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Chicago Fire offer vouchers if Messi doesn't play for Inter Miami on Aug. 31

Chicago Fire offer vouchers if Messi doesn't play for Inter Miami on Aug. 31

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Fire said Friday that they will offer vouchers for fans if Lionel Messi doesn't play for Inter Miami when the teams meet at Soldier Field on Aug. 31.

Wannasae closes birdie-eagle to take 1-shot lead in Dana Open

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — Chanettee Wannasae closed birdie-eagle on Highland Meadows' twin par-5 finishing holes for a 6-under 66 and a one-stroke lead Friday in the Dana Open for Children.
Canada loses to Japan at softball World Cup finals, will face Netherlands for bronze

Canada loses to Japan at softball World Cup finals, will face Netherlands for bronze

CASTIONS DI STRADA, ITALY — Kyoko Ishikawa's two-run single highlighted Japan's five-run fourth inning in a 7-2 win over Canada on Friday at the WBSC Women's Softball World Cup Finals.
Alberta Premier says ministers, staff accepting playoff hockey tickets onside

Alberta Premier says ministers, staff accepting playoff hockey tickets onside

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says she doesn’t think her cabinet ministers and political staff accepting tickets to luxury suites at playoff hockey games runs afoul of ethics rules.
Votto tweaks right ankle before his expected Bisons debut, will be re-evaluated

Votto tweaks right ankle before his expected Bisons debut, will be re-evaluated

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays infielder Joey Votto was pulled from the Buffalo Bisons' lineup shortly before he was expected to make his Triple-A debut on Firday.
Shane Lowry keeps calm and carries British Open lead at Troon

Shane Lowry keeps calm and carries British Open lead at Troon

TROON, Scotland (AP) — Shane Lowry was a surprising model of calm amid all the calamity in the British Open on Friday.

Gilgeous-Alexander scores 23 points, Canada beats France in Olympic hoops tune-up

ORLEANS — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 23 points as Canada defeated host France 85-73 Friday in an Olympic men's basketball exhibition game. RJ Barrett added 21 points for Canada, while Guerschon Yabusele led France with 19.
Lundgaard set to defend Honda Indy title as drivers hit track with new hybrid tech

Lundgaard set to defend Honda Indy title as drivers hit track with new hybrid tech

TORONTO — Denmark’s Christian Lundgaard didn’t get the chance to celebrate his first career NTT IndyCar Series victory last year in Toronto.
Pogacar closing in on third Tour de France title after dominant win in the Alps

Pogacar closing in on third Tour de France title after dominant win in the Alps

As the finish line approached, Tadej Pogacar looked over his shoulder and saw an empty road. Moments later, he was a giant step closer to clinching a third Tour de France title by winning another tough mountain stage on Friday.
CF Montreal hungry for revenge entering derby match against Toronto FC

CF Montreal hungry for revenge entering derby match against Toronto FC

MONTREAL — CF Montreal centre back Joel Waterman is always motivated when Canadian rival Toronto FC comes to town.