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Blue Jays manager Gibbons to miss game for personal reasons

Blue Jays manager Gibbons to miss game for personal reasons

BALTIMORE — Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons left the team before Saturday night's game against the Orioles to tend to personal business. The Blue Jays offered no details on Gibbons' absence, or whether he would be gone for more than one game.
N.S. golf club members rally to maintain links amid ownership uncertainty

N.S. golf club members rally to maintain links amid ownership uncertainty

ANNAPOLIS ROYAL, N.S. — The ownership of a Nova Scotia golf club appears in limbo, but members of the facility said they're pulling together to keep the 18 hole course running until its fate becomes clear.
Canadian rugby sevens player Adam Zaruba cut by NFL's Philadelphia Eagles

Canadian rugby sevens player Adam Zaruba cut by NFL's Philadelphia Eagles

PHILADELPHIA — Canadian tight end Adam Zaruba was cut from the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday as part of the team finalizing its 53-man roster.

Baylor offered ex-coach Briles support letter in May

FORT WORTH, Texas — A letter of support written by Baylor's general counsel for Art Briles has emerged days after the former Bears coach was briefly hired as an assistant by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Canada falls to Japan 50-12 in men's under-20 tournament

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Jake Thiel and Anton Ngongo each scored second-half tries as Canada's men's side fell to Japan 50-12 on Saturday in the second round of the World Rugby under-20 trophy tournament.
Hamilton sets pole record with dramatic last lap in the rain

Hamilton sets pole record with dramatic last lap in the rain

MONZA, Italy — Full throttle at more than 300 kph (nearly 200 mph), his vision impaired by heavy rain pounding down on his shiny golden helmet, Lewis Hamilton pulled out a clutch performance to enter the F1 record books on Saturday.
Tigers' Cabrera, Wilson have suspensions cut by 1 game each

Tigers' Cabrera, Wilson have suspensions cut by 1 game each

DETROIT — Tigers star Miguel Cabrera and reliever Alex Wilson have started serving suspensions after their penalties were reduced by one game in settlements with Major League Baseball.
Fognini kicked out of US Open doubles for actions in singles

Fognini kicked out of US Open doubles for actions in singles

NEW YORK — Fabio Fognini was kicked out of the U.S. Open doubles tournament Saturday and faces a possible permanent ban from all Grand Slam events after vulgarly insulting the chair umpire during his first-round loss in singles.
New York Mets sign Nori Aoki

New York Mets sign Nori Aoki

HOUSTON — Outfielder Nori Aoki agreed to a contract with the New York Mets on Saturday and was expected to join the team before its game at Houston. Aoki had a $5.5 million, one-year contract and was released Tuesday by Toronto.
Roughriders defensive end Jefferson playing with heavy heart against Bombers

Roughriders defensive end Jefferson playing with heavy heart against Bombers

REGINA — He'll be wearing green and white for the Labour Day Classic, but Willie Jefferson will be playing for his hometown and the state of Texas.