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Indigenous gamers advocate for representation and education

Dec. 02, 2021 15:00 PM EST

(RNS) — Marlon Weekusk, a member of the Onion Lake Cree Nation from Saskatoon, in central Canada, is known by his icon: a howling white wolf that has held significance for him throughout his spiritual journey as a Cree. Those who know him expect conversations about tokenizing Indigenous...

After twice turning down Toronto, righty Gausman joins Jays

Dec. 02, 2021 11:41 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — In each of the past two offseasons, pitcher Kevin Gausman spurned free agent advances from the Toronto Blue Jays and general manager Ross Atkins. When Atkins called again this winter, Gausman couldn’t say no any longer. Gausman and...

Teams spend $1.4B in 1 day, then MLB locks out players

Dec. 02, 2021 11:20 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Before getting locked out, players loaded up Wednesday as big league teams unlocked their coffers for an unprecedented spending spree. Major League Baseball clubs committed to a one-day record $1.4 billion in salaries Wednesday, hours before the league...

Matthews nets hat trick, surging Maple Leafs thrash Avs 8-3

Dec. 02, 2021 01:19 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Auston Matthews scored three goals for his fourth career hat trick and the streaking Toronto Maple Leafs thumped the Colorado Avalanche 8-3 on Wednesday night. John Tavares had a goal and two assists for Toronto (17-6-1), while William Nylander scored one...

Texas Rangers finalize mega-deals with SS Seager, 2B Semien

Dec. 01, 2021 19:53 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Corey Seager and Marcus Semien were well aware of the 102 losses last year and five consecutive losing seasons for the Texas Rangers. As a half-billion dollar middle infield, they will now work together to turn things around in Texas. ...

Canada excludes Boeing from fighter jet competition

Dec. 01, 2021 18:11 PM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada has officially narrowed its decade-long hunt for a new fighter jet to two choices as the federal government confirmed U.S. aerospace giant Boeing’s Super Hornet is out of the running to replace the military’s aging CF-18s. The...

Mariners sign Cy Young winner Robbie Ray to $115M, 5-yr deal

Dec. 01, 2021 00:33 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — AL Cy Young Award winner Robbie Ray and the Seattle Mariners finalized their $115 million, five-year contract Tuesday night. Ray is coming off the best season of his career with the Toronto Blue Jays, going 13-7 with a 2.84 ERA and 248 strikeouts in 193...

Grizzlies win 2nd straight without Morant, top Raptors 98-91

Nov. 30, 2021 23:06 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 25 points, Desmond Bane had 23 and Dillon Brooks 17 as the Memphis Grizzlies won back-to-back games, beating the struggling Toronto Raptors 98-91 Tuesday night. After beating Sacramento Sunday, Memphis won again without leading...

Brewers sign Tellez plus 2 catchers, non-tender Vogelbach

Nov. 30, 2021 21:16 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have signed first baseman Rowdy Tellez and catchers Pedro Severino and Brett Sullivan to one-year contracts while non-tendering first baseman Daniel Vogelbach. Vogelbach, an All-Star in 2019 while playing for Seattle, hit .219 with...

Canada bans more countries amid fears over omicron variant

Nov. 30, 2021 17:32 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada announced a ban Tuesday on foreign nationals from three more countries because of concerns with the omicron COVID-19 variant. Canada is banning all foreigners who have traveled through Nigeria, Malawi and Egypt. Dr. Theresa...