Bruce Arthur: Going soft on Russia cripples fight for clean sport

Russia’s systemic and ruthless state-sponsored doping regime was uncovered in a 2014 documentary by the German public broadcaster ARD; it was confirmed by two WADA-commissioned reports led by Canadian professor and lawyer Richard McLaren and Canadian IOC member and WADA founder Dick Pound. The Russian doping program ramped up in 2012 and spanned More...

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Richard Griffin: Borucki and three homers spark Blue Jays past lowly Orioles

It was two teams seemingly playing out the string in the month of September, but despite the vast emptiness of Camden Yards — and the combined record that added up to 78 games below .500 — there were More...

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Type 1 diabetes can’t stop Atlanta’s Adam Duvall from living MLB dream

ATLANTA—He started losing weight. He was tired. His mouth was dry. “I kept on losing weight, kept on losing weight,” Adam Duvall told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It got to the point More...

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Murray penalty earns Brighton point at Southampton

Glenn Murray struck a stoppage-time penalty as Brighton came from two goals down for the second consecutive game to earn a dramatic point at Southampton. Murray’s fourth goal More...

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Browns trade wideout Josh Gordon to Patriots for late-round pick

CLEVELAND—Josh Gordon’s strange, stuttering career will start anew in New England. The Browns severed ties for good with the problematic wide receiver by trading him to the Patriots for a fifth-round More...

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NFL week two review: Fitzmagic, Patriots lose, a half-time retirement & kicking nightmares

Media playback is not supported on this device Reigning Super Bowl champions Philadelphia Eagles suffered a shock 27-21 defeat at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers More...

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Maple Leafs’ Travis Dermott still fighting for roster spot

You won’t find a projection of the Toronto Maple Leafs blue line anywhere that doesn’t include the name Travis Dermott written in permanent ink. Unless, perhaps, you manage to catch a glimpse of Mike More...

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Teammates need to stay out of each others’ contract negotiations

It comes from covering Major League Baseball, I guess, but it still seems odd to hear teammates stick their noses in other teammates financial affairs. It still seems odd for guys who will tell you that playing More...

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Maple Leafs in it to win it — scrimmages included

NIAGARA FALLS—If you don’t think players take scrimmaging seriously, then consider Nazem Kadri’s comments after his Team Kennedy beat Auston Matthews’ Team Horton and John Tavares’ More...

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic: LA Galaxy striker scores 500th career goal with spinning volley

LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores his 500th career goal with an amazing spinning backheel volley in his side’s 5-3 loss to Toronto FC. Swedish forward Ibrahimovic, 36, said he was “happy for More...