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Canadian in Korean baseball league bracing for season without family, fans

The Korean baseball league opens its delayed season Tuesday in empty stadiums across South Korea and Canada's Jamie Romak, along with the rest of the league's players, are getting used to a new baseball normal that includes rules against high fives and spitting, daily temperature checks and the absence of fans.

Pet fur as vehicle for COVID spread? Vets say distancing applies to animals too

Likelihood low, but pet fur could be a source of coronavirus contamination around your home, experts suggest.

Disinfecting in the pandemic? Don't forget your dirty cellphone, experts say

Protective measures against COVID-19 have been preached daily since the onset of the pandemic — wash your hands, keep your distance, stop touching your face.

Canada's Pospisil faces new challenges of home workouts, cooking during ATP suspension

The ATP Tour suspended its season for at least six weeks, but Vasek Pospisil suspects it could be even longer before he plays another competitive match. And that uncertainty is making the situation harder.

Blue Jays legend Tony Fernandez dies at 57 from stroke, kidney complications

Former Blue Jays star shortstop Tony Fernandez, who won a World Series with Toronto in 1993 and four consecutive Gold Glove in the 1980s, has died at age 57 from a stroke and complications from a kidney disease.

Blue Jays' Bo Bichette thinks Astros players should pay for sign stealing

Bo Bichette isn't satisfied with the way Major League Baseball has handled the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal. The cheating itself came as less of a shock to him.

Blue Jays' Yamaguchi feeling like a rookie in 1st major league spring training

Shun Yamaguchi is feeling like a rookie again as he begins his first spring training in the major leagues.

Blue Jays' left-hander Borucki experiencing elbow tightness

The Toronto Blue Jays are being cautious with Ryan Borucki to start spring training after the left-hander complained of elbow tightness in his throwing arm earlier this week.

John Olerud, Justin Morneau lead 2020 class into Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

Former Toronto Blue Jays first baseman John Olerud and 2006 AL MVP Justin Morneau of the Minnesota Twins headline the four-man class that will be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame this summer.

Canada's Sebastien Toutant aiming for quick return from broken ribs

Sebastien Toutant felt a painful sting in his rib cage that took his breath away the moment he crashed down hard at the bottom of the X Games slopestyle course in Aspen last week.

Larry Walker becomes 2nd Canadian elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Former Colorado Rockies and Montreal Expos star slugger Larry Walker is officially a Baseball Hall of Famer. In his final year on the ballot, the Maple Ridge, B.C., native earned 76.6 per cent of the vote to surpass the 75 per cent required for enshrinement.

'He's the one guy I'm pulling for': Hall of Famer Tim Raines hoping ex-teammate Larry Walker soon joins him

Tim Raines, who was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2017, says he'll be watching Tuesday night when this year's inductees are announced. He's cheering on ex-Montreal Expos outfielder and former teammate Larry Walker in his 10th and final year on the ballot.

Shun Yamaguchi, son of Japanese sumo wrestler, eager to begin Blue Jays career

Shun Yamaguchi shifted his dreams to Major League Baseball when he saw fellow Japanese players like Hideo Nomo and Ichiro Suzuki enjoying success in North America.

New Jay Travis Shaw says swing adjustment led to miserable year at plate

The biggest lesson new Toronto Blue Jay Travis Shaw took away from a disappointing 2019 season is that 2020 can't get much worse.

Masse, Oleksiak among Canadians competing in inaugural swim league final

Olympic medallist Kylie Masse was looking for a way to keep her competitive drive fresh after finishing out her collegiate swimming career at the University of Toronto.