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Jack Todd: NFL unites against Trump’s divisive racial politics

It was Oct. 16, 1968. Almost 50 years ago. Two Americans, the 200-metre sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos, had just won gold and silver at the Mexico City Olympics. Both men were without shoes and wearing black socks as a reminder of black poverty, Smith wearing a black scarf around his neck to symbolize black pride, but the part …

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Jays’ Joe Biagini crumbles in run-heavy loss to Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — This is all you need to know about the latest Joe Biagini as starting pitcher experiment for the Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon at Target Field: Third baseman Josh Donaldson hit a pair of home runs in the first two innings and at the end of it his team still trailed the Twins 7-5. Yep, it was a …

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Simmons: Don’t get too excited about these Blue Jays callups

Pat Gillick is forever in my head. I can still hear him telling me, and anyone else who would listen, to never believe anything you see in spring training or September baseball. And because it was Gillick talking, the Hall of Fame architect of three World Series winners in Toronto and Philadelphia and playoffs teams in Baltimore and Seattle, including …

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The Snap: Alouettes’ notebook

VANCOUVER — Samuel Giguère missed most of training camp with a hamstring injury, returned Aug. 19 at Toronto, has played three games and hasn’t been the same since. The speedy Canadian receiver has caught a sole six-yard pass. But he has been targeted eight times in total and has been guilty of several dropped balls. But rather than throwing him …

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Show jumper Mario Deslauriers finds himself back in the saddle at Spruce Meadows

A familiar name from the past is back competing for Canada in international show-jumping circles – and, as with any story involving the return of the prodigal, everyone around Spruce Meadows couldn’t be happier. At 19, Mario Deslauriers became the youngest rider ever to win the World Cup of show jumping. It happened in 1984, in Gothenberg, Sweden, aboard Aramis; …

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‘We’re a resilient team that doesn’t like losing’: Alouettes’ Sutton

Alouettes tailback Tyrell Sutton rushed for four yards last Thursday against Ottawa — the same amount of points the offence produced. Indeed, the Als allowed more quarterback sacks, five, than points accumulated during their 32-4 defeat. “So what? Ottawa won last year at 8-9 or some s— like that, and they didn’t win consecutive games until the playoffs,” Sutton said …

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Buffery: Everybody but Blue Jays admitting season is lost cause

BOSTON — The Blue Jays limped into Fenway Park on Monday feeling bruised and beaten after dropping two extra-inning games in Baltimore, which gives them 13 walk-off losses this season, five more than all of last year. Overall, heading into Monday night’s game in Boston, the Jays had won just four out of their last 16 games. And as if …

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