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Team Canada Short on Stars Ahead of World Junior

BOISBRIAND, Que. — No stars, no problem. That’s the attitude Canada will take into the 2017 world junior championship, and though it might make some outsiders uneasy about Canada’s chances to win gold, it’s being embraced in the dressing room. “The one thing I do like is there is no defined superstar on this team,” said forward Mitchell Stephens, one …

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Maple Leafs Fall to Coyotes in Shootout at ACC

Rarely does a shootout decide what team wins and which player gets the dream finale against the club he badly wanted to beat. The pixie dust ended up being spread over Peter Holland and the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday, while Auston Matthews and the Maple Leafs just missed out — again. In an entertaining game brimming with storylines — Matthews …

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Montreal Impact, Toronto FC lose players to Atlanta in MLS expansion draft

TORONTO — Atlanta United took fullback Donny Toia from Montreal and goalkeeper Clint Irwin from Toronto FC in Tuesday’s MLS expansion draft. Atlanta and Minnesota United each took five players. Under the draft rules, none of the existing teams could lose more than one player. Toia made 17 appearances for the Impact this season with 15 starts. Irwin was Toronto’s …

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Toronto Blue Jays Hire Quality Control Coach — But How will he Actually Affect Their Play on the Field?

The Toronto Blue Jays have hired a quality control coach for the 2017 season. Professional football teams have had similar job titles for several years now, but what does such a position actually entail? Derek Shelton, the 46-year-old the Blue Jays hired for the new position, appeared on Sportsnet 590 radio on Tuesday and spent a little time explaining his …

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The Toronto Raptors’ are Having Remarkable Success Shooting three-pointers and it isn’t Killing the Defence

TORONTO — Putting the Toronto Raptors’ current run of success shooting three-pointers into perspective is fairly easy. Explaining why it has happened is less easy. The Raptors are in the midst of the 15-game stretch that has featured some all-time great long-distance shooting. And seemingly it came out of nowhere. Yes, the Raptors have good three-point shooters, but those good …

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Swimmer Penny Oleksiak wins Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada’s top athlete

TORONTO – You could excuse Penny Oleksiak for being a little distracted during her high school law class on Tuesday. After winning four Olympic medals last summer in Rio, she knew she was in the mix for the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada’s athlete of the year. Oleksiak’s teacher let her check her phone during class and the 16-year-old swimmer …

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Raptors Rain Threes in Pounding of Milwaukee Bucks

TORONTO – The Splash brothers may reside in Oakland, but here in Toronto there’s a veritable wave of threes raining down every time the team takes the court these days. It starts with Kyle Lowry and then just keeps going to DeMarre Carroll and then Terrence Ross and Patrick Patterson and Cory Joseph — and even the odd one from DeMar DeRozan. …

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Man Convicted of Manslaughter in Death of ex-NFL Star Will Smith

NEW ORLEANS – The man who killed retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith faces up to 40 years in prison after being convicted of manslaughter, rather than the more serious second-degree murder charge he faced. Cardell Hayes was found guilty Sunday night after insisting that he only fired because the popular football star was drunk and violent and had grabbed a …

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Van Heusen Releases Men’s Dress Shirt with Magnets Instead of Buttons

PHILADELPHIA—It’s being called “stress-free shirting” by its creator. But its magnetic technology replacing traditional buttons could also be a boon to those whose hand movements are limited. In September, PVH Corp., launched a Van Heusen men’s dress shirt designed with MagnaClickTM adaptive technology. The shirt began rolling out at some JCPenney and Kohl’s stores and online and on Amazon. Hidden …

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