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  • Olympic high jump champ Derek Drouin has ‘confusing nerve issues’ in neck

    June 29, 2018 8:17 PM 10

    Drouin’s injury history reads like a med school textbook. He captured bronze at the 2012 London Olympics a year after rupturing two ligaments in his foot, an injury that required surgery to implant two metal screws. Shortly after winning gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics, he revealed he’d competed with two stress fractures in his lower back. Last season

  • Washington Capitals confirm Todd Reirden as head coach

    June 29, 2018 8:01 PM 7

    The 47-year-old former defenceman coached the American Hockey League’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins for parts of two seasons before serving as an NHL assistant with Pittsburgh for four years. Reirden was a finalist for the Calgary coaching job two summers ago. After losing out to since-fired Glen Gulutzan, he received a raise and the associate coach

  • Injured Humboldt Broncos player out of coma, unable to speak

    June 29, 2018 6:54 PM 8

    Matechuk, 18, was in his first full season with the Broncos and had five goals and three assists in 45 regular-season games. His family thanked people for their support since the crash and said there was a bike rally held for Matechuk earlier this month. They said coach Darcy Haugan, who was killed in the crash, talked about the word “believe” and they are holding

  • Canada deserves a big crowd for FIBA qualifier

    June 29, 2018 4:49 PM 8

    I know She Who Supports Arsenal is a bit of a fan and I’ve kind of become one, too. I think they might have made only six or eight since I keep seeing the same ones every morning but it’s a wonderfully cheesy Canadian production. Seeing as there seems to be one — Vegas, Miami, New York — on somewhere every hour of the day, it’s hard to avoid them. I know it’s lost some of its lustre

  • Blue Jays trade Steve Pearce to Red Sox

    June 29, 2018 3:32 AM 10

    Pearce was in the final season of a two-year deal, earning $6.25 million U.S. The Jays were finally healthy in the outfield with five players for three spots. Teoscar Hernadez and Randal Grichuk needed to play and Kevin Pillar is the centre fielder. The fourth outfielder is now lefthanded-hitting Curtis Granderson. The Jays will call up an infielder

  • MLB series preview: Detroit Tigers at Toronto Blue Jays

    June 29, 2018 2:19 AM 11

    The third basemen lead their respective teams in home runs: 15 for Blue Jay Yangervis Solarte and 11 by Jeimer Candelario of the Tigers. Solarte will continue to shoulder the load at the hot corner after Josh Donaldson’s injury setback this week. Candelario is hitting .240 with an .801 OPS in his first full season with the Tigers. Monday’s Blue Jays starter

  • Canadian boxers Vargas, Cook line up big paydays in the U.K

    June 28, 2018 9:51 PM 14

    Earlier this month U.K.-based boxing power broker Eddie Hearn emailed local promoter Tyler Buxton hoping to set up a fight, and in less than two hours they had finalized a deal. On July 28 in London, English star Kell Brook will face Ajax native Brandon Cook for the right to fight for a world title. Hearn had a similarly-smooth negotiation with Toronto

  • Man found dead in Atlanta Braves stadium cooler was Minnesota inventor

    June 27, 2018 11:28 PM 12

    ATLANTA—A body found inside a beer cooler at the major league home of the Atlanta Braves belongs to a Minnesota inventor who was doing contract work at the stadium, police in Atlanta’s suburbs said Wednesday. Keeling had worked an overnight shift for a beverage vendor, authorities said. A co-worker found his body inside the beer cooler at SunTrust Park before

  • Season is over for Argonauts QB Ricky Ray

    June 27, 2018 9:37 PM 13

    He left the field on a stretcher with his head immobilized and taken to a Toronto hospital. On Monday, the Argos said Ray was released from hospital and resting at home but that he’d “miss significant time this season,” as a result of the injury. Ray has been a model of resiliency during his Argos tenure, successfully overcoming knee injuries, a partially

  • Pro sports making slow progress on homophobia, but it’s happening

    June 27, 2018 9:31 PM 12

    If you’re looking for signs the mainstream sports world had made progress on LGBT inclusion, the You Can Play contingent at last Sunday’s Pride parade displayed it. The sport advocacy group brought together reps from the CFL, MLSE and 170 members of the Canadian Olympic committee, which fielded roughly 30 marchers in its first Pride Parade in 2014. On the field