–BARTOLO COLON FLIRTS WITH PERFECTION, SETTLES FOR WIN AS METS KNOCK OFF MARINERS 3-2
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Bartolo Colon came within seven outs of a perfect game, giving up a single to Robinson Cano with two outs in the seventh inning as the New York Mets held off a late comeback to beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 .
–FROM BAGPIPERS TO LOCH NESS MONSTER, SCOTTISHNESS CELEBRATED AS COMMONWEALTH GAMES OPEN
The Loch Ness Monster, tartan-clad bagpipers and giant pieces of shortbread took the place of footballers on the Celtic Park pitch as the Commonwealth Games began with a celebration of Scottish mythology and exports.