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Rogers Cup in Montreal: 5 tennis players to watch

| The Canadian Press

The Rogers Cup begins with qualifying on Saturday.

Canada's Alex Tagliani takes part in qualifying sessions at the Toronto Indy in Toronto on July 7, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

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Honda Indy to roar into Toronto in June, instead of July

| Patricia D'Cunha

The annual event at Exhibition Place will be held June 12-14. Video

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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DeRozan struggles from field, contributes elsewhere in Raptors’ win over Hawks

| Dhiren Mahiban, The Canadian Press

Toronto Raptors beat the Atlanta Hawks 109-102 in their home opener. Video

San Francisco Giants' Pablo Sandoval celebrates after catching the final out in the ninth inning of Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Jeff Roberson


Giants hold off Royals 3-2 for 3rd World Series title in 5 years

| Ronald Blum, The Associated Press

Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief.

Raptors fans eager to clinch Game 6 against Nets

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INFOGRAPHIC: 20 years of Raptors basketball

| Sportsnet.ca and Toronto staff

The team takes on the Atlanta Hawks at the Air Canada Centre at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. (1)

Alan Anderson of the Brooklyn Nets shoots against Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Barclays Center on May 2, 2014 in New York City.  NBAE/Getty Images/Nathaniel S. Butler

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Raptors kick off 20th season at ACC on Wednesday

| Eric Smith, Sportsnet.ca and Toronto staff

The Raptors take on the Atlantic Hawks at the Air Canada Centre at 7:30 p.m.

Hockey legend Gordie Howe, part owner of the Western Hockey League's Vancouver Giants, looks on during a team news conference in Vancouver on Feb. 2, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

National Sports

Hockey great Gordie Howe resting at daughter’s home in Texas after stroke

| Noah Trister, The Associated Press

A Detroit newspaper reported Howe suffered the stroke on Sunday. (1)

Canada's Denny Morrison celebrates after the men's 1,500-metre speedskating event at the Adler Arena during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 15, 2014. AFP/Getty Images/Damien Meyer


CBC to broadcast 2018, 2020 Olympic Games

| Toronto staff

The CBC will be partnering with with Rogers Media and Bell Media to broadcast the two Games.

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.

Hockey returns to Ottawa with stirring pre-game anthem ceremony

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Hockey returns to Ottawa with emotional pre-game anthem ceremony

| The Canadian Press

In Ottawa, Lyndon Slewidge performed the ``Star-Spangled Banner'' before the emotional rendition of ``O Canada'' got underway.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kenneth Armstrong.

National Sports

Canadian NHL teams to coordinate tributes to fallen soldiers

| Sportsnet

Hockey Night in Canada will take on extra significance Saturday night, as Canada’s three Eastern Conference teams host their first home games since Wednesday’s attack in Ottawa.

Former head coach Mike Brown of the Los Angeles Lakers confers with Steve Nash in the game with the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center on Oct. 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. GETTY IMAGES/Stephen Dunn.


Lakers’ Steve Nash ruled out for the season with back injury; two-time MVP’s career uncertain

| Greg Beacham, The Associated Press

Nash, the NBA's oldest active player, is due more than $9 million this season. Video

Toronto Maple Leafs' Mason Raymond scores the game winning shoot out goal on Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson in NHL action in Toronto, Oct. 5, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

National Sports

NHL game postponed due to Ottawa attack rescheduled for November

| The Canadian Press

Wednesday's game between the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs was postponed after a soldier was killed by a gunman near Parliament Hill.

A soldier, police and paramedics tend to a soldier shot at the National Memorial near Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Oct. 22, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld


Leafs-Sens game postponed after Ottawa shootings

| The Canadian Press

The NHL says the date and time of the rescheduled game will be announced at a later date. Video

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Thousands lace up for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

| Toronto staff

Runners of all levels (including superheroes) and those cheering them on packed the streets in downtown Toronto on Sunday morning.

TFC taking on Galaxy without striker Hassli


TFC eliminated from playoff contention after tying Montreal

| Sportsnet

Toronto FC’s playoffs hopes died for the eighth straight year Saturday afternoon, thanks to a 1-1 draw with the Montreal Impact .

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


Leafs, fans frustrated by listless effort in loss to Red Wings

| Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press

Booed off the ice at intermission, Toronto watched another jersey get hurled to the ice in the third period. (1)

Toronto Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer (34) makes a glove save against the Montreal Canadiens during first period National Hockey League action, Oct. 1, 2013 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz


Red Wings soar past Maple Leafs in decisive victory

| Sportsnet

Detroit Red Wings’ winger Johan Franzen scored twice as the Red Wings beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 Friday night. Video

Toronto Maple Leafs' Tyler Bozak (42) watches the puck he shot go past New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) to score in the second period of an NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

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Maple Leafs score 5 goals in 2nd period, spoil Rangers’ home opener with 6-3 victory

| Ira Podell, The Associated Press

The Rangers were outscored a combined 11-5 in a pair of weekend losses on consecutive days. Video

London Knights celebrate winning the Ontario Hockey League final against the Barrie Colts on May 13, 2013 in London, Ontario. THE CANADIAN PRESS//Dave Chidley.


Half of Londoners are NHL, OHL fans: exclusive CityNews poll

| Christine Chubb

Forty per cent of households in London say they have a child who plays organized hockey.

A Toronto Maple Leafs jersey sits on the ice after a fan threw it down during a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Oct. 11, 2014. ROGERS

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Frustrated Leafs fan tosses jersey on the ice at ACC

| The Canadian Press

With minutes left in a losing game on Saturday, a Toronto jersey came flying onto the ice. Video (3)