June 25th, 2017

National Sports

Whyte boots winning field goal as Edmonton Eskimos stun B.C. Lions 30-27

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press on June 25th, 2017

VANCOUVER – The Edmonton Eskimos kept a play in their back pocket all night, waiting for the right time. Moments after the B.C. Lions had tied the score late in the fourth quarter Saturday, they decided to finally use it. Mike Reilly found Brandon Zylstra on a 76-yard pass to set up Sean Whyte’s short ... Read More »

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Saturday’s Games

By The Canadian Press on June 24th, 2017

Saturday’s Games CFL Edmonton 30 B.C. 27 — MLB American League Kansas City 3 Toronto 2 Texas 8 N.Y. Yankees 1 Oakland 10 Chicago White Sox 2 Baltimore 8 Tampa Bay 3 Minnesota 4 Cleveland 2 L.A. Angels 6 Boston 3 Houston 5 Seattle 2 National League Washington 18 Cincinnati 3 Atlanta 3 Milwaukee 1 ... Read More »

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Sean Whyte boots winning field goal, Eskimos down Lions 30-27

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press on June 24th, 2017

VANCOUVER – Sean Whyte kicked a nine-yard field goal with no time left on the clock as the Edmonton Eskimos defeated the B.C. Lions 30-27 on Saturday in the opener to the CFL season for both clubs. The winning points were set up by Mike Reilly’s 76-yard completion to Brandon Zylstra with 36 seconds left ... Read More »

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Minnesota rallies for 2-2 draw with Whitecaps

By The Associated Press on June 24th, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS – Francisco Calvo and Jerome Thiesson scored second-half goals and Minnesota United rallied for a 2-2 draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night. Calvo, unmarked at the back post, headed a long cross from Kevin Molino into the turf and just inside the back post for his first career goal to get United ... Read More »

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Federico Higuain scores twice, Crew beat Impact 4-1

By The Associated Press on June 24th, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Federico Higuain scored two more goals and the Columbus Crew beat the Montreal Impact 4-1 on Saturday night. Higuain has five goals in his last four MLS games. He leads the Crew (8-9-1) with nine. Higuain scored in the 17th minute on a free kick a few yards outside the box that ... Read More »

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Canada rues missed opportunities in tie with U.S. in Rugby World Cup qualifier

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on June 24th, 2017

HAMILTON – Canada heads into the return leg of its Rugby World Cup qualifier with the U.S. on even terms but rueing missed opportunities after a wild and woolly 28-28 tie Saturday. Canada squandered a first-half lead and needed to reel off 10 late points just to secure the tie on a warm but windy ... Read More »

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Canada ties the U.S. 28-28 in first leg of Rugby World Cup qualifier

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on June 24th, 2017

HAMILTON – Canada squandered a first-half lead but reeled off 10 late points to tie the U.S. Eagles 28-28 on Saturday in the first leg of their Rugby World Cup qualifier. A late Aaron Carpenter try and Shane O’Leary penalty pulled the Canadians even going into the return leg of the aggregate points series July ... Read More »

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Vargas earns 11th win as Royals top Blue Jays 3-2

By The Associated Press on June 24th, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jason Vargas earned his major league-leading 11th victory, pitching seven efficient innings to lead the surging Kansas City Royals over the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 Saturday. The Royals won for the 11th time in 13 games and moved over .500 for the first time this season at 37-36. Vargas (11-3) allowed ... Read More »

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Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna reveals struggles with anxiety off the field

By The Canadian Press on June 24th, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna says that ongoing issues with anxiety kept him out of Friday’s 5-4 loss to the Kansas City Royals. Osuna spoke through a team translator on Saturday before Toronto’s second game of a three-game series in Kansas City. He wasn’t available to play the previous night despite ... Read More »

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After missing most of 2016 with knee injury, Green anxious for Argos debut

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on June 24th, 2017

TORONTO – It’s been a long road back for S.J. Green. The veteran receiver will make his Toronto debut Sunday afternoon when the Argonauts host the arch-rival Hamilton Tiger-Cats at BMO Field. But the contest will be Green’s first since suffering a serious knee injury June 30, 2016 while with the Montreal Alouettes. The six-foot-two, ... Read More »

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Kochs partner with ‘Primetime’ Sanders to fight poverty

By Steve Peoples, The Associated Press on June 24th, 2017

COLORADO SPRING, Colo. – Retired football star Deion Sanders is partnering with the conservative Koch brothers to help fight poverty in Texas. The unlikely partnership, announced on Saturday, will raise $21 million over the next three years to fund anti-poverty programs in Dallas. Sanders joined Koch donors at a weekend conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado, ... Read More »

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