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  • Bo Levi Mitchell holds no grudge over low hit

    July 13, 2018 10:26 PM 12

    The Calgary Stampeders quarterback attended the team’s rundown Friday, one day after its dominant 27-3 road win over the Ottawa Redblacks. But Mitchell only watched as he wore a sleeve on his injured right knee. Mitchell was injured with a little more than five minutes remaining in the second quarter when he was hit low by Ottawa defensive lineman Danny

  • Former Knicks star Charles Oakley was arrested at a Las Vegas casino for gambling fraud

    July 12, 2018 8:38 PM 12

    LAS VEGAS—Casino regulators in Nevada are accusing former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley of gambling fraud. The Nevada Gaming Control Board on Thursday said Oakley was arrested Sunday at the Cosmopolitan casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip on suspicion of committing or attempting to commit a fraudulent act in a gaming establishment. The agency

  • Winnipeg Jets sign goalie Connor Hellebuyck to six-year contract after breakout season

    July 12, 2018 6:05 PM 12

    The 25-year-old from Commerce, Mich., was a finalist for the Vezina Trophy as the league’s top goalie last season after appearing in a career-high 67 games, setting single-season franchise records for wins (44), shutouts (six), and save percentage (.924). Hellebuyck also posted a 9-8 record in the playoffs with two shutouts, a 2.36 goals-against average

  • Ricoh Coliseum is now Coca-Cola Coliseum, the latest in recent GTA stadium name changes

    July 12, 2018 3:45 PM 11

    Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment announced its 10-year partnership with Coca-Cola on Wednesday for the Marlies home. The soft drink giant will donate a suite to non-profit community organizations for all Marlies home games and open the rink for several community skate events. The venue has been home to the Marlies since 2004, and was the site of the team’s

  • Canadian cricket players view Global T20 league as an experience builder

    July 11, 2018 11:37 PM 11

    KING CITY, ONT.—Canadian cricketers are viewing the Global T20 league as an opportunity to improve their play at a high level. While teams are required to have at least four Canadians on their rosters, there is no obligation to play any of them. Canada falls under the ICC associates category along with 92 other nations. Each team in the Global T20 is required

  • Raptors 905 promote Chad Sanders to general manager

    July 11, 2018 10:02 PM 18

    “As much as the 905 has a hand in developing our young Raptors on the court, it plays equally as large of a role in the development of our up-and-coming staff members. Chad becomes just the latest in an already long line of Raptors staffers to utilize the 905 to move up within our ranks,” said Tolzman. “After just one season as a member of our team, Chad showed

  • Series preview: Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox

    July 11, 2018 8:30 PM 12

    It’s no secret Kendrys Morales had a tough start to the season, hitting .143 as of May 10. But in the last two months, he’s slashing .304/.355/.529 with an OPS of .884, to go along with seven home runs and 18 RBIs. He comes up against stiff competition in the Red Sox’s J.D. Martinez, the American League’s starting designated hitter at next week’s all-star

  • ‘A tough lesson to learn’: How a missed email put one tennis player in Illinois instead of Wimbledon

    July 11, 2018 6:23 PM 9

    WINNETKA, ILL.—Centre court at the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center in this leafy suburban enclave along Lake Michigan sits nearly 4,000 miles away from Wimbledon’s pristine grass-court setting. Tim Smyczek had planned on competing at the Grand Slam event, but instead he was here on Monday, locked in a three-set match in front of a couple hundred spectators

  • Djokovic powers past Nishikori into Wimbledon semifinals

    July 11, 2018 4:01 PM 10

    LONDON—Novak Djokovic shrugged off a second-set slump to reach a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time since 2016 by beating Kei Nishikori 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 at Wimbledon on Wednesday. Djokovic wrested back the momentum for good after coming from 0-40 down at 2-2 in the third set to hold serve, and then breaking his Japanese opponent in the next game. The three-time

  • World Cup organizing committee chairman laments apparent lack of fans for semis, final

    July 11, 2018 3:34 PM 11

    Travel agents have reported a late surge of interest from fans in Britain and Croatia, although getting match tickets and visas could be tricky. Arkady Dvorkovich says “The teams that had most fans in Russia left early. Latin American teams, Germany, some other teams left, and we’re left in the semifinals with the teams that have the least number of supporters