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Raptors coach Nick Nurse returns to Iowa for celebration of his career

JEFFERSON, Iowa — Toronto coach Nick Nurse's improbable path to the NBA title began as a guard for Carroll Kuemper High in the middle of Iowa way back in the 1980s.
Kansas City Royals edge Toronto Blue Jays 7-6 thanks to five-run inning

Kansas City Royals edge Toronto Blue Jays 7-6 thanks to five-run inning

TORONTO — Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez remains positive that he will find a way out of a two-month slump that has seen him fail to record a victory in his last 12 starts.
Montreal Canadiens deal winger Andrew Shaw back to Chicago Blackhawks

Montreal Canadiens deal winger Andrew Shaw back to Chicago Blackhawks

MONTREAL — Andrew Shaw is heading back to the Windy City. The Chicago Blackhawks reacquired the winger from the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday in exchange for second- and seventh-round picks in the 2020 NHL draft and a third-rounder in 2021.
Marcus Stroman named Blue Jays all-star; Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in home run derby

Marcus Stroman named Blue Jays all-star; Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in home run derby

TORONTO — Major League Baseball has selected ace Marcus Stroman as the Toronto Blue Jays representative for the all-star game in Cleveland next week.
Roughriders talking about must-win game vs. Argonauts in Week 3 of CFL season

Roughriders talking about must-win game vs. Argonauts in Week 3 of CFL season

REGINA — It may only be the third game of the season but the Saskatchewan Roughriders already appear to be facing a must-win situation when they host the Toronto Argonauts at Mosaic Stadium on Monday.
Blue Jays rookie phenom Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to compete in Home Run Derby

Blue Jays rookie phenom Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to compete in Home Run Derby

TORONTO — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is looking forward to Major League Baseball's all-star break. Not for the potential money he could earn, but to showcase his skills as a slugger.

Senators hire former Blues coach Davis Payne as assistant on D.J. Smith's staff

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators hired Davis Payne as an assistant coach Sunday, adding more experience to the staff of rookie bench boss D.J Smith.

Gareth O'Brien leads Toronto Wolfpack past Batley Bulldogs 40-10

BATLEY, United Kingdom — Gareth O'Brien had a try and five goals as the Toronto Wolfpack beat the Batley Bulldogs 40-10 on Sunday.
Verstappen wins Austrian GP to end Mercedes' unbeaten streak

Verstappen wins Austrian GP to end Mercedes' unbeaten streak

SPIELBERG, Austria — Max Verstappen showed off his risky racing style Sunday to win the Austrian Grand Prix for a second straight year and end Mercedes' unbeaten streak this season.
Oilers put defenceman Andrej Sekera on waivers for the purpose of a buyout

Oilers put defenceman Andrej Sekera on waivers for the purpose of a buyout

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers will have a little extra money to work with when free agency opens.