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Across globe, game-day tributes to Diego Maradona

Across the world, teams paid tribute to Diego Maradona on Saturday with moments of silence before European soccer games and a touching gesture from New Zealand's rugby team.

Manager Klopp's mood sours further as Liverpool drops points late

Already angered by fixture timings in a congested schedule and hindered by a long injury list in his squad, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was given another reason to be unhappy following the latest contentious incident involving VAR in the English P
Canadian running back Hubbard out versus Texas Tech with leg injury

Canadian running back Hubbard out versus Texas Tech with leg injury

STILLWATER, Okla. — Canadian running back Chuba Hubbard will miss Oklahoma State's game Saturday against Texas Tech with a leg injury. Hubbard, a redshirt junior from Sherwood Park, Alta., was introduced with the seniors on Senior Day.

Florida St. has 2nd straight game-day football postponement

Florida State has had to postpone a home football game hours before kickoff for a second straight week.
All Blacks pay tribute to Maradona before match vs. Pumas

All Blacks pay tribute to Maradona before match vs. Pumas

NEWCASTLE, Australia — New Zealand paid tribute to Diego Maradona when captain Sam Cane laid an All Black jersey — No. 10 — on the field before the start of their Tri-Nations test match against Argentina on Saturday.
Canada's Olympic champion wrestler Erica Wiebe eyes return to competition

Canada's Olympic champion wrestler Erica Wiebe eyes return to competition

Olympic champion wrestler Erica Wiebe feels it's time to get back on the competition mat. She and teammate Amar Dhesi of Surrey, B.C.
Montreal Impact use options on 10 players, including striker Quioto, 'keeper Diop

Montreal Impact use options on 10 players, including striker Quioto, 'keeper Diop

MONTREAL — The Montreal Impact have elected to hang on to some of the club's top talent, including striker Romell Quioto and goalkeeper Clement Diop, but may soon be parting ways with midfielder Bojan Krkic.

Rafael Hernandez nips Justin Stein to capture his first Woodbine rider's championship

TORONTO — Rafael Hernandez has captured his first Woodbine Racetrack jockey's title. Hernandez earned the honour with 129 victories — just three more than Justin Stein — during Woodbine's abbreviated thoroughbred card.
Toronto Raptors open NBA pre-season at Charlotte, face Miami in "home" game

Toronto Raptors open NBA pre-season at Charlotte, face Miami in "home" game

The new-look Toronto Raptors will open their three-game NBA pre-season in Charlotte. The Raptors are on the road against the Hornets Dec. 12 and 14, and then face the Miami Heat in a "home" game on Dec. 18 to round out their three-game pre-season.
Tokyo Olympic organizers plan to host 18 test events

Tokyo Olympic organizers plan to host 18 test events

TOKYO — The postponed Tokyo Olympics are getting a kickstart. Local organizers on Friday announced a series of 18 test events set to begin in March and run into May.