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Blue Jays land veteran Brad Hand from Nationals

https://i.cbc.ca/1.6122744.1627581870!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/1323269982.jpg The Toronto Blue Jays acquired veteran closer Brad Hand from the Washington Nationals on Thursday in exchange for Triple-A catcher Riley Adams. Hand, a three-time All-Star, is 5-5 with 21 saves and a 3.59 ERA in 41 appearances this season. The 31-year-old left-hander also has five blown saves, three of them in July.OFFICIAL: We've acquired LHP Brad Hand from the Nationals in exchange for C Riley Adams. <br><br>A 3-time All-Star, Hand owns a career 3.65 ERA and led <a

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Simone Biles’ candid talk about mental health resonates with Canadian Olympians

https://i.cbc.ca/1.6122436.1627571121!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/tokyo-olympics-artistic-gymnastics-biles.jpg In the stands cheering on her teammates, seated in the front row of Tokyo's Ariake Gymnastic Centre, U.S gymnast Simone Biles looms large. By now it's well known why Biles is in the stands and not down below competing.On Wednesday, USA Gymnastics announced that she would not participate in the women's all-around final. "After further medical evaluation, Simone Biles has withdrawn from the final individual all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games, in order to focus on her

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Masse, Ruck qualify for 200m backstroke semis after battling Aussie star McKeown

https://i.cbc.ca/1.6122240.1627564230!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/masse-kylie-210729-1180.jpg Kylie Masse might need star Australian swimmer Kaylee McKeown to be at less than top form if she is to capture her first Olympic gold medal in the 200-metre backstroke. First, the Canadian record holder will need to make it through Friday's semifinals (Thursday at 10:35 p.m. ET in Canada) after placing in a second-place tie with American Rhyan White behind top qualifier McKeown in Tokyo.McKeown sat second behind Taylor Ruck of Kelowna, B.C., and ahead of third-place Masse

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Beach volleyballers Bansley, Wilkerson lose to Brazil, need to win play-in match

https://i.cbc.ca/1.6122213.1627562602!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/bansley-wilkerson-beach-volleyball.JPG Canada's beach volleyball duo of Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson dropped their final match of Olympic group play on Thursday, losing 21-18, 21-18 to the world No.1 team of Agatha Bednarczuk and "Duda" Santos Lisboa of Brazil. In a see-saw battle until late in both sets, Canada's service game failed them in the first set with five errors, while the Brazil's defence carried them through, out-digging Canada 15-8 in the match. With the win, Agatha and Duda will move on

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Officials in Tokyo alarmed as virus cases hit record highs

https://i.cbc.ca/1.6120503.1627560237!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/japan-covid-cases.JPG Japanese officials sounded the alarm Thursday as Tokyo reported record-breaking coronavirus cases for the third-straight day with the Olympics well underway. Tokyo reported 3,865 new cases Thursday, up from 3,177 on Wednesday and double the numbers a week ago. "We have never experienced the expansion of the infections of this magnitude," Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato told reporters. He said the new cases were soaring not only in the Tokyo area but across the country.

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Olympic wake-up call: COVID-19 scare in track, plus impressive performances by Canadians

https://i.cbc.ca/1.6122105.1627550761!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/1233553134.jpg A two-time world champion at the Olympics tested positive for COVID-19 — and showed how the ripples of a positive test can affect the Olympic dreams of other competitors.  American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks was pulled from competition on Thursday after his positive result.It was a scare for Australia's track and field team. Since one of their athletes trained alongside him, all 63 team members headed into isolation and waited for their own test results, according to media reports — just one day before

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Watch Canada’s Brooklyn Moors compete in women’s all-around gymnastics final

https://i.cbc.ca/1.6122120.1627554107!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/tokyo-olympics-artistic-gymnastics.jpg The women's all-around gymnastics final gets underway this morning without some familiar faces for fans of the sport. You can watch the event live via the stream at the top of this story. Brooklyn Moors of Cambridge, Ont., is the lone Canadian in the competition, after Halifax's Ellie Black withdrew on Wednesday after reinjuring her left ankle during practice on Tuesday.  Black was practicing on the beam and ended up "a bit crooked" on the

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Canada’s Shady El Nahas misses out on bronze in men’s 100kg judo

https://i.cbc.ca/1.6122095.1627547732!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/el-nahas-shady-072921.JPG Canada's Shady El Nahas fell just shy of a men's 100-kilogram judo bronze medal, falling to Portugal's Jorge Fonseca at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday in Japan. The loss means the Toronto native ends his Olympic competition in fifth place.  The match went the distance with El Nahas managing to stop Fonseca from scoring any takedowns for much of the match. With 36 seconds remaining, Fonseca was able to get El Nahas on an O goshi  – a large hip throw –

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Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic advances to Olympic tennis final

https://i.cbc.ca/1.6122097.1627548158!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/olympics-2020-ten-w-singles-sfnl-000100.JPG Belinda Bencic and Swiss tennis are doing just fine without Roger Federer at the Olympics. The 12th-ranked Bencic beat Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-3 on Thursday to reach the gold-medal match at the Tokyo Games. And that wasn't all. After a short rest, Bencic was scheduled to play again later with Swiss partner Viktorija Golubic against the Brazilian pair of Laura Pigossi and Luisa Stefani in the semifinals of the doubles tournament. If

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Canada’s Conners, Hughes 6 shots back in first round of Tokyo Olympic golf

https://i.cbc.ca/1.6122053.1627549337!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/1331207970.jpg Canadians Corey Conners and Mackenzie Hughes each shot a 2-under 69 in their first round of the Olympic golf tournament in Japan on Thursday.  Conners, the 29-year-old from Listowel, Ont., bogeyed on the fifth hole, but had three birdies, including one as he finished up on the 18th at the Kasumigaseki Country Club. Hughes, from Dundas, Ont., had two bogeys, but made up for it by notching four birdies. The Canadians are six shots back from clubhouse leader Austrian Sepp Straka. The 28-year-old Austrian

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