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Giants’ Moore Loses no-hit Bid with 2 Outs in 9th vs Dodgers

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LOS ANGELES — San Francisco lefty Matt Moore lost his no-hit bid with two outs in the ninth inning on a soft, clean single by Corey Seager, and the Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 Thursday night. Moore’s try ended on his 133rd and final pitch — he missed most of the last two seasons after Tommy John surgery. ...

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Romo! Another Injury Scare for Cowboys QB

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Little-known fact: “Romo” in Scooby-Doo-ese translates to “Oh, no.” As in, “Romo, Raggy!” (Or, “Oh no, Shaggy!”) Hanna-Barbera cartoon dialogue aside, “Oh, no” has been a common interjection of Dallas Cowboys fans over the past decade, whenever Tony Romo is on the field. Until the past few years, usually it was shouted in anger, after a ruinous Romo interception. But ...

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NHL Teams Leaning More Heavily on AHL for Head Coaches, Prospects

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Dave Andrews didn’t have to look up the stat. He had the number ready and waiting as soon as the phone rang. “It’s up to 23 now,” he said. “That’s a pretty significant number.” The American Hockey League’s commissioner was talking about the amount of NHL head coaches who had previously coached in the minors, a number that continued to ...

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Navarro’s Return Elicits Many Smiles in Blue Jays Clubhouse

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TORONTO — Just the mention of Dioner Navarro’s return was enough to get any Blue Jay smiling Friday night. Now part of it might have been the 15 runs the Jays had just put up on the board in a win over the visiting Minnesota Twins, but don’t underestimate the affinity pretty much everyone in that Jays’ clubhouse has for ...

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Boom! Blue Jays’ Bats Come Alive in Thumping Win Over Twins

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TORONTO — The Blue Jays’ bats awoke, Francisco Liriano found the plate more often than not and both the Red Sox and the Orioles were getting spanked. For a day, all was right with the baseball world again for the now alone-in-first Blue Jays, thanks to a 15-8 Friday night thumping over the visiting Minnesota Twins at the Rogers Centre. ...

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Ariya Jutanugarn Shows She’s Regaining Her Top Form in Building three-shot Lead at CP Women’s Open

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PRIDDIS, Alta. — Ariya Jutanugarn is walking with a bit of a limp and sporting stripes of medical tape on her left knee. She didn’t even bother bagging a driver this week. And she admits the tree-lined fairways on the Raven Course at Priddis Greens — site of the 2016 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open — are a little narrow for ...

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Beyond the Blood: UFC’s Mixed Martial Arts’ ‘Elegance’ Overlooked

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Take a moment and try to look beyond the blood, the knockouts, the submissions. See through the fence that contains the competitors and the constant references to modern-day gladiators; no one here is battling to the death. While the men and women who will step into the UFC Octagon at Rogers Arena fight for a living, their career of choice and ...

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Jays Offence Ignites in 15-8 Win Over Twins

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TORONTO — Justin Smoak broke out of a slump with five runs-batted in, Russell Martin also drove in five and Josh Donaldson hit his 30th homer of the season as the Toronto Blue Jays’ offence ignited for a 15-8 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday. Smoak snapped an 0-for-29 streak with runners in scoring position with a three-run blast in ...

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Alouettes vs. Blue Bombers: ‘We shot ourselves in the foot, no question,’ Popp says

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There’s no need any longer, it seems, to wonder about these Alouettes. They can’t live with prosperity. They can’t string together two consecutive impressive performances. They can’t play at home and quarterback Kevin Glenn, while he still gives this team the best chance at winning, will also come back at times to haunt Montreal. The Als reached the halfway mark ...

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‘Ottawa’ Alouettes’ Offence Stalls Again in Loss to Blue Bombers

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They say there’s no place like home. Try telling that to the Alouettes. Montreal returned to Molson Stadium Friday night but, following their most-impressive performance of the season last week at Ottawa, returned to their customary fashion — struggling on offence and losing. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers produced a 32-18 victory before 19,026 spectators as the teams reached the halfway point ...

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