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Toronto FC sends Gregory van der Wiel home after altercation with coach

Toronto FC's eventful pre-season took another turn Wednesday when Dutch international defender Gregory van der Wiel was sent home from training camp in California.

Ovechkin goal against Leafs ties Fedorov for most NHL points by a Russian

TORONTO — Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin collected the 1,179th point of his career Wednesday, tying him with Sergei Fedorov for the most NHL points by a Russian-born player. Ovechkin, involved in a nasty collision with teammate T.J.
No hat logo for Halladay's Hall plaque; Mussina uncertain

No hat logo for Halladay's Hall plaque; Mussina uncertain

NEW YORK — Roy Halladay won't be have a logo on the cap of his Hall of Fame plaque, and Mike Mussina wants some time before giving his opinion to the Hall, which makes the final decision.

Andreescu headlines good day for Canadians at Oracle Challenger tennis

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu is through to the third round of the Oracle Challenger tennis tournament. The 18-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., downed American Katie Volynets 6-2, 7-6 (7) on Wednesday night.
'Who is the shooter?' Closing arguments in case of slain football player

'Who is the shooter?' Closing arguments in case of slain football player

CALGARY — The lawyer for a man accused in the fatal shooting of a professional football player says the case highlights the dangers of eyewitness testimony.

Alberta men book a spot in championship pool at Canadian juniors

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — B.C. skip Tyler Tardi remained perfect at the Canadian junior curling championships with a 6-2 win over Northern Ontario's Tanner Horgan on Wednesday afternoon.

B'nai Brith Canada urges IPC to move meet from Malaysia after Israeli athletes banned

TORONTO — A Jewish organization from Canada is urging the International Paralympic Committee to change the location of this summer's 2019 world para-swimming championships in the wake of host Malaysia's refusal to allow Israeli athletes to compete in
Canada's Alison Levine a quick study in boccia, now a medal threat

Canada's Alison Levine a quick study in boccia, now a medal threat

TORONTO — Alison Levine knew when she threw her first ball that boccia was the sport for her. She was on the provincial team three weeks later and made the national team three months after that.

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. named top prospect

TORONTO — Baseball America has named Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. the top prospect in the sport. The 19-year-old Dominican, who was born in Montreal, split last season between double-A New Hampshire and triple-A Buffalo.
Meek Mill, Jay-Z and sports owners back justice reforms

Meek Mill, Jay-Z and sports owners back justice reforms

NEW YORK — A coalition of big names in sports and entertainment pledged their high-profile platforms and $50 million on Wednesday at the launch of an organization that will lobby for changes to state probation and parole laws.