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Canada eager to take on Little League World Series test

The Coquitlam, B.C., team, which upset Quebec on Saturday in the Canadian championship final in Ancaster, Ont., opens play Friday against Mexico in Williamsport, Pa.

McKinney, Hernandez hit back-to-back homers as Jays blank Rangers

Billy McKinney and Teoscar Hernandez hit back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays kept the Texas Rangers off the board Tuesday in a 3-0 victory.

After dissecting swing in Buffalo, Tellez is 'back to normal' as he rejoins Blue Jays

Tellez, who was recalled by the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday ahead of their home game against the Texas Rangers, dissected his swing with Buffao Bisons hitting coach Corey Hart the day he was sent down.
ROGERS CUP

Changing of the guard: Andreescu rallies to put away Bouchard in all-Canadian clash

Teenager Bianca Andreescu defeated Eugenie Bouchard 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in an all-Canadian first-round matchup at the Rogers Cup on Tuesday night in Toronto.
ROGERS CUP

Serena Williams returns to Rogers Cup for 1st time since 2015

After four years away, three-time champion Serena Williams will return to the Rogers Cup in Toronto on Wednesday. It's her first tournament action since losing to Simona Halep in the Wimbledon final in July.

All-star Stroman joining Mets with 'no hard feelings' against Blue Jays

Speaking on a conference call with members of the media Monday, roughly 24 hours after being traded from the only Major League organization he had ever known, Stroman said he was "shocked" to learn it was the Mets that had acquired him.
Recap

Former Blue Jays prospect d'Arnaud lifts Rays to victory in series opener

Former Blue Jays prospect Travis d'Arnaud drove in a pair of runs to lift the Tampa Bay Rays to a 3-1 victory over Toronto on Friday in the opener of a three-game series between division rivals.

Jays prospect Bo Bichette ready for big stage after triple-A success

Bo Bichette, who missed seven weeks of the season with a broken hand after he was hit by a pitch in late April, has been tearing through triple-A since his return on June 13. Those numbers, he said, should speak for themselves when it comes to making his case for a promotion to Toronto.

Canada earns spot in Olympics as Pavan, Humana-Paredes take beach volleyball gold

Canada is off to the Tokyo Olympics as the beach volleyball duo of Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes defeated the U.S. in straight sets at the world championships on Saturday in Hamburg, Germany.
Blue Jays

Marcus Stroman using trade rumours as motivation

Marcus Stroman doesn't want to let the noise surrounding his future with the Blue Jays affect his performance on the mound.
Recap

Ohtani, Trout shine as Angels hammer Blue Jays' struggling pitcher

Shohei Ohtani hit one of three Angels homers in a seven-run second inning, Mike Trout went deep for the 20th time this season, and Los Angeles downed the Toronto Blue Jays 10-5 on Monday in the opener of a four-game series.
NBA FINALS

Warriors' Durant done after suffering Achilles injury in return

On the night of his return, Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant exited Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors with an Achilles injury.

Blue Jays draft son of late, great pitcher Roy Halladay

Toronto selected pitcher Braden Halladay, the son of late Blue Jays legend Roy Halladay, on the third day of the Major League Baseball draft on Wednesday.
NBA Finals

Raptors' Anunoby hoping to play in Finals, but pain lingers from appendectomy

OG Anunoby has been forced to sit out and watch from the sidelines this post-season as his Toronto Raptors teammates dismantled team after team en route to the first NBA Finals appearance in franchise history.
Recap

Twins blank Toronto again to hand reeling Jays 4th straight loss

Mitch Garver homered to back a solid start from Jose Berrios and the Minnesota Twins blanked Toronto 3-0 on Tuesday to hand the reeling Blue Jays their fourth straight loss.