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Robinson, Lind ready for a spring training job fight

The Nationals signed Adam Lind in the middle of February to compete for the bench spot that was occupied by Clint Robinson last season. Grappling for a baseball job is nothing new to Robinson.

World Baseball Classic failing to draw interest of American fans

The World Baseball Classic is correct about its international nature and the sport involved. But the tournament is a long way from being a sterling standard on these shores, where our sporting attention each spring is drawn to college basketball and NFL free agency.

Joe Nathan joins the Nationals, where everyone is wondering if Joe can be Joe

Nathan is 42 years old and two years removed from his second Tommy John surgery. And yet, he’s at spring training with the Washington Nationals chasing the ever elusive World Series title.

Shawn Kelley willing to do whatever is asked, including close

Kelley is one of the top candidates for the Washington Nationals’ open job at closer. He’s open to any bullpen role. Kelley also says his arm feels “great” following last season’s scare.

Dusty Baker feels anything but ‘lame’

Entering the final season of his contract, Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker says experiences — good and bad — allow him not to worry about the future.

First spring training workouts underway for pitchers, catchers

As major leaguers took the field in Florida and Arizona, that familiar sound of balls popping into mitts served as a reminder that in baseball at least, winter is finally over.

Dusty Baker doesn’t want a closer by committee

Pitchers and catchers reported to the Washington Nationals’ new spring training facility in West Palm Beach on Tuesday. Baker is searching for a closer among them.

5 things to watch when Nationals start spring training

The sun is beaming in Florida and the gear is being unpacked. Tuesday, Washington Nationals pitchers and catchers are due to report to their new facility in West Palm Beach. What to watch for? Glad you asked.

Huston Street welcomes competition for job as Angels’ closer

Huston Street has been a durable, dependable big league closer for 12 seasons. He hasn’t even had to compete for the job since 2009.

Astros build team, and new complex, for the future

Getting to the Houston Astros’ clubhouse at the new Ballpark of the Palm Beaches can be a spring workout in itself.

Healthy Zack Greinke aims for better Year 2 in Arizona

The 2016 season certainly wasn’t what the Arizona Diamondbacks and Zack Greinke expected when the team signed him to a six-year, $206.5 million contract.

Are asylum seekers walking across the border into Canada actually breaking the law?

Since the start of 2017, there's been a marked increase in the number of people arriving in Canada from the U.S. to seek asylum.

Senator Don Meredith broke code of conduct during alleged relationship with teenager: ethics office

In a long-awaited report released Thursday, Lyse Ricard said Don Meredith didn't uphold the "highest standards of dignity inherent to the position of senator."

Canada will review NATO contributions as Trump continues to call for added spending

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says he has ordered officials to look at how Canada calculates military spending compared to other NATO members, to ensure all allies are comparing "apples to apples."

Canada’s federal budget won’t challenge Trump presidency

If the Trudeau government plans to take steps to address the economic risks of the Donald Trump presidency, they won't be in the upcoming federal budget.

Const. Wynn’s widow ‘really sad’ local MPs voted against Wynn’s Law

While Const. David Wynn's widow is thrilled a bill named after her late husband passed second reading in Ottawa Wednesday, the way two local MPs voted was "difficult" for her.

Canadian marijuana legalization timeline: Dispensary raids and major announcements

Here are key dates over the past two years as the federal government pursues marijuana legalization and initiatives by Toronto police to crack down on businesses dispensing the drug.

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