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Scott Stinson: Kyrie Irving's failed power play shows player empowerment has its limits - Having been allowed to seek his own deal, Irving discovered that contending teams were not lining up to part with good assets in return for his services

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Wimbledon begins, without banned Russian or Belarusian players

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Synchro swimmer faints in pool at world meet, slumps to bottom before being rescued

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Eight of Diego Maradona's medical professionals charged in his death

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Federal government freezing Hockey Canada funding: St-Onge

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Blue Jays vs A's Picks and Predictions: Manoah Provides Course Correction -- The Toronto Blue Jays did something odd this weekend. They took the first two games of their series against the Tampa Bay Rays but lost that same series in a rare five-game set. Toronto will try to bounce back when it begins a seven-game West Coast road trip starting tonight against the Oakland Athletics.

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Today's MLB Prop Picks: Rodon Lights Up the Strikezone -- Happy Fourth of July! May your day be full of barbeque, refreshing beverages, fireworks, and of course, winning MLB player prop bets.

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Austrian Grand Prix Odds: Max Going for Record 4th Victory at Spielberg -- The British Grand Prix was a thrilling race that saw Carlos Sainz finally claim his first Formula 1 victory. The Ferrari driver is in the midst of his most impressive season, reaching five podiums in nine races prior to Sunday's win. Before 2022, Sainz had finished as high as second only twice since his debut in 2015.

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British Grand Prix Picks and Predictions: Redemption for Verstappen at Silverstone -- One of the crown jewels of the Formula 1 calendar will take place this weekend, as the sport descends on historic Silverstone for the British Grand Prix.

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Today's Best Sportsbook Odds Boosts and Promotions: July 1 -- Finding the best sports betting value has become just a little bit easier, as most sportsbooks routinely offer daily odds boosts and promotions on select markets.

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NHL Notes: New men in charge -- Once the July 4th holiday is done, the San Jose Sharks will name a new general manager. The sacking of head coach Bob Boughner on Friday, so uncomfortably late in the off-season, fuelled speculation that none of the potential GMs on the short list favoured him to return if they were hired.

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FRIESEN: Smooth-talking Bowness faces rough go with Jets -- The Winnipeg Jets have another master communicator behind their bench.

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Pressure on Kyle Dubas to get dialled-in and make the right decisions for the Maple Leafs -- Never mind two phones.

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GARRIOCH: Ottawa Senators GM Pierre Dorion working the phones with Round 1 of draft set for Thursday -- MONTREAL — Pierre Dorion spent Monday huddled with his closest advisors at the club's downtown headquarters fielding phone calls to prepare for the NHL draft that gets under way Thursday.

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Patrick Roy will stay with Quebec Remparts -- Roy wants to see his QMJHL team win after a bitter loss he blamed on officiating.

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Former Blue Jay Josh Donaldson's woes grow as his own teammates criticize 'Jackie' remark -- Donaldson was suspended for one game for calling White Sox player Tim Anderson, 'Jackie,' a reference to Jackie Robinson. Some are calling that racist

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Scott Stinson: Apple and Major League Baseball seem like an odd mix, but could signal the future of sports television -- If Apple's foray into live sports becomes the start of a long-term trend, will streaming services one day become the only way to watch your favourite teams?

1 month ago

Scott Stinson: Major League Baseball has a dead-ball problem. Again -- One conspiracy theory posits that MLB is trying to push the sport away from the home run/strikeout trends of recent years by quietly introducing a ball that simply doesn't fly as far

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Scott Stinson: The Blue Jays are back in Toronto, and this time they've brought expectations -- And it's not just the players who are out to prove themselves

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Stephen Bronfman upset after MLB rejects Tampa's plan to split games with Montreal -- "This chapter's closed," Bronfman said about baseball returning to Montreal. "At this point, I kind of put my hands in the air.

