NEW YORK - Canada's Eugenie Bouchard is out of the U.S. Open.

The Westmount, Que., native lost her fourth-round match 7-6 (2), 6-4 to Ekaterina Makarova on a sweltering Monday afternoon after needing treatment from medical staff midway through the second set.

The 17th-seeded Makarova advanced to the quarter-finals, where she will face the winner of a match between Victoria Azarenka and Aleksandra Kunic.

The defeat prevented Bouchard from reaching at least the semifinals of a fourth grand slam tournament this year.

NEW YORK - Canada's Eugenie Bouchard has been eliminated from the U.S. Open. The 20-year-old from Westmount, Que., dropped a 7-6, 6-4 decision to Ekaterina Makarova of Russia in the fourth round.

More coming.

ATLANTA - On Labor Day, Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia bullpen spread the workload on a no-hitter.

Hamels and three Phillies relievers combined on the season's fourth no-hitter, blanking the Atlanta Braves 7-0 Monday and giving a last-place team a rare reason to celebrate.

It was all the more unusual in that Hamels left the game with his bid intact after six innings. He seemed fine with the decision, too, having already thrown 108 pitches at a hot afternoon at Turner Field.

Hamels (8-6) struck out seven, matched a season high with five walks and hit a batter.

CALGARY - More urban routes for spectators and "Canadian cobblestone" have been incorporated into the second Tour of Alberta cycling stage race. What's missing is a mountain stage and the defending champion.

The 2014 Tour of Alberta opens with Tuesday's prologue in Calgary. The six-day race features 120 racers from 13 countries, including 24 Canadians.

The penultimate leg near Edmonton includes sections of dirt road, which presents a very Canadian surface for Europeans accustomed to racing on cobblestones.

Monday's Games


Hamilton 13 Toronto 12

Edmonton at Calgary, 4:30 p.m.



American League

Minnesota 6 Baltimore 4

Boston at Tampa Bay, 1:10 p.m.

Detroit at Cleveland, 4:05 p.m.

Seattle at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.

Texas at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m.


National League

N.Y. Mets at Miami, 1:10 p.m.

Philadelphia at Atlanta, 1:10 p.m.

Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m.

Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m.

Colorado 2, San Francisco 2, tie, 6 innings, comp. of susp. game, 4:10 p.m.

TORONTO - After a weekend of discontent, Toronto FC finally got some good news Monday with word that unsettled England striker Jermain Defoe was staying put, according to a source.

On Sunday, general manager Tim Bezbatchenko confirmed that there was an offer on the table after another source told The Canadian Press that Defoe, upset at the direction of the club, wanted out.

MLSE CEO Tim Leiweke denied that claim but Bezbatchenko, while saying he wanted to keep Defoe, was unable to assure fans that the 31-year-old forward would remain Toronto property.

HAMILTON - Zach Collaros had a TD pass against his former team to earn the Hamilton Tiger-Cats a 13-12 win over the Toronto Argonauts in the first-ever game at Tim Hortons Field on Monday.

Collaros appeared in his first game since suffering a concussion July 4 against Edmonton. He also made his first career start against Toronto, the team he had spent the last two seasons with prior to signing with Hamilton this off-season as a free agent.

LONDON - Manchester United loaned out Javier Hernandez and was preparing to tie up deals for Radamel Falcao and Daley Blind as the 20-time English champions continued their squad rebuilding on a slow start to transfer deadline day in the Premier League.

With its top-four rivals staying quiet on the final day of the summer transfer window, United remained busy by sending Hernandez on a season-long loan to Real Madrid to end the Mexico striker's four-year stay at Old Trafford.

GDANSK, Poland - Canada's men's volleyball team opened the world championships with a loss to Olympic champion Russia on Monday.

Gavin Schmitt of Saskatoon had 11 points to lead the Canadians in their three-set loss (25-21, 25-19, 25-21) in Pool C at Ergo Arena.

Canada, ranked 15th in the world, struck first and looked solid early on, but couldn't hold off the world No. 2-ranked Russians.

HOUSTON - The Houston Astros fired manager Bo Porter on Monday, saying the dismissal had less to do with the team's 59-79 record than the need for "new direction" and a "united message throughout the entire organization."

Porter was in his second season with the Astros and was succeeded by interim manager Tom Lawless, who worked in Houston's minor league system. Lawless' first game in charge is Tuesday night at home against the first-place Los Angeles Angels.

Bench coach Dave Trembley also was let go.

P.A. A&W Bears come out 1-3 after weekend tournament

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A 1-3 finish for the Prince Albert A&W Bears in a tournament over the weekend at the Art Hauser Centre.

The Bears ended the weekend with the lone win over the Lloydminister WM Steelers defeating them 3-0.

Manitoba's Norman Wild swept the weekend tournament with an impressive final of 4-0.

Pre-season action begins for the Bears with a home-at-home series against the Saskatoon Stars on Sept 14 and 15.

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TORONTO - Defender Doneil Henry has left Canada's training camp to rejoin Toronto FC.

The MLS side, which fired manager Ryan Nelsen and five of his assistant coaches on Sunday, is facing a hole in its backline with injuries to Steven Caldwell and Justin Morrow.

Canadian coach Benito Floro called up D.C. United defender Nana Attakora to replace Henry. Attakora has six caps (including two starts) for Canada.

The Canadian men are preparing for a Sept. 9 friendly against Jamaica at Toronto's BMO Field.

TORONTO - It was the worst and lowest-paying job offer on the table.

