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Playbook: Coach can make World Cup history, Masoli better story than Manziel, Wimbledon to Winnipeg, and more...

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez, left, with team Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne.

Top picks

  • Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Jeremiah Masoli.

    Foreign concept: Belgium coach Martinez two wins from becoming first foreign-born coach to capture World Cup.
  • Paul Wiecek: Hot Masoli in Hamilton best thing that could happen in CFL.
  • Tennis anyone?: competitor at local event looking to bounce back after early exit at Wimbledon.

Last night

  • Goldeyes start win streak: Fish snap seven-game losing streak with 5-4 triumph against Canaries at Shaw Park Monday night.
  • Rays outscore Tigers: Robinson's 10th-inning RBI single earns Tampa Bay 10-9 win against Detroit.
  • Red Sox shut down Rangers: Martinez's club's MLB-leading 28th home run to lead Boson to 5-0 shutout of Texas.

What we're reading

  • Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin, left, with Diamante.

    Importing talent: What do the World Cup semifinalists all have in common? Immigration
  • Cathal Kelly: In like a lamb, England’s lions emerge as unlikely World Cup contenders
  • A little off the top: Joshua Diamante is the man Toronto's professional athletes trust with their hair

In case you missed it

  • Show time: Winnipeg's Katona takes big step forward in UFC journey
  • Net benefit: Trio of local athletes off to Germany to play together in pro volleyball league

What to watch

  • World Cup: Belgium faces France in semifinal action / 12:45 pm / CTV and TSN
  • MLB: The Toronto Blue Jays play the first of two games in Atlanta vs the Braves / 6:30 pm / Sportsnet

Let's look ahead

  • Goldeyes Tucker Nathans.

    Play ball!: The Winnipeg Goldeyes continue a seven-game homestand tonight with the second game in a four-game series vs the Sioux Falls Canaries. Game time is 7 pm at Shaw Park.
  • Left coast rematch: The Bombers head to Vancouver this weekend to play the second half of a home-and-home series vs the B.C. Lions. Game time Saturday night is 9 pm CT

Video review

  • Basket-brawl: Members of Chicago's R.A.W. Athletics team fought with referees at the Gatorade Association tournament finals in Emerson, Georgia on Sunday..

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