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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 8

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 95

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 10

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 12

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 11

June 13, 2018 3:29 PM Raccoon safe after climbing 25-storey Minnesota office tower

'Raccoons don't have very good impulse control,' Canadian expert observes A raccoon that became an internet sensation by scaling a 25-storey office tower in downtown St. Paul, Minn., was safely trapped early Wednesday, and animal control officials released it back into the wild. The caged raccoon looked a bit bedraggled but healthy after it was caught 29

June 13, 2018 3:59 AM Tigers' Miguel Cabrera done for year after rupturing biceps tendon

Detroit 1st baseman to undergo season-ending surgery Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera ruptured a tendon in his left biceps Tuesday in Detroit's game against the Minnesota Twins, and he will undergo season-ending surgery. Cabrera was hurt while swinging and missing on a third-inning pitch by Twins right-hander Jake Odorizzi. The 11-time All-Star and two-time 29

June 8, 2018 6:05 PM All that NHL free-agent glitter isn’t really gold

If it’s to make a splash and attempt to convince skeptical home fans that management is doing everything in its power to win, signing unrestricted NHL free agents to massive contracts can absolutely be an effective tool. But if it’s to actually win, well, most of the time it’s best to stay away. Fish for talent somewhere else. For the most part, with the unrestricted 10

May 1, 2018 4:10 AM Blue Jays open road swing with win over Twins

Jays cash in on sloppy Twins defence, Justin Smoak homers in first of eight away games over seven days. April ended on an upswing for the Blue Jays, who began a seven-day, eight-game road trip with a 7-5 win over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. Jays starter Aaron Sanchez allowed four runs on six hits, striking out just two batters along the way and walking 18

April 26, 2018 3:31 PM Fans erupt at Winnipeg’s street party as Jets continue their playoff run

The team shows a lot more promise and fans have come out in droves, dressing all in white for a ritual known as The Whiteout. The second round against the Nashville Predators begins Friday. WINNIPEG—At first, it was just a few thousand people braving the cold to cheer on the Winnipeg Jets in a street party. Organizers say that by Game 5 of the first 27