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Delon Wright steps up in new role as leader of Raptors' second unit

Delon Wright steps up in new role as leader of Raptors' second unit

TORONTO — Early in the second quarter of Toronto's opening-night win over Chicago, Delon Wright pump-faked then drove to the hoop, tossing up an acrobatic basket that landed him on his back side and drew a whistle.
Rugby Canada coaches scouring other sports to add to sevens talent pool

Rugby Canada coaches scouring other sports to add to sevens talent pool

TORONTO — With Montreal Alouettes defensive back Tevaughn Campbell slated to come on board after the CFL season and a space open for Adam Zaruba should he quit his NFL dream, the Canadian men's rugby sevens team already has football talent on its ros
Ex-coach Levy inspires Alouettes, but last home game vs. Ti-cats meaningless

Ex-coach Levy inspires Alouettes, but last home game vs. Ti-cats meaningless

MONTREAL — A visit from 92-year-old coaching legend Marv Levy may have been uplifting but it came far too late to save the Montreal Alouettes season.
Whitecaps visit Timbers needing a point to clinch first in MLS West

Whitecaps visit Timbers needing a point to clinch first in MLS West

The Vancouver Whitecaps have made a habit of grinding out points away from home this year. They'll need one more gritty effort to guarantee an easier playoff road.
Canucks defenceman Gudbranson suspended one game for hit on Vatrano

Canucks defenceman Gudbranson suspended one game for hit on Vatrano

NEW YORK — Vancouver Canucks defenceman Erik Gudbranson has been suspended for one game without pay for his hit on Boston Bruins forward Frank Vatrano.
Toronto FC looks forward to Atlanta test in MLS regular season finale

Toronto FC looks forward to Atlanta test in MLS regular season finale

TORONTO — With a record crowd and motivated opponent, Sunday's MLS regular-season finale in Atlanta is just what Toronto FC wants ahead of the playoffs. Iron sharpens iron.
Baker gone as manager of Nationals after 2 NL East titles

Baker gone as manager of Nationals after 2 NL East titles

WASHINGTON — Dusty Baker is done as manager of the Washington Nationals after two seasons, two NL East titles and zero playoff series victories. Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said he told Baker the news via telephone Friday morning.
Russia accuses US govt of pushing for its Olympic exclusion

Russia accuses US govt of pushing for its Olympic exclusion

MOSCOW — The Kremlin accused the U.S. government on Friday of pushing for Russia's exclusion from the Olympics. A day after Russian President Vladimir Putin said the IOC was coming under pressure from the U.S.
Thursday's Games

Thursday's Games

Thursday's Games NFL Oakland 31 Kansas City 30 --- NHL Boston 6 Vancouver 3 New Jersey 5 Ottawa 4 (OT) Edmonton 2 Chicago 1 (OT) Carolina 2 Calgary 1 Tampa Bay 2 Columbus 0 N.Y. Islanders 4 N.Y. Rangers 3 (SO) Nashville 1 Philadelphia 0 St.
Justin Williams scores winner as Hurricanes hold on to beat Flames

Justin Williams scores winner as Hurricanes hold on to beat Flames

CALGARY — The Carolina Hurricanes are doing their best to prove they are for real early in the season. Jeff Skinner scored his team-leading third goal and had an assist to lead Carolina to a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night.