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Cavalry FC closes in on perfect season with 2-1 win over HFX Wanderers

HALIFAX — Jordan Brown's shot deflected off a series of defenders and into the net as Cavalry FC defeated the HFX Wanderers 2-1 on Wednesday in Canadian Premier League action.
Dominican AG: Ortiz shooting result of mistaken identity

Dominican AG: Ortiz shooting result of mistaken identity

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was shot in the back by a gunman who mistook him for the real target, another man who was seated at the same table at an outdoor cafe, Dominican officials said Wednesday.

Matthews says Raptors parade gives "a little extra motivation" for next season

Watching the NBA Finals and the Toronto Raptors' parade from his home in Arizona, Maple Leafs star forward Auston Matthews couldn't help but think about what it would be like if his team managed to win a championship.
Raptors coach Nick Nurse says meeting in the works with Prime Minister Trudeau

Raptors coach Nick Nurse says meeting in the works with Prime Minister Trudeau

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse says a meeting is in the works with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Nurse says he hasn't heard from the U.S. White House about a congratulatory meeting, but the team has been in contact with Ottawa.
CFL Players' Association grieving Simoni Lawrence's two-game suspension

CFL Players' Association grieving Simoni Lawrence's two-game suspension

TORONTO — The CFL Players' Association informed the CFL on Wednesday night it's grieving the two-game suspension handed down by the league to Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker Simoni Lawrence.

New York Islanders hire Jim Hiller an assistant coach

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — The New York Islanders have hired Jim Hiller as an assistant coach. The Islanders announced the addition to Barry Trotz's staff Wednesday. Hiller spent the past four seasons as an assistant with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

YouTube's first MLB game will be Phillies-Dodgers on July 18

YouTube's first live broadcast of a Major League Baseball game will be July 18 when the Philadelphia Phillies host the Los Angeles Dodgers. MLB and YouTube are partnering to live stream 13 games after the All-Star break.

Canadian women's field hockey team ties favoured Spain in tourney opener

VALENCIA, Spain — The Canadian women's field hockey team tied host Spain 1-1 in the opener for both teams on Wednesday at the FIH Hockey Series Finals. Brienne Stairs of Kitchener, Ont., tied the game for Canada, ranked 21st in the world.
Bettman: NHL board approves Coyotes sale, new arena needed

Bettman: NHL board approves Coyotes sale, new arena needed

LAS VEGAS — Alex Meruelo was approved as the new majority owner of the Arizona Coyotes during the NHL's Board of Governors meeting on Wednesday.

Canadian junior hockey team names roster for summer camp

CALGARY — Six members of last season's squad have been invited to the Canadian national junior hockey team's summer development camp. Forty-three players will be at the camp, July 27 to Aug. 4 in Plymouth, Mich.