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'This is big for us': Local businesses cheer on Blue Jays' playoff run

'This is big for us': Local businesses cheer on Blue Jays' playoff run

TORONTO — A clinched playoff spot with home-field advantage for the Toronto Blue Jays will bring a much-needed boost to businesses in Toronto and across Canada this fall.
Canada captain Sophie de Goede turns heads ahead of Rugby World Cup in New Zealand

Canada captain Sophie de Goede turns heads ahead of Rugby World Cup in New Zealand

Rugby was a constant growing up for Sophie de Goede. De Goede's mother, Stephanie White, was the first Canadian women's captain in 1987 and represented Canada for 10 years.
Donovan, Dempsey to broadcast World Cup in US for Fox

Donovan, Dempsey to broadcast World Cup in US for Fox

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Landon Donovan is teaming with Clint Dempsey again at a World Cup. The pair, who share the American record of 57 international goals, will work for Fox at this year’s tournament in Qatar.
Paris joins big screen boycott of World Cup games from Qatar

Paris joins big screen boycott of World Cup games from Qatar

PARIS (AP) — Paris will not broadcast World Cup matches on giant screens in public fan zones amid concerns over rights violations of migrant workers and the environmental impact of the tournament in Qatar.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers re-acquire Darby Jr. from Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Winnipeg Blue Bombers re-acquire Darby Jr. from Hamilton Tiger-Cats

WINNIPEG — Alden Darby Jr. is back with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Bombers acquired Darby from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Tuesday for defensive end Cedric Wilcots II. This marks the second time in as many years Winnipeg has traded for Darby.
Naomi Osaka to publish picture book 'The Way Champs Play'

Naomi Osaka to publish picture book 'The Way Champs Play'

NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka has some life lessons she'd like to share. The tennis superstar has a deal with HarperCollins Publishers for a children's picture book, “The Way Champs Play," scheduled to come out Dec. 6.
Indonesia soccer group: Some gates locked in deadly crush

Indonesia soccer group: Some gates locked in deadly crush

MALANG, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s national soccer association says delays in unlocking the gates at a stadium after violence broke out at the end of a match contributed to a disaster in which at least 131 people died.
Beverette, Demski and Collaros all earn CFL top performer honours

Beverette, Demski and Collaros all earn CFL top performer honours

TORONTO — Defensive back Tyrice Beverette of the Montreal Alouettes as well as receiver Nic Demski and quarterback Zach Collaros, both of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, were named the CFL's top performers Tuesday.
Queen's Plate champion Moira to run in $750,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes event

Queen's Plate champion Moira to run in $750,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes event

TORONTO — Queen's Plate champion Moira will run in the $750,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack. Woodbine Entertainment made the announcement Tuesday. The remainder of the field is expected to be revealed Wednesday.

Montreal Canadiens sign second-round pick Owen Beck to three-year, entry-level deal

MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens have signed forward Owen Beck to a three-year, entry-level contract, the club announced on Tuesday. The deal will see Beck earn (US)$775,000 at the NHL level in 2022-23, $835,000 in 2023-24 and $855,000 in 2024-25.