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Roughriders want to complete return to respectability with win Saturday

Roughriders want to complete return to respectability with win Saturday

Returning to the CFL playoffs for the first time since 2014 has been a slow, uphill climb for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
NYC circles the wagons around marathon after truck attack

NYC circles the wagons around marathon after truck attack

NEW YORK — In a city shaken by its deadliest terrorist attack since 9-11 , police are promising an unprecedented security effort to try to secure a soft target spanning five boroughs and 26.2 miles: the New York City Marathon.
It's down to final eight as gamers go after Canada's Madden NFL 18 crown

It's down to final eight as gamers go after Canada's Madden NFL 18 crown

TORONTO — Rob Gambino takes his video gaming seriously. And when he plays, there's always something on the line. "I don't really play for fun. I only play money games on third-party websites," said the 29-year-old from Toronto.

Olympic bodies improve protection for athletes from abuse

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Trying to protect athletes from abuse and harassment, the International Olympic Committee has published a 106-page document to help sports bodies improve their rules and processes.
Pistorius case returns as prosecutors seek longer sentence

Pistorius case returns as prosecutors seek longer sentence

SOMERSET WEST, South Africa — A judge "overemphasized" Oscar Pistorius' disability and was far too lenient on the double-amputee athlete, prosecutors said Friday as they tried to convince a South African court to more than double his prison sentence
Dempsey scores twice as Sounders top Whitecaps 2-0 to advance to MLS West final

Dempsey scores twice as Sounders top Whitecaps 2-0 to advance to MLS West final

SEATTLE — After his team failed to direct a single shot on target in a scoreless first leg of their Western Conference semifinal, Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson rolled the dice with an attack-minded lineup in the all-or-nothing rematch.
Amadio gets 1st goal in surging LA Kings' 5-3 win over Leafs

Amadio gets 1st goal in surging LA Kings' 5-3 win over Leafs

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings have climbed atop the Western Conference standings by adeptly combining their established stars with hungry young talent.

Thursday's Games

Thursday's Games NHL Boston 2 Vegas 1 Washington 4 N.Y. Islanders 3 N.Y. Rangers 2 Tampa Bay 1 (OT) Columbus 7 Florida 3 Ottawa 3 Detroit 1 Winnipeg 5 Dallas 2 Minnesota 6 Montreal 3 Philadelphia 2 St.
Jets damage Bills' AFC East standing, 34-21

Jets damage Bills' AFC East standing, 34-21

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — There was one team that looked like a playoff contender Thursday night. It wasn't the Buffalo Bills.
Smith makes 43 saves, Giordano scores in OT to lift Flames over Penguins

Smith makes 43 saves, Giordano scores in OT to lift Flames over Penguins

CALGARY — It was another strong performance from Mike Smith on Thursday night. Smith made 43 saves and Mark Giordano scored at 2:19 of overtime as the Calgary Flames beat the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins, 2-1.