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Thursday, Oct 18

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‘I didn’t reach over the line’: Astros fan denies committing interference on overturned home run

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The play loomed all the more large because the game that subsequently unfolded was nip and tuck between the Astros and Red Sox

Kyle Lowry silences the doubts about his enthusiasm for this season in win over Cavaliers

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Scott Stinson: After an off-season of change, constants remain. A great Lowry game? Check. Not that interested in talking? Check

Wednesday, Oct 17

19

Scott Stinson: Long road to relevance leads Canadian Men’s National Soccer Team to Dominica

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After crashing out (again) before the final stage of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, the men’s team is now amid qualifying for the CONCACAF Nations League

Tuesday, Oct 16

22

Scott Stinson: Nick Nurse departs from tradition, team still in ‘testing process’ as training camp period ends

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Even though training camp is officially over, these Raptors under coach Nick Nurse are just starting to mess about, a stark departure from recent Raptors teams, which preached continuity and consistency as a key strength

Monday, Oct 15

17

Patriots show NFL’s only undefeated team that dreadful defence might keep them from Super Bowl

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The greatest quarterback the NFL has ever seen, Tom Brady, beat the greatest quarterback of the 2018 season, Patrick Mahomes

Saturday, Oct 13

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Predators’ girlfriend takes blame for suspension: “Austin Watson … would never hit or abuse me’

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Jenn Guardino is taking blame for the incident that led the NHL to suspend the Nashville Predators' forward for 18 games

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‘It’s not an easy fix’: The tumultuous future of women’s hockey leagues remains distant, unpredictable

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One thing that has not changed is the question that has plagued the CWHL since the upstart NWHL began: Why isn’t there just the one league for elite professional women?

Friday, Oct 12

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Usain Bolt scores two goals in his first professional soccer game, strikes trademark lightning pose

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The retired eight-time Olympic gold medallist sprinter is trying to secure a place with the Mariners for this season

Thursday, Oct 11

Scott Stinson: Raptors depth talk is back in vogue, but Nick Nurse is aiming for a better kind of bench

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This season, depth won’t lead to a wholesale rollover of lines but to more frequent piece-by-piece switching. At least, that seems to be the plan

Wednesday, Oct 10

21

Scott Stinson: In-game GPS lets coaches know who is trying hard, and who is trying to get them fired

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Any team that is not using such technology as part of its strength and conditioning regimen by this point is either being excessively cheap or woefully ignorant

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‘We hate losing to them’: New York Yankees eliminated by Boston Red Sox in ALDS

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New York mounted a last-ditch rally against wild closer Craig Kimbrel, scoring twice in the ninth inning. But the Yankees' comeback stalled

Sunday, Oct 7

20

Panthers’ Eric Reid, who first knelt with Colin Kaepernick, returns to NFL and again kneels during anthem

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The 26-year-old Reid made his return to the NFL after signing with the Panthers on Sept. 27, four months after filing a grievance against the league

02

‘It is going to be ugly’: Khabib Nurmagomedov’s $2 million purse in jeopardy following nasty UFC 229 brawl

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When Nurmagomedov hurdled over the cage and fought with McGregor’s cornermen, the Russian champion might have seriously damaged a career that was about to take off

Friday, Oct 5

17

I could have died when hit by Brooks Koepka ball, says fan blinded at golf game

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Koepka said he was 'all messed up inside' after his shot struck 49-year-old Corine Remande at the Ryder Cup last week

02

Scott Stinson: Ronaldo rape accusations a perfect test case for the Me Too movement

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This couldn’t be a better example of the thorny issues of giving credibility to the accuser while allowing due process to the accused had it been grown in a lab

Thursday, Oct 4

18

Scott Stinson: The Maple Leafs could be scarily good this year. Just don’t ask me to bet on them

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There's a mysterious feeling in these parts: belief. What remains to be seen, though, is what happens when the Leafs have real expectations

Wednesday, Oct 3

16

Michael Traikos: Look for Leafs to go deep in NHL playoffs but run into a wall called Erik Karlsson

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Is the addition of John Tavares enough to propel the Toronto Male Leafs to the Stanley Cup final?

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Being labelled a loser once fuelled Alex Ovechkin. With a Stanley Cup in the bag, what motivates him now?

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More self-assured than he has ever been, the relief from finally shedding a stigma has freed the NHL great for the future

Tuesday, Oct 2

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‘I’ll punch your face in’: It’s pantomime time as Tyson Fury squares up to Deontay Wilder

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Former world champion Fury attempted to get into the head of the Alabaman, holder of the WBC crown, by suggesting that Wilder was actually 'the challenger'

02

Las Vegas police reopen rape investigation into Cristiano Ronaldo who says allegations are ‘fake news’

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The lawsuit alleges that Ronaldo barged in on the woman as she was changing, exposed himself and asked her for oral sex. When she refused, the lawsuit claims, he raped her

Monday, Oct 1

15

Angry Earl Thomas gives Seahawks sideline the middle finger after breaking leg

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This is exactly what Thomas worried about — an injury in the final year of his contract without the security of a fresh deal

Sunday, Sep 30

13

Molinari magic helps Europe finish off dominant week to win back the Ryder Cup

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On Sunday, Europe reminded the U.S. why it practically has owned this shiny gold trophy for the last quarter-century

Friday, Sep 28

17

CC Sabathia unrepentent after loyalty to Yankees teammate costs him $500,000: ‘That’s for you … bitch’

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Baseball code dictates that it is acceptable for a pitcher to respond to repetitive plunkings of his teammates with one of his own

Thursday, Sep 27

22

Scott Stinson: The age of player leverage in the NBA is getting ridiculous. It might be time for a hard salary cap

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When players are throwing so much of their weight around you can bet that the owners will be looking for a way to wrest some of that power back

Wednesday, Sep 26

20

Blue Jays part ways with manager John Gibbons, bringing his second stint with the club to an end

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The team made the long-expected announcement on Wednesday, ahead of Toronto's final home game of the season against the Houston Astros

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Former WBC welterweight champ Victor Ortiz charged with rape

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OXNARD, Calif. — Former welterweight champion Victor Ortiz has been charged with raping a woman inside a home in March. Police in Oxnard say the 31-year-old Ortiz turned himself in to Ventura County Sheriffs on Tuesday afternoon. Police…

Tuesday, Sep 25

22

Assault charge against ex-Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna withdrawn as he inks peace bond

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Major League Baseball suspended Osuna without pay for 75 games for violating its domestic violence policy

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Ex-Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna inks peace bond; assault charge withdrawn

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TORONTO — An assault charge against former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna has been withdrawn. In exchange, Osuna agreed to a one-year peace bond. The 23-year-old was charged in May with assault in an alleged domestic incident.…

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Scott Stinson: Fans embracing Tiger Woods’ tail-between-legs comeback most surprising plot twist yet

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'To all the players, it made him look a little more human,' said golfer Lee Westwood when asked about Woods' defeat in a tournament eight years ago. "A bit more like us'

Monday, Sep 24

21

In Toronto, Kawhi Leonard finally breaks his silence on his Raptors switch to say, well, not a whole lot

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Scott Stinson: As the Raptors open training camp, there is everything that everyone is saying publicly, and then there is a whole different series of subplots below the surface