ROME (AP) — The Vatican cardinal accused in a class-action lawsuit in Canada of sexual assault against a woman on Friday denied any inappropriate behavior and said he would vigorously fight the “false” and “defamatory” accusations if the case proceeds.
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese-born Canadian tycoon who disappeared from Hong Kong in 2017 was sentenced Friday to 13 years in prison for a multibillion-dollar string of financial offenses and his company was fined $8.1 billion, a court announced.
Toronto Blue Jays (63-54, third in the AL East) vs. New York Yankees (73-46, first in the AL East)
New York; Friday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Kevin Gausman (8-9, 3.16 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 142 strikeouts); Yankees: Jameson Taillon (11-3, 3.95 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 108 strikeouts)
Toronto FC (8-12-6, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Inter Miami CF (9-10-6, seventh in the Eastern Conference)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Inter Miami CF +135, Toronto FC +166, Draw +279; over/under is 3.5 goals
New England Revolution (8-7-10, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. CF Montreal (13-8-4, second in the Eastern Conference)
Montreal, Quebec; Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Montreal -131, New England +313, Draw +285; over/under is 2.5 goals
NEW YORK (AP) — George Springer went 5-for-5, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run second inning off Frankie Montas, and the Toronto Blue Jays routed the slumping New York Yankees 9-2 on Thursday night.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Luis Patiño pitched strongly into the sixth inning, Yandy Díaz drove in three runs, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 on Thursday night.
Tampa Bay, which is tied with Toronto for the second AL wild card, has won five of six.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryan Reynolds hit two home runs, JT Brubaker pitched seven shutout innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates snapped a six-game losing streak, beating the Boston Red Sox 8-2 Thursday night.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge Thursday kept jurisdiction over a lawsuit seeking to close an oil pipeline crossing a section of the Great Lakes, rejecting Michigan's effort to shift the case to state court.
MONTREAL (AP) — Montreal Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes said news about Carey Price’s knee is “discouraging” and that the star goaltender may not play this season.
Speaking Thursday after acquiring forward Sean Monahan from Calgary, Hughes said it was unlikely that Price would be able to return without first undergoing surgery, and that rehab alone likely wouldn’t be enough.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Nazem Kadri is going to the Calgary Flames, leaving the Colorado Avalanche after helping them win the Stanley Cup for the first time since 2001.
Calgary announced a $49 million, seven-year contract Thursday, meaning Kadri will count $7 million against the salary cap through 2029.
ROME (AP) — The Vatican said Thursday that a preliminary church investigation into sexual assault allegations by a Canadian woman against a top cardinal, Marc Ouellet, has determined the case doesn’t warrant further investigation.
The Professional Women’s Hockey Players’ Association is resuming its Dream Gap barnstorming tour for a fourth consecutive year, while still developing plans to launch a professional league.
The PWHPA on Thursday announced its fall schedule will open on Oct.
Toronto Blue Jays (62-54, third in the AL East) vs. New York Yankees (73-45, first in the AL East)
New York; Thursday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Jose Berrios (8-5, 5.61 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 108 strikeouts); Yankees: Frankie Montas (4-9, 3.59 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 115 strikeouts)
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Petr Hauser and Matyas Sapovaliv scored in a 3:11 span of the second period and the Czech Republic upset the United States 4-2 on Wednesday night in the world junior hockey quarterfinals.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees were poised to extend their recent misery on a long night against the Rays. Then one swing from Josh Donaldson changed everything.
Donaldson hit a walk-off grand slam in the 10th inning as the clock struck midnight, and struggling New York salvaged an 8-7 win over Tampa Bay on Wednesday night to avoid a three-game sweep.
NEW YORK (AP) — Josh Donaldson hit a walk-off grand slam in the 10th inning as the clock struck midnight, and the struggling New York Yankees salvaged an 8-7 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night to avoid a three-game sweep.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Ryan Gauld scored twice in the first half and the Vancouver Whitecaps beat the Colorado Rapids 2-1 on Wednesday night.
The Whitecaps (9-11-6) have eight games remaining in a bid to make the playoffs.
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Borna Coric spoiled Rafael Nadal’s return from a six-week layoff, beating the Spanish star 7-6 (9), 4-6, 6-3 on Wednesday night in the Western & Southern Open.
The winner of a men’s record 22 Grand Slam championships, including two this year, hadn’t played since July 6 after an abdominal tear forced him to withdraw from a semifinal match against Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Christian Arroyo had three hits and three RBIs, Alex Verdugo reached base five times and 42-year-old Rich Hill won for the first time in nearly two months as the Boston Red Sox beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-3 on Wednesday night.
TORONTO (AP) — Federico Bernardeschi and Domenico Criscito scored to help Toronto FC tie the New England Revolution 2-2 on Wednesday night.
Bernardeschi scored on a penalty kick in the 31st minute after Ayo Akinola was fouled inside the box.
TORONTO (AP) — When Ross Stripling made his big league debut with the Dodgers on April 8, 2016, he was pulled from a no-hitter in the eighth inning.
It didn’t come to that for Stripling Wednesday, but the Blue Jays right-hander wasn’t prepared to give up the ball willingly this time.
TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian doctor accused of killing a patient last year was charged Wednesday with three more counts of first-degree murder.
Ontario Provincial Police said the new charges against Dr.
TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays right-hander Ross Stripling lost his bid for a perfect game when Orioles outfielder Cedric Mullins singled to center on the first pitch of the seventh inning.
Stripling was activated from the injured list before Wednesday's game.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hot weather is expected again Wednesday and Thursday in western Oregon and Washington state.
