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Pirates’ Orlando Castro hopes to establish himself as a prospect

BRADENTON, Fla. – Pittsburgh Pirates farmhand and native of Honduras, Orlando Castro, has added motivation to play in the major leagues – he wants to make some history. The left-handed pitcher is not looking to set any great records, such as most wins or strikeouts, or the lowest ERA. Castro’s home country isn’t known for its baseball talent, so just making his way to the highest level would be a huge accomplishment for the 21-year-old.

Canada breaks its one-goal curse against Cuba

For the first time this year, Canada’s men have managed to score more than one goal in a single soccer game.

The Canadians have struggled with putting the ball in the net as they’ve only had two in four games before facing Cuba at the BMO Field on Friday night.

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New Canadian citizenship offers mixed blessing

On a day when 60 people – originally from 29 different countries – officially became Canadian citizens, the atmosphere at the Toronto Reference Library was generally upbeat. For 27-year-old Elio Ramirez, however, becoming a citizen is bittersweet.