September 2nd, 2015

National Sports

Donaldson, Dickey shine as Blue Jays continue torrid run with win over Indians

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on September 2nd, 2015

TORONTO – Josh Donaldson drove in three runs to add to his MLB-leading RBI total and R.A. Dickey pitched a complete game four-hitter as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Cleveland Indians 5-1 on Wednesday night. With the sellout crowd chanting M-V-P, Donaldson singled, doubled and doubled before Cleveland finally induced him to ground out ... Read More »

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Veteran MMA fighter Sam (Hands of Stone) Stout calls it quits after 20 UFC fights

By The Canadian Press on September 2nd, 2015

TORONTO – Veteran Canadian lightweight Sam (Hands of Stone) Stout has retired from mixed martial arts after a 12-year pro career. The 31-year-old from London, Ont., fought 20 times in the UFC. He collected seven fight bonuses from the organization, six for fight of the night and one for knockout of the night. Stout, who ... Read More »

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Personal assistant convicted of stealing $2.1 million from former NBA star Gilbert Arenas

By The Associated Press on September 2nd, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. – A federal jury has convicted a former personal assistant of Gilbert Arenas of stealing more than $2 million from the former NBA basketball player. The jury on Wednesday found 40-year-old John White guilty of 11 counts of wire fraud and four counts of filing a false tax-related document. He faces dozens of ... Read More »

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Source: Graham Brown to become CIS CEO upon leaving Rugby Canada

By The Canadian Press on September 2nd, 2015

TORONTO – Graham Brown, who spent 13 years as head of Rugby Canada, has been named CEO of the governing body of Canadian university sports. A source confirmed the hiring, which will be announced at a CIS news conference Thursday in Toronto. Rugby Canada announced in late August that Brown was leaving the organization after ... Read More »

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Labour Day contests important ones for Ticats, Argos, Stampeders and Eskimos

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on September 2nd, 2015

The CFL season is only at the halfway point but it’s already crunch time for the Edmonton Eskimos and Toronto Argonauts. Toronto (6-3) is tied with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (6-3) atop the East Division while Edmonton (6-3) is just two points behind the front-running Calgary Stampeders (7-2) in the West. Toronto and Edmonton have chances ... Read More »

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Wiggins, Canada rout Cuba 101-59 at Olympic qualifying tournament

By The Canadian Press on September 2nd, 2015

MEXICO CITY – Andrew Wiggins and Nik Stauskas each had 15 points to lead Canada to a 101-59 rout of Cuba on Wednesday at the FIBA Americas men’s basketball championship. A day after losing their tournament opener to Argentina, the Canadians came back with a complete team effort to book a spot in the second ... Read More »

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Toronto manager John Gibbons winning more and eating less with the Blue Jays

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on September 2nd, 2015

TORONTO – The Blue Jays’ recent run of success has Toronto manager John Gibbons feeling good – and eating less. In his normal pre-game chat with reporters Wednesday, the 53-year-old Gibbons said his diet is better as a winner. “I eat less when things are going good,” he said. “I’m a frustration eater.” “Look at ... Read More »

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Jays’ slugger Edwin Encarnacion named AL player of the month for August

By The Canadian Press on September 2nd, 2015

NEW YORK, N.Y. – After dominating at the plate for all of August, Toronto Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion has been named the American League’s player of the month. Toronto’s first baseman/designated hitter had a league-best .407 average for August, hitting 11 homers and driving in 35 runs over that span. He also finished first ... Read More »

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Labour Day contests important ones Ticats, Argos, Stampeders and Eskimos

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on September 2nd, 2015

The CFL season is only at the halfway point but it’s already crunch time for the Edmonton Eskimos and Toronto Argonauts. Toronto (6-3) is tied with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (6-3) atop the East Division while Edmonton (6-3) is just two points behind the front-running Calgary Stampeders (7-2) in the West. Toronto and Edmonton have chances ... Read More »

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World champions Duhamel, Radford up the ante by adding new quad throw

By Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press on September 2nd, 2015

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Canada’s world pairs champions don’t plan on giving up any ground to the rest of the field. So when Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford got wind that other pairs skaters were trying to perfect the quad throw Salchow, a difficult element that helped the Canadians clinch the world title, they decided to ... Read More »

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FIFA panel led by Olympic veteran Carrard starts work on reforms for crisis-hit football body

By Graham Dunbar, The Associated Press on September 2nd, 2015

BERN, Switzerland – A panel steering reforms of football’s crisis-hit governing body started work Wednesday on its mission to help FIFA change and restore its credibility. Former IOC director general Francois Carrard chaired a 12-member group of football officials and lawyers which began a two-day session at a hotel next to Switzerland’s parliament. Members of ... Read More »

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