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Court overturns Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence

Court overturns Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence

A federal appeals court Friday threw out Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, saying the judge who oversaw the case did not adequately screen jurors for potential biases. A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S.
6 teams idle: Manfred, union talk as MLB grapples with virus

6 teams idle: Manfred, union talk as MLB grapples with virus

MIAMI — With six teams idled Friday by the COVID-19 pandemic, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke to union leader Tony Clark about the importance of players following the sport's coronavirus protocols.
Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins optimistic about return of closer Ken Giles

Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins optimistic about return of closer Ken Giles

TORONTO — Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins says he's optimistic closer Ken Giles will be back in the Toronto bullpen soon. Giles has been sidelined since suffering a forearm injury Sunday.
Edmonton hopes for NHL hub-city benefits, welcomes Western Conference playoffs

Edmonton hopes for NHL hub-city benefits, welcomes Western Conference playoffs

EDMONTON — Across the street from Rogers Place, a pub patio was prepped with picnic tables and television screens slung above them Friday.
Five things to watch as the Toronto Raptors resume their title defence

Five things to watch as the Toronto Raptors resume their title defence

The defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors resume their title defence when they face the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday.
Sources: CFL no longer talking to Business Development Bank of Canada

Sources: CFL no longer talking to Business Development Bank of Canada

TORONTO — The CFL's search for federal government assistance will continue as the calendar flips to August, with time ticking down on the league's hopes for a shortened 2020 season.
NBA champion Toronto Raptors ready to pick up where they left off

NBA champion Toronto Raptors ready to pick up where they left off

The Toronto Raptors were the hottest team in the NBA in early March, on a league-best four-game winning streak, coming off a solid west coast road swing and having just clinched a playoff spot.

Hurricanes' Dougie Hamilton out for Rangers series opener

TORONTO — All-Star defenceman Dougie Hamilton won’t play for the Carolina Hurricanes in Saturday’s opener against the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference’s expanded playoff qualifying round.
Sophie Schmidt, Alphonso Davies win Canada Soccer Player of the Month awards

Sophie Schmidt, Alphonso Davies win Canada Soccer Player of the Month awards

Sophie Schmidt and Alphonso Davies have been named Canada Soccer's Players of the Month for July after helping their teams lift trophies. Schmidt and the Houston Dash won the Challenge Cup, capping the NWSL's return to play.
Nurse on Canadian anthem: "We need to do better in the systemic racism area"

Nurse on Canadian anthem: "We need to do better in the systemic racism area"

The Toronto Raptors will treat both national anthems as "one long song" ahead of their opening game of the NBA restart on Saturday, according to coach Nick Nurse.