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Rogers Cup in Montreal: 5 tennis players to watch

| The Canadian Press

The Rogers Cup begins with qualifying on Saturday.

The Tragically Hip at the Juno Awards on April 3, 2005, in Winnipeg, MB. ABACA/Lionel Hahn.

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Tragically Hip to headline NHL launch event at Yonge-Dundas

| Sportsnet staff

The puck drops between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens game on Oct. 8.

Hockey Central studio

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Sportsnet unveils new Hockey Central studio

| Sportsnet.ca

Sportsnet today introduced the largest, most innovative sports studio in the country. (1)

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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Busy off-season expected for Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos

| Sportsnet

Alex Anthopoulos aims to improve his bullpen, fortify his bench, pursue infield help and retain Melky Cabrera in what promises to be a busy off-season for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion reacts after hitting a two run home run against the Boston Red Sox during seventh inning AL baseball action in Toronto, Apr. 30, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

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Edwin Encarnacion laments season that could have been for Blue Jays

| Sportsnet

Like so many others, he believed this campaign was destined for a happier ending. Like so many others, he’s struggling to accept that it’s not.

Ray Rice released by Ravens, suspended by NFL

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Law enforcement official says he sent Ray Rice video to NFL security chief in April

| Rob Maaddi, The Associated Press

The NFL has repeatedly said no one with the league saw the violent images until TMZ Sports released the video earlier this month.

Jordan Subban

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Questionable caption for Canucks defenceman causes outrage online

| Tim James, News1130

Jordan Subban was pictured on the Vancouver Sun's website. Below the photo, the caption indicated he was the "dark guy in the middle."

Wayne Gretzky and Paulina Gretzky at the UNICEF Snowflake Ball, Beverly Hills, 10 Dec 2009. Photo by BDG / Rex Features.

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The Great One’s daughter expecting her first child

| The Canadian Press

Paulina Gretzky said on her Instagram account that she and fiance, pro golfer Dustin Johnson, are expecting their first child. (3)

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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Royals win to officially shut Blue Jays out of playoffs

| Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press

The Blue Jays had been clinging to faint playoff hopes for the last two weeks. Video

William Nylander stands with Toronto Maple Leafs officials after being chosen eighth overall during the first round of the NHL hockey draft, June 27, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Rookie Nylander, veteran Tallinder out to show they belong with Maple Leafs

| Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press

The Leafs play their first pre-season game on Monday. Video (1)

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

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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