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In a stunning turnaround in an unfamiliar setting the top-seeded Federer blew a third-set match point and, eventually, all of his big lead in a 2-6, 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11 loss to No. 8 Kevin Anderson on Wednesday.

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Josh Donaldson rejoins Blue Jays after injury

TORONTO — All-star third baseman Josh Donaldson is a step closer to rejoining the Blue Jays. The team said Thursday that Donaldson has flown back to Toronto after spending time rehabilitating his leg at the team’s facility in Dunedin, Fla. Donaldson has been on the 10-day disabled list since May

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Royals reborn: Dominican imports, reigning MVP help power team

How do you bring a baseball team back from the brink? That’s the question the Guelph Royals faced over the winter, as a new ownership and management group looked to return the team to competitive status. The team hadn’t even finished out the 2017 season. Owner Jim Rooney pulled the plug after

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MLB extends Osuna’s administrative leave through June 11

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball has extended the administrative leave of Toronto closer Roberto Osuna by seven days through June 11, the fourth time the initial seven-day period was lengthened. Osuna was put on administrative leave by MLB on May 8. T…

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Busch dominates again to win Xfinity Series race at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. — Kyle Busch had a flicker of concern when a speeding penalty dumped him to the rear of the field. “You’re always worried about something crazy or unpredictable situations taking place,” he said. There’s very little unpredictable about an Xfinity Series race with Busch

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Blue Jays to pick 12th overall in upcoming MLB draft

TORONTO — Amateur scouting director Steve Sanders wouldn’t tip his hand Thursday on the type of player the Toronto Blue Jays might be looking for with the 12th overall pick in next week’s MLB Draft. Mock drafts from the Bleacher Report and MLB are predicting that Wisconsin high school outfielder

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Leon leads Red Sox to 8-3 win over Blue Jays

BOSTON – Red Sox manager Alex Cora doesn’t think about his team’s torrid start. He wonders how much better it can be. “We’re good right now, don’t get me wrong,” Cora said after Boston beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-3 on Tuesday night for its major league-leading 38th victory.

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Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin starts in left field against Boston Red Sox

BOSTON – Russell Martin ventured into new territory Monday for the Blue Jays. The 35-year-old catcher from Chelsea, Que., was pencilled in to start in left field against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Martin has already played at third base and sho…

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J.A. Happ bests former team as Blue Jays top Phillies 5-3

PHILADELPHIA — Devon Travis and Dwight Smith Jr. each hit two-run doubles, J.A. Happ pitched neatly into the seventh inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 Sunday. Curtis Granderson added a solo homer to help the Blue Jays…

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Phillies tops Blue Jays 2-1 after superb pitching from Nola

Aaron Nola took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, Nick Williams hit his third pinch-hit homer of the year in the eighth and the Philadelphia Phillies moved into first in the NL East Saturday with a 2-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. Nola did not allow a hit until Russell Martin’s RBI single to

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Danica Patrick eases into final race of her career

INDIANAPOLIS — Danica Patrick strolled into Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a sunburn, a surprise gift from an afternoon spent in Green Bay, reading books while lying in the grass with boyfriend Aaron Rodgers. As retirement comes racing toward her, she’s never been more at ease — except for one

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Blue Jays close out dismal homestand with 8-1 loss to Angels

TORONTO — Perhaps a change of scenery is just what the Toronto Blue Jays need right now. A dismal 1-6 homestand was capped Thursday afternoon with an 8-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. The Blue Jays (23-27) have dropped nine of 11 games overall and 1…

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DeRozan has Raptors fans worrying after cryptic Instagram message

TORONTO — DeMar DeRozan has fans worried about his mental health once again. The Toronto Raptors star, who features in the NBA’s mental health PSA, posted on his Instagram story “Dark days, darker nights . . .” early Tuesday morning. The words, set in type so tiny it was almost unreadable

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Slumping ex-Jays slugger Jose Bautista released by Atlanta Braves

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves have released Jose Bautista and will make Johan Camargo their starting third baseman. General manager Alex Anthopolous said the team made the decision Saturday before Camargo drove in two runs in an 8-1 win over Miami. The…

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Chad Pinder hits first career grand slam as A’s rally past Blue Jays 5-4

TORONTO — Chad Pinder hit his first-career grand slam in the eighth inning as the Oakland Athletics erased a 4-0 deficit to defeat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 on Saturday at Rogers Centre. Stephen Piscotty had an RBI single to start the eighth as Oaklan…

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Detroit Pistons part ways with coach Stan Van Gundy

DETROIT — Stan Van Gundy will not return to the Detroit Pistons as coach or president of basketball operations. The Pistons announced Van Gundy’s departure Monday, with owner Tom Gores saying in a statement that the team has not progressed over the past two seasons. Gores said Van Gundy wanted to

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