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2009 champ del Potro out of US Open because of right knee

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Juan Martin del Potro, the 2009 champion, has withdrawn from the U.S. Open because he is still recovering from surgery on his right knee.
Sounders add Russell Wilson, Macklemore to ownership group

Sounders add Russell Wilson, Macklemore to ownership group

SEATTLE — The Seattle Sounders are adding Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and wife Ciara, hip-hop artist Macklemore and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to the MLS club's ownership group.

Tellez hoping simple adjustment to swing can translate to big-league success

TORONTO — Rowdy Tellez didn't need much time to figure out what was different with his swing after being sent down to triple-A Buffalo last month.

Kane to make record 29th appearance as Canadian Women's Open exemptions announced

AURORA, Ont. — Lorie Kane is set to make a record-setting 29th appearance at the CP Women's Open when the golf tournament gets underway later this month at Magna Golf Club.
Joining Whitecaps a 'no-brainer' for Canadian striker Tosaint Ricketts

Joining Whitecaps a 'no-brainer' for Canadian striker Tosaint Ricketts

VANCOUVER — Canadian striker Tosaint Ricketts is hoping he can be the offensive spark that the struggling Vancouver Whitecaps need.
Shapovalov overcomes bad first set to post win over Sousa in Cincinnati

Shapovalov overcomes bad first set to post win over Sousa in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI — Canada's Denis Shapovalov roared back from a bad first set to post a 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over lucky loser Joao Sousa of Portugal in first-round action Tuesday at the Western & Southern Masters 1000 tennis tournament.
TFC coach Vanney wants to see urgency in Canadian semifinal with Ottawa

TFC coach Vanney wants to see urgency in Canadian semifinal with Ottawa

TORONTO — Fresh off a disappointing Major League Soccer result last week, coach Greg Vanney wants to see renewed commitment from his Toronto FC players in their Canadian Championship semifinal against USL club Ottawa Fury.
Montreal Alouettes QB Vernon Adams Jr. takes another step toward return

Montreal Alouettes QB Vernon Adams Jr. takes another step toward return

Montreal Alouettes starting quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. was back practising with fellow starters on Tuesday for the first time since suffering a mild concussion on Aug. 2. Adams led the Als to three straight wins before the injury.
Janarion Grant, Brandon Banks and C.J. Gable named CFL top performers for Week 9

Janarion Grant, Brandon Banks and C.J. Gable named CFL top performers for Week 9

TORONTO — Winnipeg receiver Janarion Grant, Hamilton receiver Brandon Banks and Edmonton running back C.J. Gable are the CFL's top performers for Week 9.
Brandon Drury hits first career grand slam in Blue Jays' 19-4 rout of Rangers

Brandon Drury hits first career grand slam in Blue Jays' 19-4 rout of Rangers

TORONTO — As soon as Brandon Drury's bat connected with the ball he knew he'd hit the first grand slam of his career.