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Defensive miscues cost Jays

TORONTO—The Toronto Blue Jays’ usually smooth defence was due for a misfire.

Toronto had three errors and other defensive miscues as the Boston Red Sox rallied to a 4-3 victory yesterday afternoon.

“We’ve been playing outstanding defence so we’re due for a clunker like this,” said Jays’ starting pitcher Mark Buehrle, who was charged with an error in the fourth inning.

Feds to seek stay on niqab

OTTAWA—The federal government says it will ask a judge to put a hold on a court decision allowing would-be Canadians to wear face coverings while taking the oath of citizenship.

Conservative candidate Denis Lebel, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Quebec lieutenant, said the government will seek a stay of a recent Federal Court of Appeal decision quashing the so-called niqab ban.

Racism summit underway

WINNIPEG—The mayor of Winnipeg says he’s hopeful a two-day summit being held at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights will produce tangible results on how to fight racism.

Brian Bowman organized the Mayor’s National Summit on Racial Inclusion after Maclean’s magazine labelled Winnipeg the most racist city in Canada in a cover story at the beginning of this year.

Wynne defends Pan Am Games bonuses

TORONTO—Organizers of this summer’s Pan Am Games say preliminary figures suggest the sporting event came in under budget but the final cost won’t be known for up to a year.

“All indications are that there was a surplus, but I can’t tell you how much that is because I haven’t been told a number at this point,” Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne told a news conference yesterday.