In Ocean 100 Sports:
Sidney Crosby says 30 is “just a number,” as he celebrates his birthday today in his native Nova Scotia with the Stanley Cup. He is marshal of Halifax’s annual Natal Day parade, and thousands of people have lined streets for a glimpse of the cup. The Penguins captain will travel with Lord Stanley to Rimouski, Quebec later today where he spent his junior hockey career.
Canada’s national men’s hockey team wraps up preliminary round play at the Sochi Hockey Open this afternoon with a matchup against Russia. A win would put the Canadians in Wednesday’s gold medal game. The tournament is being used as an evaluation process ahead of next year’s Olympics in Pyeongchang.
It’s a day off today for the Blue Jays. They begin a three-game series tomorrow against the Yankees at Rogers Centre. It’s also the start of a 10-game homestand. Toronto blew a three-run lead in the ninth inning yesterday to fall 7-6 to the Astros in Houston.
The Rogers Cup begins today with the men’s tournament going on in Montreal and women’s event in Toronto.
No Canadians are competing for medals today at the world track and field championships in London. Toronto’s Aaron Brown is racing in the heats for the men’s 200 metres while fellow Canadians Sage Watson and Noelle Montcalm are in the women’s 400 metre hurdles heats.