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UFC executive says cannabis a popular talking point among MMA fighters

UFC executive says cannabis a popular talking point among MMA fighters

TORONTO — While cannabis is not even tested for out of competition, UFC vice-president Jeff Novitzky says it's a constant topic of conversation in his world.
Spence chosen as Canada's closing flag-bearer for 2018 Youth Olympic Games

Spence chosen as Canada's closing flag-bearer for 2018 Youth Olympic Games

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Gymnast Emma Spence was selected as Canada's flag-bearer for the closing ceremony of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games. The 15-year-old from Cambridge, Ont.

Ottawa slotback Brad Sinopoli closing in CFL single-season record

Brad Sinopoli is on a historic pace. The Ottawa receiver is closing in on the CFL's regular-season record for most catches by a Canadian-born receiver. The 30-year-old native of Peterborough, Ont.
Canadian rugby sevens women open crucial World Series season in Colorado

Canadian rugby sevens women open crucial World Series season in Colorado

TORONTO — While the Canadian men's sevens side butts heads off the field with Rugby Canada, the Canadian women open their season Saturday in Glendale, Colo. The U.S.

Leafs' Andersen to start against Penguins after missing game with sore knee

TORONTO — Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen will get the start when Toronto hosts the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight. Leafs head coach Mike Babcock made the announcement following today's morning skate.
Ryan Suzuki aiming to join brother Nick as a first-round draft pick in 2019

Ryan Suzuki aiming to join brother Nick as a first-round draft pick in 2019

TORONTO — Ryan Suzuki isn't shy when the chance to chirp his older brother Nick comes his way. That's how it's been since they were kids playing mini-stick hockey and video games in their family home.
Ex-USA Gymnastics head indicted in Texas on tampering charge

Ex-USA Gymnastics head indicted in Texas on tampering charge

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny was arrested Wednesday after a Texas grand jury indicted him, alleging he tampered with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.
Benintendi, Red Sox hold off Astros 8-6 for 3-1 ALCS lead

Benintendi, Red Sox hold off Astros 8-6 for 3-1 ALCS lead

HOUSTON — Andrew Benintendi charged in hard and left his feet. Make the catch, Boston wins. If not ... no telling. On this night, though, even a ball the Red Sox didn't grab went their way.
Fan interferes on possible Altuve HR in Astros 8-6 ALCS loss

Fan interferes on possible Altuve HR in Astros 8-6 ALCS loss

HOUSTON — Jose Altuve was sure he'd hit a tying home run for the Houston Astros in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series. He thought it was a double, at least, when he watched the ball ricochet back onto the field.
Vancouver Whitecaps' playoff dreams faint after 4-1 loss to Sporting KC

Vancouver Whitecaps' playoff dreams faint after 4-1 loss to Sporting KC

VANCOUVER — Russell Teibert didn't have an explanation for the Vancouver Whitecaps' meltdown Wednesday night, but he did have an apology. "That was a team that gave in.