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A's claim righty Walden off waivers from Blue Jays

A's claim righty Walden off waivers from Blue Jays

MLB.com Updated 5 hours ago
The A's on Wednesday claimed right-hander Marcus Walden off waivers from the Blue Jays, then optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento.
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  • Spring Storm Cancels Twins-Blue Jays Game

    Spring Storm Cancels Twins-Blue Jays Game

    nytimes.com 7 hours ago
    The Minnesota Twins' game against the Toronto Blue Jays has been postponed because of expected wintry weather.
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  • SI Now: Playoff implications for NBA's season finale

    SI Now: Playoff implications for NBA's season finale

    CNNSI.com 8 hours ago
    Seven games have playoff implications tonight, including the Grizzlies-Mavs clash for the No. 7 seed.
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  • Maple Leafs sign Swedish defenceman Viktor Loov to three-year e…

    Maple Leafs sign Swedish defenceman Viktor Loov to three-year entry-level deal

    NHL.com 9 hours ago
    TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs signed defenceman Viktor Loov to a three-year entry-level contract Wednesday. The 21-year-old native of Sodertalje, Sweden had 12 points (five goals, seven assists) and 20 penalty minutes in 42 games for Modo...
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  • Maple Leafs sign Swedish defenceman Viktor Loov to three-year e…

    Maple Leafs sign Swedish defenceman Viktor Loov to three-year entry-level deal

    thehockeynews.com 9 hours ago
    Maple Leafs sign Swedish defenceman Viktor Loov to three-year entry-level deal
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  • Ryan Kennedy’s Lottery Mock Draft

    Ryan Kennedy’s Lottery Mock Draft

    thehockeynews.com 12 hours ago
    Florida won the draft lottery last night, meaning the Panthers get the first crack at an interesting field with a lot of variation in it. A lot goes into a draft list and the final results are always thrown into chaos by trades and reaches. As the draft…
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  • Bautista, Lawrie Lift Blue Jays Over Twins 9-3

    Bautista, Lawrie Lift Blue Jays Over Twins 9-3

    nytimes.com 21 hours ago
    Jose Bautista had three hits and an RBI, and Brett Lawrie hit a grand slam in the ninth inning to help the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 9-3 on Tuesday night.
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  • Florida Panthers win lottery. Will they keep top pick or deal i…

    Florida Panthers win lottery. Will they keep top pick or deal it?

    thehockeynews.com Apr 15 (yesterday)
    Turnabout is fair play for the Florida Panthers. At last year’s draft lottery, the second-to-last Colorado Avalanche leap-frogged the Panthers to win first overall pick. This year, it was the Panthers who did the leap-frogging. Florida moved up one spot…
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  • Childhood friends captain opposing teams in OHL West conference…

    Childhood friends captain opposing teams in OHL West conference final

    NHL.com Apr 15 (yesterday)
    Childhood friends from their minor hockey days in Toronto and both drafted by the Maple Leafs, Matt Finn and Connor Brown will be on opposite sides of the puck in the Ontario Hockey League's Western Conference final. Finn is the Guelph Storm'...
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  • An NHL season of disappointment across Canada leaves just one p…

    An NHL season of disappointment across Canada leaves just one playoff team

    NHL.com Apr 15 (yesterday)
    Next week will bring an early summer in six Canadian NHL cities when the playoffs begin without the Vancouver Canucks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Edmonton Oilers, Winnipeg Jets and Calgary Flames. For the first time since 1973, the...
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  • Randy Carlyle remains the head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs…

    Randy Carlyle remains the head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs - for now

    TORONTO - Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle says he has yet to discuss his future with new team president Brendan Shanahan. Carlyle's status with the team remains a burning question as the NHL club attempts to pick up the pieces af...
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  • Leafs GM Nonis: “We have to get better in all areas – scouting …

    Leafs GM Nonis: “We have to get better in all areas – scouting in particular”

    thehockeynews.com Apr 15 (yesterday)
    There have been no shortage of sideshow symptoms afflicting the Maple Leafs over the years, but many hockey people will tell you the main ailment that has plagued this franchise for decades is their ineffectiveness on the drafting and development front.…
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  • Raptors set franchise record with 48th win

    Raptors set franchise record with 48th win

    ESPN.com nba.com Apr 14 (yesterday)
    Greivis Vasquez scored 25 points, Kyle Lowry had 24 and the Toronto Raptors set a franchise record with their 48th win, beating the Milwaukee Bucks 110-100 on Monday night.
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  • Buzzer-Beaters, Dunks & The NBA Season’s Top 25 Plays

    Buzzer-Beaters, Dunks & The NBA Season’s Top 25 Plays

    dimemag.com Apr 14 (2 days ago)
    Finally, at long last, the real season begins. But that doesn’t mean we can’t stop, look back, and appreciate the highlights and events that captivated us and stole our attention during the 2013-14 season. We’ve been treated to some great games, as rece…
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  • 5 Important Races Entering The 2014 NBA Playoffs

    5 Important Races Entering The 2014 NBA Playoffs

    dimemag.com Apr 14 (2 days ago)
    We’re still recovering from a fever dream we had after peeking at a hypothetical Conference-free playoff structure for the playoffs this year. But even with the Conference separation in place, there are plenty of questions as we come up on the final thr…
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  • Barry Trotz should be next coach of Toronto Maple Leafs

    Barry Trotz should be next coach of Toronto Maple Leafs

    thehockeynews.com Apr 14 (2 days ago)
    Talk about the luck of the Irish. On his first day on the job, Brendan Shanahan was handed a gift in the form of Barry Trotz being fired by the Nashville Predators. And there is no move that Shanahan, the new president of the Toronto Maple Leafs, could …
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  • Maple Leafs' Bernier needs surgery for sports hernia

    Maple Leafs' Bernier needs surgery for sports hernia

    NHL.com Apr 14 (2 days ago)
    Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier confirmed Monday he will have surgery to repair a sports hernia. Bernier, who is scheduled to have the surgery Wednesday, missed the Maple Leafs' final four games of the regular season and nine of...
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  • Video - Drake Joins Bill And Jalen To Talk Raptors 02:54

    Drake Joins Bill And Jalen To Talk Raptors

    Apr 15
    Rapper and ESPYs host Drake joins Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose to reminisce about Canadian basketball and answer the question, "If the Raptors make the conference finals, would that be the greatest moment in Toronto basketball history?"
  • Video - Blue Jays Coast Past Twins 00:52

    Blue Jays Coast Past Twins

    Apr 15
    The Blue Jays scored five runs in the sixth inning and Brett Lawrie hit a grand slam as the Blue Jays defeated the Twins 9-3.
  • Video - Raptors Hitting Their Stride 00:24

    Raptors Hitting Their Stride

    Apr 14
    Raptors forward Tyler Hansbrough says the Raptors are playing well heading into the playoffs.
  • Video - Raptors Set Franchise Record For Wins 00:53

    Raptors Set Franchise Record For Wins

    Apr 14
    The Raptors won their franchise-record 48th game of the season as they defeated the Bucks 110-100.

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    Apr 16
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    Apr 15
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