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Canadian Olympian Shawn Barber Announces he’s Gay

Via Facebook, world champion pole vaulter Shawn Barber has announced he is gay. “Gay and proud,” the Canadian Olympian wrote Monday morning in a post that was confirmed as legitimate by his agent, Paul Doyle. “Thank you to my parents for being such a great support. I continue to grow as a person and have a great support group. My …

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Some Negative Reviews for the Stro Show

ANAHEIM, CALIF. – Marcus Stroman has lost some love in the Los Angeles Angels dugout and he’s getting more hate from Sportsnet analyst Gregg Zaun. But one thing you can expect from the fiery Blue Jays pitcher is an emotional show every day he’s on the mound. Stroman took some heat after his brilliant complete-game victory over the Angels on Sunday, most …

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Wilson’s Moment of Glory

As a Maple Leaf-loving lad playing ball hockey in the hallways of North Toronto Arena, Tom Wilson imagined, like most boys do, of a day when he would enjoy NHL glory in his beloved hometown. But the way it all became reality at the Air Canada Centre on Wednesday night, well, it might be considered far-fetched for even the most …

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Chris Coghlan Gets Call

With the bats slumping and their star third baseman on the disabled list, the Jays have added a World Series champion to their roster. The team called up utility fielder Chris Coghlan from the triple-A Buffalo Bisons on Friday, and after a quick trip down the QEW, he was ready for action for the second of a four-game series with …

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The Body Shop Attracts Bids from 15 Firms

LONDON—L’Oreal SA drew bids from around 15 private equity firms and companies, including CVC Capital Partners, Carlyle Group LP and South Korea’s CJ Group, for its Body Shop division, said people familiar with the matter. Bidders for the next round will be shortlisted this week, the people said, asking not to be identified as the details aren’t public. BC Partners, …

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Leafs’ Rielly Knows What it’s Like to Feel Like a Fan

TORONTO – Morgan Rielly is a sports fan himself, so the Maple Leafs defenceman knew exactly what many in the crowd of 19,561 at the Air Canada Centre were experiencing when the Maple Leafs clinched a playoff spot on Saturday night. Rielly’s point of reference was attending Blue Jays games through the club’s playoff runs in each of the past two seasons. …

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U.S. Government Withdraws Request Ordering Twitter to Identify Trump Critic

The legal battle between Twitter and the U.S. government ended Friday, after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) withdrew its demand that the tech company release information to identify an account holder whose tweets are critical of President Donald Trump on Twitter. The lawsuit threatened to become a major battle over free speech between Silicon Valley and Washington. But it …

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Toronto’s Trump Tower sells for $298M

A Canadian judge on Thursday approved the sale of the Donald Trump-branded Toronto hotel and condo tower to its main debt holder after no other bids were submitted for the troubled building. Justice GlennHainey of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice approved the $298 million “stalking horse” bid from San Diego investment firm JCF Capital ULC. The Trump Organization had …

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Brooke Henderson Feels her Game is Really Close

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — It seems like Brooke Henderson can’t win. That’s in the figurative sense because the 19-year-old from Smiths Falls has proven she is one of the world’s best. She’s won three times on the LPGA Tour. She beat world No. 1 Lydia Ko in a playoff with one of the best pressure shots in Canadian golf history …

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Peachy win for Rock

TORONTO – The Toronto Rock found a way to win an overtime game. Reid Reinholdt took a feed from Kasey Beirnes in front of Georgia Swarm goaltender Mike Poulin and scored at 1:16 of the extra frame to give the Rock (7-5) a much-needed 12-11 win over the Swarm in Duluth, Ga., on Friday. The win pulls them within one game of …

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