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August 13, 2017 3:55 AM Bullpen an option if Aaron Sanchez returns from DL

If Aaron Sanchez returns to the Blue Jays pitching staff — and it’s still not a ‘when’ — expect him to do some time in the bullpen, with the possibility of not having another starting assignment. That’s manager John Gibbons’ assessment of the Jays pitcher, whose fifth stint on the disabled list with blister issues has seen him sidelined since July 22. “I don’t 11

August 13, 2017 12:49 AM Usain Bolt injured in his final race

Brits win 4x100-metre final as Bolt stumbles, falls, during anchor leg of race. The Jamaican great crumpled to the track with a left-leg injury as he was chasing a final gold medal for the Jamaican 4x100-metre relay team on Saturday at the world championships. Having to make up lots of ground on the anchor leg, Bolt suddenly screamed, stumbled and somersaulted 9

August 11, 2017 8:17 PM Shapovalov's coach not surprised at teen's success on the big stage

Martin Laurendeau says his 18-year-old pupil 'revels in that kind of atmosphere' Denis Shapovalov's coach wasn't surprised that the teenager was able to keep his head while upsetting a tennis legend on centre court at the Rogers Cup. Martin Laurendeau said Friday that he saw it a year ago when Shapovalov beat Australian star Nick Kyrgios in the Rogers 13

August 11, 2017 3:25 AM Canadian Denis Shapovalov upsets Rafael Nadal at Rogers Cup Add to ..

Canadian Denis Shapovalov didn’t bend an inch against tennis superstar Rafael Nadal. Shapovalov upset Nadal 3-6, 6-4,7-6 (4) in the Rogers Cup third round on Thursday night at a sold out Uniprix Stadium, where crowds roared with every point scored by the 18-year-old from Richmond Hill, Ont. He advanced to a quarter-final meeting Friday night with France’s 17

August 10, 2017 7:25 PM Bishop survives near-fall to reach world semifinals in 800 metres

LONDON — Canada’s Melissa Bishop survived a scare to advance to the semifinals of the 800 metres at the world track and field championships. The 29-year-old from Eganville, Ont., was clipped from behind and nearly fell, but went on to finish second in two minutes 1.11 seconds. “It’s like bumper cars out there,” Bishop said of all the bumping that occurred 13

August 8, 2017 3:17 AM Cool Catomine’s turf try

It’s not, but at Woodbine Racetrack this week, Cool Catomine, the 2017 Prince of Wales champion, will get a work on the turf with an eye on whether he will be entered in the $400,000 Breeders’ Stakes on Aug. 20, the third and final leg of Canada’s Triple Crown. According to Cool Catomine’s trainer John Ross, if the colt’s workout on the turf goes well this week, he likely 16

August 6, 2017 5:15 AM UFC Fight Night 114 results: Full fight card winners, analysis, and reaction

Sergio Pettis improved to 16-2 in mixed martial arts with a unanimous decision victory over Brandon Moreno in the main event of UFC Fight Night 114: Pettis vs. Moreno. The fight took place on Saturday, and it saw Pettis in a precarious position for nearly the entire first round. Moreno took Pettis’ back early in the round and kept it, threatening a rear-naked 8

August 5, 2017 2:54 PM Quebec City Muslims Will Get Their Own Cemetery

Nearby town rejected proposal for Muslim burial ground earlier this month. QUEBEC — Muslims in Quebec City are going to have their own cemetery after all. The cemetery will be located on a parcel of land of about 6,000 square metres the city is selling for about $270,000 plus taxes, Mayor Regis Labeaume and members of the Muslim community said at a news conference 13

August 5, 2017 11:14 AM 6 ‘Game of Thrones’ theories about season 7, episode 4, ‘The Spoils of War’

The fourth episode of this season’s “Game of Thrones” is called “The Spoils of War,” and HBO’s cryptic description reads: “Daenerys fights back. Jaime faces an unexpected situation. Arya comes home.” We’ll get to what all that may mean in a moment, — SPOILERS AHEAD — but first it should be noted that the series is racking huge up ratings for HBO with the opening 11

August 5, 2017 2:47 AM Manitoba's baseball team swings for gold medal but settles for silver

So it was Team Saskatchewan that walked away from Shaw Park with gold in baseball Friday night. But in the seventh and final inning, Team Saskatchewan notched another run to take home the gold 3-1. Manitoba was heavily favoured to win, having won all five of their round-robin games, scoring 34 runs and only allowing nine. It was closer during the semi-final 13