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Team Orr captain Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

Nugent-Hopkins leaves an impression at prospects game

Every shift at the Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game offers a chance to leave an impression and players need to use their ice-time wisely.

Team Orr captain Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Shaun Marcum was lit up by the Boston Red Sox in Toronto on Wednesday as Boston rolled to a 10-1 win.

Marcum mashed

The Boston Red Sox are proving to be quite the killjoy for the Toronto Blue Jays, who continue to look lost against a team that bedevils them like no other.

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Shaun Marcum was lit up by the Boston Red Sox in Toronto on Wednesday as Boston rolled to a 10-1 win.
Toronto Blue Jay Brandon Morrow lost his no-hitter with one out to go against the Tampa Bay Rays in Toronto Sunday. The Blue Jays still won 1-0.

One-hit wonder

It seems like no-hitters or perfect games are often punctuated by a defensive play that preserves the gem, like the leaping catch against the centre-field wall made by Dewayne Wise behind Mark Buehrle last July.

Toronto Blue Jay Brandon Morrow lost his no-hitter with one out to go against the Tampa Bay Rays in Toronto Sunday. The Blue Jays still won 1-0.
Toronto Blue Jay Jose Bautista hits a grand slam in an 8-1 win over the Cleveland Indians in Toronto on Friday.

Final blast for Bautista?

On another night of swirling will he stay or will he go drama, Toronto Blue Jays right-fielder Jose Bautista provided both his current employers and potential suitors more reason to covet his services.

Toronto Blue Jay Jose Bautista hits a grand slam in an 8-1 win over the Cleveland Indians in Toronto on Friday.
Canada’s Denny Morrison

Canada pushes to speedskating gold

An Olympics that frequently swung between success and disaster for Denny Morrison and the rest of Canada’s long-track speedskaters came to a golden end Saturday — and it was all in the push.

Canada’s Denny Morrison
Kristina Groves rounds the corner on her way to a silver medal in the women’s 1500 metre speedskating race Sunday at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.

Groves wins silver

In an ideal world for Canada’s long-track speedskating team, Christine Nesbitt would be standing alongside Kristina Groves on the podium at the Richmond Olympic Oval, each celebrating their second medal of these Winter Games before an adoring crowd.

Kristina Groves rounds the corner on her way to a silver medal in the women’s 1500 metre speedskating race Sunday at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.
Baltimore Oriole Brian Roberts steals second base as Toronto Blue Jays Aaron Hill stops the throw Sunday. The Orioles won the season finale 5-4 in 11 innings.

Blue Jays not looking back

The Toronto Blue Jays put a dismal and turmoil-laced 2009 season to bed Sunday insisting that their simmering unrest is no longer boiling over and brighter days are ahead.

Baltimore Oriole Brian Roberts steals second base as Toronto Blue Jays Aaron Hill stops the throw Sunday. The Orioles won the season finale 5-4 in 11 innings.
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Brett Cecil had a big game Sunday in helping Toronto avoid being swept by the Tampa Bay Rays by winning 5-1.

Cecil big in Jays’ win

Toronto Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston insists he’s not worrying about the ebb and flow of Roy Halladay trade talks, and that’s probably a good thing for someone with so many other things to keep an eye on these days.

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Brett Cecil had a big game Sunday in helping Toronto avoid being swept by the Tampa Bay Rays by winning 5-1.
Cincinnati Red Joey Votto had a four-hit-night in his home town of Toronto as the Reds beat the Blue Jays 7-5 on Thursday.

Votto sinks Blue Jays

Joey Votto began an emotional trip home with the soul-baring revelation of his recent bout with anxiety and depression, and ended it with a big-time performance that reminded all of the force he’s becoming at the plate.

Cincinnati Red Joey Votto had a four-hit-night in his home town of Toronto as the Reds beat the Blue Jays 7-5 on Thursday.