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Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan celebrates during the second half of the Raptors 100-95 win over the Brooklyn Nets in NBA first round playoff action in Toronto, April 22, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Nets look for positives as Raps even series

| Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press

The Raptors shot 75 per cent — 12-of-16 — in the final 12 minutes to even the NBA playoff series. (1)

Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan celebrates during the second half of the Raptors 100-95 win over the Brooklyn Nets in NBA first round playoff action in Toronto, April 22, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

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Nets look for positives as Raps even series

| Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press

The Raptors shot 75 per cent — 12-of-16 — in the final 12 minutes to even the NBA playoff series. Video (1)

Max Pacioretty celebrates with teammates after scoring the winning goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning on April 22, 2014 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. GETTY IMAGES/NHLI/Francois Lacasse.

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Pacioretty goal with 43 seconds left gives Habs series sweep

| Bill Beacon, The Canadian Press

Montreal won the best-of-seven series 4-0 and now face a long wait for the Eastern Conference semifinal against the winner of the Boston-Detroit series.

Thousands of Raptors fans cheer on team despite Game 1 loss

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Raptors take blame for game one shot clock fiasco

| The Associated Press

The club said Monday that upon further investigation, it wasn't the network's fault.

Meb Keflezighi of the United States crosses the finish line to win the 118th Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  GETTY IMAGES/Jim Rogash.

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American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon a year after bombings

| The Associated Press

Keflezighi is a former New York City Marathon champion and Olympic medallist.

Masai Ujiri speaks to the media after being named 2012-2013 NBA Executive of the Year on May 9, 2013 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. GETTY IMAGES/NBAE/Garrett W. Ellwood.

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Raptors GM apologizes for Brooklyn slur in advance of playoff game against Nets

| Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press

Masai Ujiri has apologized for dropping an f-bomb at a pre-game rally. (1)

Toronto Raptors centre Jonas Valanciunas (17) defends against New York Knicks centre Amar'e Stoudemire (1) during first half NBA action in Toronto on Friday April 11, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

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Playoff-bound Raptors insist they have preferable post-season opponent

| Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press

The Raptors wrap up their record-breaking regular season Wednesday night at New York.

Toronto Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel reacts near the end of the Leafs loss to the Boston Bruins in NHL action in Toronto on Saturday February 2, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

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Leafs know changes are coming following disappointing end to season

| Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press

"I can't point a finger to one thing. We just didn't play well," star winger Phil Kessel said. Video

Brendan Shanahan introduced as Maple Leafs president

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Leafs introduce Shanahan as team president

| The Canadian Press

He says he’s eager to get to work learning about the organization, which missed the playoffs after a late-season collapse. Video

Leaf fans lament lost season

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FAN REACTION: Leafs eliminated from playoff contention

| Toronto Staff

How would you fix the team? What are your solutions? Video

Oscar Pistorius, center, leaves the magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday June 4, 2013.  THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Emotional Oscar Pistorius testifies at murder trial, apologizes to slain girlfriend’s family

| Gerald Imray and Christopher Torchia, The Associated Press

Pistorius' voice quavered so much and was so low at the start of his testimony that Judge Thokozile Masipa asked him to speak up.

Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier talks with head athletic therapist Paul Ayotte after being injured in the third period against the Boston Bruins on April 3, 2014 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. GETTY IMAGES/NHLI/Graig Abel.

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Leafs’ Bernier out three weeks with MCL strain

| The Canadian Press

The Toronto Maple Leafs will have to continue their playoff push without goaltender Jonathan Bernier.

The Toronto Maple Leafs celebrate Nazem Kadri’s game-winning goal in overtime against the Boston Bruins at the Air Canada Centre on April 3, 2014. GETTY IMAGES/Abelimages.

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Leafs keep hope alive, beat Bruins in OT

| The Canadian Press

Lessons in losing are cheap for the Leafs with time running short.

Halladay pitches against the Seattle Mariners. Safeco Field, July 29, 2009, Seattle. Photo by Paul Jasienski/Getty Images.

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Halladay throws out first pitch at Toronto Blue Jays home opener

| Mackenzie Liddell, Sportsnet

The Jays take on the New York Yankees at the Rogers Centre on Friday evening. Video

Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Dion Phaneuf celebrates with teammate Phil Kessel (81) after scoring on Boston Bruins goalie Tuuka Rask during third period first round NHL playoff action in Toronto, May 12, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

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Gardiner, Maple Leafs hope they can bring their best against Bruins

| Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press

Toronto's debilitating eight-game losing streak finally came to an end Tuesday with a home win over the Calgary Flames. (1)

Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier (45) and James Reimer, right, watch from the bench with defenceman Jake Gardiner, left, and Tim Gleason (8) after Bernier was pulled in the last minutes of the game against the St. Louis Blues during third period NHL hockey action in Toronto, March 25, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

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No longer in control of playoff possibility, Leafs left to hope for help

| Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press

With six games left, the Leafs realistically must win all of their remaining games to give themselves a chance. (1)

Oscar Pistorius, center, leaves the magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday June 4, 2013.  THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Illness of judge’s aide delays Pistorius murder trial until April 7

| Christopher Torchia and Gerald Imray, The Associated Press

Oscar Pistorius faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted of premeditated murder for killing Reeva Steenkamp.

Buffalo Sabres center Steve Ott (9) moves the puck around Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer as he goes in for a goal during the shootout in an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, March 21, 2013. Buffalo won 5-4. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

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NHL general managers to talk about overtime changes, video review at meeting

| Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press

When it comes to overtime, the hope is to have fewer games even reach the shootout.

File photo of cross-country skier Brian McKeever. CANADIAN PARALYMPIC COMMITTE.

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Cross-country skier Brian McKeever wins gold medal at Sochi Paralympic Winter Games

| The Canadian Press

McKeever won three gold medals at the Vancouver Paralympics four years ago and has two more races to go in Sochi. (1)

Canadian Olympians Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir recovering after Russia

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Canadian Olympians Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir recovering after Russia

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The figure skaters won silver in Sochi. They addressed the gold-medal controversy with Breakfast Television's Dina Pugliese. (2)

File photo of Dr. Frank Jobe. Courtesy of the 'Dr. Jobe for the National Baseball Hall of Fame' campaign.

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Frank Jobe, pioneer of ‘Tommy John’ surgery, dies at 88

| Beth Harris, The Associated Press

Jobe performed groundbreaking elbow surgery on John, a Dodgers pitcher who had a ruptured medial collateral ligament in his left elbow.