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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2020, file photo, New York Yankees pitcher J.A. Happ throws to a Tampa Bay Rays batter during the second inning in Game 2 of a baseball American League Division Series in San Diego. The Minnesota Twins and Happ agreed Wednesday, Jan. 20, to a one-year, $8 million contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced it. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

JA Happ, Twins finalize $8 million, 1-year contract

Jan. 22, 2021 12:44 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and pitcher J.A. Happ finalized an $8 million, one-year contract on Friday. The 38-year-old Happ spent the past 2 1/3 seasons with the New York Yankees. Acquired from Toronto at the 2018 trade deadline, the left-hander went 7-0 with a 2.69 ERA in 11 starts down the...

Reliever Anthony Bass agrees to terms on deal with Marlins

Jan. 22, 2021 11:48 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Well-traveled right-hander Anthony Bass agreed to terms Friday on a deal with the Miami Marlins and is expected to compete for a role as their closer. Bass led the Toronto Blue Jays with seven saves last season, when he went 2-3 with a 3.51 ERA in 26 games. Bass has pitched for six major...

Ontario Premier Doug Ford looks on as a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is administered at The Michener Institute in Toronto on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Ontario leader blames Pfizer for COVID-19 vaccine delays

Jan. 22, 2021 3:34 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The leader of Canada’s most populous province said Thursday he isn’t buying the explanation given by Pfizer about why the company has deferred next week's coronavirus vaccine deliveries to Canada. Ontario Premier Doug Ford said that it is unacceptable that other countries are...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau waits for Gov. Gen. Julie Payette to deliver the throne speech in the Senate chamber in Ottawa, Ontario, on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canada's governor general resigns after harassment report

Jan. 21, 2021 6:34 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s governor general resigned Thursday following an independent review of workplace harassment allegations. The governor general is the representative of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II as head of state, and holds a mostly ceremonial and symbolic position. Julie Payette...

Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn (25) celebrates a basket against the Toronto Raptors during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Nunn scores 28 to lead Heat past Raptors 111-102

Jan. 20, 2021 11:32 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Heat were missing a lot of firepower Wednesday night. They did have Kendrick Nunn and a zone defense that the Toronto Raptors couldn't figure out Nunn scored 28 points and the injury-plagued Heat pulled away in the second half for a 111-102 win. Bam Adebayo had 14 points, 13...

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2020, file photo, New York Yankees pitcher J.A. Happ throws to a Tampa Bay Rays batter during the second inning in Game 2 of a baseball American League Division Series in San Diego. The Minnesota Twins and Happ agreed Wednesday, Jan. 20, to a one-year, $8 million contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced it. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

AP source: Twins bolster rotation with $8M deal for Happ

Jan. 20, 2021 8:33 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and veteran starting pitcher J.A. Happ agreed Wednesday to an $8 million, one-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team had not...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2020, file photo, Houston Astros' George Springer takes a lead off first during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas. Springer became the most prominent among baseball’s free agents to reach an agreement, a $150 million, six-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday night, Jan. 19, 20201, because the deal was subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

AP source: Springer agrees to $150M, 6-year deal with Jays

Jan. 20, 2021 12:54 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — All-Star outfielder George Springer became the most prominent among baseball’s free agents to reach an agreement this offseason, a $150 million, six-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers his opening remarks at a news conference outside Rideau cottage in Ottawa, Ontario, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

Ontario asks Biden for a million vaccines amid shortage

Jan. 19, 2021 5:53 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada won’t be getting any Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccines next week and 50% fewer than expected over the next month, officials said Tuesday, prompting the leader of Canada’s most populous province to ask U.S. President-elect Joe Biden to share a million doses from...

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) drives against Dallas Mavericks guard Josh Green (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Raptors beat Mavericks 116-93, extend win streak to 3 games

Jan. 18, 2021 11:10 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Lowry flirted with a triple-double on Monday night and the Toronto Raptors shut down Dallas star Luka Doncic for a 116-93 victory. Lowry had 23 points, nine rebounds and seven assists and Pascal Siakam scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half as the Raptors pulled away for...

United States' Mikaela Shiffrin wears a face mask as she waits for the podium ceremony after winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom in Flachau, Austria, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)

The Latest: Canadian women’s hockey team opens Calgary camp

Jan. 18, 2021 4:47 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Canadian women’s hockey team opened a 35-player camp in a Calgary bubble. The 14-day camp is the first physical gathering of national-team players in months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hockey Canada invited 47...