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John Chidley-Hill

Blue Jays sink Mariners 3-2

TORONTO—As Kevin Pillar rounded third, he had one thought on his mind as he ran toward his teammates waiting at home plate: protect his jersey.

Pillar had promised his mom Wendy and his wife Amanda that he'd take a Mother's Day picture with them after Toronto's 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners yesterday and he wanted to have his jersey in good shape for the photo op.

Canada’s Carey beats Finland’s Kauste 7-1

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask.—The mental game is everything at the women’s curling world championships.

Canada’s Chelsea Carey took advantage of a series of misplays by Finland’s Oona Kauste for a 7-1 win in seven ends yesterday in Draw 14 of the international event.

Carey’s win came hours after she herself missed a game-winning shot in an upset loss to South Korea.

IIHF hoping to see more tickets sold in Montreal

HELSINKI—The president of the International Ice Hockey Federation says lowering ticket prices and boosting the number of French-speaking players on Canada’s roster could help improve attendance at the 2017 world junior championship in Montreal.

“It’s a big city,” Rene Fasel told a news conference today, the final day of the 2016 tournament.

Canada cruises to win over Denmark

HELSINKI—Mitch Marner took off his sandal, held it up like a microphone, and joined the reporters interviewing teammate Dylan Strome.

Strome laughed and swatted away his friend’s shoe before continuing to answer questions about Canada’s forward lines after a 6-1 victory over Denmark yesterday in the preliminary round of the world junior hockey championship.