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Encarnacion, Cecil return to action vs. Phils

Encarnacion, Cecil return to action vs. Phils

MLB.com Updated 15 hours ago
First baseman Edwin Encarnacion and left-hander Brett Cecil made their return to the Blue Jays' lineup in Thursday afternoon's4-1 win over the Phillies following prolonged absences because of injuries.
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  • Oliver, Giles struggle in loss to Blue Jays

    Oliver, Giles struggle in loss to Blue Jays

    MLB.com 15 hours ago
    Phillies left-hander Andy Oliver remains a favorite to win a bullpen job, but the Rule 5 Draft pick has struggled in his last two Grapefruit League appearances. Phillies setup man Ken Giles allowed two hits, four runs, two walks and struck out one in 2/…
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  • Ruiz, Utley support Hamels' scoreless start vs. Blue Jays

    Ruiz, Utley support Hamels' scoreless start vs. Blue Jays

    MLB.com nytimes.com 16 hours ago
    Cole Hamels didn't allow a run and surrendered only two hits, but he did walk three batters while striking out four. It was Hamels' fifth outing of the spring with his innings total now sitting at 15 2/3 innings to go along with nine earned runs.
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  • Delabar optioned by Blue Jays; move shocks reliever

    Delabar optioned by Blue Jays; move shocks reliever

    MLB.com 20 hours ago
    In a surprising move, the Blue Jays optioned right-hander Steve Delabar to Minor League camp on Thursday morning. Delabar admitted he was shocked by the news and had been expecting to be with the club on Opening Day. Instead, he'll likely begin the year…
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  • Mark your calendars – the date has been set for the NHL’s most …

    Mark your calendars – the date has been set for the NHL’s most anticipated draft lottery in years

    thehockeynews.com Mar 25 (yesterday)
    For months now, hockey fans have slowly built their anticipation for one of the most highly-consequential NHL draft lotteries since the process was introduced in 1995. And now it appears the league has settled on a date people can circle on their calend…
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  • Butler, Bulls make it 5 straight over Raptors

    Butler, Bulls make it 5 straight over Raptors

    ESPN.com Mar 25 (yesterday)
    Jimmy Butler scored 23 points, Pau Gasol had 18 and the Chicago Bulls beat Toronto 116-103 on Wednesday night for their fifth consecutive victory against the Raptors.
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  • Norris Strong for Blue Jays in 5-2 Win Over Orioles

    Norris Strong for Blue Jays in 5-2 Win Over Orioles

    nytimes.com MLB.com Mar 25 (yesterday)
    Looking to cement a spot in the Toronto rotation, Daniel Norris allowed one run in six impressive innings as the Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 on Wednesday.
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  • AL East 2015 preview: Red Sox, Blue Jays contenders in wide-ope…

    AL East 2015 preview: Red Sox, Blue Jays contenders in wide-open division

    yahoo.com Mar 25 (yesterday)
    With opening day approaching, the Big League Stew crew is here to get you up to speed on the season ahead. We're examining each division over the next two weeks, looking at the big questions, the important players and making our predictions. Our series …
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  • Blue Jays option relievers Jenkins, Schultz to Minors

    Blue Jays option relievers Jenkins, Schultz to Minors

    MLB.com Mar 25 (yesterday)
    Projections for the Blue Jays' bullpen received some additional clarity on Wednesday when the club optioned right-handers Chad Jenkins and Bo Schultz to the Minor Leagues.
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  • Rumor Roundup: Toronto could keep Kessel if they land McDavid

    Rumor Roundup: Toronto could keep Kessel if they land McDavid

    thehockeynews.com Mar 25 (yesterday)
    Though there’s over two weeks remaining in the NHL regular-season schedule, it can’t end soon enough for the moribund Toronto Maple Leafs and their disappointed fans. The Leafs have slid to 27th overall, entering Thursday’s game against the Florida Pant…
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  • Raptors' Lowry (back) leaves vs. Pistons

    Raptors' Lowry (back) leaves vs. Pistons

    nba.com Mar 24 (3 days ago)
    Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry left Tuesday's game against the Detroit Pistons with back spasms and did not return.
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  • Hunter's 1st Homer Helps Twins Beat Blue Jays 6-5

    Hunter's 1st Homer Helps Twins Beat Blue Jays 6-5

    nytimes.com Mar 24 (3 days ago)
    After Torii Hunter hit his first home run in a Twins uniform since 2007, manager Paul Molitor greeted him in the dugout with a sly message.
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  • Encarnacion could return to lineup this week

