Argos’ Bourke Blocking Out Reunion

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With the big night finally almost here, Josh Bourke admits he’ll have some butterflies. The first-year Argonauts left tackle will go up against his old team — the Alouettes — on Monday evening for the first time since signing with Toronto in the off-season, ending a nine-year run in Montreal. Now, Bourke will be battling veterans such as John Bowman ...

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Reasons Blue Jays are Heading in Right Direction

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It was not the most successful road trip the Blue Jays have experienced but this past week in Oakland and Phoenix provided a lot more to like than not to like about this team’s immediate future. It started and ended with the worst, then the best of Marcus Stroman but, in fairness to Stroman, he wasn’t the only Blue Jay ...

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Executives Anticipate Brexit Effects in Quarterly Reports

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The U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union has sown confusion in corporate executive suites, and so far it’s had a greater effect on pricing and planning than on profitability. Engineering giant ABB Ltd., publisher Daily Mail & General Trust and appliance retailer AO World cited rising uncertainty in their quarterly profit reports on Thursday, the busiest day for earnings ...

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Kirstine Stewart Leaving Job as Twitter Vice President

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Twitter’s vice president for media in North America, Kirstine Stewart, will be leaving the company. A Twitter spokesman confirmed in an email Thursday that Stewart will part ways with the social media company. But Cam Gordon said Twitter is “not sharing any other details at this time.” Stewart’s profile says she’s responsible for Twitter’s TV, sports, music, gaming, talent, entertainment, ...

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Facebook Banned Gun Sales, But is it Working?

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A discussion group on Facebook called Texas Pew Pew Pew Show & Tell warned its users that it was intended to host conversations “about anything that goes pew pew pew,” but not to facilitate the sale or trade of firearms. The same note asked participants to “be smart” and “to take it to PM,” a reference to private messages. “If ...

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Enbridge to Pay US$177 Million for One of the Largest Onshore Oil Spills in U.S. History

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CALGARY – Canada’s largest pipeline company Enbridge Inc. has reached a US$177-million settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency over two pipeline spills in the summer of 2010 that released more than 26,500 barrels of oil into rivers in Michigan and Illinois, bringing the total cost of the controversial clean-up to more than US$1.2 billion. ...

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Ex-Stamps Stars Collide in Argos-Als Tilt

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For years, Keon Raymond and Nik Lewis were core pieces in Calgary, leaders on and off the field, playmakers on defence and offence, respectively, and voices that would resonate. Monday’s visit by Montreal won’t be the first time these friends will line up against each other, but it is the first for Raymond as an Argo at a time when ...

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David Hearn Wants to Write Different End to Canadian Open

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OAKVILLE, ONT. – Last summer, David Hearn came agonizingly close to supplanting Pat Fletcher as the answer to a trivia question. Namely, that tired, old query that crops up around this time every year: Who was the last Canadian to win the Canadian Open? Everyone knows, yawn, it is Fletcher who has held on to that title for more than 60 years. ...

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Blue Jays Pitcher Marcus Stroman Shows His Athletic Skills

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PHOENIX – As a hard-nosed player who squeezes every ounce of effort out of his body in every single game, Josh Donaldson admires Marcus Stroman, when he throws caution to the wind on the bases against National League teams. But, as a teammate, those Stroman base-running moments strike fear in Donaldson’s heart. “I don’t like to see it because you don’t want ...

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Montreal Olympics: Soviet Weightlifter Vasily Alekseyev Was a Real-life Hercules

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There were 6,084 athletes who took part in the 1976 Olympic Games, but there was one who was definitely larger than life: Vasily Alexeev. The weightlifter from the Soviet Union stood 6-foot-1 and weighed 345 pounds. In a Sports Illustrated cover story feature that was published a year before the Montreal Games under the headline World’s Strongest Man, writer William O. ...

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