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Tuesday April 28 2015
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Ujiri:No rush decisions on squad or coach after playoff disappointment TORONTO RAPTORS

TORONTO - Masai Ujiri plans to use the coming weeks to evaluate his players and head coach Dwane Casey. The Toronto Raptors general manager met with the media two days after his team was humiliated in a four-game opening-round sweep by the Washington...

Longtime Canadian swim coach Randy Bennett dies of cancer at 51

VICTORIA - Longtime Canadian swim coach Randy Bennett, who helped Victoria's Ryan Cochrane reach the podium at the last two Summer Olympics, has died. Swimming Canada says he passed away Monday night at the age of 51. Bennett was recently...

Matchup with Canadiens at stake as Lightning and Red Wings meet in Game 7 NHL PLAYOFFS

DETROIT - Facing elimination going into Joe Louis Arena for Game 6, Tyler Johnson figured the Tampa Bay Lightning had two choices: "Either you give up or you come out swinging." Then there was the other thing coach Jon Cooper heard from...

Game, set and cash: Wimbledon announces 7 per cent prize money increase TENNIS

LONDON - Prize money keeps going up at Wimbledon, with first-round losers as well as champions cashing in on record rewards. The All England Club announced Tuesday that prize money for this year's grass-court Grand Slam will increase by 7 per...

White Sox, Orioles contest postponed again because of riots in Baltimore MLB

BALTIMORE - The Baltimore Orioles postponed a second straight game against the Chicago White Sox after a night of rioting near Camden Yards. The team says it made the decision Tuesday after consulting with Major League Baseball, and state and local...

Francis Clayton returns to LU wrestling program as coach

THUNDER BAY -- After a 10-year absence, Francis Clayton is back at the helm of Lakehead University’s wrestling program. Francis, who coached the team for 20 years...

Tyler Johnson scores 2 goals to help Tampa Bay beat Detroit 5-2, forcing Game 7 in series NHL PLAYOFFS

DETROIT - With two splendid passes and a shot, the Tampa Bay Lightning covered the length of the ice in about six seconds — and offered their response to the laborious nature of the playoff grind. Tyler Johnson scored that beautifully orchestrated...

Betts' RBI single lifts Boston Red Sox to 6-5 win over Toronto Blue Jays TORONTO BLUE JAYS

BOSTON - Mookie Betts has proven he can turn on a fastball in his brief time in the majors. He didn't miss one for his game-winning hit. Betts hit a game-ending RBI single to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 6-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays...

Kuznetsov scores tiebreaking goal in 3rd period to lead Capitals past Islanders 2-1 in Game 7 NHL PLAYOFFS

WASHINGTON - Unburdened by the catastrophes of past Game 7s littering the Washington Capitals' playoff history, rookie Evgeny Kuznetsov delivered a breathtaking, series-clinching...

ESPN sues Verizon to raise stakes in showdown over unbundling of pay-TV channels SPORTS

ESPN is suing Verizon in an escalating clash over how the popular sports channel is being sold in a discounted pay-TV package. The complaint filed Monday in New York's state Supreme Court alleges Verizon is breaking its contract with ESPN,...

Key midfielder Diana Matheson wins battle to make Canada's World Cup roster SOCCER

VANCOUVER - Midfield dynamo Diana Matheson, sidelined by a serious knee injury last October, has made Canada's 23-woman roster for this summer's World Cup. The 166-cap veteran, whose work ethic and passing help Canada unlock defences, tore...

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