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Brett Cecil roars for Jays

As opening nights in the city that never sleeps, Brett Cecil’s run as closer of your 2015 Toronto Blue Jays lasted as long as flickering bulb outside the Shubert Theatre on Broadway.   Cecil faced four hitters in Game 2 of the season at Yankee Stadium, retired one and blew the save. Glory Days and Moose Murders were Broadway plays which had a run of exactly one show. After Cecil’s

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Jose Bautista Laments Lack of Caution on Error

ARLINGTON – The shock and dismay on Jose Bautista’s face said all you needed to know. One second, the Delino DeShields single was zipping across the grass, heading for Bautista’s glove. A split second later, it was behind him, trundling merrily toward the right-field wall, while DeShields rocketed around the basepaths, following teammates Bobby Wilson and Hanser Alberto home. “You could tell by my reaction,” Bautista said, after his three-run error opened

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Olympic bid still costly for Toronto, expert says

Researcher questions new rules on financial sustainability ​Olympics officials say new rules meant to make hosting the Games more affordable would also cut the cost of bidding for the international competition. But at least one expert disputes those claims, saying the new measures brought in by the International Olympic Committee only pay lip service to financial sustainability and won’t make the pitch or the Games themselves any cheaper. Financial concerns

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Jays Send Message After Sweeping Yankees

NEW YORK – As messages go, the Blue Jays couldn’t have been more explicit this weekend. They arrived in the Bronx for three games with the first-place Yankees, trailing the American League East leaders by 4.5 games. After three convincing victories, capped by Sunday’s 2-0 whitewash, that lead is down to a slender 1.5 games. Message delivered: Toronto is in this thing to the finish. “Well, we’ve climbed back real close,” said

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Giovinco scores 3 goals, Toronto FC beats Orlando 4-1

TORONTO (AP) —Sebastian Giovinco scored three goals to take the MLS lead and break Toronto FC’s single-season record, leading the Canadian team to a 4-1 victory over Orlando City on Wednesday night. The 5-foot-4 Italian known as the Atomic Ant has 16 goals this season, one more than Columbus’ Kei Kamara. Giovinco broke the Toronto season record of 15 set by Dwayne De Rosario in 2010. ”It’s special every time

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Blue Jays pitcher Price already winning hearts

TORONTO – Only 17 months ago the Blue Jays were having clandestine meetings and talking behind closed doors about removing bits of committed cash from five piles and putting it into a larger one. With cash spent and none on the horizon from Rogers Communications, an elaborate plan was devised where Mark Buehrle, Jose Reyes, R.A. Dickey, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion would restructure their contracts so the Jays could pay free

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Michael Bradley, Toronto FC captain, skipping MLS all-star game

Star midfielder has calf problem Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley is skipping Wednesday’s MLS all-star game because of a calf problem. Bradley, who is coming off a six-game Gold Cup campaign with the U.S., was scheduled to undergo a scan Tuesday. “We’re hoping that’s it a contusion [not a tear], of course,” said Toronto coach Greg Vanney. “But he’s having some discomfort in the calf and some swelling in there. We’re

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Canada’s record-breaking 2015 Pan Am Games taught athletes ‘how to win’ on big stage, Olympic Committee says

TORONTO – Canadian athletes won more often at the Pan American Games than at any time in history, a record medal haul that reflected the largest team the country had ever sent to the event while also raising a question: Was Canada the only country trying its hardest? Canada won more than 200 medals for the first time at the Games, obliterating the record for most gold medals won. It

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Pan Am Games: Medal standings

An updated look at the medal standings for the Top 10 countries at the Pan Am Games in Toronto, ranked by total gold medals. Pos. Country Gold Silver Bronze Total 1. United States 65 55 49 169 2. Canada 55 51 42 148 3. Brazil 30 29 43 102 4. Colombia 24 8 24 56 5. Cuba 23 18 28 69 6. Mexico 14 21 28 63 7. Argentina 10

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Canada Defends Pan AM Baseball Gold in Wild Finish Against Americans

Botched U.S. pickoff attempt and error allow winning runs after weird extra-inning format puts two runners on. By: Brendan Kennedy Sports reporter, Published on Sun Jul 19 2015 In what resembled a little league tournament game organizers were hoping to end quickly, Canada beat the United States in a wacky walk-off to repeat as Pan Am gold medallists in men’s baseball Sunday night. “The way it ended, I’m still kind

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