But Ryan Nelsen said yes to Toronto FC in January 2013, reckoning he could learn more from trying to resuscitate a perennial MLS loser than sit on a bench as an assistant coach at an English Premier League club.

Twenty months later, Nelsen's education in Toronto is over. General manager Tim Bezbatchenko, who inherited Nelsen as coach when he was hired last September, fired the former New Zealand international Sunday.

Sunday's Games


Saskatchewan 35 Winnipeg 30



American League

Toronto 4 N.Y. Yankees 3

Baltimore 12 Minnesota 8

Boston 3 Tampa Bay 0

Chicago White Sox 6 Detroit 2

Houston 3 Texas 2

L.A. Angels 8 Oakland 1

Cleveland 4 Kansas City 2 (susp. 10 innings)


National League

N.Y. Mets 6 Philadelphia 5

Cincinnati 3 Pittsburgh 2

St. Louis 9 Chicago Cubs 6

San Francisco 15 Milwaukee 5

Arizona 6 Colorado 2

L.A. Dodgers 7 San Diego 1

Atlanta 1 Miami 0


NEW YORK - Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon.

Maria Sharapova, usually the one wearing down opponents in the third set, sure couldn't keep up on a steamy Sunday at the U.S. Open. Wozniacki won 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 in 2 hours, 37 minutes to get back to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal in more than two years — and get back in the headlines for reasons other than her personal life.

HAMILTON - Zach Collaros couldn't have picked a bigger game to mark his return to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' lineup.

The third-year quarterback will play Monday when Hamilton hosts the Toronto Argonauts. Not only will Collaros make his first regular-season start against his former team but also lead the Ticats into their first-ever game at Tim Hortons Field on Labour Day.

Collaros has been out since suffering a concussion in a 28-24 loss to Edmonton on July 4. He's been symptom-free for roughly three weeks and is glad to finally be playing again.

CALGARY - Heading into the final round of the Shaw Charity Classic, Fred Couples thought he had absolutely no chance of winning the tournament.

Couples then went out and carded a course record 9-under 61 at Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club before beating Billy Andrade in a one-hole playoff to take home the winner's share of US$337,500.

REGINA - Weston Dressler is once again a Roughrider, but the fan favourite's return was a footnote on a Labour Day Classic dominated by Saskatchewan's ground attack.

Running back Anthony Allen's 15-yard touchdown run with 28 seconds remaining in the game proved to be the crucial score for the Riders in their 35-30 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Sunday at Mosaic Stadium.

TORONTO - The Toronto Blue Jays acquired outfielder John Mayberry Jr. from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for minor league infielder Gustavo Pierre.

The Blue Jays, who are five games back of the second American League wild card spot, announced the trade Sunday.

Mayberry has a .213 batting average in 63 games this season with seven doubles, six home runs and 21 RBIs for Philadelphia.

Riders pull out 35-30 win over Winnipeg in Labour Day Classic

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All's well that ends well for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

It wasn't a perfect 10 but the Riders picked up their 10th straight win in the Labour Day Classic as they pulled out a 35-30 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

"We're battle tested," said Darian Durant. "I think the veterans in this room we've been through any time of game scenario."

TORONTO - Manager Ryan Nelsen and five assistant coaches are gone. And a question mark looms over star striker Jermain Defoe's future.

The latest grand vision for Toronto FC may not be in tatters. But a team that can't seem to step forward without taking two steps back has hit another huge bump in the road.

Tim Leiweke, CEO of Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment, and general manager Tim Bezbatchenko both pointed the finger at the 9-9-6 club's recent lacklustre performances in making the move to remove Nelsen two-thirds of the way through his second season at the helm.

NEW YORK - Former NHL defenceman and six-time all-star Carol Vadnais died Sunday at 68 years old.

Vadnais made his NHL debut in 1966-67 with his hometown Montreal Canadiens and went on to play 17 seasons with the California Golden Seals, Boston Bruins, New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils.

He won the Stanley Cup twice, once with Montreal in 1968 and again with Boston in 1972.

The six-time all-star had 169 goals and 587 points in 1,087 games.

Vadnais also contributed during his 106 playoff games with 10 goals and 40 assists.

Dan Lewis figures Canada's volleyball team has logged well over 100,000 kilometres this summer.

It's a journey that has the Canadians in Poland for the world championships — and one they hope will continue all the way to the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Canada opens against No. 2-ranked Russia on Monday in Gdansk, in a world championship that's not only important in itself, but a huge step on the road to Rio.

CALGARY - The loss of a loved one can make football seem not very important. But Stampeders receiver Joe West says football is getting him through a tough week before he heads home for his brother's funeral.

West will play in Monday's Labour Day game against the Edmonton Eskimos before he departs for Garland, Texas.

Just hours after learning his half-brother Brandon Hobdy was murdered in Arkansas, West had four catches totalling 129 yards in last week's win over Ottawa.

Football has been a welcome, albeit temporary, distraction from his grief.

CALGARY - The mystery of Edmonton's starting quarterback for the Labour Day game in Calgary will extend into game day.

Mike Reilly's thumb on his throwing hand has not completely healed since he injured it last week against Toronto. Matt Nichols came off the bench and threw for 178 yards and a touchdown, but was intercepted twice, in a 41-27 win.

Twenty-four hours before Monday's kickoff at McMahon Stadium, neither Reilly nor Eskimos coach Chris Jones were forthcoming on who would take first snaps.