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Blue Jays suffer 8-0 loss at hands of Guardians
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Blue Jays suffer 8-0 loss at hands of Guardians

TORONTO – Cleveland Guardians teammates Cal Quantrill and Josh Naylor demonstrated you can go home again and thrive. The fellow Canadians were at their best in an 8-0 thrashing of the Toronto Blue Jays before 41,677 at Rogers Centre on Friday.Quantrill (9-5), a native of Port Hope, Ont., pitched seven innings, allowing only a double to Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to snatch his first MLB win on home soil and a career-high ninth victory on the season.Naylor, a Mississauga, Ont., native, gave his teammate a lift with a two-run blast to left field as part of a five-run third inning for his 15th of the season and first in his home and native land.“There were a lot of people I owe my career to at the game today,” Quantrill said. “It’s fun to pitch well in front of those guys.” Story c...
San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. suspended 80 games for positive drug test
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San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. suspended 80 games for positive drug test

San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. was suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball on Friday after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.The penalty was effective immediately, meaning the All-Star shortstop cannot play in the majors this year.Tatis had been on the injured list all season after breaking his left wrist in spring training. He recently had begun a rehabilitation assignment in Double-A and the playoff-contending Padres hoped he could return and boost their chances down the stretch. MLB said Tatis tested positive for Clostebol, a performance-enhancing substance."We were surprised and extremely disappointed to learn today that Fernando Tatis Jr. tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance in violation...
Guardians bring 4-game road win streak into matchup with the Blue Jays
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Guardians bring 4-game road win streak into matchup with the Blue Jays

Cleveland Guardians (59-52, first in the AL Central) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (60-50, second in the AL East) Toronto; Friday, 7:07 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Guardians: Cal Quantrill (8-5, 3.88 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 79 strikeouts); Blue Jays: Jose Berrios (8-4, 5.19 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 107 strikeouts)FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blue Jays -166, Guardians +140; over/under is 9 runsBOTTOM LINE: The Cleveland Guardians will try to keep a four-game road win streak alive when they take on the Toronto Blue Jays.Toronto is 60-50 overall and 34-21 in home games. Blue Jays pitchers have a collective 3.93 ERA, which ranks eighth in the AL. Related Videos 4:...
Serena Williams will say ‘farewell’ to tennis after U.S. Open – National
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Serena Williams will say ‘farewell’ to tennis after U.S. Open – National

Serena Williams announced Tuesday she will be walking away from tennis after the U.S. Open. In an essay shared by Vogue, Williams wrote the decision to leave the sport wasn’t an easy one; and it’s certainly not a retirement.“I have never liked the word retirement,” Williams, 40, wrote. “It doesn’t feel like a modern word to me.” Read more: Thousands of tickets still up for grabs for World Junior Championship games in Edmonton Instead, Williams sees her tennis farewell as an “evolution.”“I’ve been thinking of this as a transition, but I want to be sensitive about how I use that word, which means something very specific and important to a community of people,” Williams wrote for the September cover story. “Maybe the best word to describe what I’m up to is evol...
Canada wins 4-3 over Sweden in pre-world junior test
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Canada wins 4-3 over Sweden in pre-world junior test

Canada scored three unanswered goals in the first period, including one on the power play, and went on to defeat Sweden 4-3 on Monday in the final exhibition tune-up before Tuesday’s start of the rescheduled 2022 World Junior Hockey Championship at Rogers Place. Nathan Gaucher, Mason McTavish, Kent Johnson and Joshua Roy scored for the Canadians who led 3-1 after 40 minutes but had to fend off a spirited Sweden comeback in the third period.Theodor Niederbach, Jonathan Lekkerimaki and William Wallinder scored for Sweden, who lost a 2-1 overtime decision to Finland in an exhibition tilt on Aug. 4. This was Canada’s lone pre-tournament test.READ MORE: Thousands of tickets still up for grabs for World Junior Championship games in EdmontonCanada outshot Sweden 30-26 and went 1-for-4 wi...
Orioles host the Blue Jays to start 3-game series
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Orioles host the Blue Jays to start 3-game series

