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Toronto Raptors rebuild has taken load off all-star guard Kyle Lowry

Toronto Raptors rebuild has taken load off all-star guard Kyle Lowry

TORONTO — Kyle Lowry pulled the microphone out of its stand, then leaned way back in his chair in a picture of nonchalance before addressing the media on Thursday.
France native Valentin Gnahoua picked first overall in CFL European draft

France native Valentin Gnahoua picked first overall in CFL European draft

TORONTO — Valentin Gnahoua and Asnnel Robo have given football players from France another potential career path. Gnahoua and Robo went first and third overall, respectively, in the CFL's first-ever European player draft Thursday.
Ottawa promises new consultations on land for proposed Halifax CFL stadium

Ottawa promises new consultations on land for proposed Halifax CFL stadium

HALIFAX — The federal Crown corporation that owns the land where a stadium could be built for a proposed Halifax CFL franchise has confirmed that more public consultations will be held.
Conners off to strong start at Masters, was last to qualify

Conners off to strong start at Masters, was last to qualify

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The last guy into the Masters left no doubt he deserved his spot.
Winger Nick DeLeon signs new contract, finds new home with Toronto FC

Winger Nick DeLeon signs new contract, finds new home with Toronto FC

TORONTO — Winger Nick DeLeon was one of several Toronto FC players to take their kids onto the field last Saturday for the anthems before facing the Chicago Fire.
Canadian women hone "blue-collar" identity in 5-0 quarterfinal win over Germany

Canadian women hone "blue-collar" identity in 5-0 quarterfinal win over Germany

ESPOO, Finland — In an unfamiliar game against an unfamiliar foe, Canada summoned the brand of hockey the team believes can win gold at the women's world championship.
Canadian golfer Corey Conners is talk of the town in Listowel, Ont.

Canadian golfer Corey Conners is talk of the town in Listowel, Ont.

Residents of a small town in Southern Ontario were glued to their televisions on Thursday, rooting for a local hero playing on one of golf's biggest stages. Corey Conners, a 27-year-old from Listowel, Ont.
Leafs hoping to write a different script against Bruins heading into Game 1

Leafs hoping to write a different script against Bruins heading into Game 1

BOSTON — Nazem Kadri has plenty of bad memories inside TD Garden. He's hoping this spring will be different.
Rookie scores in debut, Stars beat Preds for 1-0 series lead

Rookie scores in debut, Stars beat Preds for 1-0 series lead

NASHVILLE — Miro Heiskanen turned in a post-season debut to remember, even if the Dallas rookie defenceman didn't wind up writing himself into the NHL's record book because of a late scoring change.
Canada's Andre De Grasse ready for first individual race since last summer

Canada's Andre De Grasse ready for first individual race since last summer

It might seem like Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse amassed a career's worth of medals during his meteoric rise. But the 24-year-old from Markham, Ont., is back to remind everyone he's not done yet.