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Youth Movement: Toronto Blue Jays prospect Cavan Biggio gets called up

Youth Movement: Toronto Blue Jays prospect Cavan Biggio gets called up

TORONTO — Two teams with their eyes on the future showcased a couple of top prospects in the opener of an interleague series on Friday night at Rogers Centre.

Swedish forward Joakim Nygard signs with Edmonton Oilers

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Joakim Nygard to a one-year, entry-level contract. Nygard, 26, has just completed his seventh season in the Swedish Hockey League, all with Farjestad BK.
Vancouver Whitecaps' hectic stretch 'almost like team bonding': Sutter

Vancouver Whitecaps' hectic stretch 'almost like team bonding': Sutter

VANCOUVER — A gruelling stretch for the Vancouver Whitecaps has resulted in some injuries, but players say it also has created a closer-knit squad.
Canadian athletes showing support for Toronto Raptors around the world

Canadian athletes showing support for Toronto Raptors around the world

The Gotzis decathlon in Austria is a storied annual event, but another sporting topic keeps popping up at the track this week.

Drake passions heat up with Raptors' run as crucial game approaches

TORONTO — By now, Drake's relentless grandstanding on behalf of his beloved Toronto Raptors is to be expected. And so too, then, is the wrath of Milwaukee Bucks' fans now excoriating the Canadian rapper for a series of escalating taunts.

Willie Jefferson happy to switch sides in Blue Bombers-Roughriders rivalry

WINNIPEG — Willie Jefferson thought there would be some backlash when he left the Saskatchewan Roughriders for the rival Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Turns out he was right.
Toronto Wolfpack thump Sheffield Eagles to run winning streak to nine games

Toronto Wolfpack thump Sheffield Eagles to run winning streak to nine games

SHEFFIELD, England — The Toronto Wolfpack ran in eight tries Friday to extend their winning streak to nine games with a 42-16 win over the Sheffield Eagles in Betfred Championship rugby league play.

Former hooker Ray Barkwill to join Canada U-18 rugby coaching staff

TORONTO — Recently retired Canadian hooker Ray Barkwill is joining the coaching staff of Canada's under-18 rugby team for its July international series. The 38-year-old native of Niagara Falls, Ont.
Toronto Raptors founder Bitove proud of team's success, praises fans

Toronto Raptors founder Bitove proud of team's success, praises fans

TORONTO — One of the founding owners of the Toronto Raptors says he feels like a proud parent as the basketball team prepares for its biggest game in franchise history this weekend.
Olympic short-track speedskating gold medallist Samuel Girard retires

Olympic short-track speedskating gold medallist Samuel Girard retires

SAGUENAY, Que. — Olympic short-track speedskating champion Samuel Girard has announced his retirement from the sport. The 22-year-old from Ferland-et-Boilleau, Que.