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Crown League shining in Toronto despite few stars

It’s past 10 o’clock on a Friday night in July at a downtown Toronto gymnasium. The venue, packed earlier in the evening, is half-empty and getting emptier by the minute as the third and final game of the Nike Crown League schedule winds down. It’s turned into a blowout. Fans stream toward Kerr Hall’s exits while photographers hurriedly pack up ...

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Andrew Ranger makes the most of overtime to capture win at Toronto

Veteran driver adds to his record for wins with late pass by Alex Tagliani to capture the Pinty’s Grand Prix of Toronto. After crashing out in the early going of this race last year, Andrew Ranger wanted to make sure he was around to have a chance at the win this time around. Ranger was able to make a brave ...

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Toronto Marlies will soon play their home games at Coca-Cola Coliseum

First, SkyDome became the Rogers Centre. Then the Air Canada Centre was renamed Scotiabank Arena. And now, the Toronto Marlies home rink, Ricoh Coliseum, will now be known as Coca-Cola Coliseum. You’ll forgive Toronto sports fans if they’re a bit confused. Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) announced a new 10-year deal with Coca-Cola for the right to have its name and logo on the outside of ...

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Former Blue Jay Jose Bautista gets warm welcome in return to Toronto

It was just like old times for former Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista on Tuesday afternoon at Rogers Centre. He stepped up to the plate in batting practice and casually uncorked a rocket over the fence like he did on countless occasions in a Toronto uniform. The only difference was this time he was sporting an orange-brimmed New York Mets hat and an unfamiliar ...

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Bautista triggers win over Jays as Mets split series in Toronto

Marcus Stroman switched up his warm-up music for his Wednesday start, using Drake’s “Trophies” as a tribute to former teammate Jose Bautista. Bautista, who used “Trophies” as his walk-up music during Toronto’s playoff-bound seasons in 2015 and 2016, may have benefited more from hearing it than Stroman did. The former Blue Jays slugger drove in the eventual winning run and scored as part o… CBC ...

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Jose Bautista excited for Toronto return with Mets

While other players were prepping for this season at spring training, Jose Bautista was on his own. A six-time All-Star without a big league job, Bautista remained eager to catch on somewhere and knew he needed to be resourceful. So to stay in game shape, the 37-year-old slugger spent his days back home in Florida hopping from gym workouts to ...

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