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  • Toronto FC asks fans for help in playoff push
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-19 6:09 PM

    TORONTO - Two days after issuing a plea through the media, Toronto FC star midfielder Michael Bradley went straight to the fans to ask for their support as the MLS team tries to end its slide and head back up the standings towards the playoffs.

  • UFC moves to distance itself from 2 fighters
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-19 4:56 PM

    TORONTO - While the NFL comes under the spotlight for player misconduct, the UFC is also making moves to sever ties with athletes under fire.

  • Desjardins went the distance to learn about CanucksDesjardins went the distance to learn about Canucks
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-19 4:15 PM

    WHISTLER, B.C. - Willie Desjardins went to great lengths — and travelled great distances — to learn more about his Vancouver Canucks.

  • Burke: 'Unacceptable' aggression from athletes
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-19 4:10 PM

    CALGARY - Brian Burke says players who take aggression from the ice into their personal lives don't deserve to earn pro-athlete wages.

  • Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-19 3:56 PM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL's handling of players accused of crimes.

  • Platini criticizes FIFA over luxury watch probePlatini criticizes FIFA over luxury watch probe
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-19 3:33 PM

    GENEVA - UEFA President Michel Platini denounced FIFA's handling over a luxury gifts controversy on Friday and world football's governing body then disclosed it spent at least $140,000 on watches for officials at the World Cup.

  • Als look for boost from legends versus Stamps
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-19 3:09 PM

    MONTREAL - The Montreal Alouettes' storied past will be feted but a reminder of their mortality awaits on the field when they face the first-place Calgary Stampeders.

  • Whitecaps seeking goals from young strikers
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-19 2:50 PM

    VANCOUVER - As the Major League Soccer playoffs approach, the Vancouver Whitecaps are hoping the gamble they took on youth starts to pay off soon.

  • Collaros unfazed by rematch with Eskimos
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-19 2:39 PM

    HAMILTON - Zach Collaros isn't losing sleep thinking about what happened the last time the Hamilton Tiger-Cats faced the Edmonton Eskimos.

  • Pavelec says he won't dwell on past
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-19 1:55 PM

    WINNIPEG - His confidence took a beating last season but Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec says it's time to turn the page, get his mojo back and strengthen his game for the upcoming season.

  • Ovechkin back at left wing as Capitals open campOvechkin back at left wing as Capitals open camp
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-19 1:52 PM

    ARLINGTON, Va. - As if he knew the question was coming, Alex Ovechkin smiled when asked what his new coach wants him to work on.

  • Toronto's Joe Bendik wins top save honours
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-19 1:46 PM

    TORONTO - Toronto goalkeeper Joe Bendik has won MLS save of the week honours for his double stop on a penalty kick against the Chicago Fire last Saturday.

  • Cornish to sit out game versus Alouettes
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-19 1:42 PM

    CALGARY - Calgary Stampeders running back Jon Cornish won't play Sunday in Montreal against the Alouettes as recovers from "nagging injuries."

  • Chivas come to town with nothing to lose
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-19 1:20 PM

    TORONTO - While most see Chivas USA as a team with no future and not much of a present, Toronto FC sees a squad playing for both pride and future MLS employment.

  • Reigning NHL MVP Sidney Crosby cleared to practiceReigning NHL MVP Sidney Crosby cleared to practice
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-19 1:19 PM

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Looks as if Sidney Crosby is a pretty quick healer.

  • Stars' Peverley working out but not back on ice
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-19 1:19 PM

    FORT WORTH, Texas - Dallas Stars forward Rich Peverley is doing off-ice workouts but still is unable to skate with the team six months after an irregular heartbeat led to him collapsing on the bench during a game.

  • Impact looking to become MLS spoilers
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-19 1:11 PM

    MONTREAL - With little left to play for this season, the Montreal Impact are looking to become Major League Soccer's spoiler.

  • Procter & Gamble cancels NFL promotionProcter & Gamble cancels NFL promotion
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-19 12:19 PM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Procter & Gamble is cancelling an on-field breast cancer awareness promotion it had been planning with the National Football League, the latest sponsor to respond to the league's growing problems.

  • New Leaf Booth sets goal of 'staying healthy'
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-19 11:17 AM

    TORONTO - David Booth still fondly remembers his first NHL training camp out of college and the relaxing lack of expectations. He went on to play 48 games his rookie season for the Florida Panthers and not long after developed into a 30-goal scorer.

  • Former TFC player entertains with video blogFormer TFC player entertains with video blog
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-19 10:34 AM

    TORONTO - While owner-less Chivas USA has been awful this season, midfielder Eric Avila has done his bit to entertain on and off the pitch.

  • Burke weighs in on NFL domestic abuse scandal
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-19 9:47 AM

    CALGARY - Players who take aggression from the ice into their personal lives don't deserve to earn pro-athlete wages, said Calgary Flames president Brian Burke.

  • 75,000 tickets requested for Pan Am Games
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-19 9:46 AM

    TORONTO - Organizers of next year's Pan Am Games in Toronto say 75,000 tickets have been requested for the massive gathering of athletes from 41 countries.

  • Peters proving he can hit, after allPeters proving he can hit, after all
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-19 9:32 AM

    REGINA - The thought of donning pinstripes and pitching at Yankee Stadium didn't appeal to Brian Peters.

  • Wembley to host Euro 2020 semifinals and finalWembley to host Euro 2020 semifinals and final
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-19 7:26 AM

    GENEVA - Wembley Stadium will host the semifinals and final of the first continent-wide European Championship in 2020, ending a run of bidding failures by England.

  • Another chance for USA to turn tide in Ryder CupAnother chance for USA to turn tide in Ryder Cup
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-19 7:14 AM

    Steve Stricker never felt more alone in front of so many people.

  • UEFA picks Wembley for Euro 2020 semifinals, finalUEFA picks Wembley for Euro 2020 semifinals, final
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-19 4:19 AM

    GENEVA - UEFA has selected Wembley Stadium in London to host the semifinals and final of the first continent-wide European Championship in 2020, ending a run of bidding failures by England.

  • 2-time Grand Slam winner Li Na retires from tour2-time Grand Slam winner Li Na retires from tour
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-18 10:57 PM

    BEIJING, China - Li Na, a two-time Grand Slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, has retired due to recurring knee injuries.

  • Congressman supports real grass at World Cup
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-18 10:46 PM

    PORTLAND, Ore. - An Oregon congressman is throwing his support behind players who are protesting the plan to use artificial turf at the Women's World Cup next summer in Canada.

  • Thursday's Scoreboard
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-18 10:31 PM

    Thursday's Games

  • Falcons romp to 56-14 win over hapless BuccaneersFalcons romp to 56-14 win over hapless Buccaneers
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-18 9:48 PM

    ATLANTA - Devin Hester high-stepped into the NFL record book. Matt Ryan had as many touchdown passes as incompletions. Julio Jones made a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch tumbling into the end zone.

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