May 30, 2020

FOOTBALL: Canadian Football League record-holding QB Doug Flutie will not re-sign with the British Columbia Lions of Vancouver next year, and is considering offers from two NFL teams and other teams in Canada, his attorney Bob Woolf said Monday. Flutie was the CFL’s Most Valuable Player last season and set a single-season passing record with 5,676 yards.

BASEBALL: California Angels pitcher Matt Keough was struck in the right temple by a foul ball hit off the bat of San Francisco’s John Patterson on Monday and taken to a hospital. Keough, attempting to make a comeback with the Angels, was sitting in the team’s dugout when the incident occurred. He was removed from Scottsdale Stadium via ambulance.A CAT scan showed no internal bleeding or skull fractures, but Keough was to be kept at Scottsdale Memorial Hospital overnight for observation. Keough hasn’t pitched in the big leagues since 1986.

BASKETBALL: Detroit’s Joe Dumars, who averaged 31.3 points and 4.3 assists last week, was named NBA Player of the Week on Monday.

AUTO RACING: Scarborough native Joe Bessey finished 23rd and Newburgh’s Ricky Craven was 30th at the Atlanta Motor Speedway 300 Busch Grand National stock car race in Hampton, Ga., Saturday. Jeff Gordon of Pittsboro, Ind., won the race and the $30,170 prize. Bessey completed 179 laps and won $5,900. Craven took home $7,350, despite crashing in his 131st lap. Craven is seventh in the overall point standings.

HOCKEY: Hartford goaltender Kay Whitmore, who posted a pair of shutouts and a stingy 0.67 goals-against average in three games, was named the NHL’s player of the week Monday…. Pittsburgh’s Rick Tocchet has a fractured jaw and will miss one week of play. A puck fired by Mario Lemieux smacked into the left side of Tocchet’s head.

TENNIS: Stefan Edberg was upset 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 by unseeded Robbie Weiss Monday in the third round of the International Players Championships in Key Biscayne, Fla. Jim Courier advanced after Andres Gomez retired with a sore ankle. Jimmy Connors was eliminated by No. 4 Pete Sampras, 6-3, 6-2. In women’s play, No. 2 Steffi Graf beat Raffaella Reggi-Concato 6-2, 6-2; No. 3 Gabriela Sabatini beat Rosalyn Fairbank-Nideffer 6-2, 6-0; No. 5 Arantxa Sanchez Vicario topped Ginger Helgeson 6-2, 6-2; and No. 6 Jennifer Capriati beat Karina Habsudova 6-3, 6-1.

SKATING: The German tabloid Bild claims to have Katarina Witt’s secret police files, and they portray a star who made many demands on her Communist state and had most of them fulfilled. Witt paid for everything herself. Witt enjoyed a standard of living ordinary East Germans did not. She drove two cars and her parents also obtained a car. It said her parents also were allowed to travel to the United States.

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