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    Blue Jays activate closer Romano, reliever Swanson

    By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 16, 2024 5:14 pm Updated April 16, 2024 5:40 pm 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size TORONTO – The Toronto Blue Jays reinstated right-handed closer Jordan Romano and right-handed reliever Erik Swanson from the 15-day injured list and…

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    Raptors’ Porter gets lifetime ban from NBA

    TORONTO – Jontay Porter has been banned from the NBA for life. The former Toronto Raptors backup centre’s punishment was announced on Wednesday after the NBA completed its investigation into gambling allegations against Porter. The league found that Porter violated its rules by disclosing confidential information to sports bettors, limiting…

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    Masai Ujiri: Raptors’ culture remains strong

    TORONTO – A year ago, Masai Ujiri declared that the Toronto Raptors had to change their culture. But after a challenging and disappointing 2023-24 season, the team’s president said that their culture is just fine. Ujiri walked back his year-old remarks at his season-ending news conference on Wednesday and said…

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    Raptors rookie improved his fitness over season

    TORONTO – Gradey Dick’s rookie season got off to a rough start as he struggled to put up numbers in his limited time with the Toronto Raptors. But advice that his parents gave kept him focused and motivated. Dick was selected 13th overall out by Toronto in last summer’s NBA…

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    Sports integrity body sees Porter case as warning

    Canada’s sports integrity watchdog is pushing for stronger policies to prevent competitive manipulation and match-fixing at all levels of competition. The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport issued its first draft of a new program to prevent competition manipulation on Wednesday, the same day that the NBA banned former Toronto…

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    Kikuchi, Guerrero help Jays edge Yankees 5-4

    TORONTO – The Toronto Blue Jays will not tire of seeing their sleepy left-hander Yusei Kikuchi perform as he did against the New York Yankees on Tuesday. Kikuchi (1-1), who claimed last fall after a late-season win that he sleeps 13 to 14 hours the night before a start, spearheaded…

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    Darko Rajakovic carries Raptors through adversity

    TORONTO – Most fans would describe the Toronto Raptors’ 2023-24 season as tumultuous, even chaotic, with a series of trades significantly remaking the roster and then a raft of injuries and other issues directly contributing to a 15-game losing skid. But head coach Darko Rajakovic’s lasting memory of this lost…

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    Blue Jays top Yankees 3-1 in series opener

    TORONTO – Every pitch is a process for Blue Jays starter Chris Bassitt. He’ll often bend down or talk to himself before locking in and unloading from an arsenal that offers both variety and quality. When his game is on, his weapons can leave opponents handcuffed. The Yankees had no…