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Blue Jays' Shaw blasts reported season-long quarantine if team allowed to play at home

Blue Jays infielder Travis Shaw voiced concern Friday about the length of time players may need to stay in their quarantine bubble of Rogers Centre and its adjoining hotel after TSN reported Jays players could be in for a steep fine if they leave the area.

Blue Jays play first intrasquad game at eerily quiet Rogers Centre

Baseball's sounds of summer jolted an eerily quiet Rogers Centre on Thursday night as the Toronto Blue Jays played an intrasquad game at training camp in preparation for a regular season that's only two weeks away.

With opener fast approaching, Montoyo says Jays are hungry and ready to play

After a few days of silence from the Toronto Blue Jays as their summer training camp got underway, manager Charlie Montoyo shed some light Wednesday on the team's workout sessions and preparations for the 60-game regular season that's fast approaching.

Grand Slam curling circuit forced to drop 4 events because of COVID-19 pandemic

Sportsnet is trimming its six-stop Grand Slam of Curling circuit to just two events next season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jays hold pair of Rogers Centre workouts as team awaits word on regular season

The Toronto Blue Jays resumed summer training camp at Rogers Centre on Tuesday with a pair of workout sessions that came amid the continued uncertainty about the team's present and future plans due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Blue Jays open camp at Rogers Centre amid reports player has tested positive for COVID-19

The Toronto Blue Jays were set to hold a private workout at Rogers Centre on Monday without their full roster due to a reported positive COVID-19 case involving a player who remained at the team's spring training facility in Dunedin, Fla.

Massey Whiteknife embarks on a healing journey in 'Queen of the Oil Patch'

In the new season of the documentary/reality TV show "Queen of the Oil Patch," two-spirit Indigenous entrepreneur Massey Whiteknife embarks on an introspective, healing journey.

Blue Jays still don't know where they'll play or train this season

The Toronto Blue Jays remained stuck in a holding pattern Friday, awaiting word on whether they'll get the go-ahead from government officials to train and play in Toronto or must shift focus to a likely homebase at the team's facility in the COVID-19-ravaged state of Florida.

Canadian tennis starlet Fernandez returns to action after strong start to season

Riding high earlier this year after upset wins over some big-name WTA Tour stars, Leylah Annie Fernandez appeared primed to take her game to the next level. However, the COVID-19 pandemic put Tour play on hold through the spring.

CGI fans, pumped-in crowd noise being considered for broadcast if NHL resumes

Rogers Sports & Media president Jordan Banks said he's determined to give viewers the energy and real-time reaction of a regular NHL broadcast if hockey resumes play in empty arenas this summer.

Longtime curling event director weighs in on alternate options for potential season

With some curling competitions already cancelled and the rest of the 2020-21 season up in the air due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the sport is facing significant challenges as it looks ahead to a possible resumption in a few months time.
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Led by John Farrell's son, Blue Jays preparing ahead of 5th pick in shortened draft

A most unusual 2020 MLB Draft will begin Wednesday with the Toronto Blue Jays set to pick from a rather noteworthy position.

Experts hope to locate Asian giant hornet nests after insect found in Langley

The Asian giant hornet is back in B.C. after first being spotted in the province last year. Experts are now trying to determine how many nests might be in the ground and where they might be.

Coronavirus causes Brad Gushue to press pause on curling, business ventures

The spring season is usually a very busy time for Canadian curling champion Brad Gushue, who would normally be juggling his packed on-ice schedule with work duties as an Orangetheory Fitness franchisee.

Curling looks ahead to next season despite challenges caused by pandemic

Bonspiel organizer Gerry Geurts, who operates the CurlingZone website that manages world rankings and team point systems, said next season's uncertainty poses a significant challenge.

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