Blue Jays’ Vlad Guerrero Jr. nearing return, potential promotion

ATLANTA – Vladimir Guerrero Jr., faces an important test Wednesday when he is scheduled to do some baserunning, a step that will help the Toronto Blue Jays evaluate when the teenager widely considered baseball’s top prospect is cleared for a return to game action. Where he plays once ready became the subject of some intrigue, as the Toronto Sun reported Tuesday that he will be promoted from double-A New Hampshire to triple-A Buffalo upon his return from a patellar tendon strain in his left knee. While industry sources described that as a possibility under consideration, the 19-year-old could just as easily start at another level to get his feet under… Read More

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Pfizer is holding off on price increases to some of its drugs after being singled out by Trump

President Donald Trump singled out pharma giant Pfizer on Monday in a tweet about drug pricing. Pfizer had increased the price of 100 of its products, including Viagra as of July 1, the Financial Times reported earlier in July. After a conversation between Trump and Pfizer CEO Ian Read, Pfizer said it plans to defer the price increases, returning the prices to where they were before July 1 “as soon as technically possible,” the company said in a statement. Pfizer is deferring the price increases it planned to take on some of its prescription drugs following a conversation between its CEO Ian Read and President Donald Trump. Trump had singled… Read More

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Former RCMP Officer Who Spoke Out About Force’s Culture Takes Her Own Life

VANCOUVER — Former RCMP officers who suffered sexual harassment and bullying on the job are grieving the suicide of an ex-Mountie who advocated for change within the force they say ruined so many lives. Catherine Galliford, who was one of the first Mounties to speak out about her experiences at the hands of fellow officers, said she was devastated to learn that Krista Carle, with whom she graduated from Depot division in Regina, had taken her own life. A photo shows Galliford, Carle and seven other female graduates wearing red serge on the day they graduated in 1991, years before several of them would be leaving their jobs because of… Read More

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Indians’ Chisenhall to miss 8-10 weeks, Tomlin placed on DL

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians will be without two of their most experienced playoff performers for an extended period. Right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall will miss 8-10 weeks with a strained left calf muscle, and right-hander Josh Tomlin was placed on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring Tuesday. Chisenhall suffered a grade 3 strain while warming up before a July 2 game in Kansas City. Manager Terry Francona said he expected the 29-year-old to miss “significant time,” which was confirmed by a second medical opinion. Both were members of Cleveland’s last three post-season teams, including its 2016 squad that lost the World Series in seven games to the Chicago… Read More

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NBA players re-elect Michele Roberts as executive director

LAS VEGAS — Michele Roberts was unanimously re-elected Tuesday to another four-year term as executive director of the National Basketball Players Association. Roberts first moved into the role in 2014, about two years before the players and the league agreed on the current Collective Bargaining Agreement. The extension means that Roberts will almost certainly be deeply involved in negotiating whatever the next CBA will look like. “She has been nothing short of amazing,” union president Chris Paul of the Houston Rockets said. The union was without an executive director for more than a year before Roberts got the job, and she said overcoming the skepticism of players — who were… Read More

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