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'It feels like we're back in Toronto': Fans flock to stadium for Jays' return

'It feels like we're back in Toronto': Fans flock to stadium for Jays' return

TORONTO — A sea of blue jerseys and T-shirts welcomed the Toronto Blue Jays back to the Rogers Centre on Friday as fans flocked to see the team play at home for the first time in nearly two years.
Leafs sign forward Ondrej Kase to one-year, US$1.25 million contract

Leafs sign forward Ondrej Kase to one-year, US$1.25 million contract

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed forward Ondrej Kase to a one-year contract worth US$1.25 million.
Rugby Canada fires Cudmore over social media posts

Rugby Canada fires Cudmore over social media posts

Rugby Canada fired Jamie Cudmore, a former star player in charge of developing the next generation of talent, on Friday for a series of social media posts belittling the women's sevens team.

Ex-NBA star's sister gets probation for threatening witness

NEW YORK (AP) — The sister of former NBA player Sebastian Telfair was sentenced Friday to two years of probation and 100 hours of community service for threatening a woman who testified against him at his New York City gun possession trial.
Drake's DreamCrew to executive produce Black hockey player doc with LeBron James

Drake's DreamCrew to executive produce Black hockey player doc with LeBron James

TORONTO — Drake is teaming up with LeBron James and other creators for a feature documentary on the history of Black hockey players.
Former CFL defensive back Lin-J Shell passes away at the age of 39

Former CFL defensive back Lin-J Shell passes away at the age of 39

Lin-J Shell, who played seven CFL seasons with four teams, has died. He was 39. The cause of death was not immediately known. Shell was a defensive back with the Toronto Argonauts (2009-11), B.C.

CFL, Alouettes confirm jointly that Montreal co-owner Sidney Spiegel has passed away

MONTREAL — The COVID-19 pandemic robbed the Montreal Alouettes of a 2020 season and co-owner Sidney Spiegel the chance to see his franchise play. Spiegel died Wednesday in Toronto.
Canada captures Olympic gold in women's eight; soccer women advance to semis

Canada captures Olympic gold in women's eight; soccer women advance to semis

It was a gold medal nearly 30 years in making, and it came in dominant fashion on Tokyo Bay. Canada women's eight led from start to finish at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday, racing to its first gold medal in the event since the 1992 Barcelona Games.
Japan expands virus emergency after record spikes amid Games

Japan expands virus emergency after record spikes amid Games

TOKYO (AP) — Japan expanded a coronavirus state of emergency to four more areas in addition to Tokyo on Friday following record spikes in infections as the capital hosts the Olympics.
Blue Jays finally return to Rogers Centre to open three-game set with Royals

Blue Jays finally return to Rogers Centre to open three-game set with Royals

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays have wrapped up an extended road trip down south and finally flown north — back home to Rogers Centre.