Toronto Blue Jays (60-48, second in the AL East) vs. Baltimore Orioles (56-52, fourth in the AL East) Baltimore; Monday, 7:05 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Yusei Kikuchi (4-5, 4.86 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, 84 strikeouts); Orioles: Jordan Lyles (8-8, 4.40 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, 104 strikeouts)FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blue Jays -156, Orioles +134; over/under is 9 1/2 runsBOTTOM LINE: The Baltimore Orioles host the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday to begin a three-game series.Baltimore has a 56-52 record overall and a 31-21 record at home. The Orioles have a 20-8 record in games when they hit at least two home runs. Related Videos 4:18 ...
Twins top Blue Jays 7-3 behind clutch Polanco
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Twins top Blue Jays 7-3 behind clutch Polanco

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jorge Polanco had a pair of two-out RBIs and Jose Miranda homered for the Minnesota Twins, who beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-3 behind a stellar bullpen performance on Saturday night. All-Star Luis Arraez went 3 for 5 with an RBI for the first-place Twins, who kept their two-game lead on Cleveland in the AL Central.Arraez doubled twice and scored on both of Polanco’s clutch hits — a single in the third inning off Blue Jays starter Mitch White (1-3) and a double in the fifth after White was replaced by Tim Mayza.Mayza had a painful night, ending with a dislocated non-throwing shoulder. Three batters after surrendering Miranda’s 11th home run to start the sixth, Mayza charged a squeeze bunt that Sandy León dropped down in front of the mound for a single to score the...
Saudi tech experts bring futuristic AI technology closer to reality
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Saudi tech experts bring futuristic AI technology closer to reality

RIYADH: Saudi technology experts are putting the latest developments in artificial intelligence into the hands of gamers attending a major international festival in the Kingdom. The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) has partnered with the Saudi Esports Federation for the Gamers8 event taking place in Riyadh to showcase the most recent advances in augmented and virtual reality technologies. And Ahmed Abdulrahman, the immersive lab manager on Ithra’s Creative Solutions program, believes the futuristic AI seen in many current sci-fi movies could become publicly available within five to 10 years. The GameDev Zone interior, buzzing with eager and curious Saudis looking to try the latest artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in Riyadh. (Supplied) Technologies on show at ...
Hockey Canada board chair Michael Brind’Amour steps down from post
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Hockey Canada board chair Michael Brind’Amour steps down from post

The chair of the Hockey Canada Board of Directors said he has stepped down from his position on Friday evening. Michael Brind’Amour resigned amid calls to reform Hockey Canada’s leadership for its handling of recent allegations of sexual assault against players, including two alleged incidents from 2003 and 2018.In a statement released Saturday, Brind’Amour said his final term is set to end in November 2022, but he has decided to resign because “there is no need to wait for a new era.”Hockey Canada said the Board of Directors and members will meet in the coming days to discuss the next steps and appoint an interim chair. Read more: Provincial federations want Hockey Canada meeting, reports before paying dues Story continues below advertisement ...
Jays’ miscues prove costly, Twins win 6-5 in 10th
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Jays’ miscues prove costly, Twins win 6-5 in 10th

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nick Gordon hit a three-run homer and scored in the 10th inning for Minnesota after a pair of miscues by Toronto catcher Danny Jansen, giving the Twins a 6-5 win over the Blue Jays on Friday night. Gordon, who had three hits in the game, was the automatic runner to start the bottom of the 10th. Jordan Romano (3-3) struck out Jake Cave on a low slider that got past Jansen, who threw wildly to first, allowing Cave to reach and moving Gordon to third.Tim Beckham hit a grounder to third baseman Matt Chapman, who threw home to get Gordon trying to score. Jansen likely would have had the out but didn’t catch the ball cleanly.“I actually was sliding and watching the catcher, so I was actually seeing the ball fall and I was kind of yelling at the umpire,” Gordon said. “...