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Iran striker retires from team at 23 after online insults

Iran striker retires from team at 23 after online insults

TEHRAN, Iran — Online bullying has just cost Iran one of its top players. Forward Sardar Azmoun said Thursday that he's retiring from the national team.
Esks seeking answers, not excuses, as they seek to right the ship against Lions

Esks seeking answers, not excuses, as they seek to right the ship against Lions

EDMONTON — Given injuries and all the new faces, it might have been tempting for the Edmonton Eskimos to lean on excuses after having their defence dominated last week.
Blue Jays putting emphasis on mental performance throughout organization

Blue Jays putting emphasis on mental performance throughout organization

TORONTO — The so-called mind gym is one of the first places new draft picks go at the Toronto Blue Jays' training facility in Dunedin, Fla.
Colombia advances while Senegal is eliminated by tiebreaker

Colombia advances while Senegal is eliminated by tiebreaker

SAMARA, Russia — The "fair play" tiebreaker doesn't seem all that fair to Senegal. The last African team standing at the World Cup lost to Colombia 1-0 Thursday, leaving it even with Japan on record, goal differential, total goals and head-to-head.
Japan advances on yellow cards despite losing at World Cup

Japan advances on yellow cards despite losing at World Cup

VOLGOGRAD, Russia — Nice guys don't necessarily finish last at the World Cup.
World No. 1 Simona Halep among big names on Rogers Cup tournament list

World No. 1 Simona Halep among big names on Rogers Cup tournament list

MONTREAL — Top-ranked Simona Halep is among the players confirmed to participate in the 2018 Rogers Cup, Tennis Canada announced Thursday. Halep, the 2016 Rogers Cup champion, is coming off her first Grand Slam win at the French Open.
Toronto Raptors set to play pre-season games in Vancouver, Montreal

Toronto Raptors set to play pre-season games in Vancouver, Montreal

TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors will play pre-season games in Vancouver and Montreal this year. Toronto will tangle with the Portland Trail Blazers on Sept. 29 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver and then will square off with the Brooklyn Nets on Oct.

Calgary's Lee posts two match-play wins to reach round of 16 at British Amateur

SOUTHPORT, England — Canada's Jaclyn Lee posted two match-play victories Thursday to reach the round of 16 at the Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship.
Woodbine CEO Lawson putting on CFL hat in trying to grow Queen's Plate

Woodbine CEO Lawson putting on CFL hat in trying to grow Queen's Plate

TORONTO — Jim Lawson is using a very familiar model as he builds the $1-million Queen's Plate.
Canadian Open lands Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson as headliners

Canadian Open lands Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson as headliners

OAKVILLE, Ont. — Bill Paul was like any other golf fan, watching as Brooks Koepka seized control on No. 16 at Shinnecock Hills to win the U.S. Open.