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Maple Leafs acquire Michael Grabner from Islanders in six-player trade

Toronto sends five prospects to New York for a forward considered one of the fastest players in the NHL. The Maple Leafs got a whole lot better in many ways when they acquired speedster Michael Grabner from the New York Islanders as training camp opened Thursday. They gave up five prospects — none of them particularly high-end, all holdovers from the previous regime — for a skilled 27-year-old with one

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Blue Jays drop series as Red Sox cruise to victory

The Toronto Blue Jays find themselves limping into New York after two lopsided losses. At least the starters got some extra rest. David Ortiz hit his 498th career home run, a three-run shot to cap a four-run third inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat AL East-leading Toronto 10-4 on Wednesday night, sending the Blue Jays to just their second series loss since late July. Manager John Gibbons took out

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Blue Jays crush Detroit Tigers for series sweep

The Toronto Blue Jays aren’t showing any signs of slowing down. In fact, they look like they’re getting better. With the meat of their order — Josh Donaldson, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion on fire — Russell Martin looks to have regained his health while manager John Gibbons has pulled slumping Troy Tulowitzki from the leadoff spot in an effort to get his bat going. The revamped batting order that

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Manchester United Agree Deal With Besiktas for Victor Valdes

Manchester United have agreed a deal with Turkish side Besiktas for goalkeeper Victor Valdes, according to Sky sources. The Super Lig club’s manager Senol Gunes, a former goalkeeper himself, will make the final decision on whether he wants the Spaniard and discussions over personal terms will take place if he does. Besiktas sold their reserve goalkeeper Cenk Gonen to fierce rivals Galatasaray on Tuesday and that has freed up space

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Toronto FC Destroys Orlando City in Pivotal Matchup

We predicted it would be bad. We just didn’t think it would be that bad. Orlando City bench boss Adrian Heath couldn’t have imagined what went down at BMO Field Saturday night — especially when you consider Toronto FC had already dispatched City twice this season. “I think we will be a lot better than last time,” Heath told the league’s website ahead of a match with massive playoff implications.

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Swiss teen Bencic shocks Serena in Toronto

TORONTO (Reuters) – World number one Serena Williams was dumped out of the Rogers Cup semi-finals 3-6 7-5 6-4 by rising Swiss talent Belinda Bencic, who will meet Simona Halep in Sunday’s final after the Romanian second seed beat Sara Errani in straight sets. Saturday’s defeat was just the second in 45 matches this season for Williams, who has won the first three grand slams of the year and will

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Blue Jays’ Winning Streak Goes to 11

Ryan Goins hit a home run and pitcher Mark Buehrle was solid as the Toronto Blue Jays won their 11th game in a row on Thursday with a 4-2 home victory over the Oakland Athletics. Buehrle (13-5) had two strikeouts and allowed seven hits and two runs over seven-plus innings as Toronto (64-52) extended its winning streak. Aaron Sanchez pitched a scoreless inning of relief while Roberto Osuna earned his

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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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The Jays deadline trades that didn’t happen

There is the build up to the July 31 trade deadline … Although nothing like the past week has ever been experienced in the Blue Jays clubhouse in the 39-year history of the franchise as far as this much talent arriving. And the week after the deadline is about tales of trades that might have been: How the Cincinnati Reds and the Blue Jays discussed a trade for right-hander Mike

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Breaking down Blue Jays’ trade for David Price

Lefty David Price was 22 the first time we saw him. He was the same age as Daniel Norris is this year. Then-Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon brought in Price in Game 1 of the 2008 American League Championship Series at Tropicana Field. At the time, the No. 1 overall selection in North America from the Vanderbilt Commodores in the 2007 draft had only 14 big-league innings and 141

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