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Dave Feschuk: Everything’s coming up Rasmus for Maple Leafs, too

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Leafs first-round draft pick Rasmus Sandin goes later than No. 1 Rasmus Dahlin (Sabres) and No. 20 Rasmus Kupari (Kings). The Swedish-born Soo defenceman, taken 29th after GM Kyle Dubas traded down in Dallas, called the wait “nerve…

Blue Jays’ Roberto Osuna suspended 75 games

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Jays closer has been on paid leave while facing assault charge in Toronto.

Dave Feschuk: Heat’s off Maple Leafs at NHL draft this time

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The Maple Leafs — who traded down to pick D-man Rasmus Sandin, the second of three first-rounders with that first name — have come a long way under Brendan Shanahan. Now the pressure is greater on the spiralling Senators, Canadiens, Oilers…

Blue Jays lose pitching duel to Angels

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Angels score two off Marco Estrada in first inning in Anaheim, all they would need to beat the Jays in the second of a four-game series. Marcus Stroman returns from injury to start Saturday.

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Canadian teams take different approaches with their selections in NHL Entry draft

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Montreal takes Jesperi Kotkaniemi with No. 3 pick, while Senators pluck Brady Tkachuk at No. 4.

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Dahlin, Svechnikov, Kotkaniemi 1-2-3 in NHL draft

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Humboldt Broncos honoured before Friday night’s start of NHL draft in Dallas.

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Capitals trade Brooks Orpik, Philipp Grubauer to Avalanche

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Stanley Cup champs free-up salary cap space dealing duo to Colorado for second-round pick.

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Switzerland scorers Xhaka, Shaqiri make Albanian nationalist gesture during win against Serbia

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After their goals during the 2-1 Swiss win on Friday, both players put their open hands together with their thumbs locked and fingers outstretched to make what looks like the double-headed eagle displayed on Albania’s flag. Xh

Olympic champion Eric Radford reflects on LBGTQ inclusion

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Radford, the first openly gay athlete to win a gold medal in the Winter Olympics, kicked off the Canadian Olympic Committee’s “Be You” campaign on Friday ahead of Pride weekend in Toronto.

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Rating NBA draft winners (nice work, Mavs) and losers (those cruel Sixers)

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Dreams can be fulfilled and broken on NBA draft night. In the case of Villanova’s Mikal Bridges, his hometown Philadelphia 76ers took care of both, well after the Dallas Mavericks stole the show by reeling in Euro star in the making Luka…

Wolfpack’s ‘unlucky’ Chase Stanley says he isn’t qutting anytime soon

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The former New Zealand rugby player chooses to see the positives instead of dwelling on ‘a couple of setbacks.’

Veteran Kanneh to make Argos debut against Stampeders

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The five-foot-10, 175-pound Kanneh replaces Quadarius Ford, who was injured in Toronto’s season-opening 27-19 road loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

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Saturday’s World Cup preview: Germany on the ropes as it faces Sweden

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Defending champions could be eliminated from contention with a loss in key clash Saturday against Scandinavians.

Bruce Arthur: Argonauts still searching for their long lost love in Toronto

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As CFL champions return home to BMO Field on Saturday for a Grey Cup rematch with Stampeders, the big issue is the same issue: getting fans in the stands, Bruce Arthur writes.

Mexico pulling away from the CONCACAF pack

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Canada and U.S. are co-hosting the 2026 World Cup with Mexico, but El Tri proving in Russia that it’s the class of the confederation.

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Julia Jodouin of Laurentian University will be second woman to play men’s varsity baseball in Canada

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The 17-year-old Jodouin has been recruited by her hometown school, Laurentian University, which is fielding its first men’s varsity baseball team this fall. Samantha Magalas was the first woman to join a men’s varsity baseball team in…

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A boring draft for Raptors but the excitement could pick up

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The spidey senses are tingling more than any other time in the Era Of Masai and some big-time transaction could be coming to fruition between now and the July 6 lifting of the free agent-signing moratorium.

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Brazil scores late goals to beat Costa Rica at World Cup

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Philippe Coutinho scored in the first minute of stoppage time, and Neymar followed six minutes later to give Brazil a 2-0 victory against Costa Rica. The result left Brazil (1-1-0) level with Switzerland in Group E, with a match to come…

MAILBAG: What will the Leafs do with 25th pick in NHL draft?