Multnomah County, which includes Portland, will offer people places to stay cool Wednesday as temperatures potentially reach 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.7 degrees Celsius).
The NBA schedule was released Wednesday. A look at some of the key dates for the league this coming season:
Baltimore Orioles (61-55, fourth in the AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (61-54, third in the AL East)
Toronto; Wednesday, 3:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Orioles: Austin Voth (3-1, 5.34 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 59 strikeouts); Blue Jays: Ross Stripling (0-0)
NEW YORK (AP) — Randy Arozarena hit a three-run homer off Nestor Cortes in the first inning and the Tampa Bay staff made it stand up, leading the Rays over the skidding New York Yankees 3-1 Tuesday night.
TORONTO (AP) — Cedric Mullins and Adley Rutschman hit back-to-back home runs, Ramón Urías drove in the tiebreaking run in the sixth inning and the Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 Tuesday night, giving surging Baltimore its 10th win in 14 August games.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Ellia Green realized as a young child -- long before becoming an Olympic champion -- that a person’s identity and a gender assigned at birth can be very different things.
WASHINGTON (AP) — As part of the rollout of a huge new climate, tax and healthcare law, the U.S. government is moving forward with its plan to award new tax credits to electric vehicle purchasers.
BURNABY, British Columbia (AP) — Simon Fraser will move four of its home football games across the border to Blaine, Washington for the upcoming season due to COVID-19 entry requirements to Canada, the school announced Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jalen Harris' application to be reinstated as an NBA player has been approved by the league and the National Basketball Players Association.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A Canadian trucker was sentenced to four years in prison for smuggling more than $2.5 million of methamphetamine from the U.S. into Canada through a Whatcom County border crossing.
Baltimore Orioles (60-55, fourth in the AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (61-53, third in the AL East)
Toronto; Tuesday, 7:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Orioles: Dean Kremer (4-4, 3.69 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 49 strikeouts); Blue Jays: Alek Manoah (12-5, 2.56 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 124 strikeouts)
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani turned in his usual strong start. Long after he was gone, things were anything but normal.
The Seattle Mariners scored four runs in a chaotic ninth inning, taking advantage of the Angels' fielding woes for a 6-2 victory over Los Angeles on Monday night.
Colorado Rapids (8-9-7, 10th in the Western Conference) vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC (8-11-6, 11th in the Western Conference)
Vancouver, British Columbia; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Vancouver +141, Colorado +181, Draw +243; over/under is 2.5 goals
New England Revolution (8-7-9, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Toronto FC (8-12-5, 11th in the Eastern Conference)
Toronto; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Toronto FC -101, New England +236, Draw +278; over/under is 2.5 goals
NEW YORK (AP) — The slumping New York Yankees were shut out in consecutive games for the first time since 2016, losing to Ryan Yarbrough and the Tampa Bay Rays 4-0 on Monday night.
New York failed to provide any run support for ace Gerrit Cole (9-5), whose only run allowed followed a misplay in center field by Aaron Hicks.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Team captain and Anaheim Ducks prospect Mason McTavish had a goal and two assists Monday, leading Canada to a 6-3 win over Finland in Group A play in the world junior hockey championship.
TORONTO (AP) — Ryan Mountcastle hit a two-run home run in his return to the lineup, Ryan McKenna had his first three-hit game and an RBI, and the surging Baltimore Orioles improved to 9-4 in August by beating the Toronto Blue Jays 7-3 Monday night.
LONDON (AP) — Carlos Alcaraz will lead Spain against Novak Djokovic's Serbia next month in the Davis Cup group stage after Rafael Nadal wasn't named to the Spanish team on Monday.
Nadal is set to return to competition at this week's hard-court tournament in Cincinnati after an abdominal injury caused the 22-time Grand Slam champion to pull out of Wimbledon ahead of the semifinals.
TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer was activated off the injured list and will bat first Monday night as the designated hitter against the Baltimore Orioles.
Baltimore Orioles (59-55, fourth in the AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (61-52, second in the AL East)
Toronto; Monday, 7:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Orioles: Kyle Bradish (1-4, 6.42 ERA, 1.62 WHIP, 62 strikeouts); Blue Jays: Yusei Kikuchi (4-6, 5.13 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, 88 strikeouts)
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Harvard forward Matthew Coronato scored twice and the defending champion United States held off Sweden 3-2 on Sunday night to finish 4-0 in Group B play in the world junior hockey championship.
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Serena Williams' opening match in the Western & Southern Open has been rescheduled from Monday to Tuesday.
The 40-year-old Williams, preparing to retire, is set to face 19-year-old Emma Raducanu, the defending U.S.
UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) — Saki Baba routed Monet Chun of Canada 11 and 9 on Sunday to become the second Japanese winner in U.S. Women’s Amateur history.
The 17-year-old Baba won the last six holes, ending the match with a birdie on the par-3 27th hole at Chambers Bay.
MONTREAL (AP) — Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain won the National Bank Open on Sunday, beating eighth-seeded Hubert Hurkacz of Poland 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.
The first unseeded winner in the event since Argentina’s Guillermo Canas in 2002, Busta won his seventh ATP Tour title and first Masters 1000 victory.
TORONTO (AP) — Simona Halep of Romania won her third National Bank Open title Sunday, beating Beatriz Haddad Maia of Brazil 6-3, 2-6, 6-3.
The 30-year-old Halep, also the 2016 and 2018 winner in Montreal, won her 24th WTA Tour and first since switching to Patrick Mouratoglou as her coach.