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Top Blue Jays prospect Nate Pearson could open season as starter

Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Chase Anderson's oblique injury could open the door for one of baseball's top prospects to open the season in the team's starting rotation.

FC Dallas, Nashville SC players cleared to travel return home from Florida

Members of FC Dallas and Nashville SC cleared by doctors to travel returned to Texas and Tennessee, respectively, on Monday.

Calgary Flames flicker back to life with lopsided groups at camp

CALGARY — After a few passing and battle drills to shake out the cobwebs, the majority of the Calgary Flames dove back into game-like scenarios Monday.

Another race called off: Toronto Waterfront Marathon cancelled due to COVID-19

TORONTO — COVID-19 has forced the cancellation of Canada's biggest marathon. The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, which was scheduled for Oct.
Whitecaps finally about to see action at MLS is Back Tournament in Florida

Whitecaps finally about to see action at MLS is Back Tournament in Florida

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — There have been no surprises for Whitecaps coach Marc Dos Santos so far at the MLS is Back Tournament. "It's pretty much what I thought. Teams are not ready to play," he told a virtual news conference Monday.
Washington's NFL team drops 'Redskins' name after 87 years

Washington's NFL team drops 'Redskins' name after 87 years

WASHINGTON — The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday it is dropping the “Redskins” name and Indian head logo, bowing to recent pressure from sponsors and decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans.
Raptors veteran Lowry believes the NBA restart will "work perfectly"

Raptors veteran Lowry believes the NBA restart will "work perfectly"

Kyle Lowry has been a big contributor to the NBA's return to the court as part of the players' association restart group. He strongly believes it will work.
NHL announces 30 positive COVID tests in Phase 2, 13 more outside league protocol

NHL announces 30 positive COVID tests in Phase 2, 13 more outside league protocol

NEW YORK — The NHL says 30 players tested positive for COVID-19 in testing during Phase 2 of the league's return-to-play plan, with another 13 testing positive outside of the league's protocol.
Toronto FC rues late collapse in ill-tempered 2-2 tie with D.C. United

Toronto FC rues late collapse in ill-tempered 2-2 tie with D.C. United

It didn't seem possible the MLS is Back Tournament could start any worse for Toronto FC after its first match was postponed twice due to COVID-19 concerns. But a late collapse, with 10-man D.C.
Canadiens sign defenceman Alexander Romanov to entry-level contract

Canadiens sign defenceman Alexander Romanov to entry-level contract

MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens have signed defenceman Alexander Romanov to a three-year entry-level contract. Romanov will earn US$832,500 at the NHL level in each season, with signing and performance bonuses starting in the 2020-21 season.