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In case you missed it, including Argonauts squeak by Stampeders

07/08/2012 12:51 EDT | Updated 09/06/2012 05:12 EDT
The Argos edged past the Stampeders at home, Ryder Hesjedal had to do some backpedalling, and Serena Williams is back on top. All this and more in your top five sports stories from Saturday.

1. Kicker Noel Prefontaine threw down a show-stopping performance against the Calgary Stampeders in a thrilling home opener for the Toronto Argonauts. A Rogers Centre crowd of 20,682 watched as Prefontaine's 28-yard field goal with no time left helped the Argos walk away with a 39-36 win. The Stampeders also lost quarterback Drew Tate after he suffered a shoulder injury in the first quarter.

2. Ryder Hesjedal is shifting gears. The Canadian cyclist withdrew from the Tour de France after suffering a left leg and hip injury during Friday’s crash-marred sixth stage of the race. However, the Victoria native now has his sights set on London Games. "I'll go home, keep working with the medical staff on my recovery, and re-focus everything on the Olympics," Hesjedal said.

3. Serena Williams is back… and on her back. After battling health issues since winning the 2010 Wimbledon crown, Williams clinched her fifth title at the All England club, defeating Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1, 5-7, 6-2. The victory is also Williams's 14th major championship. Meanwhile, Eugenie Bouchard made history. The 18-year-old became Canada's first Grand Slam singles winner, beating the Elina Svitolina 6-2, 6-2 in the junior girls' final.

4. Canada's men's and women's beach volleyball teams are set for the London Olympics. Team members earned their spots following the Canadian Beach Volleyball Trials in Toronto. The women's side is composed of Annie Martin and Marie-Andree Lessard, while three-time national champions Josh Binstock and Martin Reader earned the men's spot.

5. The Toronto Blue Jays fell victim to a hot-hitting Kevin Youkilis and the Chicago White Sox. Youkilis hit a two-run homer to help the White Sox shut out the Jays 2-0 for their fifth consecutive win.

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