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It's GM Kyle Dubas's first time running the draft table. He can take the player he likes, or trade the pick. He has Mark Hunter's list. Will he use it?

Friday, Jun 22

Sanchez makes early exit as Jays falter on the road against Angels

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The right-hander left after the first inning because of a bruised right finger, leaving the Jays bullpen to scuffle through the rest of the game.

Bruce Arthur: No untouchables in Raptors’ summer adventure

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The Raptors didn’t trade in for a lottery pick in Thursday night’s NBA draft, but league sources say they’ll trade anyone for the right return — Kyle Lowry, even DeMar DeRozan. It isn’t a fire sale, but it shows Masai Ujiri is exploring…

Dave Feschuk: Leafs GM arrives with tantalizing options in play

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While Friday night’s first round of the NHL draft in Dallas might go according to form, there’s no telling where impact stars including as Erik Karlsson might land. Kyle Dubas is well positioned to make an immediate impact on the Leafs,…

Thursday, Jun 21

Argentina suffers humiliating World Cup loss against Croatia

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Messi kept at bay, failing to even register a shot, as Croatia advances to knockout stage for only the second time.

Barry Trotz named head coach of the New York Islanders

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The move comes weeks after Trotz won the Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals.

Australia stays alive with a draw against Denmark at the World Cup

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Mile Jedinak’s penalty kick gave Australia the chance to tie it up.

A look at what Canadian teams might do in the first round of the NHL draft

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Expect lots of trade chatter surrounding Erik Karlsson, Ottawa’s captain and star defenceman.

Wednesday, Jun 20

Raptors may try to trade their way into NBA draft

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Toronto has no pick in Thursday’s draft at Barclays Center in New York, and the team’s GM is remaining mum on his plans.

Damien Cox: Joey Votto still sorry for ‘reckless’ comments about Canadian baseball

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Reds first baseman and 2017 Lou Marsh Award winner admits he doesn’t have many regrets in his career but podcast remarks in which he said “I don’t care almost at all about Canadian baseball” are one of them, Damien Cox writes.

Cristiano Ronaldo carries Portugal on his back yet again

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Another day, another goal for star striker who’s in a league with LeBron James when it comes to dragging his supporting cast around.

Ronaldo saves the day as lacklustre Portugal edges Morocco

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Scores 85th career goal for national team; North African side first to be eliminated.

Tuesday, Jun 19

Bruce Arthur: Even the ridding of Hoffman goes badly for disastrous Senators

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After Ottawa found a new home in San Jose for its toxic goal scorer, the Sharks shipped Hoffman to Florida and received a better return than Ottawa did. It’s impressive to lose two trades in one day, especially when you only made one,…

Open-net goal lifts Senegal to a win over Poland at the World Cup

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Senegal, back in the tournament for the first time since 2002, was the first African team to win a game at this year’s tournament.

Japan pulls off latest upset with win against Colombia

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Yuya Osako’s gritty determination to set up one goal and his 73rd-minute header from Keisuke Honda’s corner kick lifted Japan to a surprising 2-1 victory over the Colombians on Tuesday.

Hoffman traded twice in a day after partner’s alleged cyberbullying of Karlsson’s wife

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The Senators traded Hoffman, defenceman Cody Donaghey and a fifth-round pick in the 2020 draft to the San Jose Sharks for forward Mikkel Boedker, defenceman Julius Bergman and a sixth-round pick in the 2020 draft.

Monday, Jun 18

Harry Kane clinches England victory with late header against Tunisia

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Kane’s winning header came as the clock had just ticked over into injury time.

Barry Trotz quits as head coach of Washington Capitals

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The shocking move comes just two weeks after the Capitals beat the Vegas Golden Knights to capture their first Stanley Cup title.

Sweden gets benefit of video review to beat South Korea

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Sweden will next play Germany, which lost to Mexico 1-0 in the other Group F match, on Saturday. The South Koreans face Mexico that same day.

Rosie DiManno: Birth of a winning streak gives Blue Jays fans a thrill

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Dad-to-be Sam Gaviglio makes hasty exit, but Randal Grichuk (with a pair), Teoscar Hernandez and Yangervis Solarte go deep and the Blue Jays sweep the Washington Nationals at the Rogers Centre, where they’ve won seven in a row. It might be…