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Gushue chasing elusive title

OTTAWA—Newfoundland and Labrador’s Brad Gushue appears to have everything in place to make a run at capturing that elusive Tim Hortons Brier title.

He has picked up some big wins this season and is skipping the top-ranked team in the country.

Gushue also is off to a great start at the national men’s curling championship and looks primed to be in the mix come playoff time.

Dickey sharp in start

DUNEDIN, Fla.—R.A. Dickey tossed three scoreless innings, and Michael Saunders hit his third homer in as many games, as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Atlanta Braves 3-1 yesterday.

Dickey, the 2012 NL Cy Young Award winner, allowed one hit to Gordon Beckham to open the third.

The knuckleballer threw 31 pitches and walked just one.