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Rogers Cup in Montreal: 5 tennis players to watch

| The Canadian Press

The Rogers Cup begins with qualifying on Saturday.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

Tony Stewart stands in the garage area after a practice session for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International, in Watkins Glen N.Y. on Aug. 8, 2014. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Derik Hamilton

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NASCAR’s Tony Stewart pulls out of race after hitting, killing driver

| John Kekis And John Wawrow, The Associated Press

Kevin Ward Jr. was struck while trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York.

A house being auctioned off Aug.17, 2014. The homeowner told his real estate agent the home once belonged to Don Cherry. YOUTUBE/Sam McDadi

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Auction house apologizes to Don Cherry over mansion mistake

| The Canadian Press

Cherry took to Twitter Tuesday to say he never lived there. Video (3)

Eugenie Bouchard looks over at Shelby Rogers, of the United States, during first round play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament, Aug. 5, 2014 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

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Eugenie Bouchard eliminated from Rogers Cup

| The Canadian Press

Shelby Rogers scored a shocking 6-0, 2-6, 6-0 victory over the listless crowd favourite Eugenie Bouchard.

Milos Raonic of Canada in action during Wimbledon, July 1, 2014. Photo by Ella Ling/BPI/REX

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Raonic tops Pospisil to win Citi Open title

| Christine Chubb

The king of Canadian tennis isn’t ready to give up his throne just yet. Video

Milos Raonic of Canada in action during Wimbledon, July 1, 2014. Photo by Ella Ling/BPI/REX

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Raonic, Pospisil to take new step for Canadian tennis

| Damien Cox, Sportsnet

It’s no longer easy to simply dismiss Canadians on the international tennis circuit as merely cannon fodder for the real movers and shakers of the tennis world

Eugenie Bouchard. Pavel Golovkin/AP.

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Genie Army grabs piece of Montreal spotlight as fan club cheers on Bouchard

| The Canadian Press

Ryan Gibb, part of the fan club known as the Genie Army, says he's been greeted warmly by fellow tennis fans and sometimes even asked to pose for a photo.