September 28th, 2016

National Sports

Tebow homers in 1st at-bat for Mets in instructional debut

By Bill Whitehead, The Associated Press on September 28th, 2016

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Tim Tebow made a powerful first impression for the New York Mets instructional league. The former NFL quarterback homered on the first pitch he saw Wednesday in his instructional league debut, against the St. Louis Cardinals. “It was fun,” said Tebow, who went 1 for 6 and put the ball ... Read More »

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After difficult year, Raptors’ DeMarre Carroll hoping injury woes are behind him

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press on September 28th, 2016

BURNABY, B.C. – DeMarre Carroll is ready to start over. A prized free-agent acquisition of the Toronto Raptors two summers ago, Carroll suffered through a trying first year with his new team in 2015-16 where he played just 26 regular-season games because of a right knee ailment that had to be surgically repaired in January. ... Read More »

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Probe of jetty sought as service held for Marlins’ Fernandez

By Curt Anderson, The Associated Press on September 28th, 2016

MIAMI – Somber Miami Marlins players and personnel escorted a hearse carrying the body of star pitcher Jose Fernandez from the team’s ballpark Wednesday as U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio sought a safety probe into the rock jetty where a boat crash claimed the lives of the baseball star and two friends. Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria, ... Read More »

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Matthews shatters pane of glass in first full practice with Maple Leafs

By Dhiren Mahiban, The Canadian Press on September 28th, 2016

TORONTO – It didn’t take long for Auston Matthews to make an impact, quite literally, at the Toronto Maple Leafs’ training camp. The prized first overall selection of the Maple Leafs skated with his new teammates for the first time on Wednesday morning after a six-day break following the World Cup of Hockey. Following the ... Read More »

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Team Europe head coach Krueger says his squad will play Canada without any fear

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press on September 28th, 2016

TORONTO – Few expected Team Europe, a 50-1 underdog at the start of the World Cup of Hockey, to contend for a title at the eight-team tournament. Not only did the Europeans defy expectations just by getting to the final, they showed they belonged in the best-of-three showdown by pushing the powerful Canadian side in ... Read More »

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Argonauts must be wary of cross-over threat as they mount late-season run

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on September 28th, 2016

The Toronto Argonauts have two big reasons to catch the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for second in the East Division. First of all, they’d secure home-field advantage for the conference semifinal, although Toronto is just 2-5 this year at BMO Field. But a second-place finish would eliminate the threat of being dispatched from the playoff picture by ... Read More »

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Bettman says World Cup will live on; future format will be reviewed with NHLPA

By Jonas Siegel, The Canadian Press on September 28th, 2016

TORONTO – Black-and-orange T-shirts with the crest of Team North America line the Air Canada Centre gift shop, while the patchwork Team Europe lines up on one side of the World Cup of Hockey final. Both of the experimental teams were big successes in Toronto, but neither may exist when the next tournament rolls around. ... Read More »

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Doubts remain as 2017 Canadian Grand Prix given asterix on schedule

By Alexandre Geoffrion-McInnis, The Canadian Press on September 28th, 2016

MONTREAL – The Canadian Grand Prix, in doubt because of delays in promised track improvements, has an asterix beside its name on a provisional 2017 Formula One race schedule released Wednesday. The schedule still has 21 races listed, but the stops in Canada, Germany and Brazil are still to be approved by the sports governing ... Read More »

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Mitchell, Bowman, Elimimian named CFL top performers for September

By The Canadian Press on September 28th, 2016

TORONTO – Calgary quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell, Edmonton receiver Adarius Bowman and B.C linebacker Solomon Elimimian are the CFL’s top performers for the month of September. Mitchell received the honour for a second straight month after he completed 103-of-149 pass attempts for 1,440 yards and nine touchdowns in leading the Stampeders to a perfect 4-0 ... Read More »

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CFL fines Austin and removes him from sidelines for contacting official

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on September 28th, 2016

TORONTO – Kent Austin won’t be on the sidelines this weekend when the Hamilton Tiger-Cats host the CFL’s top team. CFL commissioner Jeffrey Orridge CFL fined Austin $10,000 on Wednesday and banished him to the spotter’s booth Saturday when Hamilton (6-7) takes on the Calgary Stampeders (11-1-1) for making contact with an official last weekend. ... Read More »

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Ticats coach Austin suspended one game, fined $10,000 for making contact with official

By The Canadian Press on September 28th, 2016

TORONTO – Hamilton Tiger-Cats head coach Kent Austin has been suspended for one game and fined $10,000 for making contact with an official during a game last week. The CFL announced the sanctions in a release Wednesday. Austin, who also serves as the Ticats’ vice-president of football operations, will be barred from the sidelines for ... Read More »

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