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Injury trouble for Brett Lawrie?

Toronto Blue Jay Brett Lawrie left an exhibition game between Canada and the Cincinnati Reds, with discomfort in his side, on Wednesday.

The third baseman and Langley, B.C. native was taken out of the game in the third inning, but team manager Ernie Whitt told the Canadian Press he would only play for four innings that night. In the end, the Canadian team lost 12-2.

“We’re always cautious of individuals if they feel anything,” said Whitt, to the news agency. “We don’t want to hurt them or extend their injuries, so we just took him out.”

Whitt also added he did not know how or when Lawrie suffered his injury.

Lawrie’s health will be re-evaluated at a team workout on Thursday, and the team will play its first World Baseball Classic game on Friday, against Italy.

Olivia Chow is “considering” a Toronto mayoral run

Will she, or won’t she? Olivia Chow is “considering” facing Rob Ford in Toronto’s next mayoral election.

The NDP MP for Trinity-Spadina stopped by George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight on Wednesday to chat about the new Jack Layton TV biopic, Jack when the host asked the question.

In the past, Chow’s answers to this question have ranged from a definitive no, to talks about how she loves the city, and is “listening” to what the public wants.

This time, when asked about her possible candidacy, Chow said, “I am considering it.”

“Jack wanted to be mayor, maybe I want to be mayor, too, but maybe not,” said Chow, on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight. “Perhaps I won’t be able to do it.”

Will she take the plunge?

Sears drops SNL after Djesus Uncrossed.

Saturday Night Live has lost a large retail advertiser for the online-only re-air of the controversial sketch, Djesus Uncrossed.

A spokesperson for Sears tells The Hollywood Reporter the sketch offended some of its customers, and has asked to be free of being packaged with the clip online. Djesus Uncrossed originally aired in the Christoph Waltz-helmed February show, as a parody of his film, Django Unchained.

“We received customer feedback about our ads running on NBC.com and Hulu in a rotation with other advertisers around the online rebroadcast of that particular SNL episode,” a Sears representative said, to The Hollywood Reporter. “We informed customers that it wasn’t supposed to happen, and while going forward we may advertise on the broadcast, we’ve taken steps to ensure that our commercials do not air online exactly as they did in this situation.”

Yet, Sears is not the first to take issue with that particular piece of SNL content — the American Family Association also claims it has pushed for JCPenney to withhold a similar amount of advertising.


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