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Halladay wasn't just a Blue Jays pitcher. He was Canada's pitcher

The news of Roy Halladay’s death in a plane crash at the age of 40 has shocked fans across the nation. He wasn’t just a Blue Jays pitcher; he was Canada’s pitcher. 531 more words

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Saskatoon StarPhoenix daily update for Nov. 3, 2017

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‘It just leads to a feeling of hopelessness’: RCMP internally cleared of mistreating Colten Boushie’s family after fatal farmyard shooting… 588 more words

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Indians beat Yankees 9-8 in 13 innings, take 2-0 ALDS lead

CLEVELAND — Yan Gomes singled home Austin Jackson from second base with none out in the 13th inning as the Cleveland Indians rallied from five runs down to stun the New York Yankees 9-8 Friday and snatch a 2-0 lead in the AL Division Series. 482 more words


Windsor man visits all 30 Major League Baseball parks

It took 12 years, 28 cities, too many hot dogs and an untallied amount of money but Jim Beland realized his dream of visiting all 30 of Major League Baseball’s parks. 573 more words

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Colby Cosh: Digital cheating in baseball: an old practice—and easy to prove

Everyone has already made all the jokes about the Boston Red Sox using Apple Watches to cheat in ballgames. “Somebody finally found a use for those things!” The marketing of the Apple Watch has been heavy on ultra-sporty imagery, but somehow the planet’s supreme marketers never thought to make a commercial with a rotund, liver-spotted old baseball coach getting the cyber-message “CUT FASTBALL” on his wrist and flashing a hand signal to Dustin Pedroia in the batter’s box. 993 more words

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Kelly McParland: Boring ACC rebranding sign of decline in interesting arena names

Toronto’s talk radio hosts got a break from their usual fare this week — how to get rid of Kathleen Wynne, Bill Morneau’s small-business tax grab, is Donald Trump even sane — to address a more fundamental matter, the sale of naming rights to the home of the Toronto Maple Leafs. 838 more words

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Giolito gets 1st big league win as White Sox beat Tigers 7-1

CHICAGO — Fourteen months after his major league debut, Lucas Giolito finally earned his first victory.

He threw seven scoreless innings to reach the milestone, and Matt Davidson hit a three-run homer to help the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 7-1 on Sunday. 679 more words