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Toronto FC will have to hold off Schweinsteiger and the Fire in MLSs stretch run

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Toronto FC will have to hold off Schweinsteiger and the Fire in MLSs stretch run

When Michael Bradley, Jozy Alitdore and Sebastian Giovinco headed to Chicago this week to take part in Major League Soccer’s all-star break, the trio of designated players did so as members of the best team in the league. That status was cemented on Sunday afternoon, when Eastern Conference leaders Toronto FC embarrassed the conference’s No….

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The Donaldson of old powers Jays to win over White Sox

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The Donaldson of old powers Jays to win over White Sox

CHICAGO—Puff-puff-puff. Gasp-gasp-gasp.By the time Kendrys Morales had chugged around the bases, all the way from first on an RBI double by Steve Pearce, Mr. DH was clearly gassed.He staggered across the plate and, for several moments, just stood there. Catching his breath. While teammates in the dugout prepared towels for the purpose of fanning. Did…

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Troy Davis is feeling the rush with Argonauts

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A Google search for “Troy Davis CFL” returns plenty of hits regarding a retired running back — which makes perfect sense.After starring at Iowa State and flaming out in the NFL, Davis became a CFL mainstay, rushing for 6,739 yards over seven seasons, finishing with the Argonauts in 2007.But current Argos pass rusher Troy Davis…

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Canada rugby flanker Karen Paquin puts country before cash

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Canada rugby flanker Karen Paquin puts country before cash

Karen Paquin has given up her job twice for her country.The flanker from Quebec City hopes to make that sacrifice pay off this month in Ireland where Canada, runner-up three years ago in France, looks to win the Women’s Rugby World Cup.The Canadian women, currently ranked third in the world, open Aug. 9 against No….

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Shocked outfielder Aoki turns the page as he joins Jays

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Shocked outfielder Aoki turns the page as he joins Jays

CHICAGO—One of the first Yokoso! messages of welcome Nori Aoki received as a freshly traded and freshly minted Blue Jay on Monday came from . . . Munenori Kawasaki.Who, of course, hasn’t been a Blue Jay since late 2015, but will always be a Jay to his legion of fans in Toronto, which included all…

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Texas Rangers spent $107M on Darvish for zero playoff wins

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ARLINGTON, TEXAS—When Yu Darvish arrived in Texas from Japan in 2012, the Texas Rangers were coming off consecutive World Series appearances.As was expected with his celebrated entrance then, Darvish is now pitching for a World Series contender. Except it’s out on the West Coast for the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers and not in Texas,…

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Usain Bolt has one word for De Grasse and doubters: unbeatable

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Usain Bolt has one word for De Grasse and doubters: unbeatable

LONDON—An encore for Usain Bolt? Unthinkable.A loss in his going-away party? Impossible.Track’s fastest man and greatest entertainer made both those points clear Tuesday leading to his final world championships this week. It was an engaging hour filled with reminisces, chats about his plans and thoughts about where his troubled and soon-to-be-starless sport might be headed.Sporting…

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Jays closer Roberto Osuna has an ear for the game: DiManno

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CHICAGO—As sheets of rain poured down, lightning zigzagging and thunder booming, drifts of hail beating a mad tattoo on the dugout roof, two pitchers huddled on the concrete steps in the tunnel, oblivious to the biblical deluge.An hour later, by which time the skies had cleared and the tarp was off the field, Roberto Osuna…

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Sturridge suffers thigh injury as Liverpool beat Bayern 3-0

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Jurgen Klopp’s side, who have now won all six of their warm-up matches this summer, will play Atletico Madrid in the final of the preseason tournament at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday thanks to first-half goals from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.Liverpool face Bayern Munich in the pre-season tournament Audi Cup on Tuesday, August 1.”The…

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Discovery Communications President thrilled as Paris brings 2024 Olympics to Europe

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Discovery Communications President thrilled as Paris brings 2024 Olympics to Europe

It was announced Monday, July 31, 2017, that Los Angeles has reached an agreement with worldwide Olympic leaders that will open the way for the city to host the 2028 Summer Games, while ceding the 2024 Games to rival Paris.While France’s social media lit up with joy, 9,500 km away in Los Angeles, the city…

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