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Scott Stinson: Golden State's dynasty was over, but somehow they are NBA title favourites again -- Golden State had become a dynasty that seemed capable of reaching the heights of the Jordan-era Bulls, provided they stayed together. They did not

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Scott Stinson: Four years after a Game 3 dagger, the Toronto Raptors suffer another kill shot -- But the aftermath of Embiid's dagger is far less gloomy

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Scott Stinson: Just like old times, the Toronto Raptors need their stars to step up -- Raptors forward Pascal Siakam and guard Fred VanVleet need to do what they have so far not managed to do

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Scott Stinson: Three years after The Shot, the Raptors and Sixers prepare to write new playoff histories -- It is in the playoffs where the history is written

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Women's basketball star Brittney Griner arrested and detained in Russia -- The WNBA star was arrested in February in Russia on suspicion of illegally bringing drugs into the country after being searched at the airport

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Scott Stinson: Tom Brady's new job is a lesson in the baffling economics of NFL broadcaster deals -- CBS didn't want to lose its new star in Tony Romo, so it gave him crazy money, and now other broadcasters are doing the same thing so they don't look less committed to the NFL, which is the only sure-thing television product in existence

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Scott Stinson: Does Bill Belichick know something the rest of NFL does not? -- If it was any other team, you'd chalk up the New England off-season to incompetence. But this is Bill Belichick, so it has to be something else. Doesn't it?

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Steelers QB Dwayne Haskins struck and killed by dump truck -- Florida Highway Patrol confirmed that the former first-round quarterback was killed while walking on a highway near the airport in Fort Lauderdale.

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Scott Stinson: Browns' silence over sexual misconduct accusations against Deshaun Watson not a good look -- Do they believe him? Or are they merely satisfied that, even if he had behaved inappropriately, his misdeeds were outweighed by the opportunity to land a franchise quarterback?

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Tom Brady's 'last touchdown' football sold for $$664,709 just hours before he un-retired -- 'Until he throws another touch-down, all values remain'

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Canadian star forward Cyle Larin leaves Turkey's Besiktas for Belgium's Club Brugge -- Forward Cyle Larin is joining fellow Canadian Tajon Buchanan at Belgium's Club Brugge.

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Arsenal signs forward Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City -- Jesus, 25, scored 95 goals in 236 games over nearly six seasons at City

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Ronaldo lawyers seek $626Gs from woman's lawyer in Vegas case -- LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo is asking a U.S. judge to order a woman's lawyer to pay the international soccer star more than $626,000 after claiming in a failed lawsuit seeking millions of dollars that Ronaldo raped the woman in Las Vegas nearly a decade earlier.

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Ex-FIFA exec Valcke to appeal bribery conviction -- ZURICH — Former FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke will appeal against his conviction for accepting bribes in a case involving World Cup media rights, his legal team said.

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Canada unable to score against South Korea in women's international friendly -- Canada could not break down the stubborn Korea defence in a 0-0 draw in front of 15,610 fans

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Scott Stinson: RBC Canadian Open was a smash-hit for the PGA Tour, but Saudi-backed rival league looms -- The LIV Golf money is nuts, and it's fair to wonder how many more top players could yet decide that it is too rich to pass up

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'We wish him well': RBC ends sponsorship of Dustin Johnson over golf tournament controversy -- RBC is also ending its sponsorship agreement with golf champion Graeme McDowell, who will also play in the LIV event

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Tiger Woods tees off at the Masters with bettors standing to win millions if he defies odds -- Just 14 months ago, doctors were considering whether to amputate Woods' right leg after a crash

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Tiger Woods: 'I feel like I'm going to play' in Masters -- When asked if he felt like he could win the Masters this week, the five-time champion responded: 'I do'

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Tiger Woods is swinging at the Masters and everyone in golf is talking about it -- Fourteen months after his catastrophic car crash, a comeback for Woods at Augusta is hotly anticipated. He says he will make a 'game-time' decision

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Rafael Nadal dominates Casper Ruud to win 14th French Open title -- Nadal became the oldest champion at Roland Garros in Paris

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Scott Stinson: Bianca Andreescu into quarters at Italian Open on the back of renewed focus -- After her physical- and mental-health break, she says she's back to feeling ace

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Tennis legend Boris Becker is headed to jail for two and half years -- The six-time Grand Slam champion was found guilty of hiding assets in his bankruptcy

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Serena Williams, Lewis Hamilton join bid to buy Chelsea soccer team -- Consortium to purchase famed premier team from Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich

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Scott Stinson: As war in Ukraine rages, Wimbledon decides not to look away -- Medvedev is out, as is his countryman Andrey Rublev and Belarusian stars Victoria Azarenka and Aryna Sabalenka

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