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Lowry scores 24, Raps beat Magic 106-103 in OT

LONDON — The Toronto Raptors are becoming accustomed to putting in extra effort on their trans-Atlantic trips. Kyle Lowry scored 24 points, Cory Joseph had 19 and the Raptors won their fourth straight game Thursday, holding off the Orlando Magic 106-103 before a sold-out crowd at London’s O2 Arena. The …

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Kadeisha Buchanan named Canadian women’s soccer player of the year

  Kadeisha Buchanan had yet to reach double digits in age when Christine Sinclair started her run of 11 straight Canadian female player of the year awards in 2004. Sinclair, who also won the award in 2000, is still the captain and talisman of the Canadian women’s soccer team. But …

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Canada’s Christine Sinclair ties U.S. soccer star Mia Hamm for 2nd on all-time scoring list

NATAL, Brazil — Canada’s Christine Sinclair scored goal No. 158 of her career on Sunday as Canada beat Trinidad and Tobago 4-0 at the International Tournament of Natal. The goal ties Sinclair with American superstar Mia Hamm for second on the all-time women’s scoring list. Sinclair’s goal came in the …

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Blue Jays introduce Mark Shapiro as president, CEO

  Mark Shapiro wasted no time announcing his first moves as Toronto Blue Jays president and CEO. Speaking at a news conference on his first day on the job, the former Cleveland Indians president said vice president of baseball operations and assistant general manager Tony LaCava had been promoted on …

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Ottawa Valley man who caught Blue Jays home run ball ‘still on a high’

Scott Bell “had a feeling” before the Toronto Blue Jays took on the Texas Rangers in the critical Game 5 of the American League Championship Series so he brought a glove from his home in Foresters Falls, Ont. to the stadium. And when Edwin Encarnacion hit a solo home run during the sixth inning — tying …

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Blue Jays clinch AL East division title

  Toronto Blue Jays fans hold up signs at Camden Yards in Baltimore on Wednesday. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images) Edwin Encarnacion hits his 37th home run 0:31   It wasn’t the storybook scene anyone would have dreamt up: a half-empty road stadium in the first half of a doubleheader on a Wednesday …

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Pan Am Games closing ceremony ‘a victory celebration’ for Toronto

  Fireworks light up the CN Tower as the Pan Am Games draw to a close on Sunday. The closing ceremony featured many diverse performances, including those by Pitbull, Serena Ryder and Kanye West. While the closing ceremony shut the door on the 2015 Pan Am Games, it left another …

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NHL confirms expansion bids by Quebec City, Las Vegas

Owners in those two cities were the only ones to submit expansion applications before Monday’s deadline, the league has confirmed.Quebec City and Las Vegas are now at the forefront of the NHL expansion movement. The NHL said it received requests from and sent applications to 16 different groups or individuals. …

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