July 25th, 2014

National Sports

Goaltender Reimer agrees to two-year deal with Leafs, avoids arbitration

By The Canadian Press on July 25th, 2014

TORONTO – Goaltender James Reimer and the Toronto Maple Leafs have avoided arbitration with a new two-year contract. The Leafs confirmed the deal in a release Friday. Reimer, a restricted free agent, and the Leafs were scheduled to go to arbitration on Monday. Reimer lost the starting job in Toronto to Jonathan Bernier last season, ... Read More »

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Julio Cesar’s loan to Toronto FC officially ends, Brazilian heads back to QPR

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on July 25th, 2014

TORONTO – Toronto FC officially parted ways with on-loan goalkeeper Julio Cesar on Friday, saying the Brazilian international had returned to Queens Park Rangers. The 34-year-old Cesar joined Toronto in February and made seven league appearances with a 3-4-0 record and two shutouts. He earned MLS Save of the Week honours in Week 7. The ... Read More »

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Whitecaps look for home win over Dallas to return to MLS playoff picture

By Jim Morris, The Canadian Press on July 25th, 2014

VANCOUVER – After settling for a string of draws, the Vancouver Whitecaps are looking for a win against FC Dallas to paint themselves back into the Major League Soccer playoff picture. “We can gain points on them,” said left fullback Jordan Harvey. “Any game you play against a Western Conference team, and we’re just outside ... Read More »

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Decked out in a yellow jersey again, Nibali leaves Tour de France rivals vying for 2nd place

By Jamey Keaten, The Associated Press on July 25th, 2014

BERGERAC, France – Ramunas Navardauskas gave Lithuania and his American team a stage victory Friday at the Tour de France. Now cycling’s great showcase is reduced to this – the race for second place behind Vincenzo Nibali. The Italian, who has all but won the yellow jersey, cruised to the finish in Stage 19 in ... Read More »

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Mike Tyson has met with Jamie Foxx about possibly playing him onscreen

By Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press on July 25th, 2014

TORONTO – Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson says he’s met with Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx about collaborating on a possible biopic on his life. “Me and Jamie Foxx have been talking and he’s willing to take that role and portray me as Mike Tyson, doing my life story,” Tyson said Friday in a conference ... Read More »

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Goal! Stolen soccer jersey signed by Pele returned to owner after nearly 20 years

By The Canadian Press on July 25th, 2014

LONDON, Ont. – A soccer fan in London, Ont., has been reunited with a jersey autographed by legendary Brazilian footballer Pele nearly 20 years after it was stolen. Police say the game shirt and other soccer items were taken from the home back in December 1994, but that insurance and investigation records about the theft ... Read More »

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Nelsen unhappy about Defoe’s treatment, says refs have to watch fouls not simulation

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on July 25th, 2014

TORONTO – Toronto FC manager Ryan Nelsen says he’s concerned about the rough treatment being meted out to star striker Jermain Defoe. The five-foot-seven English forward will have to sit out Saturday’s game against visiting Sporting Kansas City after receiving a caution last weekend in Houston, when he was essentially hurled to the ground by ... Read More »

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Mail it in: R&A allows postal voting on motion to admit women for first time

By The Associated Press on July 25th, 2014

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland – The Royal & Ancient Golf Club will hold a postal vote on whether to admit women members for the first time. The club announced Friday that it would allow members to vote by post rather than limiting the vote to members attending in person. The club says “by taking this decision ... Read More »

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Veteran quarterback Henry Burris returns to face former Ticats teammates

By The Canadian Press on July 25th, 2014

HAMILTON – Henry Burris is back. The veteran quarterback will face his former Hamilton teammates for the first time Saturday night when the expansion Ottawa Redblacks visit the Tiger-Cats. Burris, 39, spent two seasons in Hamilton, leading the Ticats to the Grey Cup final last year. But the Ticats released Burris in the off-season after ... Read More »

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Furyk, DeLaet, Kuchar an impressive threesome at Canadian Open

By Bill Beacon, The Canadian Press on July 25th, 2014

MONTREAL – It was a festival of birdies for the threesome of Jim Furyk, Graham DeLaet and Matt Kuchar on Friday at the US$5.7 RBC Canadian Open. Furyk and DeLaet tied the course record at Royal Montreal with 63s while Kuchar shot 65 as they combined for 22 birdies and only three bogeys in near-perfect ... Read More »

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