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Mighty Heart tops the list of nominations for $400,000 Breeders' Stakes turf event

TORONTO — Mighty Heart, the Queen's Plate and Prince of Wales champion, tops the list of 12 horses that were nominated to the $400,000 Breeders’ Stakes. A victory in 1 1/2-mule turf race Oct.
Toronto FC's Jozy Altidore expected to miss four to five weeks with hamstring strain

Toronto FC's Jozy Altidore expected to miss four to five weeks with hamstring strain

Toronto FC striker Jozy Altidore has a Grade 2 hamstring strain and will be out four to five weeks.
Canadian players are shining with American college football powers this season

Canadian players are shining with American college football powers this season

When second-ranked Alabama visits Ole Miss on Saturday, a featured matchup could see a Vanier Cup-winning defensive back going up against a big-play Canadian receiver. It's just one of several big-time U.S.
Canadian ECHL teams will start after some of American counterparts in next season

Canadian ECHL teams will start after some of American counterparts in next season

PRINCETON, N.J. — The ECHL plans a two-phased start to its 2020-21 season during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thirteen of the 25 active teams will begin play Dec. 11 and the other 12 kick off on Jan. 15, 2021.

Whitecaps' Lucas Cavallini trying to stay positive in challenging season

VANCOUVER — It's been a rough season for the Vancouver Whitecaps, but striker Lucas Cavallini is simply trying to stay positive. “I don’t want to get frustrated anymore, I don’t want to get upset," he told reporters Friday.
Triple Crown-winning trainer Mike Keogh among those watching Mighty Heart's quest

Triple Crown-winning trainer Mike Keogh among those watching Mighty Heart's quest

TORONTO — Mike Keogh finds himself in a similar position to the surviving members of the 1972 Miami Dolphins. Miami remains the NFL's last unbeaten team, capping a perfect 17-0 run by downing Washington 14-7 in the Super Bowl.
A win Sunday in Cincinnati and league-leading Toronto FC clinches MLS playoff berth

A win Sunday in Cincinnati and league-leading Toronto FC clinches MLS playoff berth

A win Sunday in Cincinnati and Toronto FC becomes the first MLS team to clinch a playoff berth in the pandemic-rejigged season. A tie might do it too.
Voit, Torres homer as Yankees beat Rays 5-1 to force Game 5

Voit, Torres homer as Yankees beat Rays 5-1 to force Game 5

SAN DIEGO — The New York Yankees didn't flinch under the pressure of an elimination game and got the AL Division Series against Tampa Bay into the hands of ace Gerrit Cole for the decisive Game 5.
Bang! Bang! Astros thump away vs Oakland, return to ALCS

Bang! Bang! Astros thump away vs Oakland, return to ALCS

LOS ANGELES — Three years after a sign-stealing scheme propelled the Astros to their first championship, Houston's star-studded lineup did little during the regular season to quiet criticism it could only hit when cheating.
Texas officer charged in Black man's fatal shooting fired

Texas officer charged in Black man's fatal shooting fired

DALLAS — A white police officer charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a Black man in a small East Texas city was fired Thursday.