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Skylar Diggins, right, smiles at Drake, left, who wears a Notre Dame jersey, at the ESPY Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in Los Angeles. Diggins played basketball at Notre Dame. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

Kevin Durant and UFC fighter Ronda Rousey win top athlete honours at ESPY Awards

| Beth Harris, The Associated Press

Ronda Rousey earned female athlete honours, becoming the first UFC fighter to claim a trophy in the biggest category at the show honouring the year's best performances.

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OPINION: Jays not looking for a short-term fix as trade deadline approaches

| Shi Davidi, Sportsnet.ca

The non-waiver trade deadline is at 4 p.m. on Thursday. Video

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3 bids made for Buffalo Bills ownership, including Toronto group: report

| Jaime Pulfer and Toronto staff

The Buffalo Bills' new owner could be announced as early as late August. Video

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Tim Clark overtakes Jim Furyk to win Canadian Open in final round

| Bill Beacon, The Canadian Press

Clark shot five-under-par 65 to finish at 17-under-par 263 to claim his second career PGA Tour victory

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Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

| The Associated Press

He is the first Italian to win cycling's greatest race since Marco Pantani in 1998.

The 1967 Leafs Stanley Cup banner from Maple Leafs Garden, Oct. 11, 2012. CITYNEWS

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Leafs hire 28-year-old assistant GM in front office shake-up

| The Canadian Press

Dubas replaces Claude Loiselle, who is leaving the team along with vice-president of hockey operations Dave Poulin.

Mike Conway takes the checkered flag to win the second race of the day at the Toronto Indy race, July 20, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

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Mike Conway wins Race 2 at Honda Indy Toronto

| Tyler Harper, The Canadian Press

Tony Kanaan finished second for his second podium finish of the day, and Will Power placed third.

France's Sebastien Bourdais takes the checkeed flag to win the Toronto Indy race in Toronto on Sunday July 120, 2014. The race is the first race of a planned doubleheader.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

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Sebastien Bourdais wins first race at Honda Indy Toronto doubleheader

| Tyler Harper, The Canadian Press

The race also ended a six-year victory drought for Bourdais. Video

Skylar Diggins, right, smiles at Drake, left, who wears a Notre Dame jersey, at the ESPY Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in Los Angeles. Diggins played basketball at Notre Dame. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

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Kevin Durant and UFC fighter Ronda Rousey win top athlete honours at ESPY Awards

| Beth Harris, The Associated Press

Ronda Rousey earned female athlete honours, becoming the first UFC fighter to claim a trophy in the biggest category at the show honouring the year's best performances. Video

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Trout, Jeter lead American League to All-Star win over Nationals

| The Associated Press

The American League beat the National League 5-3 for its 13th win in 17 years.

Toronto Blue Jays Jose Bautista hits a two run homerun off Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray during first inning AL baseball action in Toronto, Aug. 10, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

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Bautista confident about Jays’ playoff chances

| Shi Davidi, Sportsnet

The Blue Jays headed into the all-star break having dropped 23 of their past 34 outings.

Tim Leiweke was appointed MLSE's new president and CEO on Friday, April 26, 2013. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Danny Moloshok

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Toronto pitching to host NHL events: Leiweke

| Luke Fox, Sportsnet

An NHL spokesman told Sportsnet Monday that the league is not yet ready to announce its event calendar.

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5-time Olympic gold medallist Ian Thorpe reveals he is gay

| The Associated Press

"I'm comfortable saying I'm a gay man," he said, after insisting for years he was straight. (3)

Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari yells instructions to his players during the World Cup third-place soccer match between Brazil and the Netherlands at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, July 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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Scolari out as Brazil coach after failure at home World Cup: reports

| The Canadian Press

Brazilian media say the local football confederation has decided to drop Scolari.

Mario Goetze of Germany scores his team's first goal past Sergio Romero of Argentina in extra time during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina at Maracana, July 13, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  GETTY IMAGES/Matthias Hangst

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Germany defeats Argentina 1-0 to win World Cup

| The Associated Press

The win is Germany's first as a united country. Video

The World Cup Final match ball is seen during a press conference on July 12, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. GETTY IMAGES/Clive Rose

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World Cup final: How Argentina and Germany match up

| Thomas Michalakos, Sportsnet.ca

Here’s how this year’s World Cup finalists match-up.

Brazil's goalkeeper Julio Cesar (R) fails to save Netherlands' forward and captain Robin van Persie's penalty during the third place play-off football match between Brazil and Netherlands during the 2014 FIFA World Cup at the National Stadium in Brasilia on July 12, 2014. DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images

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Netherlands beats host Brazil 3-0 to win 3rd-place match at World Cup

| The Associated Press

The Netherlands finishes a World Cup unbeaten in regular play for the first time

Bob the two-toed sloth predicts Germany will win the World Cup in Brazil, at an event at the Toronto Zoo on July 11, 2014. CITYNEWS

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Toronto Zoo sloth picks Germany to win World Cup

| Toronto Staff

Bob has been predicting the victors of all 14 of the World Cup games so far with a 71-per-cent success rate.

LeBron James of the United States celebrates winning the men's basketball gold medal game against Spain at the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 12, 2012 in London, England. GETTY IMAGES/Harry How

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LeBron James will leave Miami Heat, return to Cleveland Cavaliers

| Sasha Karla, Sportsnet

James left his hometown team to play for the Miami Heat in 2010. Video

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

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Raptors officially re-sign guard Kyle Lowry to multi-year contract

| The Canadian Press

Terms weren't immediately released but reports have indicated it's a US$48-million, four-year contract.

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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OPINION: Raptors laying groundwork for years to come

| Michael Grange, Sportsnet

Toronto signed Greivis Vasquez to a two-year deal worth $13 million.