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Gushue cruising

EDMONTON—The numbers are in Brad Gushue's favour at the Ford World Men's Curling Championship.

He posted impressive wins yesterday over Jaap Van Dorp of the Netherlands and Japan's Yusuke Morozumi to extend his unbeaten streak to nine games.

Gushue has outscored his opponents 77-29 overall and games have ended early on seven occasions.

Martin back at Brier as Alberta coach

ST. JOHN'S, N.L.—You can excuse curling fans for doing a double-take at the Tim Hortons Brier.

Legendary skip Kevin Martin is sporting familiar Alberta colours at the national men's curling championship this week at Mile One Centre.

The 2010 Olympic champion is back at the Brier to coach his son, Karrick, and the provincial team skipped by Brendan Bottcher.

Jays head on road after getting swept

TORONTO—Two blowout losses, a series sweep, and a losing streak that’s showing no signs of ending.

The Blue Jays left Toronto after another loss to Tampa Bay last night searching for answers and hoping a return to the road will help them end a nasty funk.

R.A. Dickey gave up three home runs as the Rays doubled the Jays 6-3, handing them their fifth-straight loss.