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‘Everyone Should Vote,’ Including Athletes: Raptors’ Dwane Casey

Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey grew up in Kentucky in the 1960s, a child during the civil rights movement who witnessed the efforts of those in power to disenfranchise people of colour and slow their push for equality. So every two years, when election time arrives in the United States, Casey drives home to his players the importance of participating …

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Reggie Bush Allegedly Paid Mistress to Keep Quiet About Pregnancy: Report

Former boyfriend of Kim Kardashian and current Buffalo Bills running back Reggie Bush allegedly paid his mistress “millions” of dollars to keep quiet about her pregnancy. According to Bossip.com, Bush, 31, gave cocktail waitress Monique Exposito, 34, “a $3 million payoff” to get an abortion and keep silent about the pregnancy. Exposito, however, is now reportedly six months along and …

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Leaders on the Calgary Flames Say They Need to be Better

The stats show it. The boss said it. And the stars on the Saddledome payroll, the subject of much finger-pointing during what has been frustrating fall for the Calgary Flames, are not disputing it. “Right now, our top guys aren’t good enough. And we know that,” said Flames first-liner and alternate captain Sean Monahan. “We know it ourselves. It’s pretty …

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Leafs Must go Forward After Spanking

The Maple Leafs will gulp hard once they return to practice on Wednesday and continue on. They have no choice after getting spanked 7-0 by the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night at the Air Canada Centre. “It’s not easy,” forward Leo Komarov said. “It sucks to lose. “We had a good couple of games, three wins, and then you …

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Toronto Boxer Phil Lo Greco Takes Low Blow Over Donald Trump Support

Toronto fighter Phil Lo Greco has taken and delivered some heavy shots during his 30-fight professional boxing career. But the ‘Italian Sensation’ took one on the chin outside the ring last week. A blow he is still having a hard time dealing with. Following a routine workout, Lo Greco — who has fashioned an impressive 27-3 (15 KOs) pro record …

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Leafs’ Martin: Third Period Not the Time, Place for Risks

The Leafs are one of nine NHL teams who’ve managed to protect at least five third-period leads so far, a far cry from October when blown advantages were spooking them and sparking concern about goalie Frederik Andersen. Saturday’s 3-2 lead on the Canucks stretched into a 6-3 final, two nights after hanging on to beat Buffalo, 2-1 on the road. …

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Toronto FC Puts on a Clinic in New York, Advance to Eastern Conference Final

NEW YORK – We sat in a circle Saturday night, completely enthralled by Toronto FC’s past. A who’s who of TFC reporters reminisced — most snickered — about bad signings, bizarre moments and every prior failing throughout the team’s history. Things weren’t just bad in TFC-Land three years ago, they had flatlined, with little to no hope of resuscitation. The Reds were …

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Alex Ovechkin Scores Twice, Including OT Winner as Washington Capitals Defeat Winnipeg Jets for Fourth Straight Victory

WASHINGTON — Even after Alex Ovechkin bailed the Washington Capitals out of trouble to win their fourth game in a row, all he wanted to talk about was how it almost slipped away. The Capitals blew a three-goal lead in the third period Thursday night before beating the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 in overtime. Ovechkin had two goals, including the game-winner, …

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