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Turnabout is Fair Play as Resurgent Toronto Raptors Beat up on Former Nemesis, Los Angeles Lakers, in NBA action at ACC

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For the first time in many years, the Los Angeles Lakers were in Toronto with little buzz. No visitor in two decades-plus of Toronto Raptors basketball ever received the adulation and filled the seats the way Kobe Bryant did. And few franchise beat up on the Raptors so often (a 28-11 record heading in). But Bryant, the future Hall-of-Famer, is ...

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Habs Game Report: Sharks Edge Canadiens 2-1

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SAN JOSE – The Canadiens are still 0-for-this-century in San Jose. The Sharks defeated the Canadiens 2-1 Friday night at SAP Center and that left Montreal with a 0-11-1 record since their last win here on Nov. 23, 1999. The Sharks scored twice in the first period and then left it up to Martin Jones, who had a shutout until Artturi ...

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Rams QB Jared Goff in for a tough time against Patriots

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Jared Goff is expecting a cold reception, in more ways than one, Sunday when he leads the Rams into Foxborough, still looking for his first NFL win. Goff has had a difficult baptism in his rookie debut, leading an offence with limited weapons and little muscle. And, now the California-born-and-bred quarterback faces the cold fact that he will be up ...

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Maple Leafs Coach Mike Babcock Calls on Martin Marincin

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VANCOUVER – Martin Marincin might be back in Mike Babcock’s plans. During practice Friday at the University of British Columbia, Marincin and Jake Gardiner were paired on defence and Babcock indicated the gangly Slovak could be back after spending six of the past seven in the press box. “I haven’t decided exactly, but I think so,” Babcock said of Marincin drawing back ...

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Blue Jays Outright Chris Colabello, Andy Burns off 40-man Roster

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The Toronto Blue Jays outrighted first baseman Chris Colabello and infielder Andy Burns off their 40-man roster on Friday. The team said both players had cleared waivers. Colabello batted .069 through 10 games with Toronto last season before being suspended 80 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug. When he returned from serving the suspension, the 33-year-old hit .185 ...

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Rehabbing Adrian Peterson Spotted Sprinting During Vikings Practice, ‘Probably Ahead of Schedule’

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Do the Minnesota Vikings need Adrian Peterson in the lineup? Yeah, like Justin Trudeau needs better eulogy judgment. The Vikings still possess one of the league’s nastiest defences, but they’ve lost five of their past six and, at 6-5, have fallen from top spot in the NFC North, in large part because their offence is in dire need of a ...

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Matthews’ Leafs Wins Battle with McDavid’s Oilers

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EDMONTON – The Oilers have been at this worst-to-first rebuild plan a lot longer than Toronto. But if the Maple Leafs play a modicum of defence, they can nudhe ahead the long process, which they showed at Rogers Place on Tuesday night. NHL leading scorer Connor McDavid was just one of many flustered Oilers as the Leafs bclosede ranks, leapt ...

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With Chance to Host MLS Cup, Toronto FC Keeps Focus on Montreal Impact

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It’s hard not to look past the Eastern Conference final and envision something bigger: hosting the biggest game since the biggest game in Toronto FC history. That’s what everyone else was doing during Toronto FC’s penultimate training session ahead of Wednesday’s decisive return leg against the Montreal Impact. Head coach Greg Vanney didn’t need reminding of the opportunity that awaits, ...

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In the Habs’ Room: Montreal Canadiens fall short against Anaheim Ducks

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ANAHEIM — The Canadiens were ready to play against the Anaheim Ducks Tuesday night. They just weren’t ready to play 60 minutes. A dominant first period failed to produce a goal and the second period allowed the Ducks to take 2-0 lead. The home side held on for a 2-1 win at Honda Center. “I don’t think it’s that we’re not ...

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Reds Have Tunnel Vision Ahead of Big Home Tilt with Impact

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It’s hard not to look past the Eastern Conference final and envision something bigger: Hosting the biggest game since the biggest game in Toronto FC history. That’s what everyone else was doing during Toronto FC’s penultimate training session ahead of Wednesday’s decisive return leg against the Montreal Impact. Head coach Greg Vanney didn’t need reminding of the opportunity that awaits, ...

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