TORONTO -- Cory Rasmus needed time to appreciate the significance of his first appearance at Rogers Centre. A rookie reliever with the Atlanta Braves last May, Rasmus left the mound angry after giving up a home run to Edwin Encarnacion and a double to his older brother, Blue Jays centre fielder Colby Rasmus, in an eventual 9-3 interleague loss for Atlanta. Now with the Los Angeles Angels, Cory is back in Toronto for a four-game set against Colbys Blue Jays. And one year later, the younger Rasmus (by 15 months) feels a lot different about his last outing at Rogers Centre. "To be honest with you, I didnt really get to enjoy the moment like I wish I would have, but to have an opportunity to come up here and maybe face him again is awesome," Cory Rasmus said hours before first pitch Friday. "Hopefully I can embrace it a little more and I wont be so uptight about everything, because looking back on it, it was awesome. Brothers dont get to face each other too often in the big leagues." Rasmus made his major league debut a week before the Toronto outing last year, and was traded to the Angels the following month. He finished the 2013 season with a 5.40 ERA through 21 2/3 innings. Since being called up by the Angels a week ago, the 26-year-old, whos endured three shoulder surgeries over the last seven years, has pitched two scoreless innings, giving up two hits and striking out one. With Colby Rasmus on a hot streak as well -- batting .391 with a .417 on-base percentage and .913 slugging percentage over the last seven days -- both brothers say theyre looking forward a possible rematch of last years at-bat. The two had breakfast together Friday morning, and younger brother Cyle, whos just finished his college career at Columbus State University, will be in the Rogers Centre stands taking in the action this weekend. Colby Rasmus says the playing field between him and Cory is a bit more even these days. "I didnt really like (facing him) a whole lot last year." he said. "Ive had the good fortune of hanging around the big leagues a bit longer and he was having struggles with his shoulder. Hed just been in the minor leagues, it wasnt really a fun time." Cory and Colby were always teammates throughout their childhood, playing together in the Little League World Series in 1999, and winning a State Championship with Russell County High School in Seale, Ala., in 2005. With that kind of history, Colby Rasmus admits its strange having Cory on the other side of the diamond. But hes glad to see his younger brother getting his shot in the big leagues. "Id love nothing more than to have him do well," he said. "Through everything weve been through, all the work we put in when we were younger ... for us to both be on the same big league field and have a chance to do this, its very special." Jarred Vanderbilt Jersey . Chan captured two silver medals at last months Sochi Winter Games — mens singles and the inaugural team event. But he doesnt have the urge to resume training to defend his world title when the event is held in Saitama, Japan, later this month. Thomas Welsh Nuggets Jersey .J. - Henrik Lundqvist has done more than set a couple of franchise records for the New York Rangers this week. http://www.nuggetsproshop.com/Will-Barton-Nuggets-Jersey/ . After making his All-Star debut in Fridays Rising Stars Challenge, the Raptors sophomore centre wont be sticking around for the duration of the weekends festivities, thinking about the big picture instead. Carmelo Anthony Jersey . The CFL will help tackle womens cancers by playing four special "CFL PINK" games this weekend. Gary Harris Jersey .com) - Fair Grounds commences its road to the Kentucky Derby Saturday with the 71st running of the $200,000 Lecomte Stakes.Not willing to sit and wait for his shot at the welterweight title, UFC president Dana White confirmed via Twitter that Rory MacDonald will see his next action in the UFC octagon against Hector Lombard. Multiple reports indicate the fight will take place at UFC 186, which will be held at Bell Centre in Montreal, but that has yet to be confirmed by the promotion. The 25-year-old Canadian is coming off a third-round TKO victory over Tarec Saffiedine at UFC Fight Night 54 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. That victory improved MacDonalds record to 18-2 and was his third victoory of 2014 following triumphs over Tyron Woodley and Demian Maia.dddddddddddd It was thought that MacDonald, who was born in Quesnel, British Columbia but fights out of Montreal, was going to face the winner of the title bout between Robbie Lawler and Johny Hendricks at UFC 181. However, following that match, the UFC announced that the two combatants would instead fight for a third time, leaving MacDonald waiting for his shot at the belt. Lombard most recently defeated Josh Burkman at UFC 182 via unanimous decision to up his MMA record to 35-4-1. ' ' '