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Chirinos pulled after 5 no-hit innings, Rays beat Blue Jays

Chirinos pulled after 5 no-hit innings, Rays beat Blue Jays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay's plan to use an opener was derailed by recent heavy bullpen use. Yonny Chirinos showed that fill-in starters, even on a pitch count, can be an excellent replacement.
Underestimate Raptors at your own risk as Toronto heads to NBA Finals

Underestimate Raptors at your own risk as Toronto heads to NBA Finals

TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors might be one of the most unheralded teams to ever make the NBA Finals.

UFC releases Toronto middleweight Elias (The Spartan) Theodorou

Toronto middleweight Elias (The Spartan) Theodorou, a former "Ultimate Fighter" winner who fought 11 times in the UFC, has been dropped by the mixed martial arts organization.
Raptors' championship run challenges Leafs' fan dominance in Toronto

Raptors' championship run challenges Leafs' fan dominance in Toronto

TORONTO — Raptors fever has unquestionably seized Toronto as the team makes an unprecedented bid for the NBA championship.
Orlondo Steinauer's voice remaining very strong as Ticats head coach

Orlondo Steinauer's voice remaining very strong as Ticats head coach

HAMILTON — Being a CFL head coach hasn't left Orlondo Steinauer speechless during training camp. During his tenure as Hamilton's defensive co-ordinator (2013-16), Steinauer said he was routinely left hoarse and speechless by the first week of camp.
Bill Buckner, forever known for October error, dies at 69

Bill Buckner, forever known for October error, dies at 69

BOSTON — Bill Buckner, a star hitter who became known for making one of the most infamous plays in major league history, died Monday. He was 69. He died after a long battle with Lewy body dementia, Buckner's family said in a statement.
Toronto Raptors smash TV audience record as team books spot in NBA Finals

Toronto Raptors smash TV audience record as team books spot in NBA Finals

TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors shattered the NBA's Canadian television audience record during the decisive sixth game of the Eastern Conference final. Sportsnet says an average of 3.

Canada's Shapovalov loses French Open first-round match to Struff

PARIS — Canada is without a player in the men's draw at the French Open after Denis Shapovalov lost his first-round match 7-6 (1), 6-3, 6-4 to Jan-Lennard Struff on Monday. Shapovalov, the 20th seed from Richmond Hill, Ont.

Former Whitecaps player 'optimistic' after meeting about alleged harassment

VANCOUVER — Months after she spoke out about alleged harassment and bullying by a former coach for the Vancouver Whitecaps, a former player says she's optimistic about the potential for change.
Centre Josh Norris leaving university to sign with Ottawa Senators

Centre Josh Norris leaving university to sign with Ottawa Senators

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators have signed centre Josh Norris to a three-year, entry-level contract, ending his NCAA career at the University of Michigan after two seasons.