Ben Johnson ran his first competitive race in close to two decades on Tuesday, competing at a Toronto meet in a celebrity relay. His team won.
“Exhausted,” he said, sitting inside the University of Toronto’s stadium. “I’m in good shape, but my cardio is really bad. My breathing, you know? It’s bad. But my running style is OK.” (Photo: Darren Calabrese/National Post)
FACE, MEET FENCE
“I would rather him not go all-out into the wall.”
— Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman on Bryce Harper’s tenacity that often gets him into trouble. Harper violently collided with the outfield wall at Dodger Stadium on Monday night. He didn’t end up with a concussion, but received 11 stitches.
This is not the first time Harper has done battle with that particular wall. In only his second career game last year, hurt his back trying to make a catch after hitting the fence. (Photos: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
J.A. Happ listed in good condition after getting hit with line drive
In the quiet under the dome, fans and players alike sat with their hands cupped over their faces, staring in stunned silence as they watched a crew of medics kneeling over the Toronto Blue Jays pitcher lying in the dirt.
J.A. Happ had just been hit on the left side of the head by a line drive. There was blood on his hand when he lifted it from the spot where the ball struck him.
It happened in a flash. Tampa Bay’s Desmond Jennings hit the ball. The ball hit Happ so hard that it caromed deep into foul territory along the right-field line.
Happ was listed in “good condition” Wednesday morning at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, a hospital spokesperson said. In a statement, the Blue Jays said he was expected to be released from hospital later on Wednesday after more tests. He suffered a a head contusion and a cut on his left ear, the statement said. (Photos: Mike Carlson/The Associated Press)
In the first sporting event since the Boston Marathon bombings, Bruins fans showed their support for the victims with an emotional rendition of the national anthem.
“It was extremely emotional. I was definitely fighting back tears,” Bruins forward Brad Marchand said. “It’s something that we’ll never forget. For everyone to show their respect and obviously give their thoughts and prayers for everyone, it’s great that everyone is kind of coming together at this time and helping each other out.” (Photos: Jim Rogash/Getty Images; Jimmy Golen/The Associated Press)
Lindsey Vonn is at the Masters to watch boyfriend Tiger Woods go for his fifth green jacket — but don’t expect to see her following him around the course.
Vonn is still recovering from surgery on her right knee after a horrific ski crash that ended her season at the world championships two months ago. Vonn, who is still wearing a brace, said she will probably watch most of the tournament from the clubhouse.
“I can’t really walk too much,” Vonn told the New York Times. “And it’s so hilly here.”