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August 9, 2018 1:38 PM Kawhi Leonard breaks silence but stays quiet on reasons for wanting out of San Antonio

Kawhi Leonard’s first public statement since being part of a blockbuster NBA trade last month is full of thanks but short on explanations. The newly-acquired Toronto Raptors forward thanked everyone imaginable in San Antonio in a statement given to the San Antonio Express-News on Thursday but did not expand on the reason for his departure from the Spurs 7

August 8, 2018 8:53 PM Browns’ Baker Mayfield spikes nerves as NFL spotlight awaits

CLEVELAND—Baker Mayfield played on a big stage at Oklahoma, so he’s not scared of stepping onto football’s biggest one. The Browns rookie quarterback — and perhaps their QB of the future — will make his NFL exhibition debut Thursday night as Cleveland visits the New York Giants in a game that will feature the top two overall picks in this year’s draft 12

August 7, 2018 2:14 PM Canada beats switzerland 10-0 in round-robin Hlinka Gretzky Cup

EDMONTON—Playing on Canadian ice for the first time since 1996 in what’s now called the Hlinka Gretzky Cup, Team Canada made it a memorable and lopsided homecoming at Rogers Place on Monday, opening with a 10-0 win over Team Switzerland. Canada, the defending champion and gold medallist in 21 of the 27 previous editions of the annual best-on-best under- 12

August 2, 2018 8:46 PM Toronto is already special to Blue Jays prospect waiting for his next chance

Billy McKinney has only been a part of the Blue Jays organization for a week but his whole big-league career has played out at Rogers Centre. The 23-year-old outfielder was called up by his former team, the New York Yankees, on the second day of the season to take Aaron Hicks’ roster spot, after the centre fielder was hurt on opening day. McKinney made his major-league 10

July 31, 2018 11:50 PM Federal government stalls on the release of a new Canadian citizenship guide that was intended to launch last year

OTTAWA—It’s been more than two years since work began on revising the controversial study guide for Canada’s citizenship test, but the federal government says it needs more time to work on the publication and has no set timeline for release. Internal emails from the Immigration department dating back to 2016 show officials were hoping the launch of the new guide 11

July 31, 2018 5:58 PM Alouettes’ Johnny Manziel to make CFL debut against Tiger-Cats

Manziel dressed for Montreal’s 44-23 loss last week to Edmonton but didn’t play as Vernon Adams Jr. went the distance, completing 15-of-28 passes for 217 yards and an interception while rushing for 72 yards and a TD on eight carries. The six-foot, 210-pound Manziel was taken in the first round, No. 22 overall, by the Cleveland Browns in the 2014 NFL draft 10

July 26, 2018 1:18 PM Vince Carter on verge of one-year deal with Atlanta Hawks for 21st NBA season

Already the oldest player in the league, Vince Carter reportedly is coming back for a 21st NBA season. Carter has agreed with the Atlanta Hawks on a one-year deal, according to multiple reports. The 41-year-old Carter will join Dirk Nowitzki, who re-signed with the Dallas Mavericks two days ago, as the last members of the 1998 draft class left in the league 14

July 25, 2018 7:15 PM Buffalo Bills sign rookie QB Josh Allen to four-year deal

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.—Now that quarterback Josh Allen is under contract, the big question remaining is how long it will be before the Buffalo Bills’ rookie first-round draft pick takes over the starting job. The Bills signed Allen to a four-year contract on Wednesday, a day before they open training camp in the Rochester suburbs. Allen is the heir-apparent 16

July 25, 2018 3:16 PM Jarome Iginla to announce retirement in Calgary

CALGARY—Former Calgary Flames star Jarome Iginla will announce his retirement from the NHL on Monday. The news conference will be held in Calgary, where the native of St. Albert, Alta., played almost 16 seasons. The 41-year-old Iginla did not play in the NHL last season. He suited up for the Los Angeles Kings for his final 19 NHL games in 2017. The six-foot-one 10

July 21, 2018 11:29 PM Dozen teams, including Raptors, passed on Kawhi Leonard in 2011 NBA draft

With the benefit of hindsight, every team would likely want a do-over. While some of the picks developed into solid rotation players, Irving and Thompson are the only other top-tier superstars to emerge from that group. In the final days leading up to that draft, then-Raptors president and GM Bryan Colangelo seemed to have narrowed his list to four: Biyombo 9