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Blue Jays noncommittal on dugout netting

Posted on 23 September 2017

The shot heard around the baseball world, a sobering moment for the industry, came on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium when a young girl was hit by a line drive off the bat of third baseman Todd Frazier and the repercussions will continue to be debated and acted upon into the 2018 season and beyond.In the fifth inning of a game against the Twins, Frazier ripped a hard line drive foul over thi ...

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Trump says NFL players who kneel in protest during national anthem should be fired

Posted on 23 September 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump profanely criticized NFL players who protest police brutality by kneeling during the U.S. national anthem and said they should be fired by their teams.Team owners, Trump said, should respond by telling their coaches: “Get that son of a b---- off the field right now, he’s fired. He’s fired!”The anthem protests began in August 2016 when former San Francisco 49ers ...

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Canadian sprint stars catch their breath to raise awareness on fatal lung condition

Posted on 21 September 2017

TORONTO—Canada’s men’s sprint story at last month’s world track and field championships began with the disastrous news that Andre De Grasse was out with an injury. It ended with the 4x100-metre relay team crossing a distant sixth.Now, heading into an off-year in the sport, with no Olympics or world championships, Canada’s fastest men are taking a break and slowing down.De ...

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Reds brought back down to earth by Impact

Posted on 21 September 2017

If anyone was going to spoil Toronto FC’s fun, it had to be Montreal.The Impact came to town on Wednesday night on the heels of four losses, a string of defeats that began when the rivals met in late August for the first time this season.Since then, the Reds’ stock continued to soar, becoming the first time to clinch a playoff berth, as Montreal’s plummeted. A win mid-week would guarantee To ...

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Pro wrestling’s Bobby (the Brain) Heenan dead at 73

Posted on 18 September 2017

Legendary pro wrestling manager Bobby (the Brain) Heenan died Sunday from cancer complications at age 73, the WWE announced.Heenan was diagnosed with throat and tongue cancer in 2002 and spent the last several years battling the disease, losing the ability to talk after multiple surgeries on his tongue and the reconstruction of his lower jaw.Heenan, born Raymond Louis Heenan, is considered pro wre ...

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Brady and the Patriots win, but Gronkowski is hurt again

Posted on 18 September 2017

NEW ORLEANS—If Tom Brady and the Patriots were suffering from a Super Bowl hangover, it looks as though a trip to New Orleans pulled the defending champions out of it.The 40-year-old Brady hasn’t often looked better in his long, illustrious career, providing an audible contingent of travelling Patriots fans ample reason to spend the rest of their Sunday celebrating in the French Quar ...

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Coaching change brings a spike in energy to Alouettes players

Posted on 16 September 2017

If ever there was any doubt there’s a new sheriff in town, that a philosophical change has occurred around the Alouettes, it became obvious after Friday’s practice — when a fan was invited onto the field to address the team.This no longer remains Jacques Chapdelaine’s club.“We represent the province. A fan that’s very passionate about the team, and passed the story down, got the c ...

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Cleveland’s record run ends at 22 games

Posted on 16 September 2017

CLEVELAND—The Cleveland Indians can return to clinching their division and playoff preparations.Their historic winning streak is, well, history.Cleveland had its AL record run stopped at 22 straight games on Friday night as the Indians were beaten 4-3 by the Kansas City Royals, who became the first team to conquer the defending league champions since Aug. 23.Jason Vargas (16-10) pitched into the ...

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Indians extend win streak to 22 games

Posted on 15 September 2017

CLEVELAND—The Cleveland Indians added a walk-off win to a streak that has had everything.Jay Bruce hit an RBI double in the 10th inning as the Indians rallied for their 22nd straight win to extend their AL record, beating the Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Thursday night to move within four wins of matching the 1916 New York Giants for the longest streak in major-league history.After blowouts, shutou ...

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Leafs’ depth promises to keep pre-season interesting: Feschuk

Posted on 15 September 2017

If you’re a contrarian at heart or a doomsayer for fun, you can easily spin a scenario in which the 101st season in Maple Leafshistory disintegrates into a million pieces.Maybe the injuries the players mostly avoided a season ago, when they played the Washington Capitals to six one-goal games in a first-round playoff loss, arrive like a plague in the coming six months. Maybe Frederik Anders ...