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Blue Jays get second baseman Gift Ngoepe in trade with Pirates

Blue Jays get second baseman Gift Ngoepe in trade with Pirates

PITTSBURGH — The Toronto Blue Jays made a move on Monday night to shore up their middle infield. Toronto acquired second baseman Gift Ngoepe in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for cash considerations or a player to be named later.

Rare Jackie Robinson jersey sold for $2.05 million

NEW YORK — A rare jersey from Jackie Robinson's historic rookie season with the Brooklyn Dodgers 70 years ago has sold for $2.05 million at auction.
Hall of Fame ballot newcomers: Jones, Thome, Vizquel

Hall of Fame ballot newcomers: Jones, Thome, Vizquel

NEW YORK — Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and Omar Vizquel are among 19 first-time candidates on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot for baseball's Hall of Fame. They are joined by Johan Santana and Chris Carpenter.

Erin Ambrose and Amy Potomak released from Canada's national women's team

CALGARY — Defenceman Erin Ambrose and forward Amy Potomak were released from Canada's national women's team on Monday. Twenty-six players remain on Canada's centralization roster: three goaltenders, eight defencemen, and 15 forwards.
Brutal Honesty: Summer chat with Travis Green pushed Canucks rookie Brock Boeser

Brutal Honesty: Summer chat with Travis Green pushed Canucks rookie Brock Boeser

VANCOUVER — Travis Green pulled Brock Boeser aside at the Vancouver Canucks' development camp in early July for a frank and honest discussion.

Investigators: Roy Halladay performed turns before crash

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Riders coach says tough to blame crossover when 0-2 start left team in a hole

Riders coach says tough to blame crossover when 0-2 start left team in a hole

REGINA — Saskatchewan head coach and GM Chris Jones said Monday that there's no point blaming the CFL playoff structure for the Roughriders' exit from the post-season.
Sophomore Siakam earning big minutes with Raptors with his all-out hustle

Sophomore Siakam earning big minutes with Raptors with his all-out hustle

TORONTO — Late in third quarter Sunday night, Pascal Siakam chased down Washington's Mike Scott, gobbling up the distance with each giant stride.

Raptors' DeMar DeRozan picks up Eastern Conference player of week award

TORONTO — DeMar DeRozan has earned the NBA's Eastern Conference player of the week honour after leading the Raptors to four consecutive wins. It's the sixth time DeRozan has won the award. DeRozan averaged 26.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, 6.
Calgary Stampeders head to Ottawa wise in the ways of Grey Cup week

Calgary Stampeders head to Ottawa wise in the ways of Grey Cup week

CALGARY — The scene in the Calgary Stampeders locker-room after last year's Grey Cup is imprinted in Alex Singleton's brain.