Canada's Cup

Tennis: For the first time in the Rogers Cup history the men's and women's events are taking place during the same week, with the men competing in Montreal and the women holding court in Toronto. Late Sunday night, Venus Williams announced a viral illness will keep her out of the tournament. One of today's early contests pits 10th-ranked Samantha Stosur against Japan's Ayumi Morita. Afternoon and evening matches feature top players Svetlana Kuznetsova and Jelena Jankovic. Over in men's singles big names in action include Stanislas Wawrinka, David Nalbandian, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Nikolay Davydenko.

MLB: It could be a big night for Boston starter Tim Wakefield, as he tries for career win No. 200. Wakefield and the Red Sox open up a three-game set in Minnesota, with Scott Baker on the hill for the Twins. Baker has been great at home, posting a .22 ERA in his last six home starts and earning five straight wins at Target Field (7 p.m.). ... The Braves have won three of their last four games and have beaten tonight's opponent, the Marlins, six of seven times this year. Atlanta's struggling starter Derek Lowe hopes another bad outing won't halt his team's momentum. Lowe has lost three straight starts, posting a 9.00 ERA over the stretch and upping his season ERA to 6.54, good for second-worst in the majors. Brad Hand gets the start for the Marlins, who have lost eight of their last 10 at home. ... Phillies ace Roy Halladay will try for an NL-best 15th win tonight when he faces Hiroki Kuroda and the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Kuroda has had success against Philly in the past, going 2-1 with a .84 ERA in five starts (10:10 p.m.).

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