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Jose Fernandez, Friends Reportedly Smelled of Alcohol After Fatal Boat Crash

Divers who recovered the bodies of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez and two of his friends after a boat crash last month off Miami’s South Beach indicated all three had a strong odor of alcohol, according to a report by the Miami Herald. Toxicology and autopsy results have not been released, but the Herald cited a search warrant affidavit it …

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Tony Romo Throws! But he’s Not Yet Ready to practise with Cowboys

Some guy named Tony Romo was spotted Wednesday at the start of Dallas Cowboys practice, throwing footballs. While we can’t yet call him the Cowboys’ former starting quarterback, if rookie phenom Dak Prescott keeps up his solid play — as Romo completes his recovery from a fractured vertebrae — that description might soon apply. Romo, 36, did not officially practise …

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Off The Post odcast: Bridging the gap Between Old, New hockey Analysis (Episode 3 – with Domenic Galamini)

With hockey analytics firmly established at the sport’s highest levels, how can fans use these advanced stats? Which new stats are important, unimportant? Which traditional stats are ineffective nowadays? And, most importantly, why should fans consider changing how they consume hockey? Postmedia’s new hockey podcast, Off The Post, tries to answer these questions in its third episode. Host John Matisz …

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One Blowout, Four nail-biters and Darwin Barney at Pitcher: How the Blue Jays Fared Against Cleveland in 2016

r hits tarnished Carrasco’s performance. The loss was at least predictable — Cleveland arrived in Toronto riding a 12-game winning streak. This contest was over quickly: the game took two hours, 33 minutes, giving everyone plenty of time to rest up for the next day’s journey into oblivion. Game 2: Cleveland 2, Toronto 1 (19 innings) This battle of attrition …

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Lloyd Barker: Impact’s Ignacio Piatti Shows he’s in MLS Upper Crust

There have been Montreal Impact-TFC matches that failed to live up to expectations, but when these teams have met recently, it’s proven to be a derby not to be missed. There were fireworks on the field, and there was controversy off it. The Canadian clash on Sunday ended 2-2, which was a fair result, with the stars of each team influencing the outcome. Here are …

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Progress Comes Slowly For Alouettes as Season Wanes

REGINA — One play on this day spoke volumes about the young quarterback making his first Canadian Football League start and the veteran slotback. Vernon Adams ducked, somehow eluding a defender when he appeared dead to rights, and passed to Nik Lewis, who rambled 26 yards. Somewhat slowly. On the next play, Adams found receiver Marcus Henry, playing his first game …

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Perfect no More as Eagles Beat Vikings

Sam Bradford was never much appreciated in his rocky tenure as quarterback last season in Philadelphia. But Eagles fans found a lot to appreciate about him Sunday, as he returned at the helm of the Minnesota Vikings. They appreciated his first three turnovers of the season, including two fumbles. They appreciated seeing him throw his first interception in what had …

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Former Habs Coach Jacques Demers Released From Hospital

OTTAWA – Senator and former Montreal Canadiens coach Jacques Demers is back at home after going to hospital Saturday. His Senate office would only confirm that Demers, 72, was at home Sunday, but didn’t provide any details about the reason he went to hospital. Demers had suffered a stroke in April, but he was at the Canadiens’ home opener Tuesday night, smiling …

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Maple Leafs Andersen Must Improve

The patience that fans have extended the Maple Leafs while they restock the depth chart may not extend very much longer to the goaltending. While four games into a five-year contract is too soon to be doubting Frederik Andersen, this was supposed to be one area where the Leafs would be better, hands down. In the course of the season, …

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