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Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner, left, is congratulated by Adrian Gonzalez and Corey Seager after hitting a two-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels Saturday, April 1, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Top 10 things you need to know for this season

They took it right down to the wire, but disaster was avoided in November when Major League Baseball and the players association struck a new five-year labour agreement.

Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Bautista reacts after an at bat during spring training in Dunedin, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Your MLB American League preview

Can the Red Sox survive without Big Papi? Will the Angels find help for Mike Trout? Will Jose Bautista find his form? Your guide to the American League:

Calgary Stampeders' Derek Dennis blocks Gabriel Knapton of the Montreal Alouettes as Jerome Messam runs the ball during CFL football in Calgary on Oct. 15, 2016. (AL CHAREST/POSTMEDIA)

Stampeders' Messam and Dennis share tragic bond

TORONTO — The bond between Jerome Messam and Derek Dennis began as Miami Dolphins way back in 2012, and continued when they were reunited as Calgary Stampeders late last season.

The Chicago Cubs celebrate after beating the Cleveland Indians 3-2 in Game Five of the 2016 World Series at Wrigley Field on October 30, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Cubs beat Indians to force Game 6

Pushed to the brink of elimination in their first World Series appearance in 71 years, the Chicago Cubs aren’t going down without a fight.