Tellez channels early lessons from Blue Jays greats in his spring training approach

Breadcrumb Trail Links Toronto Blue Jays MLB Baseball Author of the article: Rob Longley Blue Jays’ Rowdy Tellez hits a single to centre field during Sunday’s game against the New York Yankees. Getty Images This being his seventh big-league spring training, Rowdy Tellez has learned more than a thing or two from a couple of generations of Blue Jays teammates, much of which has stuck with him. In those earlier years, the big first baseman/designated hitter took fastidious notes on observations from some big-time teammates, lessons he benefits the deeper he gets into his career. As he looks to make himself indispensable this spring, Tellez admits he still reverts back to some of the advice gleaned from such

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J&J’s COVID-19 shot gets CDC panel backing; vaccine near shipping

A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory panel voted unanimously on Sunday to recommend Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 shot for widespread use, a final clearance for the vaccine a day after it was authorized by U.S. regulators. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted 12-0 to recommend the vaccine from J&J as appropriate for Americans 18 and older. There was one abstention due to prior conflicts of interest. “We believe today’s recommendation from the CDC to begin use of our vaccine as part of the U.S. national immunization program will add a critical tool in the fight against COVID-19,” Paul Stoffels, J&J’s chief scientific officer, said in a statement. State and local public health authorities

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Trump repeats election lie, declares himself future of the Republican Party

Breadcrumb Trail Links World Author of the article: Reuters Steve Holland Publishing date: Feb 28, 2021  •  13 minutes ago  •  3 minute read  •  85 Comments U.S. President Donald Trump departs on travel to West Point, New York from the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, D.C., Dec. 12, 2020. Photo by Cheriss May /REUTERS WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump on Sunday hinted at a possible run for president again in 2024, attacked President Joe Biden, and repeated his fraudulent claims that he won the 2020 election in his first major appearance since leaving the White House nearly six weeks ago. “Our movement of proud, hard-working American patriots is just getting started, and in the

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Curling Canada and all the curlers should take a bow for pulling off Scotties in a bubble

Breadcrumb Trail Links Curling Author of the article: Ted Wyman Publishing date: Feb 28, 2021  •  11 minutes ago  •  5 minute read  •  Join the conversation Team Alberta skip Laura Walker warms-up at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. Photo by Jeff McIntosh /THE CANADIAN PRESS Take a bow, Curling Canada and all the curlers who took part in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts this year. It was a 10-day event, played in a bubble environment during a global pandemic, and it seemingly went off without a significant hitch. Despite rigorous testing, there were no positive COVID-19 results during the tournament, which was played at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. The event,

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New York Governor Cuomo backs down on plan to pick lawyer to review his alleged sexual misconduct

Breadcrumb Trail Links World Author of the article: Reuters Gabriella Borter Publishing date: Feb 28, 2021  •  31 minutes ago  •  3 minute read  •  Join the conversation In this file photo Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo speaks during a press conference at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on May 26, 2020 at Wall Street in New York City. Photo by JOHANNES EISELE /AFP via Getty Images New York’s top prosecutor rejected a proposal by Governor Andrew Cuomo for her to pick a lawyer to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against him, after Cuomo’s office backtracked on Sunday on a plan to choose its own investigator. State Attorney General Letitia James said it was essential that Cuomo’s

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LILLEY: Trudeau makes Canada ‘vaccine pirate,’ stealing from poor nations

Breadcrumb Trail Links Columnists Canada Author of the article: Brian Lilley Publishing date: Feb 28, 2021  •  34 minutes ago  •  3 minute read  •  7 Comments Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, with Health Minister Patty Hajdu, holds an empty COVID-19 vaccine vial after the first vaccinations were given at the Civic Hospital in Ottawa on Dec. 15, 2020. Photo by REUTERS/Blair Gable /Toronto Sun Canada is being described as a “vaccine pirate” after the latest announcement of COVID vaccine approvals showed we will be getting our doses from a facility funded to provide vaccines for the developing world. On Friday, Health Canada announced that they had approved two related but distinct products, the AstraZeneca vaccine developed in collaboration with

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BABY RACCOON SEASON: Wildlife centres gearing up for lots of orphans

Baby raccoons, you say? It may sound early for the emergence of the cute little critters, but Toronto Wildlife Centre executive director Nathalie Karvonen says they’ve already received the annual “early baby raccoon” call on Feb. 21. “It’s not uncommon,” said Karvonen. Throughout March and April, there will be a whole bunch of newborns — litter size commonly ranges from three to five — who nurse for the first few months before popping their heads out of a den at around eight weeks. After that, the young omnivores head out to search for their own food. If history repeats itself, the Toronto Wildlife Centre will reach capacity after receiving thousands of requests to help orphaned baby raccoons whose

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SIN BIN: Former Raptor Jeremy Lin won’t say who called him ‘coronavirus’ on court

Breadcrumb Trail Links Sports Other Sports News Entertainment Celebrity Author of the article: Postmedia News Jeremy Lin won’t say who called him ‘coronavirus’ during a game. Photo by Vaughn Ridley /Getty Images Former basketball star Jeremy Lin doesn’t see the value in naming the player who ignorantly called him “coronavirus” during a game in the G League, the NBA’s developmental league. Lin’s recent revelation about the incident had caused quite a stir and the G League told ESPN it was going to launch an investigation about it. But Lin, who was part of the championship-winning Toronto Raptors squad, has taken to social media to try to defuse the situation. “I know this will disappoint some of you but

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Ex-Hefner playmate Holly Madison’s tale of drugs, orgies comes to TV

Breadcrumb Trail Links World Celebrity Author of the article: Brad Hunter Former Hugh Hefner girlfriend Holly Madison will see her tell-all turned into a TV series. Photo by HANDOUT /PLAYBOY Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission from purchases made through our links on this page. Holly Madison was so desperate to escape the Playboy Mansion she considered drowning herself in the luxurious pool on the compound of carnal capers. Now 41, her 2015 bestseller Down The Rabbit Hole, is slated to become a blockbuster TV series starring Aussie soap star Samara Weaving. In the kiss and tell, Madison described her sordid life with Playboy pooh bah Hugh Hefner from 2001 to 2008. It was a sexually charged life

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TAYLOR: Mask-wearing during pandemics goes back a long way

Breadcrumb Trail Links Columnists Author of the article: Gilbert Taylor Publishing date: Feb 28, 2021  •  28 minutes ago  •  4 minute read  •  Join the conversation Photo by tankist276 /Getty Images When it comes to wearing masks, you’ve got to wonder what all the fuss is about. It seems simple: Wear a mask and reduce the risk of being cut down by COVID-19. But nothing is simple in this complex world. There’s a noisy faction that says, “How dare they try to force us to wear masks and social distance,” no matter that it might save their lives. On one occasion, a protester outside Toronto City Hall, objecting to the wearing of masks, loudly proclaimed: “Is that the

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