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Oft-injured Blue Jay Devon Travis optimistic he can stay healthy

DUNEDIN – Devon Travis is hoping the fourth time’s a charm. In his first three seasons in the major leagues, the Blue Jays’ second baseman was unable to play a full schedule because of shoulder and knee injuries. Travis was dynamite in May last season and looked as if he was finally going to get the chance to break out …

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Analyze This: High-danger shots become kryptonite for Carey Price

t hasn’t been a banner season for Canadiens netminder Carey Price by any measure. Of the 38 NHL goaltenders who have started 20 games or more, Price ranks 33rd in save percentage (.904), 31st in goals against average (2.98) and 28th in wins (15) through Feb. 20. For a team that counts on its goaltender to mask several roster deficiencies, …

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‘Nasty’: Jays’ Aaron Sanchez wows them in throwing session

DUNEDIN — When Aaron Sanchez was on the mound facing live hitting on Tuesday at the Bobby Mattick Training Center, pretty well every time he threw a pitch, there was an audible reaction. A player would whistle, catcher Russ Martin would yell something like “nasty,” or the coach shagging balls in centre field behind Sanchez would whoop it up. At …

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Maple Leafs’ Hyman a hit with, well, just about everybody

As much as Maple Leafs winger Zach Hyman is a hit with his teammates, he’s just as popular with opponents. In a sense. Hyman’s motor runs continuously when he’s on the ice, his work ethic and diligence lauded often by Leafs coach Mike Babcock, for good reason. To no surprise, Hyman, who earns his salary in the corners and along …

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Rail crunch leaves oil, wheat stranded on Prairies

WINNIPEG—A shortage of rail cars in Canada is leaving grain and oil shipments stranded on the Prairies, sending crude prices plummeting and leaving farmers in a cash crunch. The nation’s biggest railways haven’t been able to deliver enough cars after harsh winter conditions and as a sudden boom in energy production sparked a swell of demand. Some farmers have been …

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Home Capital says mortgage business may be shifting to alternative lender

Home Capital Group Inc. believes early results from this year suggest that mortgage business may be migrating to the alternative lender after the federal banking regulator introduced tougher rules for uninsured mortgages at the beginning of the year — even though it too is required to abide by the requirements. Preliminary indicators also suggest the credit quality of Home Capital …

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Markets are in turmoil. Where should you invest your RRSP?

It’s RRSP time again, only this year it’s a little different. The recent turbulence in the stock markets has left a lot of people wondering where they should be investing their money these days. For the past several years it’s been a relatively simple decision. Buy stocks, especially U.S. shares. Then sit back and watch the money roll in. It …

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Canada’s Meagan Duhamel, Eric Radford win bronze in Olympic figure skating pairs

GANGNEUNG — Hometown Glory was the name and the aim of the program, and Canadian skaters Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford delivered a superb rendition on the biggest, most glorious stage their sport offers. Duhamel is from Lively, Ont., Radford from Winnipeg. Their hometowns were surely ablaze with pride and revelling in glory on Thursday as the veteran skaters capped …

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Canada’s Meagan Duhamel, Eric Radford win bronze in Olympic figure skating pairs

GANGNEUNG — Hometown Glory was the name and the aim of the program, and Canadian skaters Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford delivered a superb rendition on the biggest, most glorious stage their sport offers. Duhamel is from Lively, Ont., Radford from Winnipeg. Their hometowns were surely ablaze with pride and revelling in glory on Thursday as the veteran skaters capped …

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