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Ten man France prove that England are still in the dark ages

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England manager Gareth Southgate says “there is no magic wand” in the wake of their 3-2 defeat to 10-man France.Southgate’s men lost 3-2 in Tuesday’s global friendly at the Stade de France, despite the Real Madrid centre-back seeing red for bringing down Dele Alli for a penalty that was converted by Harry Kane early in…

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Federer shows Wimbledon intentions at Halle

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Federer shows Wimbledon intentions at Halle

Switzerland’s Roger Federer competes during the match against Russia’s Karen Khachanov at the Gerry Weber Open tennis tournament in Halle, Germany, Saturday, June 24, 2017.Yet to drop a set in the event so far, the 18-time Grand Slam victor will be looking for his fourth title of the year and ninth Halle title before hoping…

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Tebow being promoted to Mets’ affiliate in Florida

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Tebow being promoted to Mets’ affiliate in Florida

The Heisman Trophy victor and former National Football League star is still a long way from an MLB appearance but he has been promoted from the Low A Columbia Fireflies to the Advanced A St Lucie Mets.General manager Sandy Alderson announced the move before the Mets’ 8-2 win at San Francisco on Sunday.The average attendance…

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Basketball fans hilariously roast Draymond Green’s shorts at the NBA Awards

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Basketball fans hilariously roast Draymond Green’s shorts at the NBA Awards

Wizards point guard John Wall did not make the All-Defensive first or second team chosen by the media.He averaged 1.8 steals and was one of only three players in the league this season to record at least 130 steals and 50 blocks.Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors is among the 2017 NBA All-Defensive Team…

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‘It was really tough’ Difficult day one of development camp for Winnipeg Jets prospects

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‘It was really tough’ Difficult day one of development camp for Winnipeg Jets prospects

WINNIPEG – They skated, skated, and skated some more.The Winnipeg Jets top prospects, including their recent draft picks, were put through some rigorous on-ice testing to kick off the 5-day development camp. There were no pucks to be found as first round draft choice and 24th overall pick Kristian Vesalainen got a small taste of…

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Calgary Stampeders running back Roy Finch suspended for drug violation

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Calgary Stampeders running back Roy Finch suspended for drug violation

CALGARY – Calgary Stampeder running back Roy Finch says he made a mistake trying to treat his attention deficit disorder and it resulted in a two-game suspension.The CFL suspended the 25-year-old Monday for testing positive for amphetamine.Finch says he took Adderall to treat attention deficit disorder and failed to clear the medication with Stampeder doctors.“I…

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Jerry Howarth, Blue Jays radio voice, glad to be back

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Jerry Howarth, Blue Jays radio voice, glad to be back

The list of Toronto Blue Jays who have spent time on the disabled list over the first three months of the season is one of the longest in recent memory. Even the team’s longtime radio broadcaster was forced out of action for an extended period.About 4 ½ months after undergoing successful prostate cancer surgery, Jerry…

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Calgary Flames officially welcome new players Mike Smith and Travis Hamonic Monday

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Calgary Flames officially welcome new players Mike Smith and Travis Hamonic Monday

CALGARY – A high-priced defenceman and high-mileage goaltender donned the flaming ‘C’ in Calgary on Monday.Flames general manager Brad Treliving introduced defenceman Travis Hamonic and goalie Mike Smith at a news conference after acquiring the two men in trades in the span of a week.Hamonic, 26, came with a gaudy price tag that included next…

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Kariya joins buddy Selanne in hockey shrines new wave: Feschuk

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Kariya joins buddy Selanne in hockey shrines new wave: Feschuk

When Paul Kariya got the call from the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday, he wasn’t around to answer it. Lanny McDonald, the ex-Leaf who’s the hall’s chairman, had to leave a message informing Kariya of his presence on a list of 2017 inductees that also includes longtime teammate Teemu Selanne. Kariya, it turned out,…

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Capturing a country through sport: The summer stars

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Capturing a country through sport: The summer stars

To celebrate our country’s birthday, the Star is showcasing 150 of the quintessential Canadian sporting characters and moments of the last 150 years. In the sixth of a 10-part series, we highlight Canada’s summer sports stars:The Matchless SixIt was a time when Victorian ideas about the unseemliness and outright physical dangers of women competing in…

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