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Matt Shoemaker strikes out seven in losing cause for Toronto Blue Jays

Blue Jays starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker stretched out to five innings as Toronto lost 8-7 to the Atlanta Braves in pre-season action on Wednesday. Slotted in at No.

CFL, CFLPA continuing talks on new collective bargaining agreement

TORONTO — Contract talks between the CFL and its players remain in the "exploratory" phase, says union senior adviser Ken Georgetti.
Canada knocks off China to improve to 4-4 at women's worlds

Canada knocks off China to improve to 4-4 at women's worlds

SILKEBORG, Denmark — Chelsea Carey's Canadian rink rebounded with a much-needed 8-7 win over China's Jie Mei on Wednesday at the world women's curling championship.

Jennifer Jones, Brent Laing off to quick start at mixed doubles nationals

FREDERICTON — Former Olympic women's champ Jennifer Jones and her husband Brent Laing were one of 12 teams leading the way at 2-0 midway through the second day of the Canadian mixed doubles curling championship. B.C.
Lightning not planning on taking foot off the gas down the stretch

Lightning not planning on taking foot off the gas down the stretch

Victor Hedman's biggest disappointment remains his greatest motivation. The hulking defenceman's Tampa Bay Lightning had home-ice advantage in the 2015 Stanley Cup final against the Chicago Blackhawks heading into Game 5 with the series tied 2-2.

New women's multi-sport event will feature at least three Canadians

ALBANY, N.Y. — At least three Canadians will compete for Team Americas at the inaugural Aurora Games, an all-women's sports and entertainment festival this summer.
Raptors Uprising to face old foe in 2019 season opener of NBA 2K League

Raptors Uprising to face old foe in 2019 season opener of NBA 2K League

TORONTO — Raptors Uprising GC will renew acquaintances with Cavs Legion GC, the team that knocked it out of the 2018 playoffs, in its 2019 NBA 2K League season opener April 11.
Top-two OHL scorers meet in first round when Battalion face IceDogs

Top-two OHL scorers meet in first round when Battalion face IceDogs

TORONTO — There's more on the line than a league title for North Bay Battalion forward Justin Brazeau when the Ontario Hockey League playoffs begin.

Al Iaquinta to face Donald (Cowboy) Cerrone in main event of UFC Ottawa card

OTTAWA — Al Iaquinta, ranked fourth among UFC lightweight contenders, will take on No. 9 Donald (Cowboy) Cerrone in an all-American main event of the May 4 televised UFC card in Ottawa.
Baltimore sues to block move of Preakness Stakes

Baltimore sues to block move of Preakness Stakes

Baltimore has ratcheted up a bitter dispute with the owners of a historic racetrack in an effort to seize a nearly 150-year-old course and block the move of one of America's premier horse races out of the city where it was first run in 1873.