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Eugenie Bouchard. Pavel Golovkin/AP.

Rogers Cup in Montreal: 5 tennis players to watch

| The Canadian Press

The Rogers Cup begins with qualifying on Saturday.

Toronto FC 's Jermain Defoe celebrates after scoring against D.C. United as Alvaro Rey runs in during second half MLS action in Toronto, March 22, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young


Jermain Defoe staying put at Toronto FC

| Sportsnet

Monday’s international transfer deadline will pass without Toronto FC selling star scorer Jermain Defoe, a source close to the situation told Sportsnet.

Toronto FC 's Jermain Defoe celebrates after scoring against D.C. United as Alvaro Rey runs in during second half MLS action in Toronto, March 22, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

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English clubs line up for Jermain Defoe in wake of latest Toronto FC upheaval

| Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press

The transfer window closes later today. (1)

The Toronto Argos' Robert McCune tackles Hamilton Tiger Cats' Andy Fantuz during a CFL game in Toronto on June 28, 2013.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/CFL /J.P. Moczulski


Tim Horton’s Field cleared for Labour Day Classic

| Toronto Staff

Hamilton and Toronto have met 43 times on Labour Day.

New Toronto FC head coach Ryan Nelsen greets the media in Toronto on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn


Toronto FC parts ways with head coach Ryan Nelsen, staff

| Toronto staff

A source close to the situation confirmed to Sportsnet that Toronto FC has parted ways with coach Ryan Nelsen.

Eugenie Bouchard pumps her fist while playing Sorana Cirstea during their U.S. Open 2014 women's singles match on Aug. 28, 2014  in New York. AFP/Getty Images/Don Emmert


Raonic, Bouchard advance to 3rd round at U.S. Open

| The Canadian Press

The Canadians earned tough night-time victories in swirling wind against dangerous opponents.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman walks past the Air Canada Centre, home of the Toronto Maple Leafs, as he makes his way to collective bargaining talks in Toronto on Tuesday October 16, 2012. Negotiations continue between the NHL and the NHLPA to end the current lockout.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

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NHL denies reports of expansion teams for Toronto, Quebec City, Seattle & Vegas

| Sportsnet staff

The league last expanded in 2000. Video (5)

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A Dickey walks back to the mound after he and third baseman Juan Francisco, left, failed to field a bunt that stayed fair in the sixth inning of their AL baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Toronto Thursday May 29, 2014. Dickey was then taken out of the game. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill

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OPINION: Odds stacked against another Blue Jays hot streak

| Ben Nicholson-Smith, Sportsnet.ca

It's been a rough run for the Toronto Blue Jays, who have an American League-worst 5-12 record in August.

Study shows hockey helmets do little in preventing concussions

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Athletic groups need to address all issues surrounding concussions: report

| Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press

The recommendations come at a time when awareness of concussion risks and repercussions are at an all-time high.

Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment President and CEO Tim Leiweke speaks at a news conference in Montreal on Thursday, June 20, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

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MLSE looking for new CEO after Leiweke exit plan unveiled

| Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press

Leiweke will leave by June 2015. (3)

Fans pass a flag before a game between the Boston Bruins and the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 6, 2013 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. GETTY IMAGES/Claus Andersen


Maple Leafs’ broadcast schedule released

| Sportsnet Staff

Veteran broadcaster Paul Romanuk makes his Sportsnet debut, calling play-by-play for all of the Toronto regional broadcasts alongside analyst Greg Millen.

Pachi the porcupine is unveiled as the new mascot for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games in Toronto, July 17, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

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Early access period for Toronto Pan Am Games tickets begins Sept. 15

| Patricia D'Cunha

Information on tickets for the Parapan Am Games will be released at a later date. Video

James Hinchcliffe accepts CityNews' Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS. YOUTUBE


James Hinchcliffe accepts CityNews’ Ice Bucket Challenge

| Toronto Staff

Hinchcliffe was nominated by CityNews reporter Danielle Michaud.

Toronto Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos talks to the media on Feb. 15, 2013 in Dunedin, Fla. GETTY IMAGES/Toronto Star/Rick Madonik


No announcement on Anthopoulos’ future: Pelley

| Shi Davidi, Sportsnet

Anthopoulos still has a year remaining on the five-year extension he received following his debut season in 2010.

Milos Raonic reacts during a match against Roger Federer during the semifinal of the Western & Southern Open on Aug. 16, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. GETTY IMAGES/Jonathan Moore

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Raonic falls to Federer in Cincinnati semi

| Bill Scott, The Canadian Press

Thornhill's Milos Raonic lost 6-2, 6-3 to Roger Federer on Saturday.

Bills' Fred Jackson (22) runs the ball against Washington Redskins' LaRon Landry (30) at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Derek Gee)

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Fans fear Toronto-based group plans to move Bills if given the chance

| John Wawrow, The Associated Press

Rogers is part of a Bills' prospective ownership group that includes rocker Jon Bon Jovi and Larry Tanenbaum. (3)

Former Toronto Maple Leaf Ted Kennedy is honoured before NHL action between the Leafs and the Colorado Avalanche in Toronto on Oct. 13, 2009.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

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Maple Leafs monument to feature Ted Kennedy & other players

| Toronto staff and Sportsnet.ca staff

"Legends Row" is set to be unveiled on Sept. 6. Video (3)

Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel (3) scores a touchdown in front of Atlanta Falcons strong safety William Moore during the first half of an NFL football game, Dec. 1, 2013. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Gary Wiepert

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Bon Jovi group a finalist in Buffallo Bills’ sale: report

| Steven Loung, Sportsnet.ca

Real estate mogul Donald Trump is also one of the reported finalists. Video

Seattle Mariners' Michael Saunders heads safely into second base as Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Kelly Johnson heads to a grounder in the first inning, July 30, 2012, in Seattle. AP/Elaine Thompson


Hernandez, Mariners offence dominate weary Jays

| Sportsnet staff

The day after playing their longest game in franchise history, the Blue Jays traveled to Seattle to take on the Mariners.

Melky Cabrera


Jays beat Tigers in longest game in team history

| Sportsnet Staff

Jose Bautista hit a walk-off single in the 19th inning.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France celebrates after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland during the Rogers Cup Men's tennis tournament final in Toronto, Aug. 10, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim


Tsonga defeats Federer to win men’s title at Rogers Cup

| The Canadian Press

The first set was a rather choppy affair on a glorious summer afternoon on the stadium showcourt. (1)