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Kelly: Legacy Work – That’s All LeBron James is Doing Now

After Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final, LeBron James sat on a riser beside Kyrie Irving looking bored. Irving wore sweats. James, a head higher than his teammate, wore a suit. They looked like father and son at a meet-the-teacher night. James does not move anywhere alone. A small clutch of retainers and Cavs staffers move with him. They …

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Toronto FC Looks to Hold Down the Fort at Home Against Columbus Crew

Toronto FC will be looking for some defensive consistency Saturday as the team wraps up a four-game homestand against the Columbus Crew at BMO Field. The Reds (4-4-3) opened the homestand with a 1-0 victory over FC Dallas on May 7 before dropping a sloppy 4-3 decision to the Vancouver Whitecaps last weekend. Toronto followed with a 1-1 draw on …

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Kelly: The Raptors Know What Went Wrong in Game 1 – Everything

After being annihilated in the first game of the Eastern Conference final, the Toronto Raptors had at least figured out what went wrong against the Cleveland Cavaliers. “They played at a higher pace than we expected. They played better. And our game plan probably wasn’t well executed,” Bismack Biyombo said Wednesday. Read More..

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U.S. Beats Czech Republic 2-1 to Reach Semifinals at Worlds

Auston Matthews scored one goal in regulation and one after it Thursday to give the United States a spot in the semifinals of the hockey world championship with a 2-1 shootout win over the Czech Republic. Loaded with young talent, the Americans came into the game as underdogs after losing four times in the round robin stage. But they managed …

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MBAs Take Step Toward Running a Sports Team

Inspired by the continued success of the Toronto Raptors in this year’s National Basketball Association playoffs, Abhinav Prakash is likely no different than many other young Canadians in dreaming of a future career in the sport of basketball. Unlike many of them though, Mr. Prakash has already worked in close proximity to the Raptors, helping with business development and sales …

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IOC Won’t Rule Out Banning Countries With State-Sponsored Doping Programs

The latest allegations of state-sponsored doping in Russia could lead to suspension of entire national federations, heavy fines and lifetime Olympic bans, IOC President Thomas Bach said Wednesday. Bach declined to say whether the IOC would consider banning Russia entirely from this year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, maintaining such a move hinges on a choice between “collective responsibility” and …

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Jason Day Stays Disciplined and Determined On ‘Tiger-Esque’ Run

The best golfer in the men’s game said he is obsessed with improving. After making The Players Championship his third victory of 2016, Jason Day said he has “never been more motivated.” “All the hard work that I’ve put into my game right now has paid off, but I’ve got to keep working hard to win as much as I …

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Saskatchewan Roughriders Listening to Offers For First Overall Pick in CFL Draft

Chris Jones has a decision to make. The Saskatchewan Roughriders’ head coach/general manager said Monday he’s fielded numerous offers for the top pick in Tuesday night’s CFL draft. The Riders have the first selection after last season’s league-worst 3-15 record. Usually, the first selection would be coveted by a GM like Jones, hired this off-season to rebuild the Riders after …

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Despite Suspension and Struggling Jays, Gibbons Still in Good Spirits

Even though his baseball world seems to be in disarray, Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons continues to make light of the situation. He is like the sailor who keeps wisecracking as he walks the plank, pretending to love every moment of the excursion. On Tuesday afternoon, Gibbons confronted his latest crisis – a three-game suspension levied against him for …

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