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Kickoff controversy in NFL fails to make waves north of the border

Kickoff controversy in NFL fails to make waves north of the border

Kickoffs have been called football's most dangerous play, and in the NFL they generated a heated off-season debate that resulted in changes aimed at making the game safer. And yet in Canada, they still open every CFL game amid no controversy.

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Monday's Games (All Times Eastern) World Cup At Samara, Russia Brazil 2, Mexico 0 At Rostov-On-Don, Russia Belgium 3, Japan 2 --- MLB American League Detroit 3, Toronto 2, 10 innings Cleveland 9, Kansas City 3 National League Colorado 5, San Francisc

Monday's Games

Monday's Games (All Times Eastern) World Cup At Samara, Russia Brazil 2, Mexico 0 At Rostov-On-Don, Russia Belgium 3, Japan 2 --- MLB American League Detroit 3, Toronto 2, 10 innings Cleveland 9, Kansas City 3 National League Colorado 5, San Francisc
Belgium beats Japan 3-2 to reach World Cup quarterfinals

Belgium beats Japan 3-2 to reach World Cup quarterfinals

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia — Jan Vertonghen started Belgium's comeback with a wild, looping header and Nacer Chadli capped it by finishing off a 10-second, end-to-end attack in the final moments.
IOC commits hundreds of millions to 2026 host city as Calgary mulls bid

IOC commits hundreds of millions to 2026 host city as Calgary mulls bid

CALGARY — The International Olympic Committee has committed to contributing US$925 million to the host city of the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Calgary is among the cities mulling a bid.
Forward James Neal signs five-year deal with Calgary Flames

Forward James Neal signs five-year deal with Calgary Flames

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames have added a much-needed sniper to their lineup while cementing their top-six forward core, signing proven scorer James Neal on Monday. The deal is worth US$28.
Biggest names are off the market, but work still to be done by NHL GMs

Biggest names are off the market, but work still to be done by NHL GMs

TORONTO — The NHL draft is in the rearview mirror and the biggest names are already off the free-agent market, but that doesn't mean there isn't more work to be done by general managers before training camps begin in September.

In wake of basketball brawl, Triano preaches cool heads to Canadians

OTTAWA — Jay Triano dodged a few fists and flying chairs in his day. But Canada's men's basketball coach said Monday's wild basketball brawl between Australia and the Philippines was a great opportunity to preach cool heads to his players.
Canada's Raonic tops Broady to advance to second round at Wimbledon

Canada's Raonic tops Broady to advance to second round at Wimbledon

LONDON — Canada's Milos Raonic is through to the second round at Wimbledon. The Thornhill, Ont., product cruised to a 7-5, 6-0, 6-1 victory over Britain's Liam Broady in first-round play at the All England Club Monday.
'Game, set, match, Mrs. Williams': Serena wins at Wimbledon

'Game, set, match, Mrs. Williams': Serena wins at Wimbledon

LONDON — Now that she's "Mrs. Williams," per the Wimbledon chair umpire, now that she's a mother, now that she is back on tour, Serena Williams is ready to rediscover her full complement of shots and full ability to dominate.