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Wednesday July 1 2015
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Ortiz, Bradley Jr. lead Red Sox past Blue Jays 4-3; Toronto drops two straight TORONTO BLUE JAYS

Mookie Betts had a pair of hits and also reached base on an error for Boston (36-43), which has won three in a row. Eduardo Rodrgiuez (4-2) struck out four, giving up an earned run over six innings. Tommy Layne and Alexi Ogando pitched in relief. Koji...

Canucks trade defenceman Kevin Bieksa to Ducks for second-round pick NHL

Kevin Bieksa knew the Vancouver Canucks were trading him. It was just a matter of where. For several weeks, Bieksa came to terms that his time in Vancouver was coming to an end. After it looked like he was almost headed to the San Jose Sharks last...

Chicago Blackhawks trade F Brandon Saad to Columbus Blue Jackets; Sharp could stay in Chicago NHL

CHICAGO - The Chicago Blackhawks said all along that Brandon Saad would be back next season. Right up until Tuesday afternoon. With contract talks at a stalemate on the eve of NHL free agency, the Stanley Cup champions parted with Saad in a...

Flames sign defenceman Dougie Hamilton to US$34.5-million, 6-year deal HOCKEY

Bruins general manager Don Sweeney didn't think Dougie Hamilton would have been "comfortable" signing-long term in Boston. The defenceman was more than comfortable to make that commitment in Calgary. Hamilton signed a US$34.5-million,...

Lloyd, O'Hara score US beats Germany 2-0 for a place in the Women's World Cup final WOMEN'S WORLD CUP

MONTREAL - Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night to advance to the title match at the Women's World Cup. Lloyd's penalty kick in the 69th minute...

Border Cats ride starter's arm to 1-0 win BORDER CATS

If Jeremy Charles and the Thunder Bay Border Cats were looking to set the stage for a second-half run, his pitching performance Tuesday night was a great sign. Charles...

Bouchard loses in first round at Wimbledon TENNIS

LONDON - LONDON - Not even a return to Wimbledon could pull Eugenie Bouchard out of her tailspin. Bouchard lost for the 12th time in 14 matches on Tuesday, falling to Chinese...

Olympic gold medallist Mikkelson taps Twitter for help with baby name

CALGARY - Olympic gold medallist Meaghan Mikkelson and her husband are turning to Twitter for baby names. Mikkelson, a two-time gold medallist in women's hockey, and her husband Scott Reid are expecting a son in September. They're asking...

Jays' Donaldson tops overall in all-star voting; balloting ends Thursday night MLB

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Toronto's Josh Donaldson isn't about individual accolades, even if it includes being the leading vote getter for the upcoming all-star game. Donaldson has moved into top spot in fan voting for the upcoming event, overtaking...

Blue Jays' potent offence silenced by Buchholz in 3-1 loss to Red Sox TORONTO BLUE JAYS

TORONTO - Jose Bautista's potent bat has been unusually silent lately. But Toronto manager John Gibbons doesn't see any reason for concern. Bautista's hitless...

IOC wants 2020 Tokyo Olympics organizers to finalize plans for new stadium

TOKYO - Tokyo organizers of the 2020 Olympics have been asked to finalize plans for the main stadium by the International Olympic Committee after it was confirmed that building costs have almost doubled. IOC President Thomas Bach told the head...

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