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Young Canadian A Big Surprise At Australian Open

Milos Raonic is from Thornhill, Ont., but he’s causing a huge stir half-way around the world… in Australia.

The 20-year-old tennis pro has become an overnight sensation, beating players well above his ranking. Currently, Raonic is ranked 152nd in the world. Last week he beat Mikhail Youzhny of Russia–ranked #10 in the world.

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Blue Jays Trade Vernon Wells (#10)

Last week, The Blue Jays traded away one of the team’s key players – centre fielder Vernon Wells. The trade took many fans by surprise because #10 was a fan favourite. In return for Wells, the Jays get catcher Mike Napoli and outfielder Juan Rivera.

Wells will now be playing for the Los Angeles Angels. The main reason for the trade was money. Wells had one of the highest salaries of any baseball player.

“Doc” Halladay Pitches A No-Hitter
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“Doc” Halladay Pitches A No-Hitter

Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay has done something no other pitcher has done since 1956. The pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies pitched a no-hitter in the playoffs.

A no-hitter means that Halladay, whose nickname is “Doc,” pitched to 28 batters, and not one of them was able to hit their way to first base. It may not sound that hard, but it is — and it doesn’t happen very often. Most pitchers go their whole careers without ever pitching a no-hitter.

And to do it in the playoffs is even rarer.

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Commonwealth Games

  Canadian athletes to arrive at Commonwealth Games tomorrow. Athletes around the world are gearing up for the Commonwealth Games, which begin in New Delhi, India on Oct. 3.  A team of 35 Canadians arrived last week at the event’s […]

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Almost-Perfect Game

If you’ve ever suffered a “bad call” in a sport, just think how Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga feels.

Last Wednesday, he pitched a “perfect game.” That’s a game in which the pitcher gets every one of the 27 batters out from the other team.

Perfect games are very rare. There have only been 20 of them in history, so if a pitcher gets a perfect game, it’s a very big deal.