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First-round picks Warmoth, Pearson sign with Blue Jays, practise in Toronto

By The Canadian Press June 28, 2017 - 5:30pm Updated: June 28, 2017 - 6:00pm

TORONTO — In Nate Pearson's first visit to Toronto he got right down to the business of being a tourist, going to the CN Tower and dining with his family in the revolving...

Rockets acquire Chris Paul from Clippers in 8-player deal

By The Canadian Press June 28, 2017 - 4:37pm Updated: June 28, 2017 - 5:00pm

HOUSTON — Chris Paul is heading to Houston to join James Harden, and the Rockets will soon have two All-Stars in the backcourt to lead their chase for a championship.

In...

UK charges 6 in Hillsborough stadium tragedy that killed 96

By The Canadian Press June 28, 2017 - 4:35pm Updated: June 28, 2017 - 5:00pm

LONDON — Prosecutors charged a former senior police commander with manslaughter Wednesday in the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster that left 96 people dead — long-awaited...

Ottawa Redblacks, Calgary Stampeders aim to break stalemate in Week 2

By The Canadian Press June 28, 2017 - 4:26pm Updated: June 28, 2017 - 5:00pm

CALGARY — The Calgary Stampeders' home-opener Thursday against the Ottawa Redblacks just feels like continuation of their tie to start the season last week.

"Maybe you...

Alouettes defensive back Mincy hopes to stop former Auburn teammate Williams

By The Canadian Press June 28, 2017 - 3:43pm Updated: June 28, 2017 - 4:15pm

MONTREAL — Cornerback Jonathon Mincy will probably see a lot of Adarius Bowman when the Montreal Alouettes visit Edmonton on Friday, but he won't complain if he gets a down or...

Argonauts improved defence looks to contain Lions attack

By The Canadian Press June 28, 2017 - 3:07pm Updated: June 28, 2017 - 3:30pm

It was like Marcus Ball never left.

After a three-year absence, the veteran linebacker made a triumphant return to Toronto last week. Ball had a team-high six tackles...

Conditional discharge, community service for Blue Jays can tosser Ken Pagan

By The Canadian Press June 28, 2017 - 3:02pm Updated: June 28, 2017 - 3:30pm

TORONTO — A man who threw a beer can onto the field during a dramatic Blue Jays playoff game last fall was given a conditional discharge Wednesday, after his lawyer argued the...

Raptors promote Bobby Webster to general manager in wake of Weltman departure

By The Canadian Press June 28, 2017 - 2:42pm Updated: June 28, 2017 - 3:15pm

TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors have promoted Bobby Webster to general manager following the departure of Jeff Weltman to the Magic last month.

Webster moves into the job...

Filly Holy Helena tabbed as early favourite for $1-million Queen's Plate

By The Canadian Press June 28, 2017 - 1:56pm Updated: June 28, 2017 - 2:30pm

TORONTO — Luis Contreras has been here before.

The Mexican-born jockey will lead early 3-1 favourite Holy Helena into the $1-million Queen's Plate on Sunday at Woodbine...

Saunders returns to Jays organization after signing minor-league deal

By The Canadian Press June 28, 2017 - 1:40pm Updated: June 28, 2017 - 3:15pm

TORONTO — Michael Saunders is back in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

The Blue Jays announced Wednesday that the Victoria-born outfielder has signed a minor-league...

Woodbine Racetrack to open second grass course in time for 2019 season

By The Canadian Press June 28, 2017 - 12:51pm Updated: June 28, 2017 - 1:15pm

TORONTO — Woodbine Racetrack is adding a second grass course.

Jim Lawson, Woodbine's chief executive officer, made the announcement Wednesday during the draw for the $1-...

Ottawa Senators sign goaltender Mike Condon to three-year extension

By The Canadian Press June 28, 2017 - 12:42pm Updated: June 28, 2017 - 1:30pm

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators have signed goaltender Mike Condon to a three-year contract extension worth an average annual value of US$2.4 million per season.

Condon, 27...

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