The Canadian PressNeil Davidson TORONTO—Even in an MVP-calibre season, Josh Donaldson finds new ways to impress. Toronto’s third baseman drove in a run in the first inning and two in the second, upping his MLB-leading RBI total to 111, in the Blue Jays’ 5-1 win over the Cleveland Indians last […]

The Canadian Press NEW YORK—Milos Raonic was lying prone on the court while a trainer put the Canadian tennis star through a series of stretches. He had tore through the opening set of his second-round match at the U.S. Open when a troublesome back injury caught up with him. For […]

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES—A.J. Ellis drew a leadoff walk in the bottom of the 14th inning before the Los Angeles Dodgers loaded the bases with no outs. With slugger Adrian Gonzalez at the plate, the slow-footed Ellis knew he would have to hustle to score. Gonzalez singled to deep […]

The Canadian PressJohn Chidley-Hill TORONTO—The Toronto Blue Jays may have ended August on a losing note, but they’re far from concerned. Danny Salazar outlasted David Price in a pitchers’ duel as the Cleveland Indians beat Toronto 4-2 last night. The Blue Jays got runners in scoring position in the eighth […]

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES—Jake Arrieta pitched the sixth no-hitter in the majors this season and second against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 10 days, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory last night. Arrieta (17-6) struck out a season-high 12 and became the first 17-game winner in the […]

The Canadian PressStephen Whyno TORONTO—When Mark Buehrle won a World Series with the Chicago White Sox in 2005, he constantly felt like no matter the deficit they’d win the game. The 2015 Toronto Blue Jays are similar, only with a super-sized offence. “Here, shoot, if we don’t score eight runs, […]

The Canadian Press OTTAWA—Jeremiah Johnson took full advantage when opportunity came calling. Johnson scored three rushing touchdowns as the Redblacks downed the Saskatchewan Roughriders 35-13 yesterday, three days after Ottawa released international running back Chevon Walker, who he replaced in the starting lineup. The Roughriders, who had their second lowest […]

The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS—Brian Hoyer led scoring drives on two of his first three series since being named Houston’s starting quarterback, and the Texans went on to a 27-13 preseason victory over the New Orleans Saints yesterday. All three Texans quarterbacks led scoring drives. Ryan Mallett, who was upset […]

The Associated PressStephen Hawkins ARLINGTON, Texas—Jose Bautista charged hard and reached down. Toronto’s right fielder quickly realized that the ball went under his glove and was rolling toward the warning track. Bautista’s error in the seventh inning led to three Texas runs, as Delino DeShields kept running all the way […]

The Associated PressJose M. Romero PHOENIX—Brandon Moss hit his first home run with St. Louis and Tony Cruz hit his first of the season, leading the Cardinals to a 5-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks last night to complete a four-game sweep. It was the Cardinals’ fifth straight win overall […]

The Canadian PressCarol Phillips HAMILTON, Ont.—The Montreal Alouettes defence has sent a message. “I think we’re the best defence in the league,” said cornerback Jonathan Hefney after Montreal beat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 26-23 last night—handing them their first-ever loss at Tim Hortons Field. The Alouettes defence recorded six sacks, one […]

The Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas—Edwin Encarnacion turned David Price’s 30th birthday into a party—and a win for Toronto’s new ace. Encarnacion hit a grand slam to extend his hitting streak to 21 games, boosting Price when he was pitching on his birthday for the first time in the majors and […]