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Jays give Koehler his chance

Fitting that recently acquired Jays starter Tom Koehler will make his debut with his new team in the Sunshine State. After all, it’s the only place the right-handed pitcher knows, having played his entire major-league career across the state with the Florida Marlins. Koehler, who was acquired by the Jays from the Marlins in exchange for minor-league right-hander Osman Gutierrez this past Saturday, will …

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Free agent Upshall, 33, hungry for NHL job

TORONTO — It’s apparent the moment Scottie Upshall opens his mouth: This is not his first rodeo. Although the 14-year NHL veteran from Fort McMurray, Alta., remains unsigned, lingering on the free-agent market as September nears, he does not seem overly concerned. “There’s a hunger with staying in the NHL and winning a Stanley Cup, helping a team get to …

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Sisters Sarah and Amy Potomak could make Canada’s Olympic hockey team

With two daughters trying out for Canada’s Olympic women’s hockey team, Steve and Jane Potomak are prepared for joy, tears or perhaps both. Sarah, 19, and Amy, 18, would be the first sisters to play hockey for Canada at an Olympic Games should they earn a spot on the 23-player roster for Pyeongchang, South Korea. The siblings from Aldergrove, B.C., …

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Herb Zurkowsky: Alouettes face uphill battle after missed opportunity in Toronto

TORONTO — These Alouettes do appear to enjoy living dangerously, don’t they? Once again, they seem to be in a precarious position, unable to seize an opportunity and walk through the front door when it had been opened. The stakes were simple Saturday afternoon — defeat Toronto and the Als would seize control of the weak East Division along with …

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Trainer lugs a heavy heart to track

Kevin Attard was at Woodbine Racetrack doing his job on Sunday, but it was as if he was in a fog the entire day. The long-time trainer felt gutted. Heartbroken. In shock. Just very, very sad. “Honestly, I didn’t want to be here,” Attard told Postmedia after his dark bay Lookin At Bravo finished sixth in the $400,000 Breeders’ Stakes. …

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It’s must-win time already for Argos

Those who have followed the CFL have seen how the West has emerged as the dominant division, how games have been decided late, how brutal the East has been with no end in sight. Ultimately, one team in the East will play host to one game with a berth in the Grey Cup at stake. As last year showed, even …

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