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Nyquist scores OT winner on penalty shot, Blue Jackets beat Leafs

Nyquist scores OT winner on penalty shot, Blue Jackets beat Leafs

TORONTO — Gustav Nyquist scored on a penalty shot in overtime as the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 on Monday. Riley Nash, Pierre-Luc Dubois and Alexander Wennberg scored in regulation for Columbus (4-3-2).
The eyes have it: Scherzer embraces 2 different eye colours

The eyes have it: Scherzer embraces 2 different eye colours

HOUSTON — Max Scherzer was taunted over his eyes as a kid. Now he treasures them.
Pelicans' Zion Williamson out 6-8 weeks after knee scope

Pelicans' Zion Williamson out 6-8 weeks after knee scope

NEW ORLEANS — Zion Williamson will miss the start of the season after the No. 1 overall draft pick by the New Orleans Pelicans had right knee surgery, sidelining the hyped rookie for nearly two months.

Raptors ready to celebrate championship season before tipping off new campaign

TORONTO — Before the Toronto Raptors get on with the business of trying to defend their NBA title, one last celebration is on tap.
Quarterback Cody Fajardo signs contract extension with Saskatchewan Roughriders

Quarterback Cody Fajardo signs contract extension with Saskatchewan Roughriders

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders have locked up quarterback Cody Fajardo. The Riders signed their starter to a two-year contract extension Monday, keeping him with the CFL club through the 2021 season.
Canada beefs up in women's curling to counter international surge

Canada beefs up in women's curling to counter international surge

CALGARY — Canada is deeper in women's curling talent and so is the rest of the world.

Canada downs Nigeria for second straight win at ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Canada has won its second straight match at the ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier, defeating Nigeria by 50 runs Monday. The Canadians, who beat Jersey by 53 runs Sunday, won the toss and elected to bat.
Canadian rookie Mfiondu Kabengele learning quickly from Clippers superstars

Canadian rookie Mfiondu Kabengele learning quickly from Clippers superstars

VANCOUVER — Canadian rookie Mfiondu Kabengele knows he has a lot to learn heading into his first season with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Toronto FC looks to get healthy for Big Apple playoff date with New York City FC

Toronto FC looks to get healthy for Big Apple playoff date with New York City FC

Toronto FC training was all over the place Monday. Striker Jozy Altidore, nursing a quad strain, worked out on his own on a field away from the main squad during the portion of practice open to the media.
West Division playoff race still has no shortage of twists and turns

West Division playoff race still has no shortage of twists and turns

Finally, some clarity in the muddled West Division playoff picture. The Edmonton Eskimos will finish fourth and thus become the crossover team come playoff time in the CFL. That was determined by the Saskatchewan Roughriders' 27-19 win over the B.C.