    Encarnacion could return to lineup this week

    MLB.com Mar 24 (3 days ago)
    Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion is nearing a return to Grapefruit League action.
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  • Among flurry of moves, Twins option Achter to Triple-A

    Among flurry of moves, Twins option Achter to Triple-A

    MLB.com Mar 24 (3 days ago)
    The Twins continued to trim their roster toward a final 25 on Tuesday morning, before their Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays. Right-hander A.J. Achter was optioned to Triple-A Rochester, while five players were reassigned to Minor League cam…
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  • Abysmal Leafs draw smallest crowd in Air Canada Centre’s histor…

    Abysmal Leafs draw smallest crowd in Air Canada Centre’s history; will we see more non-sellouts?

    thehockeynews.com Mar 24 (3 days ago)
    As evidenced by the Maple Leafs’ 2-1 loss to Minnesota Monday – their 11th defeat in the past 13 games – they’re staggering to the conclusion of the 2014-15 season. And with news the team failed to sell out the Air Canada Centre for the Wild’s visit wit…
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  • Stewart: Catcher Navarro too expensive for D-backs

    Stewart: Catcher Navarro too expensive for D-backs

    MLB.com Mar 23 (4 days ago)
    Rumors of the D-backs' interest in Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro persist, but general manager Dave Stewart said once again that it was not going to happen. Navarro is in the final year of a contract that pays him $5 million in 2015.
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  • Maple Leafs honour veteran defenceman Eric Brewer for 1,000-gam…

    Maple Leafs honour veteran defenceman Eric Brewer for 1,000-game milestone

    NHL.com Mar 23 (4 days ago)
    TORONTO - In a season with little to celebrate, the Toronto Maple Leafs honoured veteran defenceman Eric Brewer on Monday for reaching the 1,000-game milestone in the NHL. The Leafs and NHL presented the 35-year-old Brewer with a silver stick...
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  • Roy Halladay is not the biggest fan of Alex Rodriguez

    Roy Halladay is not the biggest fan of Alex Rodriguez

    yahoo.com Mar 23 (4 days ago)
    Former Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roy Halladay seems to be enjoying his retirement. Whether it's taking pictures with unsuspecting fans or learning how to fly, Halladay appears to be pretty active these days. That was the case r…
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  • NCAA Frozen Four: Players to watch from every team in the tourn…

    NCAA Frozen Four: Players to watch from every team in the tournament

    thehockeynews.com Mar 23 (4 days ago)
    College hockey’s Frozen Four kicks off this week with 16 teams gunning for a spot in Boston, where the semifinal and final will be held in April. Regionals spread the squads across four cities and there is a lot of firepower at this year’s installment. …
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  • Martin Homers, Blue Jays Blank Rays

    Martin Homers, Blue Jays Blank Rays

    nytimes.com Mar 22 (5 days ago)
    At the start of spring training, Blue Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna didn't think he'd have a lengthy stay in the big-league camp.
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  • Get married during the season? Not when Conn Smythe ruled the M…

    Get married during the season? Not when Conn Smythe ruled the Maple Leafs

    thehockeynews.com Mar 22 (5 days ago)
    If you were a smart player when Conn Smythe ruled Toronto hockey – and he paid your salary – you didn’t mess with the ‘Little Major’ of Maple Leaf Gardens. Smythe had his rules, and woe to those who chose to break them. One of Conn’s canons had to do wi…
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  • Video - Bulls Charge Past Raptors 01:09

    Bulls Charge Past Raptors

    Mar 20
    Nikola Mirotic came off the bench to score a game-high 29 points in the Bulls' 108-92 win over the Raptors.
  • Video - Sharks Skate Past Maple Leafs 00:56

    Sharks Skate Past Maple Leafs

    Mar 19
    The Sharks beat the Maple Leafs 4-1 to snap their two-game losing streak.
  • Video - Rubio's Difficult Pass Through Triangle Defense 00:20

    Rubio's Difficult Pass Through Triangle Defense

    Mar 18
    Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio lobbed a seemingly impossible but successful pass to forward Chase Budinger, who finished with deuces.
  • Video - Raptors Hold Off Wolves 01:19

    Raptors Hold Off Wolves

    Mar 18
    Despite Kevin Martin scoring 37 points, the Timberwolves fell to the Raptors 105-100.

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