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Jays able to avoid sweep

TORONTO—Kevin Pillar wasn't going to let Saturday's failed attempt at stealing second slow him down on the base paths.

After delivering a pinch-hit double in the sixth inning yesterday, the Blue Jays' centre-fielder was aggressive in his pursuit of the go-ahead run on an infield grounder by Randal Grichuk and it paid off.

LCBO chair stepping down

TORONTO—Ontario's Progressive Conservative government says the chair of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario will step down at the end of the month after less than a year in the job.

In a news release issued Friday evening, Finance minister Vic Fedeli said Ed Clark will resign his post at the Crown corporation on Aug. 30.

CPP Fund grows to $366.6 billion at end of June

TORONTO — Canada Pension Plan Investment Board says its main fund grew to $366.6 billion of net assets at the end of June, up $10.5 billion from the end of March.

The Toronto-based fund manager says CPP Fund’s gain included $3.9 billion of net contributions from the Canada Pension Plan and $6.6 billion from its investments, after all CPPIB costs.