July 5th, 2020

National Sports

Yanks’ Tanaka hit in head; LeMahieu, Cessa test positive

By Jake Seiner, The Associated Press on July 4th, 2020

NEW YORK – With Masahiro Tanaka crumpled motionless on the mound, Aaron Judge repeatedly waved behind home plate and scolded a video journalist for taking images. This wasn’t a scene anyone at Yankee Stadium wanted to see. Tanaka was alert and sent to a hospital after being hit in the head by a line drive ... Read More »

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Canadian Taylor Pendrith notches career-best tie for third at Korn Ferry event

By The Canadian Press on July 4th, 2020

BERTHOUD, Colo. – Canadian golfer Taylor Pendrith posted the best finish of his career on the Korn Ferry Tour on Saturday, tying for third at the TPC Colorado Championship at Heron Lakes. Pendrith, from Richmond Hill, Ont., was 13 under for the tournament after shooting a 2-under 70 in the fourth and final round. The ... Read More »

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Blue Jays hope to start team workouts at Toronto’s Rogers Centre Monday

By Melissa Couto, The Canadian Press on July 4th, 2020

The Toronto Blue Jays will have plenty of young talent with them when they open summer training camp at Rogers Centre next week. But even with the minor-league season officially cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, general manager Ross Atkins says that doesn’t mean those potential future stars will make the major-league roster this year. ... Read More »

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Raptors veteran forward Serge Ibaka enjoyed engaging with fans during quarantine

By Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press on July 4th, 2020

Whether it was his playful “How Bored Are You?” social-media posts, his online talent show, or his workout videos, Raptors forward Serge Ibaka was one of Toronto’s most visible athletes in the early days of the COVID-19 lockdown. Ibaka’s posts provided a sense of lightness during a time of so much uncertainty. Despite being in ... Read More »

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Yanks pitcher Tanaka alert after hit in head by Stanton blow

By Jake Seiner, The Associated Press on July 4th, 2020

NEW YORK – Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was alert and sent to a hospital after being hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of slugger Giancarlo Stanton during live batting practice Saturday, a frightening scene during the team’s first official summer camp workout. Tanaka’s hat flew off and he immediately collapsed ... Read More »

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Raptors will face Houston, Portland and Phoenix in three scrimmages

By The Canadian Press on July 4th, 2020

The Toronto Raptors will face their first competition in more than four months when they play the Houston Rockets in a scrimmage on July 24. The NBA released the scrimmage schedule on Saturday ahead of the July 30 restart. Each team will play three exhibition games at Disney World in Orlando. The Raptors will also ... Read More »

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Whitecaps’ match against FC Dallas at MLS is Back Tournament pushed back

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on July 4th, 2020

The Vancouver Whitecaps’ opening match against FC Dallas at the MLS is Back Tournament has been pushed back. Six FC Dallas players have tested positive for COVID-19 since arriving in Florida and the entire Dallas delegation is currently quarantining at the MLS host hotel. The Whitecaps, meanwhile, had to delay their departure south because of ... Read More »

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CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos plan to talk to Inuit communities about team name

By The Canadian Press on July 3rd, 2020

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Eskimos “will ramp up” their engagement with Inuit communities to evaluate their views on the CFL team’s name. The Eskimos made the announcement Friday. “We recognize that there has been increased attention to the name recently and we will ramp up our ongoing engagement with the Inuit communities to assess their ... Read More »

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Canadian Taylor Pendrith one shot back heading into final round

By The Canadian Press on July 3rd, 2020

BERTHOUD, Colo. – Canadian Taylor Pendrith is in contention for his first Korn Ferry Tour victory with one round to go at the TPC Colorado Championship at Heron Lakes. Pendrith, of Richmond Hill, Ont., fired a 5-under 67 on Friday to reach 11 under through three rounds – leaving him in a tie for second ... Read More »

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Hockey Canada cancels 2020 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

By The Canadian Press on July 3rd, 2020

CALGARY – The 2020 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge scheduled to take place in the fall has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic Hockey Canada made the announcement on Friday. The annual, week-long tournament was set to open October 31 in Charlottetown and Summerside, P.E.I. “Hockey Canada’s priority remains the health and safety of ... Read More »

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Siakam says he feels safe in Florida, despite explosion of COVID-19 cases

By Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press on July 3rd, 2020

Pascal Siakam has watched the number of COVID-19 cases climb in the United States, particularly in Florida, where the Toronto Raptors convened more than a week ago. But the Raptors forward feels that, with the team carefully following the NBA coronavirus protocols, he and his teammates are as safe there as they would be anywhere. ... Read More »

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