August 27th, 2016

National Sports

Jays recall right-hander Schultz from triple-A Buffalo, designate lefty Loup

By The Canadian Press on August 27th, 2016

TORONTO – Right-handed reliever Bo Schultz was recalled by the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday from triple-A Buffalo. Lefty Aaron Loup, who gave up three earned runs on Friday in Toronto’s 15-8 win over Minnesota, was designated for assignment. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Loup’s DFA was a technicality and the team intended to ... Read More »

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Friday’s Games

By The Canadian Press on August 27th, 2016

Friday’s Games CFL Winnipeg 32 Montreal 18 Edmonton 33 Saskatchewan 25 — NFL Pre-season New England 19 Carolina 17 Washington 21 Buffalo 16 Tampa Bay 30 Cleveland 13 Pittsburgh 27, New Orleans 14 Green Bay 21 San Francisco 10 — MLB American Toronto 15 Minnesota 8 N.Y. Yankees 14 Baltimore 4 Detroit 4 L.A. Angels ... Read More »

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Eskimos build up big first-half lead, hold on to beat Roughriders 33-25

By Shane Jones, The Canadian Press on August 26th, 2016

EDMONTON – Mike Reilly threw for a pair of touchdowns and ran in another as the Edmonton Eskimos survived a late scare to come away with a 33-25 victory over the struggling Saskatchewan Roughriders on Friday. It was the Eskimos’ third win in a row, upping their record to 5-4. Saskatchewan fell to 1-8 on ... Read More »

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Bellator signs former Canadian UFC title contender Rory MacDonald

By The Associated Press on August 26th, 2016

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Former UFC welterweight title contender Rory MacDonald has signed with Bellator. MacDonald announced his decision Friday night during the Bellator 160 show, walking into Honda Center in front of a large Canadian flag. MacDonald (18-4) is among the world’s top 170-pound fighters despite losing his last two bouts. The Kelowna, B.C., native ... Read More »

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Ariya Jutanugarn shoots bogey free second round to take Canadian Open lead

By Laurence Heinen, The Canadian Press on August 26th, 2016

PRIDDIS, Alta. – No driver, no problem for Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn. Despite not carrying a driver in her bag, Jutanugarn shot a bogey-free 8-under 64 on Friday to move atop the leaderboard through two rounds of play at the LPGA’s Canadian Open. “I hit my tee shots pretty good and I was calm on every ... Read More »

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Jays offence ignites in 15-8 win over Twins; Smoak, Martin each drive in five

By Melissa Couto, The Canadian Press on August 26th, 2016

TORONTO – Justin Smoak broke out of a slump with five runs-batted in, Russell Martin also drove in five and Josh Donaldson hit his 30th homer of the season as the Toronto Blue Jays’ offence ignited for a 15-8 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday. Smoak snapped an 0-for-29 streak with runners in scoring ... Read More »

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Leggett interception TD lifts Bombers to fourth straight win, 32-18 over Alouettes

By Bill Beacon, The Canadian Press on August 26th, 2016

MONTREAL – A 60-yard interception return touchdown by Maurice Leggett lifted the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to a 32-18 victory over the Montreal Alouettes on Friday night. The Bombers (5-4) won their fourth game in a row with Matt Nichols as the starting quarterback as Justin Medlock kicked six field goals and Andrew Harris ran in ... Read More »

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NHL referee Garrett Rank wins Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur

By The Associated Press on August 26th, 2016

BROMONT, Que. – NHL referee Garrett Rank won his third straight Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur title Friday, closing with an 5-under 67 in windy conditions for a six-stroke victory. The 28-year-old Rank, from Elmira, Ontario, finished at 19-under 269 at Golf Chateau-Bromont. He earned a spot next year in the Canadian Open. “It’s always special winning ... Read More »

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Blue Jays re-acquire catcher Dioner Navarro from White Sox for Turner

By The Canadian Press on August 26th, 2016

TORONTO – The Toronto Blue Jays will have a familiar face in their lineup as they prepare for another post-season run. The Jays re-acquired catcher Dioner Navarro from the Chicago White Sox on Friday night for left-handed pitcher Colton Turner. The 32-year-old Navarro returns to Toronto after signing with the White Sox in the off-season. ... Read More »

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Christine Sinclair voted NWSL Player of the Olympics

By The Associated Press on August 26th, 2016

Canada’s Christine Sinclair, who plays for the Portland Thorns, has been named the National Women’s Soccer League Player of the Olympics. Sinclair scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over host Brazil to earn Canada its second straight Olympic bronze medal. The finish helped propel Canada from No. 10 in the FIFA world rankings ... Read More »

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Surging TFC eyes Supporter’s Shield, but must first face rival Impact

By Dhiren Mahiban, The Canadian Press on August 26th, 2016

TORONTO – After an unprecedented move into the top spot in the Eastern Conference, Toronto FC has its sights on FC Dallas and the Supporter’s Shield. First the Reds will have to deal with one of their biggest rivals. Toronto moved into first place in the East this late in a Major League Soccer season ... Read More »

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