maltais, a native of Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Que., who was the bronze medallist at the 2006 Turin Olympics. "In the final I just wanted to go full on," said Maltais. "Today was my day. Im so so happy its done and I made it and I finished on the podium." In 2010, Maltais crashed during her final Olympic training run, failed to advance past the elimination stage and finished in 20th place.
Wojtek Wolski, now playing for the Torpedos of the KHL, channeled his inner Tracy McGrady yesterday and scored a ridiculous 3 goals in 1:46! Torpedo was down by one to start the 2nd period over Siber, when Wolski completely took over and put them up by 2 by the 17:30 mark. Wojtek Wolski, now playing for #Torpedo, just scored a natural hat-trick in 1 min 46 sec, setting up new #KHL record— Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) October 6, 2014 Wolski has always been known to have unbelievable hands, but just could never put it all together in the NHL. Check out those sick hands in action at Avalanche camp.
BARCELONA, Spain - Karim Benzema scored twice as Real Madrid thrashed Real Sociedad 4-1 Saturday without the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo to ensure it remained top of the Spanish league.Sociedad defender Aritz Elustondo headed in his first goal for the Basque club 36 seconds into the match.But James Rodriguez headed the hosts level in the third minute, and Madrid never looked back at its Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.Sergio Ramos scored in the 37th and Benzema made it 3-1 in the 53rd before he struck an exquisite second goal in the 76th.Madrid opened a four-point gap over Barcelona before it hosts
England begin another summer of Test cricket at Headingley next week and the squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka has been announced with Jake Ball the standout inclusion. The Nottinghamshire paceman becomes Englands fourth seam option, joining James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Steven Finn in the 12-man squad. But who is he and how did he force his way in Trevor Bayliss thoughts? Heres what you need to know…Age: 25Born: Mansfield, NottinghamshireTwitter: @JakeBall30Loves: Golf & Everton Why is he in the squad?
MONTREAL - Speedskater and Olympic gold medallist Mathieu Giroux says he is retiring from elite-level competition to concentrate on his pharmacy studies at the University of Montreal. "After 24 years dedicated to my career in speedskating, including 12 seasons on the national team, I am retiring from top-level sport," Giroux said Wednesday in a Speed Skating Canada release. "I am very proud of what Ive accomplished and the person Ive become through all these years of training.
Winnipeg Goldeyes manager Rick Forney announced that right-handed pitcher Cephas Howard has been released. Howard was 1-0 with a 9.00 ERA in five outings out of the bullpen for the Goldeyes this season. He was acquired earlier this month from the Amarillo Sox for cash considerations. The Goldeyes now have 21 players on their active roster, including 11 pitchers and 10 position players. Winnipeg begins an eight-game road trip tonight with the first of four games against the Sioux Falls Canaries. The pre-game show on Jewel 101 (100.7 FM) with Steve Schuster begins at 6:30 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA -- Kyle Lowry slept in his own bed, left about 50 tickets for family and friends, then gave his hometown crowd a reason to cheer. Lowry had 18 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds for his fourth career triple-double, and DeMar DeRozan scored 34 points to help the Toronto Raptors beat the Philadelphia 76ers 104-95 on Friday night. "As long as its with a win, Im happy to have it," Lowry said. "Ill take the thanks from the team and congratulations from all my teammates.
NEW YORK -- Defending champion Spain will prepare for the World Cup in the United States along with Greece, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Ivory Coast, Nigeria and Honduras. Soccer United Marketing, an affiliate of Major League Soccer, says it will organize exhibition games involving those six nations along with Bolivia and El Salvador from May 27 to June 10. England announced last month it will play a pair of matches at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, facing Ecuador on June 4 and Honduras on June 7. The World Cup will be in Brazil for the first time since 1950 and opens June 12.