Blue Jays look ready for season to Finish in sleepy loss to Royals

The Toronto Blue Jays are shutting out their disappointing home program on a losing note.

Thursday night at Rogers Centre it appeared like the Toronto bats had been packaged for the off-season. The Blue Jays mustered just two hits in a weary 1-0 loss to the Kansas City Royals, who made a 2-1 series victory. read more

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With heavy debt loads, retailers risk following Toys “R” Us into bankruptcy

After Toys “R” Us Inc.’s fast descent into bankruptcy shocked debt traders, investors are choosing through an overleveraged business and asking which other retailers will struggle to exploit their debt. read more

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Trump administration preparing to ease rules on drone strikes: report

The Trump administration is preparing to relax Obama-era rules on drone strikes and commando raids, paving the way for more frequent operations against Islamic State and other militant groups, the New York Times reported on Thursday, citing officials familiar with the internal deliberations. read more

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Brett Anderson has outing to forget as Royals rout Blue Jays

At least the damage was done early enough so you could enjoy other activities, such as knitting or working your way through that Sudoku puzzle book.

When the score is 9-0 through the first two innings for the opposition, you have to be creative to pass the time. read more

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General Mills profit misses on weak yogurt, cereal sales

General Mills Inc reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly profit as yogurt and cereal sales declined in North America, sending the company’s shares down 9 per cent to their lowest levels in nearly two years. read more

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Truck driver in alleged Texas human smuggling case faces additional charges

The driver of a semitrailer found outside a San Antonio Walmart in July packed with immigrants, including 10 who died, faces additional charges in the smuggling case and another defendant has now been charged, federal officials said Wednesday. read more

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Brickley scores twice to help lead Panthers over Predators

Connor Brickley had two goals and an assist, helping the Florida Panthers beat the Nashville Predators 5-3 at a preseason split-squad match on Tuesday night.

Henrik Haapala, Michael Matheson and Denis Malgin also scored for Florida. Starting goaltender James Reimer stopped all 15 shots he faced, and book Harri Sateri allowed three goals on 19 shots. read more

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FedEx’s quarterly profit Drops on cyberattack, hurricane

Package delivery company FedEx Corp said on Tuesday that a June cyber assault on its own Dutch unit slashed $300-million from its quarterly profit, and the company reduced its full-year revenue prediction. read more

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Trudeau urges world leaders to work together with ‘renewed commitment’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is warning that long-standing international order is being tested, calling on world leaders to renew their commitment to global alliances such as NATO and multilateral bodies like the United Nations. read more

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Hoffman scores Set as Senators down Maple Leafs in preseason opener

Mike Hoffman scored twice as the Ottawa Senators opened the preseason with a 6-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs Monday night.

Mark Stone, Tyler Randell, Gabriel Gagne, Cody Ceci also scored for Ottawa. read more

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