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Trudeau: Canada to legalize marijuana on Oct. 17

Jun. 21, 2018 3:09 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Marijuana will be legal nationwide in Canada starting Oct. 17 in a move that should take market share away from organized crime and protect the country's youth, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday. The Senate gave final passage to the bill to legalize cannabis on Tuesday,...

Legal pot will roll out differently in Canada than in US

Jun. 21, 2018 2:13 AM EDT

Mail-order weed? You betcha! With marijuana legalization across Canada on the horizon, the industry is shaping up to look different from the way it does in nine U.S. states that have legalized adult recreational use of the drug. Age limits, government involvement in distribution and sales, and access to banking...

Casey says Pistons have plenty of talent in place

Jun. 20, 2018 7:08 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Dwane Casey looks at the roster of the Detroit Pistons and sees a core of players capable of a lot more than the team accomplished last season. "Our time is now," Casey said. The Pistons introduced Casey as their new coach Wednesday, over a week after hiring him to replace Stan Van Gundy....

Happ pitches 8 1/3 innings as Blue Jays beat Braves 5-4

Jun. 20, 2018 4:19 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The better J.A. Happ pitches for the Toronto Blue Jays, the better the chance he finishes the season with another team. Happ pitched a season-high 8 1/3 innings to win his fifth straight decision, Kendrys Morales hit a two-run home run and the Blue Jays beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 Wednesday...

Trout stays hot, Angels hold on for 5-4 win over Arizona

Jun. 20, 2018 2:52 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — There is never a June gloom for Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout. Trout drove in two runs, Kole Calhoun and Ian Kinsler added solo homers and the Angels held on for a 5-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. Trout continued his torrid hitting in June by...

Canadian senate passes weed bill but legalization delayed

Jun. 20, 2018 2:37 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's Senate gave final passage Tuesday to the federal government's bill to legalize cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a couple of months to legally buy marijuana as their country becomes the second in the world to make pot legal nationwide. Prime Minister Justin...

Camargo hits first career grand slam, Braves rout Jays 11-4

Jun. 19, 2018 11:24 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Johan Camargo came up big from the bottom of the Atlanta Braves' lineup. The No. 9 batter hit his first career grand slam and went 4 for 5 with five RBIs, and the Braves beat the Blue Jays 11-4 on Tuesday night to snap Toronto's home winning streak at seven games. The bottom four hitters in...

Dahlin has potential to provide stagnant Sabres a spark

Jun. 19, 2018 4:50 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Former defenseman Mike Weber is all too familiar with the Sabres' lean years while spending a majority of his eight NHL seasons in Buffalo. There were high-priced free agents who failed to pan out and one draft-pick bust after another. Weber made the playoffs just twice, with Buffalo...

Julio Teheran throws 6 no-hit innings, Braves top Padres 4-1

Jun. 17, 2018 6:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Some extra rest left Julio Teheran feeling so strong he was unhittable for six innings. That was more good news for an Atlanta rotation that is gaining momentum. Teheran pitched six no-hit innings before being pulled from his first start since coming off the disabled list, and Atlanta...

Hernandez, Solarte hit back-to-back HRs, Jays beat Nats 8-6

Jun. 17, 2018 5:57 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Washington Nationals reliever Ryan Madson had spent the past couple of weeks thinking about how long he'd gone between giving up home runs. He won't have to wonder about it any more after the Toronto Blue Jays burned him with back-to-back blasts. Teoscar Hernandez and Yangervis Solarte broke...