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Raptors Score Low in Surprising Loss to 76ers

PHILADELPHIA — In another in a series of unremarkable mid-season games for the Raptors, this one had a little something extra. That it came in a bit of a surprising 94-89 loss to the 76ers was really beside the point. First it came with the news that Jared Sullinger, the off-season free agent signing that had yet to play a …

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Raptors Take Easy Win Over Knicks

One of the most one-sided quarters in franchise history propelled the Raptors to a laughably easy 116-101 win over the woeful New York Knicks in a rare Sunday matinee at the ACC. The Raptors opened the third quarter on a 23-2 run against a Knicks team missing star big man Kristaps Porzingis. Most of the other Knicks declined to show …

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Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell Run Rampant as Pittsburgh Steelers Bull by Miami Dolphins in AFC wild-card Game

PITTSBURGH — Injuries forced Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell to wait three seasons for the chance to run onto the field together in the playoffs. The wait for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ “Big Three” to do it again won’t be nearly as long. Bell ran for a franchise post-season record 167 yards and two scores, while Brown caught five …

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‘Yacht’s all’: Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants Receivers Excoriated for Boat Party and Subsequent Dropped Passes

GREEN BAY, Wisc. — Yacht’s all, folks. That was Monday’s kicker headline on the New York Post’s front page, accompanying one of the infamous photos taken a week ago showing various New York Giants receivers lounging and partying with celebrities, including Justin Bieber, on a fancy boat off the coast of Miami. After a pair of those receivers — rookie …

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Eugenie Bouchard Reaches Quarterfinals at Sydney Tournament

SYDNEY, Australia – Westmount’s Eugenie Bouchard reached the quarterfinals of the APIA International Sydney tournament winning 6-4, 6-3 over third seed Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia. Bouchard broke Cibulkova’s serve five times while losing her serve on only three occasions. Bouchard got her last break of serve to go ahead 4-2 in the second set, she went on to win in one hour and 40 …

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Maple Leafs Would be well-served by Making Playoffs

There’s a moment in the documentary leading to the Centennial Classic where we get a sneak peak at Leafs coach Mike Babcock and the mindset he’s instilling in his overachieving young team. Cameras in the Argos’ BMO Field dressing room that was taken over by the Leafs for the weekend captured the renowned Babcock intensity on full display. “These games, …

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Jags Shake up Leadership with Three Major Moves

There will be a whole lot of “new” inside Jacksonville Jaguars headquarters next season. Only time will tell if there’s any improvement that comes along with it. The Jaguars got down to the business of restructuring their hierarchy in a big way on Monday, making three separate moves in an effort to erase memories of a Gus Bradley era that …

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Argonauts Release Josh Bourke

Nothing went right for the Toronto Argonauts in 2016. Their biggest off-season signing was no exception. Luring Josh Bourke away from the East Division-rival Montreal Alouettes last winter in free agency was supposed to fortify the Argos offensive line, but instead the 34-year-old left tackle didn’t look much like the 6-foot-7, 300-pounder who had won the CFL’s most outstanding offensive …

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