Report: Blue Jays have reached out on Lorenzo Cain

The Toronto Blue Jays have an interest in free agent outfielder Lorenzo Cain, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick. Cain had a .300/.363/.400 slash line this past season with the Kansas City Royals, notching 15 home runs and 26 stolen bases in 155 games. The #BlueJays and #Mets have reached out early on free agent Lorenzo Cain, sources say. #Rangers, #Mariners and #SFGiants also have CF openings and could be potential fits. The Giants are juggling a lot of balls right now. — Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) November 14, 2017 The 31-year-old finished third in MVP voting in 2015. Sportsnet’s No. 5-ranked free agent was offered a qualifying offer by the Royals… Read More

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Bills sign defensive tackle Deandre Coleman

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills have made a bid to address run-stopping concerns by signing defensive tackle Deandre Coleman. Coleman is listed at 6-foot-5 and 341 pounds, and spent part of last season in Buffalo. The move made on Tuesday comes after the Bills allowed 492 yards rushing in their past two games, including 298 yards in a 47-10 loss to New Orleans on Sunday. In three weeks, Buffalo’s run defence has dropped from third in the NFL to 22nd. Coleman will be given an opportunity to fill the spot left open after Buffalo traded Marcell Dareus to Jacksonville last month. The Bills created room on their roster… Read More

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Roku goes “Uh oh” as investors sell off; More Tesla workplace woes

The Roku Hiccups: In a little more than 24 hours, Roku saw just how fickle investors can be about their investments, even when the investment in question helps people better experience one of the most-important aspects of everyday life: Watching TV. You see, on Monday, Roku’s shares skyrocketed more than 28 percent, to close at $42.71. The impetus for the big gains was Roku saying it had reached a licensing deal with Funai Electric, of Japan, that will put Roku’s video streaming technology inside Philips televisions that Funai manufactures for North America. The deal will begin in time for the crucial Christmas and holiday shopping season. Roku also said it… Read More

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Panthers WR Curtis Samuel out for season with ankle injury

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina rookie wide receiver Curtis Samuel is done for the year. The Panthers announced Tuedsay that he will undergo season-ending surgery on his left ankle and will be placed on injured reserve. That means Carolina (7-3) will be looking for a new starting wide receiver heading into the bye week. Samuel injured his ankle in the third quarter of Carolina’s 45-21 win over the Miami Dolphins on Monday night when a defensive player rolled over his ankle in the end zone. The team didn’t release the specific injury to Samuel’s ankle. Panthers offensive co-ordinator Mike Shula wouldn’t say who would replace Samuel in the starting lineup. “It’s… Read More

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Wickstrom: Small investment in learning ice fishing can pay off big

With most of Colorado’s boat ramps closing soon, my attention quickly turns to ice fishing. When I first arrived in Colorado, over 30 years ago, there was a hard core group of ice anglers here but the sport had not yet gone mainstream. Times have changed. The last information I got from Colorado Parks and Wildlife is an estimated 250,000 anglers ply their hand on the hard water each season. A common question I get is; what gear do I need to give ice fishing a try? I addressed this question Saturday on the “Ask the Expert” segment of my radio show. You can start ice fishing with a very… Read More

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Sharks notes: Ailing Thornton taking advantage of small break in schedule

SAN JOSE — Joe Thornton stayed off the ice for Tuesday’s practice — which mainly featured a game of 3-on-3 — as the Sharks continue to manage his workload on non-game days. Now is the time, it would seem, to give Thornton as much rest as possible before the Sharks head into another busy stretch. Related Articles Listen: Do the Sharks need to split up Thornton, Pavelski? Sharks’ Ward explains game-winning goal vs. Kings: ‘I started playing soccer’ Fourth line lifts Sharks to win over first place Kings Sharks’ DeBoer explains Thornton’s reduced ice time last week Sharks’ Meier gets disciplined for decking Canucks’ defenseman After Thursday’s game against the… Read More

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