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Denis Shapovalov isn’t letting Rogers Cup success go to his head

Denis Shapovalov reached a career-high ranking of 67 after reaching the semifinals of the Rogers Cup last week, but the 18-year-old from Richmond Hill, Ont., isn’t letting the success go to his head. “Personally, I don’t feel like I’m that ranking,” Shapovalov said Thursday after a 75-minute workout with coach Martin Laurendeau at the National Training Centre. “It was one …

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Pens goalie keepin’ it low-key with Cup

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — Matt Murray is sitting at a hotel restaurant in his hometown, where he has one eye on his omelette and the other on his phone, which he picks up between bites to check the time. He’s on a tight schedule to get out of here. At exactly 10 a.m., the Pittsburgh Penguins goalie begins his day …

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Glen Abbey’s Canadian Open future is up in the air

Golf Canada is cautioning Oakville that its move to designate the Glen Abbey Golf Club as a heritage site could throw any future hosting of the Canadian Open into doubt. In a letter to the Town’s heritage committee, Bill Paul, the chief championship officer of Golf Canada, which runs the Canadian Open, said the potential designation of the entire golf …

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Jose Bautista keeps home run streak alive

Sitting in the clubhouse Friday prior to his team’s game at the Rogers Centre against his former team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista turned on one of the newfangled health thingamajigs that he collects. While chatting with Postmedia, Bautista held an instrument that looked like a small nail gun to his thigh and let it do its thing. Later, …

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Wunderkind Shapovalov blasts into Rogers Cup semifinals

MONTREAL — Denis Shapovalov has to come up with some new goals. The 18-year-old from Richmond Hill, Ont., had his sights set on a place in the top 100 in the ATP rankings this year, but a successful run at the Rogers Cup has guaranteed him a place in the mid-60s — and he’s not finished. Shapovalov reached the semifinals …

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Indians agree to acquire Bruce from Mets

NEW YORK — A person familiar with the deal says the Cleveland Indians have agreed to acquire outfielder Jay Bruce from the New York Mets. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the trade had not been announced. Bruce is hitting .256 with 29 homers and 75 RBIs for the Mets, who at 50-61 …

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Blue Jays doomed early by Yankees’ long bombs

TORONTO — Wednesday’s game between the Blue Jays and Yankees was a parade. A hit parade for New York and a parade from the bullpen to the mound for Toronto. The Yankees spanked Toronto pitching for 17 hits, including three home runs early off Nick Tepesch, an emergency starter for the Jays with Aaron Sanchez still out with a blister …

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On Deck: Yankees at Blue Jays

TUESDAY 7:07 p.m. LHP CC Sabathia (9-4, 3.81 ERA) vs. LHP J.A. Happ (4-8, 3.92 ERA) This is a rematch of a Fourth of July game at Yankee Stadium, which the Blue Jays won 4-1, knocking out Sabathia after 2.2 innings. Sabathia hasn’t pitched more than six innings in a game since June 7. WEDNESDAY 7:07 p.m. RHP Masahiro Tanaka …

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Red Wings agree to terms with Tatar on 4-year deal

DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings have agreed to terms with winger Tomas Tatar on a $21.2 million, four-year contract. The 26-year-old Czech native led Detroit with 25 goals last season and also had 21 assist for 46 points. He has 20-plus goals in each of the past three seasons, and in 345 NHL games, he has 99 goals and …

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Encarnacion slays ex-team in humiliating Blue Jays loss

CLEVELAND – There is plenty for Blue Jays management to ponder over the next 10 days as the major league baseball trade deadline approaches. But on Friday night at Progressive Field, it was time to wince at the one that got away. The big one, that is. Yes, the larger than life character and always popular Edwin Encarnacion had his way with …

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