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Rogers Cup in Montreal: 5 tennis players to watch

| The Canadian Press

The Rogers Cup begins with qualifying on Saturday.

Clemons Officially Steps Down As Argos Head Coach

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Argos’ Clemons getting Grey Cup ring back

| Sportsnet

RCMP say Michael "Pinball" Clemons will be getting his Grey Cup ring back after it was taken by a woman at B.C. Place Stadium during the Toronto Argonauts game against the Lions on Friday.

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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Maple Leafs finish dead last in ranking of North American sports franchises

| Toronto staff

ESPN Magazine named the Maple Leafs the worst of 122 North American sports franchises in their annual ‘Ultimate Standings’ list, a survey of fans. Video

Goodell apologizes to NFL fans for referees

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NFL’s mishandling of domestic violence cases ‘starts with me’: Goodell

| The Associated Press

The league has faced increasing criticism that it has not acted quickly enough concerning the cases.

Toronto Maple Leafs Phil Kessel (left) talks to David Clarkson during a practice session at their NHL training camp in Toronto on Thursday September 12, 2013.  The team is holding a fundraising skate for Easter Seals Kids on Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

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Toronto Maple Leafs training camp kicks off Thursday

| Toronto staff

Sixty-four players were invited to training camp. Video

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman throws to the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of a baseball game, Sept. 15, 2014, in Baltimore. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Patrick Semansky

Sports

Blue Jays’ Stroman suspended 6 games

| Ben Nicholson-Smith, Sportsnet

The suspension had been scheduled to begin Wednesday, when the Blue Jays and Orioles wrap up their series in Baltimore.

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) warms up before a NFL preseason football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Minneapolis on Aug. 16, 2014. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Ann Heisenfelt

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Vikings remove Adrian Peterson from team activities

| Jon Krawczynski, The Associated Press

The Vikings reversed their decision after initially saying that Peterson could play with the team. Video

Ray Rice released by Ravens, suspended by NFL

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Goodell won’t rule out Ray Rice return after suspension

| The Associated Press

After the video was posted Monday, the Ravens cut Rice, and the league barred him indefinitely. Video

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice sits on the sideline in the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Baltimore, on Aug. 7, 2014. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Nick Wass

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Commissioner says no one at NFL saw Rice video until this week

| Rob Maaddi, The Associated Press

Goodell told CBS that "no one in the NFL, to my knowledge" had seen a new video of what happened on the elevator until it was posted online. Video

Spiller gets Bills off and running, top Chiefs

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Pegulas reach ‘definitive agreement’ to buy Bills

| The Associated Press

Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula took a highly aggressive approach by bidding an NFL-record $1.4 billion to get the Buffalo Bills and keep them in western New York.

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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Sabres owner has tentative approval to buy Buffalo Bills: reports

| John Wawrow, The Associated Press

Terry and Kim Pegula were regarded the front-runners entering the bidding process.

Map of the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour. SPORTSNET

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Puck drops on Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour starting in October

| Toronto staff

The tour kicks off in London, Ont., on Oct. 11-12. Video

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice sits on the sideline in the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Baltimore, on Aug. 7, 2014. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Nick Wass

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NFL suspends Baltimore’s Rice after alleged assault on fiancée

| The Associated Press

Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL.

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

Local News Sports

Fans to get unprecedented access to Maple Leafs in weekend fan fest

| Jaime Pulfer and Toronto staff

The Leafs' regular season starts on Oct. 8 against the Montreal Canadiens at the ACC. Video (1)

Coach Marc Crawford Brought Into Lawsuit Over Bertuzzi's Infamous Hit On Moore

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Steve Moore glad to no longer be burdened by 10-year legal ordeal

| Allison Jones, The Canadian Press

Moore's multimillion-dollar suit against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks over the infamous hit in 2004 was settled recently.

A general view of the Rogers Centre during the opening kickoff of the Buffalo Bills NFL game against the Seattle Seahawks on Dec. 16, 2012. GETTY IMAGES/Tom Szczerbowski.

Sports

Opinion: Toronto NFL bid doomed from the start

| Sportsnet

If Toronto ever gets an NFL franchise—a prospect more distant than ever it seems—maybe this will all be forgotten.

The Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby prepares to take a face-off during an NHL game against the Boston Bruins in Pittsburgh on Dec. 5, 2011. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Gene J. Puskar

National Sports

QMI Agency says Sidney Crosby arrest story had ‘no basis’

| The Canadian Press

The story was eventually removed and a retraction was issued around 11:30 a.m. ET. (1)

Rogers GameCentre LIVE

Local News Sports

New digital product to live-stream more than 1,000 NHL games, including playoffs

| Toronto staff

Rogers GameCentre LIVE will be available on multiple devices (5)

Milos Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard

Sports

Bouchard, Raonic eliminated from U.S. Open

| Bill Beacon, The Canadian Press

Raonic lost after a four hour 19 minute struggle that tied a record as the latest-to-finish match in U.S. Open history.

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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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)