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Tempers flare as Blue Jays beat Angels 4-1

TORONTO – It’s only late July but a playoff-like atmosphere has arrived at Toronto’s Rogers Centre. Matt Chapman and Danny Jansen hit solo home runs in the second and third innings to take the lead as the Blue Jays held off the Los Angeles Angels 4-1 on Friday. The win …

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Home time for Foxwarren’s Dawson Barteaux after joining Manitoba Moose – Winnipeg

Foxwarren’s Dawson Barteaux will be bringing a little more local flavour to the Manitoba Moose next season. The blueliner recently signed a one-year contract for his second homecoming in the span of just three years. “I’m very lucky to have a very tight-knit family,” said Barteaux. “And it’ll be very …

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Ohtani not pitching in Toronto disappoints fans

TORONTO – For months Cory Gosselin was looking forward to seeing Shohei Ohtani, a generational baseball talent, pitch in person. But the quirks of the Los Angeles Angels schedule saw Ohtani pitch in the day game of a doubleheader in Detroit on Thursday, meaning he won’t take the mound on …

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New committee takes centre stage at Winnipeg’s upcoming World Police and Fire Games – Winnipeg

It’s the first time in the history of the World Police and Fire Games that a committee has been established solely to incorporate Indigenous elements and learning. Opening ceremonies for the games are slated for July 28 at the Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg. In the lead-up to the year’s …

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Jays trade Thornton to Mariners for minor leaguer

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 26, 2023 3:29 pm Descrease article font size Increase article font size TORONTO – Right-handed reliever Trent Thornton has been traded by the Toronto Blue Jays to the Seattle Mariners. Infielder Mason McCoy was sent to Toronto in return. McCoy was assigned to …

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Former Manitoba Bisons receiver to make 1st career CFL start – Winnipeg

It’s more than a year later than he probably would have wanted, but former Manitoba Bisons receiver Gavin Cobb will make his first career CFL start this week. Cobb is looking to make the most of his opportunity in the starting lineup with the still-winless Edmonton Elks after an injury …

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Montreal football festival GOAL Initiative aims to raise funds for youth sports – Montreal

Playing more than 60 soccer matches among 24 teams at McGill University’s Molson Stadium Sunday wasn’t so much about scoring points on the field. Still, the spirit of competition among these players was hard to suppress, given the energy of the play and the passion of fans.  It was the …

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Upstart pro pickleball league launches first season in Guelph

Descrease article font size Increase article font size Professional pickleball is coming to Guelph. The Canadian National Pickleball League (CNPL) will launch its inaugural season with an event at Sleeman Centre July 29-July 30 featuring 32 of Canada’s best pickleball players, including some from the Guelph area. League commissioner Mike McAninch …

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Blue Jays sign third-round pick Watts-Brown

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 23, 2023 2:09 pm Updated July 23, 2023 2:51 pm Descrease article font size Increase article font size TORONTO – Right-handed pitching prospect Juaron Watts-Brown signed with the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday. He was drafted by Toronto in the third round of …

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Nimmala fits right in with Blue Jays organization

TORONTO – As soon as Arjun Nimmala arrived in Toronto, he knew he belonged with the Blue Jays. The 17-year-old shortstop was picked 20th overall by the Blue Jays at Major League Baseball’s amateur draft on July 9. He visited Toronto this past weekend to tour Rogers Centre, meet his …

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