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Seventh-seeded Daria Kasatkina of Russia wins in San Jose

Aug. 07, 2022 23:44 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Daria Kasatkina fell to the ground in triumph and laid on her back for several moments after attacking a short ball off her serve and putting it away with a forehand winner on match point. A dramatic comeback victory sealed Sunday at the Mubadala Silicon...

Jays top Twins on overturned call in 10th; Baldelli ejected

Aug. 07, 2022 19:52 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cavan Biggio hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and Whit Merrifield scored on an overturned call to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday and split the four-game series. Merrifield was originally called out at the...

Twins top Blue Jays 7-3 behind clutch Polanco, strong 'pen

Aug. 07, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's bullpen — and prospect of staying in first place — took a badly needed turn this week for the better. The trade deadline produced some true relief for them. Jorge Polanco had a pair of two-out RBIs and Jose Miranda homered for the...

Osorio's brace helps Toronto hold off Nashville 4-3

Aug. 06, 2022 23:50 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jonathan Osorio scored two first-half goals to help Toronto FC hold off Nashville SC 4-3 on Saturday. Osorio had goals in the 19th and 44th minutes for Toronto (7-12-5), giving him eight on the season. Hany Mukhtar scored on a penalty kick in...

Blue Jays put Springer on injured list with inflamed elbow

Aug. 06, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays placed All-Star outfielder George Springer on the 10-day injured list with inflammation in his right elbow prior to their game at Minnesota on Saturday night. Springer has been bothered by the elbow for much of the summer. He's scheduled to...

Jays' miscues lead to Gordon run in 10th, Twins win 6-5

Aug. 06, 2022 00:49 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nick Gordon hit a three-run homer and scored in the 10th inning for Minnesota after a pair of miscues by Toronto catcher Danny Jansen, giving the Twins a 6-5 win over the Blue Jays on Friday night. Gordon, who had three hits in the game, was the automatic runner...

Canada to use regulation to ban handgun imports in 2 weeks

Aug. 05, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada plans to temporarily ban the import of handguns into the country without the approval of Parliament, using a regulatory measure that comes into effect in two weeks. Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino said Friday the change will last until a...

AP PHOTOS: Toronto's Caribana a celebration of freedom

Aug. 05, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Caribana. A Celebration of Freedom. Feathers. Glitter. Decadent floats. Booming music. The vibrant masquerade at the Carnival Festival in Toronto is far more than a visual delight. It is a celebration of freedom -- of liberation and exuberance never...

Hernández, Guerrero homer as Blue Jays beat Twins 9-3

Aug. 05, 2022 00:25 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a three-run homer, Teoscar Hernández homered for the second straight day and the Toronto Blue Jays cruised to a 9-3 win over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night. Whit Merrifield, who revealed earlier in the day that he’s now...

Merrifield says he's vaccinated, ready to play for Blue Jays

Aug. 04, 2022 19:33 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Whit Merrifield said Thursday he is vaccinated for COVID-19 and will be cleared to play for Toronto when the Blue Jays return to Canada. Merrifield was acquired in a trade with Kansas City on Tuesday for two minor leaguers. The two-time All-Star was in the...