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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies will be without JT Realmuto, Alec Bohm, Aaron Nola and Kyle Gibson in a two-game series in Toronto due to Canadian restrictions on unvaccinated travelers.

Nola started on the mound for Philadelphia’s Monday night game at St. Louis and was not scheduled to pitch against the Blue Jays in the series that begins Tuesday. Bohm, an infielder, came out of Monday’s game with a dislocated left ring finger.

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski told reporters before the game that all four players would be placed on the shortlist and forfeit two days of pay and major league service time under the terms of the club’s collective bargaining agreement. the MLB.

“I’m not going to let Canada tell me what I do and what I don’t put in my body for a little money,” said three-star Realmuto. “It’s just not worth it.”

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodger Stadium concession workers voted to authorize a strike days before the MLB All-Star Game festivities in Los Angeles.

Workers employed by concessionaire Compass Group and its subsidiary Levy Restaurants have voted 99% to authorize a strike, which could start at any time, according to Unite Here Local 11. The union is demanding what it calls ‘a fair new contract’ .

Levy employs nearly 1,500 servers, bartenders, suite attendants, cooks and dishwashers at the stadium, which will host the All-Star Game for the first time since 1980. Events begin Saturday and culminate with the July 19 game.

“They are the backbone of our tourism and sports industry, but many are struggling to stay housed and make ends meet,” said union co-chair Susan Minato. “No worker should have to continue to live like this.”

The union represents more than 32,000 hospitality workers in Southern California and Arizona.

Two days pay is $262,363 for Realmuto, $184,835 for Nola, $76,923 for Gibson and $7,857 for Bohm.


FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Former Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber III has died of heat stroke, police said.

In a statement, police in the Dallas suburb of Frisco said the Collin County Medical Examiner ruled Barber’s death an accident. A police spokesperson provided no further details on the circumstances of the 38-year-old’s death, and the medical examiner’s office did not immediately respond to a message from The Associated Press.

Police conducting a wellness check on June 1 found Barber dead in a Frisco apartment he allegedly rented.

The former Minnesota Golden Gopher was a fourth-round draft pick by Dallas in 2005 and spent six seasons with the Cowboys. He had 24 combined touchdowns in 2006 and 2007 despite only starting one game in those two seasons. Barber rushed for 654 yards and a career-high 14 touchdowns in 2006.

Barber had a career-high 975 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns in 2007, when he made his only Pro Bowl. His role and production declined from there, and he had career lows in carries, yards and touchdowns in his senior year at Dallas in 2010. Barber played one final season with Chicago in 2011.

DENVER (AP) — Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has been added to the Broncos’ new ownership group.

Rob Walton announced Rice’s inclusion in a statement released on behalf of the Walton-Penner family ownership group. The group agreed to buy the franchise from the Pat Bowlen Trust last month for $4.65 billion. It is pending approval by the NFL.

Rice has strong ties to the Denver community. She earned her undergraduate degree and her Ph.D. from the University of Denver.

A former provost of Stanford University, Rice served as secretary of state under President George W. Bush from 2005 to 2009. She also served on the college football playoff selection committee and chaired a basketball commission. university.

The new ownership group is led by Walton and includes his daughter, Carrie Walton Penner, and her husband, Greg Penner.


ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Gary Moeller, who succeeded Bo Schembechler as Michigan coach and later coached the Detroit Lions, died Monday. He was 81 years old.

The University of Michigan announced his death and no cause was provided.

Moeller was promoted from offensive coordinator to lead the Wolverines program in 1990 and was 44-13-3 over 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 against Washington. He resigned in May 1995, less than a week after being arrested on charges of drunkenness at a restaurant in suburban Detroit.


DENVER, AP — The Stanley Cup-champion Colorado Avalanche have promoted Joe Sakic to president of hockey operations.

Sakic was the architect of a team that won its first title since 2001. The Hall of Fame striker turned front office manager was recently honored as General Manager of the Year.

The team also announced Monday that assistant general manager Chris MacFarland will now serve as general manager.

Colorado capped off its most successful regular season by dethroning two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning in the Finals. The Avalanche finished the series in six games and finished the playoffs with a 16-4 record.

It was another title for Sakic, who captained the Avalanche when they lifted the Stanley Cup in 1996 and 2001. He became the first in NHL history to win as captain and manager. general 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 at 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 top two teams in their group.

Mexican Lizbeth Ovalle was sent off with a red card for a foul on Rose Lavelle in the 73rd minute. USA appeared offside on Mewis’ goal, but it was not reviewed.

While Mexico were solid in defense against top-ranked USA, the hosts were knocked out of next summer’s World Cup qualifiers in Australia and New Zealand.

Jamaica beat Haiti 4-0 to qualify for their second consecutive World Cup and qualify for a semi-final match against Canada. Bunny Shaw scored twice, and Trudi Carter and Drew Spence also scored for the Reggae Girlz.


LONDON (AP) — Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah has revealed he was illegally brought 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 titled ‘The Real Mo Farah’.

Farah, who became the first British track and field athlete to win four Olympic gold medals, said his children motivated him to tell the truth about his past.

“The real story is that I was born in Somaliland, 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 as a family we were torn apart. I was separated from my mother and brought to the UK illegally under the name of another child called Mohamed Farah.


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