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Canada Advances to World Semi-Finals With 6-0 Win Over Sweden

After being thoroughly outclassed in its last round-robin game, Canada put its title defence back on track at the world hockey championship with a lopsided 6-0 quarter-final win over Sweden on Thursday. Mark Scheifele and Mark Stone each had a goal and two assists as Canadians rebounded from a 4-0 shutout loss in their round-robin finale against Finland on Tuesday. …

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Roughriders Take Tackle Josiah St. John First Overall in CFL Draft

Chris Jones picked up a huge insurance policy for quarterback Darian Durant on Tuesday night. The Saskatchewan Roughriders new head coach/GM opened the CFL draft selecting Oklahoma offensive tackle Josiah St. John first overall. Landing the six-foot-six, 309-pound St. John is great news for Durant, who has suffered season-ending elbow and Achilles injuries the last two years. Read More..

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Durant, Westbrook Power Thunder Past Warriors in Game 1

Kevin Durant scored 26 points and made a key 17-foot jumper with 30.7 seconds left, and the Oklahoma City Thunder handed the Golden State Warriors their first home loss of the playoffs with a 108-102 victory in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals Monday night. Russell Westbrook scored 24 of his 27 points in the second half for Oklahoma …

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When Fists Fly in a Baseball Brawl, ‘Anything Goes,’ Kevin Pillar Says

Kevin Pillar makes no bones about it. When he saw Rougned Odor roughly shove and then administer a right fist to the side of Jose Bautista’s jaw, it was an-eye-for-an-eye time. “You’ve got to have no fear,” Pillar said. “Once a punch is thrown, anything goes. If it was your typical baseball scuffle, where it’s just pushing and shoving, you …

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We the Other: Raptor Fans Fired up After Online Poll Omission

We the Unloved. The Raptors are making their first appearance in the NBA’s Eastern Conference final in franchise history, but virtually no one — especially south of the border — is giving Toronto much hope of getting past Cleveland. CBSSports.com was the most recent news outlet to dismiss Toronto, albeit not purposefully, sparking outrage on social media. The website ran …

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Olympic Committee Says 31 Athletes Could Miss Rio Due to Beijing Retests

In a major doping crackdown stretching back eight years, 31 athletes in six sports could be barred from competing in the Olympics after they were caught in retesting of drug samples from the 2008 Beijing Games, and other positive cases could emerge from the 2012 London Games. The International Olympic Committee opened disciplinary proceedings Tuesday against the 31 unidentified athletes …

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Tiger Woods Says He is ‘Progressing Nicely,’ No Date For Return

Tiger Woods grimaced as he took three warmup swings after sitting in a chair for 30 minutes on a cool, blustery Monday morning at Congressional talking about his upcoming tournament. Hitting a ceremonial shot from a forward tee on the par-3 10th hole, he chunked his first attempt into the pond short of the green. He asked for another ball. …

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Six Promising CFL Draft Picks Worth Watching in the 2016 Season

Josiah St. John The towering Oklahoma Sooners tackle was the first player selected, going to the Saskatchewan Roughriders. St. John was the top-ranked offensive lineman in what was regarded a very deep pool. The Riders, coming off a dismal 3-15 season in 2015, expect the 6-foot-6, 309-pound native of Ajax, Ont., to compete immediately for a spot in the starting …

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Didier Drogba off to London for Treatment After Hip Injury

While Montreal Impact striker Didier Drogba takes a break to heal a hip flexor injury, his likely replacement – Dominic Oduro – dreams of the scoring chances he hopes will come. Drogba will be in London visiting his family and getting treatment when the Impact (4-3-4) visit Orlando City on Saturday looking to end a five-game winless run. “We all …

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