J.J. Watt Injury Puts Texans in Unenviable Position

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One man does not a team make. Unless… The Houston Texans, who on Wednesday announced J.J. Watt, their one-man defensive wrecking crew, has been placed on injured reserve, will be severely testing the sports cliche. Watt will miss at least eight games, possibly the remainder of the season, after incurring an undisclosed back injury last week. Either scenario is a ...

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Once Feared and Dominant, Zdeno Chara’s Decline Apparent at the World Cup of Hockey

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TORONTO — Zdeno Chara’s tower of terror routine is antiquated. It’s old, dated. Once a fearsome figure on the blue line, the 6-foot-9, 250-pounder from Slovakia is in the cooldown stage of a Hall of Fame-worthy career. There’s no counterargument to be made. Despite the dip in on-ice performance, Chara, an alternate captain for Team Europe here at the World ...

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Blue Jays Bullpen Throws Win Against Orioles

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher J.A. Happ throws against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning of a baseball game in Toronto, Saturday, June 11, 2016. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Another brilliant effort by a Blue Jays starter wasn’t enough to off-set another bullpen collapse and more pop-gun offence. Francisco Liriano made the latest star turn, shutting out the Orioles over 6.1 innings on Wednesday, striking out 10, but Jason Grilli and then Roberto Osuna let him down, both surrendering big home runs as Baltimore pulled out a 3-2 win. ...

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Legal Status of Online Gambling in Canada

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Fortunately for Canadians, online gambling in Canada has always been a bit of grey area. Canada was a traditionally anti-gambling country. But, 40+ years ago the government legalized certain activities by amending the Criminal Code thus making it kind of legal. Later on in 1985, the provinces got the right to decide whether they will allow poker or other forms ...

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Betting Tips for the CFL 2016

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We have now moved past the halfway stage of the 2016 CFL season, meaning the 104th Grey Cup is a mere two months away and the fans’ excitement is building. Alongside following their chosen teams, some of these fans also put down bets – whether they are gambling on which side will win a particular game or which will claim ...

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Impact at Red Bulls: Five to Watch

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The Impact, with only one win in its last seven Major League Soccer games (1-4-2), will be in for a tough test Saturday night in New York against the Red Bulls, who are unbeaten in their last 12 (5-0-7). Here are four players and one coach to watch: Ignacio Piatti: The 31-year-old midfielder from Argentina is the Impact’s leading goal-scorer ...

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Stu Cowan: Some Fatherly Advice Helped Canadiens’ Daniel Carr Make it to NHL

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Here’s something most teenagers hate hearing: Father knows best. It’s probably not what Daniel Carr wanted to hear after every team took a pass on him when he was eligible for the NHL Draft. But guess what, kids? Often those words are true. “I think I had a little different outlook on it,” Carr said Friday after the Canadiens hit the ice for ...

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Friday Most Popular Day of the Week to Buy Legal Marijuana, U.S. Report Finds

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Leave work as the clock strikes 5, grab a six-pack, and pick up some dank ganja. The weekend has finally arrived. A new report from Headset, a Seattle-based cannabis analytics firm, found that Fridays are the most popular day of the week to go shopping for recreational marijuana. That’s according to data collected from 715,000 August transactions at cannabis retailers in Washington State, ...

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McDonald’s Offers up Four Hour sandwich-making Video

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In the ever-changing landscape of advertising, anything goes — even a seemingly never-ending video of a breakfast sandwich being prepared. Earlier this week McDonald’s posted a four-hour video on YouTube featuring continuous loops of bacon frying, tomatoes being sliced, lettuce drying and other types of food preparation — all designed to draw eyeballs to its new “Zesty BLT More-Ning McWrap.” ...

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Airbus Gets Green Light for First Chance to Sell Planes to Iran

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DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES—Airbus on Wednesday became the first airplane manufacturer to get U.S. government permission to sell aircraft to Iran following last year’s nuclear accord, getting final approval for a 17-plane sale that’s part of a larger $25-billion (U.S.) deal. The European aviation company’s announcement, coming as Iranian and U.S. leaders are in New York for the United Nations ...

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