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Blue Jays trouble with umpires continues in Angels loss: Griffin

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Blue Jays trouble with umpires continues in Angels loss: Griffin

ANAHEIM, CALIF. — The umpires may have changed for the Blue Jays on Monday but the song remained the same. A new crew came to town for the series finale vs. the Angels, but for the second game in a row manager John Gibbons was ejected by a home-plate umpire who came with history. The…

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We’ve let him down: Ramsey wants FA Cup win to repay Wenger

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We’ve let him down: Ramsey wants FA Cup win to repay Wenger

Arsenal’s Wembley win versus Manchester City will certainly not relieve the issues in the minds of the unbelievers but he can indicate the victory, as well as the manner where it was accomplished, as evidence that he can yet be the man to take the club onward.”It’s going to be really special”, he said.Referee Craig…

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Chiefs win in OT forces game 7 against Vees

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Chiefs win in OT forces game 7 against Vees

Scarborough, Ontario native Will Calverley’s thrilling overtime goal for the BCHL Chilliwack Chiefs prompted a Penticton arena to fill with the drone of boos Monday night. Penticton Vees fans were on the edge of their seats into the fourth period of play, as a game six victory could have won the Okanagan hockey team the…

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NBA playoffs: Joe Johnson, Dwyane Wade turn back the clock

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George W. Bush was early in his first term as president. Seattle was years away from losing the SuperSonics. “Arrested Development” hadn’t even started airing yet.That’s how long ago Utah’s Joe Johnson and Houston’s Nene made their NBA debuts.So-called old guys like them are delivering all across these playoffs thus far. And many of those…

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Leafs' heart-pounding playoff ride just the start: DiManno

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Leafs' heart-pounding playoff ride just the start: DiManno

Some will claim they knew it all along. Others insist they saw it coming, as if with oracle eyes.The metamorphosis of the Toronto Maple Leafs: From dead last in the NHL to playoffs the next season, which no team had pulled off in a decade.And, oh yeah, extending the first round of the post-season to…

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Toronto Raptors rout Milwaukee Bucks for 3-2 series lead

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The Toronto Raptors wanted a second straight solid effort, they were tired of the bad game-good game-bad game-good game monotony of their playoff series with the Milwaukee Bucks.They said all the right things heading into Game 5 about remembering what worked and remembering what didn’t and bringing the effort from start to finish.And then they…

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ quarterbacks geared up for mini-camp

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ quarterbacks geared up for mini-camp

WINNIPEG – After a long off-season the Winnipeg Blue Bombers will be back on the field this week. The Bombers are holding their annual three day mini-camp starting on Wednesday and players have already started to arrive.Quarterbacks Matt Nichols, Dan LeFevour and Dominique Davis were all signing autographs on Monday, but soon they’ll go from…

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Jays Stroman no angel, but some performances are worth celebrating: Griffin

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Jays Stroman no angel, but some performances are worth celebrating: Griffin

ANAHEIM, CALIF.—All may seem forgiven, but likely not forgotten when it came to the brief flareup of emotions at the end of Sunday’s game at Angel Stadium. As the final out was recorded, Jays starter Marcus Stroman leapt off the hill, fist-pumped and shimmied for a rare team victory against the Angels — who took…

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Better Raptors revert to the Norm: Arthur

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Better Raptors revert to the Norm: Arthur

The rituals of spring vary from place to place, tradition to tradition. In Toronto basketball, they have recently become routine: the existential panic, the changing of the starting lineup — like snow tires, reacting to the change of seasons — the badly designed free T-shirts, and the Kyle and DeMar Rorschach test. Every year, every…

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Ilie Nastase unapologetic after Fed Cup suspension

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Ilie Nastase unapologetic after Fed Cup suspension

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA—Ilie Nastase was unrepentant after being suspended from the Fed Cup for abusing the British team and the referee in a playoff.Nastase, the Romania captain, also didn’t believe his remarks about the unborn child of Serena Williams were racist.“I want to know what word I used is racist?” he asked The Associated Press by…

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