August 1st, 2015

National Sports

Popcorn eases new Blue Jays ace David Price’s transition to Toronto

By Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press on August 1st, 2015

TORONTO – Get your popcorn ready, Blue Jays fans. Then give it to David Price. The club’s new ace may love a lot of things about Toronto, but the popcorn at Rogers Centre appears to be at the top of the list. After Price raved about it on Twitter, the team had bags of it ... Read More »

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Blue Jays recall 2B Kawasaki, option RHP Tepera, cut OF Carrera and INF Valencia

By The Canadian Press on August 1st, 2015

TORONTO – Infielder/outfielder Danny Valencia and outfielder Eqezuiel Carrera were designated for assignment as Blue Jays made a flurry of roster moves Saturday after a busy week of trade deadline activity. Toronto also added right-hander Mark Lowe and outfielder Ben Revere, acquired Friday from Seattle and Philadelphia, and recalled infielder Munenori Kawasaki from triple-A Buffalo. ... Read More »

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IOC hears reports on polluted water in Rio, emblem flap and new stadium plans in Tokyo

By Dennis Passa, The Associated Press on August 1st, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – A day after the high-profile vote which awarded Beijing the 2022 Winter Games, International Olympic Committee members dealt Saturday with issues affecting the next two Summer Games – severe water pollution in Rio de Janeiro and the fuss over Tokyo’s choice of emblem. Earlier this month, the Japanese government threw out ... Read More »

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Rousey says she’ll do Roddy Piper ‘proud’ in UFC fight in Rio de Janeiro

By The Associated Press on August 1st, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO – Ronda Rousey says she will be fighting for the late Roddy Piper, the Hall of Fame wrestler who gave her his “Rowdy” nickname. Not long after WWE confirmed Piper’s death Friday, Rousey posted a photo of him on her Instagram account and said “this one’s for you Roddy…” The unbeaten bantamweight ... Read More »

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World sailing’s governing body to start testing for viruses in venue for Rio Olympic sailing

By Stephen Wade, The Associated Press on August 1st, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO – The governing body of world says sailing it will start doing its own independent testing for viruses in Rio’s Olympic waters after an Associated Press investigation showed a serious health risk to athletes competing in venues rife with raw sewage. Peter Sowrey, the chief executive of the governing body ISAF, said ... Read More »

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Nichols throws two touchdowns, Eskimos extend Roughriders’ winless streak

By Shane Jones, The Canadian Press on July 31st, 2015

EDMONTON – Matt Nichols threw two touchdown passes as the Edmonton Eskimos won their fourth in a row with a 30-5 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Friday. The Eskimos (4-1) now sit in sole possession of first place in the Canadian Football League’s West Division and have not allowed a touchdown in two straight ... Read More »

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After week of trade frenzy, Blue Jays come back to beat Royals in 11 innings

By Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press on July 31st, 2015

TORONTO – Josh Donaldson hit a walkoff single in the bottom of the 11th inning as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 7-6 on Friday night. Donaldson singled off Royals reliever Franklin Morales to drive home Troy Tulowitzki from second base for the Jays’ third straight win. Tulowitzki went 2-for-5 in his ... Read More »

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Canadian Vasek Pospisil eliminated from Atlanta Open in quarter-finals

By The Canadian Press on July 31st, 2015

ATLANTA – Canadian Vasek Pospisil is done at the Atlanta Open. The second-seeded Vancouver native fell 4-6, 5-7 (5) to fifth-ranked Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus on Friday in quarter-final action. Pospisil doubled Baghdatis with 12 service aces, but also added five double faults. Baghdatis was able to dispose of Pospisil in one hour 43 minutes ... Read More »

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After devastating crash nearly ended career, Taylor Phinney to resume cycling at Tour of Utah

By Dave Skretta, The Associated Press on July 31st, 2015

Olympic cyclist Taylor Phinney will return to racing next week in the Tour of Utah, more than a year after a devastating crash that could have ended his career. Phinney was hurt in May 2014 when he collided with a motorcycle during the U.S. national championships. Along with a compound fracture of his tibia, Phinney ... Read More »

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Abdominal injury forces Canadian Eugenie Bouchard to withdraw from Citi Open

By The Canadian Press on July 31st, 2015

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard withdrew from the Citi Open on Friday due to an abdominal injury. The 21-year-old from Westmount, Que., has been dealing with the injury for the last several weeks. The Citi Open, which officially begins on Monday, was meant to be a tune-up event for Bouchard, who is set to compete in the ... Read More »

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Wrestling star ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper dead at age 61: WWE confirms

By The Canadian Press on July 31st, 2015

LOS ANGELES, United States of America – Canadian pro-wrestling legend “Rowdy” Roddy Piper has died – he was 61. The WWE posted on its website on Friday that Piper, whose real name is Roderick Toombs, died on Friday, but there was no immediate word on the cause of death. WWE chairman and CEO Vince McMahon ... Read More »

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