August 22nd, 2014

National Sports

Guarantee this: Harris, Lions full of promises ahead of game against Roughriders

By Monte Stewart, The Canadian Press on August 22nd, 2014

SURREY, B.C. – Andrew Harris has a guarantee of his own on a team full of them. “I feel great, I feel great – that’s a guarantee,” said the B.C. running back, who will return from a one-game injury absence when the Lions host the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Sunday. The comment was a thinly-veiled reference ... Read More »

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Gibbons thinks Blue Jays can go on a May-like tear over next few weeks

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press on August 22nd, 2014

TORONTO – The Toronto Blue Jays were one of the most feared teams in baseball through May and early June. They need to regain that form to have any chance of qualifying for the post-season. The Jays went 21-9 in May and led the American League East standings through the month of June. The playoffs ... Read More »

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Love trade to Cleveland will make Wiggins a rare No. 1 pick dealt before his rookie season

By Jon Krawczynski, The Associated Press on August 22nd, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS – The wait is almost over. The blockbuster trade that will send Kevin Love to team up with LeBron James in Cleveland will be completed on Saturday, making the Cavaliers an instant favourite in the Eastern Conference and turning Andrew Wiggins into something of an anomaly. When Wiggins is moved from the Cavs to ... Read More »

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Ujiri, Leiweke envision new Raptors training facility as basketball “mecca”

By Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press on August 22nd, 2014

TORONTO – Masai Ujiri and Tim Leiweke envision a training facility that will be both the talk of the NBA and a home to young Canadian players – a “Field of Dreams” facility that they say will help bring basketball’s best to Toronto. Ujiri and Leiweke unveiled plans on Friday for the $30-million practice facility ... Read More »

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Teenage star Henderson one of 4 Canadians to make the cut at CP Women’s Open

By Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press on August 22nd, 2014

LONDON, Ont. – Safely in position to make the cut after her second round at the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, amateur Brooke Henderson still talked like playing on the weekend was in doubt. “I left a lot of opportunities out there and missed a lot of birdies, but that’s OK,” she said. “If I play ... Read More »

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Goal-starved Whitecaps look to youthful attack for rare win in L.A

By Monte Stewart, The Canadian Press on August 22nd, 2014

VANCOUVER – The Vancouver Whitecaps will be looking for an overdue breakout game from their youthful offence when they visit the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday. Throughout the season, Vancouver coach Carl Robinson has stuck with young players in key offensive roles. With 11 games remaining in the regular season, Robinson adjusted course slightly this ... Read More »

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Meditation prepares Stampeders running back Jon Cornish for return to the field

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press on August 22nd, 2014

CALGARY – He hasn’t carried a ball in a game since June. But when his body was idle, Jon Cornish’s mind wasn’t. The Canadian Football League’s most outstanding player and leading rusher last season feels he’s mentally ready to play Sunday when his Calgary Stampeders are in Ottawa to face the Redblacks. Concussion symptoms sidelined ... Read More »

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Goal-starved Whitecaps look to yourhful attack for rare win in L.A

By Monte Stewart, The Canadian Press on August 22nd, 2014

VANCOUVER – The Vancouver Whitecaps will be looking for an overdue breakout game from their youthful offence when they visit the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday. Throughout the season, Vancouver coach Carl Robinson has stuck with young players in key offensive roles. With 11 games remaining in the regular season, Robinson adjusted course slightly this ... Read More »

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Chief suspect pleads guilty in Cuban human trafficking group that included Rangers OF Martin

By Curt Anderson, The Associated Press on August 22nd, 2014

MIAMI – A man accused of masterminding a human trafficking ring pleaded guilty Friday to U.S. extortion charges involving the smuggling of more than 1,000 Cubans, including baseball players such as Texas Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin. Eliezer Lazo, 41, entered the plea Friday in Miami federal court. Lazo is already serving a five-year prison sentence ... Read More »

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Mo’ne Davis steps out of the spotlight after capturing the world’s attention for past 2 weeks

By Rusty Miller, The Associated Press on August 22nd, 2014

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Now Mo’ne Davis will go from being magazine cover girl to erstwhile eighth-grader. The right-hander with the thick braids and the wide smile stepped into the national spotlight and captured hearts around the world while leading the Philadelphia Taney Dragons on an entertaining run at the Little League World Series. Their ... Read More »

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