Small Paperweights, Big Statement


July 16, 2016 - TORONTO -- Patience paid off for IndyCar veteran Will Power. The Australian's decision to use his second pit on lap 58 proved to be the difference on Sunday as Power captured his third Honda Indy Toronto title and 28th victory of his career. "Team called me in just at the last minute and perfect timing," Power said. "I mean, I can't tell you how many times it's gone the opposite way for me at this place and many other places. I was so stoked to see yellow lights as I went into pit lane." Power previously won the event in 2007 and 2010 and took the 85-lap race on the streets surrounding Toronto's Exhibition Place by 1.5275 seconds. Brazil's Helio Castroneves was second ahead of James Hinchcliffe of Oakville, Ont. It's Power's third win of the season after capturing the second leg of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit and the KOHLER Grand Prix on June 26. Power was the runner-up last weekend at the Iowa Corn 300.

June 16, 2016 - Baseball: Double steal: Josh Donaldson and Edwin Encarnacion. Savour the moment. It likely will never happen again. But there was Double-E, for the second time in four days — which would also be his second time all season — busting a gut and staking thievery-claim to a bag, chugging for second, which had just been vacated by Donaldson, filching third. Only stolen base No. 5 — we prefer Chanel No. 5 — for the reigning MVP.

A vignette from Citizens Bank Park on a double-whammy night for Encarnacion and Donaldson, each jacking home-run balls in the Blue Jays’ 7-2 win over the Phillies.

Double-double it was, despite the pilfer-times-two occurring on a wild pitch from Philly starter Jeremy Hellickson, with Russell Martin at the plate either deliberately or awkwardly showing bunt, the ball in any event skittering all the way to the screen.

Still counted as steals, though, with both Jays — Big Daddy and Big Bopper, both on board via gratis walks — coming ’round to score in that fourth inning, Donaldson on Martin’s sacrifice fly and Encarnacion shortly thereafter on a two-out single by Ryan Goins.

May 14th, 2016 - The average price of a Canadian home sold in May was $509,460, a 13 per cent increase in the past year and the highest figure on record. The strong gains are largely tied to hot markets in Ontario and British Columbia, according to the numbers released Wednesday by the Canadian Real Estate Association. Stripping those two markets out of the calculations, the average price of a house sold in May declined 0.7 per cent in the past 12 months, and sold for $310,007 in May. After rising to a record sales volume the previous month, sales volumes fell sharply.

March 1st, 2016 - Canada will be less green at this year's women's world hockey championships. The return of Hayley Wickenheiser, Meghan Agosta and Meaghan Mikkelson to the lineup, plus several players who made their world championship debut a year ago make for a seasoned lineup. Hockey Canada announced the host country's 23-player roster Monday for the tournament from March 28 to April 4 in Kamloops, B.C. We can't wait.


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