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Team North America Stays Alive with Thrilling Overtime Win Over Sweden

TORONTO – Of course, it ended with a highlight reel goal. Of course it did. Team North America, which defeated Sweden 4-3 in overtime on Wednesday, has provided nothing but jaw-dropping highlights since the start of the World Cup of Hockey. So if this was the end of the line for the Under-24 team, it was rather fitting. Nathan MacKinnon was alone …

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Canada Shows Off its Dominance in Win Over Team Europe

It wasn’t supposed to be this routine, this methodical. Even with a talent pool so deep that the dispersing of one or two players to each of the other World Cup of Hockey teams wouldn’t have affected its status as pre-tournament favourite, Team Canada was never billed as a team nobody could touch with a Zdeno Chara-length stick. Yet here …

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Same Number, New Sport: Tebow Works Out at Mets Camp

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Tim Tebow has arrived to begin his baseball career. The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL quarterback got to the New York Mets’ complex early Monday, and his first workout as part of their instructional league team began later in the morning. He was given jersey No. 15, the same number he wore as …

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Chapdelaine Takes Over For Popp as Als Coach

MONTREAL – The writing was on the wall for Jim Popp to be removed as head coach of the Montreal Alouettes, but the real surprise was that Jacques Chapdelaine was named to replace him. The Canadian Football League club announced Monday that Popp would give up coaching duties to concentrate on his other job as general manager. Chapdelaine, the receivers coach and …

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Lenny Kravitz to Play World Cup of Hockey After Green Day Bows Out

TORONTO – Are you gonna go Lenny’s way? Retro-rocker Lenny Kravitz, of hit song “Are You Gonna Go My Way” fame, will be the last-minute replacement for punk rock act Green Day, which was to headline Friday night’s concert at the Scotiabank World Cup of Hockey Fan Village. Green Day had to cancel its show at the Distillery District venue — the …

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Team North America and Russians Put on a Show

For all their skill and speed and all the third-period dominance on Monday night, the Young Guns misfired. Well, if you count goal posts and pucks rolling oh-so-close across the crease in a dominant third period that included a wild final minute and a comeback falling just short. In what was easily the most exciting game of the World Cup …

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NFL Week 2 Fantasy Advice

After getting through training camp without many injury concerns to huge stars, Week 1 was a different story. The Chargers lost Keenan Allen for the season when he tore his ACL without even being touched. This is a huge blow to the Chargers offence, which looked lost after their top receiver went down. QB Philip Rivers will see his number …

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Bettman and Fehr on World Cup, Las Vegas, Salary Cap Info and Jersey Ads

TORONTO — Get comfy and fall hard for that best-on-best buzz because, barring a massive change in plans, it appears the World Cup of Hockey will be a cyclical event for the foreseeable future. The league already is getting expressions of interest from parties hoping to latch on to the NHL/NHLPA-run spectacle — rebooted, re-imagined, re-branded after a 12-year absence …

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Another Southern Prospect Shines for Maple Leafs Against Senators

There might be more than one Sun Belt player shining for the Maple Leafs this month. While Arizona’s Auston Matthews is getting all the World Cup attention, winger Trevor Moore had an impressive debut Friday after signing an entry level contract in the summer. The native of Thousand Oaks, Calif., who came to prominence at July development camp as Mitch …

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Positive Signs From Marco Estrada’s Start

Despite losses in five of his previous six outings, Marco Estrada and Blue Jays manager John Gibbons saw a lot of positive signs on Wednesday. The Jays might have lost 8-1 to the Tampa Bay Rays, but Estrada looked a lot more comfortable for much of the outing than he has for quite some time. “You could tell he was …

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