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Collar helps prevent microdamage in brain due to head hits in  sports, maker says

Collar helps prevent microdamage in brain due to head hits in sports, maker says

TORONTO — Sports equipment maker Bauer unveiled a collar-like device Wednesday that it says can protect against microscopic brain damage in athletes playing contact sports like hockey, football and soccer.

Alouettes opt to avoid "chaos:" stick with struggling Durant at quarterback

MONTREAL — The Montreal Alouettes will sink or swim with Darian Durant at quarterback.
Blue Jays sign righty Marco Estrada to 1-year extension worth $13 million

Blue Jays sign righty Marco Estrada to 1-year extension worth $13 million

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays locked up a key piece of the starting rotation for the 2018 season on Wednesday. The one-year extension for Marco Estrada also indicates the team intends to contend next year rather than rebuild.

Promising young defenceman practising patience as he tries to crack Sens' roster

OTTAWA — Thomas Chabot understands that he needs to be patient. Drafted 18th overall by Ottawa in 2015, Chabot is coming off a spectacular junior season and expectations are sky-high for the 20-year-old defenceman.
Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95

Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95

Jake LaMotta, an iron-fisted battler who brawled his way to a middleweight title and was later memorialized by Robert De Niro in the film "Raging Bull," has died. He was 95.
QMJHL Preview: Groulx, McIsaac, Gravel leading Mooseheads' youth movement

QMJHL Preview: Groulx, McIsaac, Gravel leading Mooseheads' youth movement

The Halifax Mooseheads hope an exciting crop of draft-eligible players will help the team move on from the likely departure of star sniper Nico Hischier.
Otters in tough to repeat as OHL champions with new coach and minus offensive stars

Otters in tough to repeat as OHL champions with new coach and minus offensive stars

The Erie Otters will begin their Ontario Hockey League title defence with a rookie coach and without many of the stars that helped them to a CHL-record fourth straight 50-win season in 2016-17.

Rugby Canada looks to turn men's program around with new coach and framework

TORONTO — After firing coach Mark Anscombe following a failed first crack at World Cup qualifying, Rugby Canada is starting to put the people in place to help turn around the men's national team program.

CFL issues maximum fine against B.C. Lions linebacker Micah Awe for hits

TORONTO — B.C. Lions linebacker Micah Awe was fined the maximum amount by the CFL on Wednesday for his hits on Calgary Stampeders running backs Jerome Messam and Roy Finch.
Roughriders sign Canadian defensive back Bouka among host of roster moves

Roughriders sign Canadian defensive back Bouka among host of roster moves

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders signed Canadian defensive back Elie Bouka on Wednesday. The Riders drafted Bouka in the third round, 24th overall, out of the University of Calgary in the 2016 CFL draft.