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Toronto Maple Leafs on a roll after string of wins

| Toronto staff

Fans have a lot to cheer about with the Toronto Raptors leading their division and now the Toronto Maple Leafs on a roll with its recent string of wins.

Montreal Canadiens team captain Jean Beliveau holds the Stanley Cup trophy after his team's 3-2 victory over the Chicago Black Hawks in the NHL playoff game in Chicago, Ill., on May 18, 1971. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

National Sports

Thousands say goodbye to Beliveau at Montreal funeral

| The Canadian Press

The legendary Canadiens captain died last week at the age of 83. Video

A Toronto Maple Leafs jersey sits on the ice during a game against the Detroit Red Wings at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Oct. 17, 2014. NHL

Local News Sports

Leafs captain Phaneuf says team didn’t mean to snub fans by skipping salute

| Chris Johnston, Sportsnet and Toronto staff

"We have great respect for our fans," he insisted. "It was more about our team and changing up our routine." Video (11)

Preview: Hometown Hockey from Saskatoon

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Preview: Hometown Hockey from Saskatoon

| Toronto staff

Not only is City bringing you NHL hockey on the weekends, we're taking you to the towns where the game's current and future stars made their mark.

Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle (centre) talks with defencemen Dion Phaneuf (right) and Stephane Robidas during team practice in Toronto on Oct. 7, 2014. The Leafs open their 2014-15 NHL season Wednesday at home against the Montreal Canadiens. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn


Maple Leafs’ season opener against Canadiens will be full of firsts

| Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press

Game time is 7 p.m. at the Air Canada Centre. Video

Raptors fans packed Maple Leaf Square for Game 2 on April 22, 2014. CITYNEWS

Local News Sports

Maple Leaf Square will be renamed Ford Square

| Toronto staff

Ford has sponsored the Toronto Raptors for 20 years, and the Maple Leafs and ACC for 15. Video (11)

Bertuzzi gets fine, no suspension for head hit

Hockey Sports

Settlement reached in Bertuzzi-Moore case: source

| Sportsnet staff

Moore was seeking $68 million in damages from Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks.

Donald Trump attends the Celebrity Apprentice All Stars Season 13 Press Conference at Jack Studios on Oct. 12, 2012 in New York City. GETTY IMAGES/Slaven Vlasic

Local News Sports

Donald Trump selected to advance in Bills’ sale process: lawyer

| John Wawrow, The Associated Press

Trump is prepared to make an all-cash offer upon closing. Video (1)

Scott Dixon takes part in qualifying sessions at the Toronto Indy in Toronto, July 7 , 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Graham Jardine

Local News Sports

Sebastien Bourdais wins pole position at Honda Indy Toronto

| Dhiren Mahiban, The Canadian Press

Oakville native James Hinchcliffe, the lone Canadian in the race, will start in the ninth spot after posting a qualifying lap time of 59.352. Video

Local News Sports

Valanciunas’ impaired driving charge dropped

| Sportsnet.ca staff

The Crown says there was "not a reasonable prospect of conviction. Video

Life National Sports

Eugenie Bouchard loses Wimbledon final to Petra Kvitova

| The Canadian Press

No Canadian had reached the Wimbledon women's singles quarter-finals in the Open era before Bouchard. Video


Hasek expected to headline HHOF class of 2014

| Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press

The Hockey Hall of Fame announcement will be made on Monday morning.

Business Sports

Washington Redskins stripped of trademark protection due to ‘disparaging’ name

| Toronto staff and The Associated Press

Board rules that NFL team's name is "disparaging" to Native Americans.

Toronto Blue Jays teammates Jose Reyes (7) Jose Bautista, centre, and Melky Cabrera, right, celebrate after sweeping the Oakland Athletics during ninth inning AL baseball action in Toronto on Sunday, May 25, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette


Jays beat Oakland 3-1, complete second straight sweep behind Happ’s 7 innings

| Larry Millson, The Canadian Press

The Blue Jays have won 16 of their past 21 games to occupy first place in the American League East. Video

Raptors fans packed Maple Leaf Square for Game 2 on April 22, 2014. CITYNEWS

Sports Sports

OPINION: Raptors fell, but they stood for something

| Michael Grange, Sportsnet

The team was populated by good citizen role players deep on the bench and down-to-earth emerging stars at the top. Video

Raptors fans packed Maple Leaf Square for Game 2 on April 22, 2014. CITYNEWS


Raptors fans win praise from rival Brooklyn Nets

| Sarah-Joyce Battersby and Tammie Sutherland

Game 6 goes Friday night at 7 p.m. in Brooklyn.

Toronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozan goes up for a dunk as Brooklyn Nets' Paul Pierce, 34, and Deron Williams, 8, look on during first half NBA first round playoff action in Toronto on April 30, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

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Toronto Raptors look to cut down the Nets in Game 6

| Dave Zarum, Sportsnet

If Toronto wins, the team will advance to a second-round matchup with the Miami Heat.

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling attends the NBA playoff game between the Clippers and the Golden State Warriors on April 21, 2014 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. GETTY IMAGES/AFP/Robyn Beck.

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NAACP says it will not give lifetime achievement award to Donald Sterling as had been planned

| The Associated Press

He had been chosen to receive the award because of his long history of donating to minority charities and giving game tickets to inner city children. Video (5)

In this photo taken on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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NBA to make announcement on Sterling investigation, possible discipline

| The Associated Press

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver can issue a fine of up to $1 million without approval from owners. Video (7)

Los Angeles Clippers players sit on the bench wearing their warm-up tops inside out on April 27, 2014 in Oakland, California. GETTY IMAGES/Thearon W. Henderson.

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Clippers stage silent protest to owner Donald Sterling as NBA reacts to purported comments

| Antonio Gonzalez, The Associated Press

Players went through their pregame routine with their red Clippers' shirts on inside out to hide the team's logo.

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) drives past Brooklyn Nets forward Mirza Teletovic (33) in the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series at the Barclays Center, April 27, 2014, in New York. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Kathy Willens


Raptors outlast Nets to even the series

| Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press

Game 5 is Wednesday night in Toronto.