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Giovinco lifts TFC to dramatic Voyageurs Cup victory

Last year, when his teammates needed him most, Sebastian Giovinco became the Atomic Can’t. Giovinco pulled himself off during the late stages of December’s MLS Cup — which many said contributed to Toronto FC’s stunning loss. It was the first bit of criticism the Italian received following two full seasons of unbelievable performances and production and high praise. A slow …

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Blue Jays part ways with veteran reliever Grilli, fall to Baltimore

A large cardboard packing box sat in the stall normally occupied by Jason Grilli in the Toronto Blue Jays clubhouse on Tuesday afternoon. Several of the reliever’s dress shirts were hanging from a rung. Three pairs of his cleats, each bearing his No. 37 on the back, were neatly lined up on a shelf, as if patiently awaiting the return …

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Warriors take 2-0 lead in NBA Finals with another rout of Cavaliers

Stephen Curry dribbled every which way and beat LeBron James to the rim in a move reminiscent of his recent MVP magic, and the Golden State Warriors grabbed a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals by downing the Cleveland Cavaliers 132-113 Sunday night in coach Steve Kerr’s return to the sideline after a six-week absence. Their leader and reigning NBA …

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Canadian Women’s Hockey League adding expansion team in China

A team based in China could compete this winter for the Clarkson Cup – the Stanley Cup of women’s hockey. Before a crowd inside the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday night, the Canadian Women’s Hockey League announced its plans to add an expansion team in China for the upcoming season. Kunlun Red Star will become the sixth team in …

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Jays Hurting, But not for Long

TORONTO – Having three starting pitchers on the disabled list is only one part of the challenge facing the Blue Jays rotation. The other is getting by with veteran everyday catcher Russell Martin residing in the same injury ward. Enter call- up Luke Maile, who is doing a solid job behind the plate in Martin’s absence. “He’s good back there. It’s nice …

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R&R: Rest and Ryan Getzlaf Benefit Ducks in 4-3 Overtime Win

When Anaheim Ducks coach Randy Carlyle was asked by a Kelowna newspaper scribe Tuesday if getting out of hockey-mad Edmonton for a few days would be worth it, he shrugged his shoulders. “We think it’ll benefit us but we’ll be judged by our performance in Game 4, won’t we?” he said. “Tied 2-2 or down 3-1. By tomorrow night about …

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Canadian Olympian Shawn Barber Announces he’s Gay

Via Facebook, world champion pole vaulter Shawn Barber has announced he is gay. “Gay and proud,” the Canadian Olympian wrote Monday morning in a post that was confirmed as legitimate by his agent, Paul Doyle. “Thank you to my parents for being such a great support. I continue to grow as a person and have a great support group. My …

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Some Negative Reviews for the Stro Show

ANAHEIM, CALIF. – Marcus Stroman has lost some love in the Los Angeles Angels dugout and he’s getting more hate from Sportsnet analyst Gregg Zaun. But one thing you can expect from the fiery Blue Jays pitcher is an emotional show every day he’s on the mound. Stroman took some heat after his brilliant complete-game victory over the Angels on Sunday, most …

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Wilson’s Moment of Glory

As a Maple Leaf-loving lad playing ball hockey in the hallways of North Toronto Arena, Tom Wilson imagined, like most boys do, of a day when he would enjoy NHL glory in his beloved hometown. But the way it all became reality at the Air Canada Centre on Wednesday night, well, it might be considered far-fetched for even the most …

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Chris Coghlan Gets Call

With the bats slumping and their star third baseman on the disabled list, the Jays have added a World Series champion to their roster. The team called up utility fielder Chris Coghlan from the triple-A Buffalo Bisons on Friday, and after a quick trip down the QEW, he was ready for action for the second of a four-game series with …

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