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Maple Leafs close gap in Atlantic Division with win over Bruins

TORONTO — Nazem Kadri called Monday’s game a “must-win” for the Maple Leafs if they were to have any hope of chasing down the Boston Bruins for third spot in the Atlantic division. It took until the 58th minute before the Leafs pulled in front, Tyler Bozak potting the go-ahead power-play goal in Toronto’s huge 4-2 victory over Boston at the Air Canada Centre. The regulation win pulled the Leafs

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Senators-Canadiens slated for NHL 100 Classic outdoor game NHL

The Senators are slated to host the Canadiens in an outdoor matchup dubbed the NHL 100 Classic on Dec. 16, in celebration of the league’s 100th season. Follow NHL ✔@NHL Outdoor hockey is headed to Canada’s capital. The 2017 @Scotiabank #NHL100 Classic will take place in Ottawa on December 16. 11:25 AM – 17 Mar 2017 580580 Retweets 1,1661,166 likes View image on Twitter Follow Ottawa Senators ✔@Senators It’s official! The #Sens will be hosting the

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Canadian Adam Hadwin earns first PGA Tour victory

PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Canada’s Adam Hadwin is skipping his first World Golf Championship and asking for a refund for his honeymoon to Tahiti. He couldn’t be happier. Seven weeks after he shot a 59, and two weeks before his wedding, Hadwin added another eventful chapter to his amazing year. He threw away a two-shot lead with three holes to play by hitting a tee shot into the water, kept

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Nike Pro Hijab gives important validation to Muslim women athletes

This week, Nike announced the release of the Nike Pro Hijab, a lightweight, breathable head covering for Muslim athletes. The gear could be a game-changer for those female athletes who have long fought resistance to their participation, both from within and outside their faith. While it shouldn’t take a major global brand to “legitimize” the inclusion of women of all faiths in sports, it certainly can’t hurt. Conservative members of

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Raiders find new financing for Las Vegas stadium

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders told the NFL on Monday they have found a new partner to finance their proposed stadium in Las Vegas: Bank of America. A person familiar with the Raiders’ plans said the team presented the new proposal with financing backed by Bank of America to the NFL’s stadium and finance committees. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the plan was not made public.

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NBA trade deadline winners and losers: Lack of movement keeps Cavs, Warriors on top

In the end, Deadline Day itself was a yawner for the NBA. Not that there was no action — hey, earlier this week, DeMarcus Cousins got traded, and Serge Ibaka was dealt before that. But Thursday passed with mostly minor deals and a good bit of indignance among fans who were quite sure they could do the jobs of their local general managers better. But there were winners, and there

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NHL trade deadline: Maple Leafs acquire center Brian Boyle from Lightning

The Maple Leafs have acquired center Brian Boyle from the Lightning in exchange for forward Byron Froese and a 2017 conditional second round pick. Toronto was in the market for a bottom-six center, and reportedly had interested in Red Wings center Riley Sheahan. Boyle has 13 goals and nine assists in 54 games this season but more importantly is regarded around the league as a tough, defensive-minded center who is solid on faceoffs. Boyle has plenty of postseason

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Homan defeats Englot in an extra end to win third Scotties title

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — Ontario’s Rachel Homan refused to lose a third time to one team at the Canadian women’s curling championship. Homan reclaimed the Canadian title with an 8-6 win in an extra end over Manitoba’s Michelle Englot on Sunday. “That’s an unbelievable win by my team,” Homan said. “That’s the hardest win we’ve ever fought for I think.” At 27, Homan is the youngest skip, male or female,

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Raptors are all-in after eventful trade deadline week

TORONTO – In his first three-and-a-half years at the helm of the Toronto Raptors, Masai Ujiri made just two mid-season trades – a total he has now doubled over the span of eight days. If there was ever any doubt about his intentions for the club, or at least its immediate future, this past week should have cleared that up. The team’s president has sent a strong message – to

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MLB to introduce pitchless intentional walks

Move aimed at cutting time of games. NEW YORK—The players’ association has agreed to Major League Baseball’s proposal to have intentional walks without pitches this year. While the union has resisted many of MLB’s proposed innovations, players are willing to accept the intentional walk change. “As part of a broader discussion with other moving pieces, the answer is yes,” union head Tony Clark wrote Wednesday in an email to The

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