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August 29, 2018 7:09 PM Packers make Aaron Rodgers NFL’s highest-paid player

Rodgers, a two-time NFL most valuable player, unseats Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan atop the list of the league’s highest-paid players. Ryan agreed to a five-year, $150-million extension with the Falcons in May. His deal surpassed that of Kirk Cousins, who struck a fully guaranteed three-year, $84-million agreement with the Minnesota Vikings 9

August 9, 2018 5:02 PM Ontario Power Generation buys U.S. renewable energy firm for $388M

Ontario’s government-owned power company is making its first foray outside the province, announcing a deal to buy New Jersey-based Eagle Creek Renewable Energy for $388 million. Ontario Power Generation says Eagle Creek owns 63 small hydropower facilities in the United States providing a total of 216 megawatts of capacity. The privately held target company’s 23

August 2, 2018 7:14 PM Tyler Clippard gets the ball to kick off another bullpen day in Blue Jays’ series opener in Seattle

The Nationals converted Clippard to the bullpen in 2009, a move he told the Star earlier this season he wasn’t initially on board with but one where he began to find success. He was named an all-star in 2011 and saved 32 games for the Nationals in 2012. Toronto is 0-2 in its previous bullpen days, the first started by Luis Santos against the Minnesota 18

July 26, 2018 6:39 PM Blue Jays trade Happ to Yankees: Reports

After weeks of speculation, the Toronto Blue Jays are reportedly sending all-star starting pitcher J.A. Happ to the New York Yankees. Speculation that Toronto was close to moving the lefthander ramped up on Wednesday night, with reports linking the southpaw to the Yankees, the Chicago Cubs, the Milwaukee Brewers, the Seattle Mariners and the Philadelphia 19

July 26, 2018 1:08 AM Twins blow out Jays in 11th inning to complete three-game sweep

The Blue Jays continued their downward trend Wednesday, getting swept by the Minnesota Twins thanks to a 12-6 extra-innings loss. Toronto tied the game 6-6 with a three-run rally in the eighth inning but the Twins scored six two-out runs off Jake Petricka and Luis Santos in the eleventh to pull firmly away. Manager John Gibbons turned to seven relievers 16

July 9, 2018 3:10 PM J.A. Happ named Jays’ representative for all-star game

“I have gotten better about handling tough outings but the last couple have hurt, so this is nice,” Happ said. “It kind of helps you turn the page and look forward to my next outing and then the all-star game.” As for what he’s most looking forward to when the festivities roll around, Happ said he will try his best to take it all in. “See the best players 17

July 5, 2018 1:50 AM Quintero’s hat trick powers Minnesota over Toronto FC

Quintero got his first goal eight minutes into the match, splitting two defenders and firing into upper left corner for a 1-0 lead. His second goal, in the 52nd minute, was just off the fingertips of Toronto FC keeper Clint Irwin and his third came just five minutes later, bending in a shot from the left side, over Irwin’s fingertips and into the upper 101

July 2, 2018 12:10 AM Edmonton Oilers sign free agents Brodziak, Rieder and Gravel

EDMONTON—The Edmonton Oilers brought forward Kyle Brodziak back to Alberta on the opening day of unrestricted free agency Sunday. The 34-year-old centre from St. Paul, Alta., signed a two-year contract with the Oilers, who drafted him in the seventh round in 2003. Brodziak played 175 games for the Oilers before he was traded to Minnesota in 2009. He scored 16

June 27, 2018 11:28 PM Man found dead in Atlanta Braves stadium cooler was Minnesota inventor

ATLANTA—A body found inside a beer cooler at the major league home of the Atlanta Braves belongs to a Minnesota inventor who was doing contract work at the stadium, police in Atlanta’s suburbs said Wednesday. Keeling had worked an overnight shift for a beverage vendor, authorities said. A co-worker found his body inside the beer cooler at SunTrust Park before 23

June 15, 2018 8:15 PM AHL championship bodes well for Marlies coach Sheldon Keefe

Toronto Marlies head coach Sheldon Keefe didn’t care to talk about his future moments after winning the Calder Cup. All he wanted was to celebrate his team’s accomplishment before having to think about his own career. “I’m going to party my (butt) off tonight and not think about anything else beyond that,” Keefe said after his Marlies downed the visiting 17