DUNEDIN, Fla. — Union head Tony Clark lauded the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday for giving minor league players a 50 per cent raise, and he hopes other clubs do the same.
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DETROIT—Blake Griffin scored 25 points as the Detroit Pistons beat the Toronto Raptors 110-107 yesterday to complete a season sweep.
Reggie Jackson added 20 points, while Andre Drummond had 15 points and 17 rebounds, to help the Pistons win for the 14th time in their last 18 games.
Kawhi Leonard had 33 points for Toronto and Fred VanVleet added 17 points.
INDIAN WELLS, Calif.—Bianca Andreescu had thought herself a champion many times.
Now it's true.
The 18-year-old Canadian, who practices visualization every morning, upset three-time major champion Angelique Kerber 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to win the BNP Paribas Open yesterday—becoming the first wild-card winner and second-youngest to claim the title in tournament history.
FONTANA, Calif.—Kyle Busch was dominating yet another race when a speeding penalty on pit road dropped him to the middle of the pack at Auto Club Speedway.
Busch had to pass 17 cars in 73 laps on sizzling old asphalt to get his landmark 200th victory across NASCAR's three major series.
PITTSBURGH—Clock ticking down on both the game, and in some ways their season, the Philadelphia Flyers summoned some more late magic to stun the Pittsburgh Penguins yet again.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.—His best swing was followed by his biggest drive, both setting up birdies, and from there Rory McIlroy knew how to finish.
PHILADELPHIA — Megan Lincoln couldn’t put her son into hockey right away when he wanted to play.
She didn’t have the time to take off from work to shuttle him to practice or the money to pour into a traditionally expensive sport.
“Nothing is cheap,” Lincoln said. “There’s nothing about hockey that is cheap. Maybe some laces.”
TORONTO—The Maple Leafs were encouraged by a chaotic comeback attempt that fell just short.
It was their first 40 minutes—and an especially disastrous opening period—where a number of uncomfortable questions remain.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.—Justin Thomas has played the 15th hole at The Players Championship some 20 times but never this early in the year.
That's why he turned to his caddie for some last-minute advice during a practice round.
“We don't have to worry about going through the fairway, right?” he asked Jimmy Johnson.
Baseball prognasticators are predicting pain for the 2019 edition of the Toronto Blue Jays.
What remains unclear is whether the team's off-season teardown might result in a short-term malaise or an extended run of mediocrity.