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Friday July 31 2015
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Beijing selected to host 2022 Winter Olympics, defeating Almaty in IOC vote

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Beijing was selected Friday to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, defeating the bid from Almaty in a surprisingly close vote to become the first city awarded both the winter and summer games. Beijing won the secret vote of...

Blue Jays acquire reliever Mark Lowe from Seattle for three left-handers TORONTO BLUE JAYS

TORONTO - The Toronto Blue Jays continued to stock up at the trade deadline, acquiring reliever Mark Lowe from the Seattle Mariners. The Blue Jays sent left-handers Nick Wells, Jacob Brentz and Rob Rasmussen to Seattle in the deal. Lowe, a...

Brady, Kraft take field at Patriots training camp to loud cheers despite 'Deflategate' NFL

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Fans drove to Gillette Stadium past a booth selling "Free Tom Brady" T-shirts. Then, when they arrived for the New England Patriots' first training camp practice on Thursday, they let the star quarterback know...

Blue Jays hit three home runs to down American League best Royals

TORONTO - Marco Estrada wasn't at all distracted by the Blue Jays' acquisition of David Price when he took the mound on Thursday night. He didn't even know about it until he got to the park that afternoon. "I don't really...

Diving great Greg Louganis says he appreciates fellow Olympian Jenner's journey

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Greg Louganis said he was unaware of fellow Olympian Bruce Jenner's gender identity struggle when their paths crossed at the Summer 1976 Games and in later years. The diving great, among the first prominent athletes...

Study suggests people spent more money during Pan Am Games PAN AM GAMES

TORONTO - A new study suggests people — particularly tourists — spent more money in downtown Toronto and near Pan Am venues during the Games compared with the same period last year. The study by the payment processing company Moneris...

Serena Williams rolls into Rogers Cup with calendar-year Grand Slam in sight TENNIS

TORONTO - Back to being the most dominant women's tennis player in the world, Serena Williams holds all four Grand Slam trophies at the same time, the second "Serena Slam" of her career. Yet she has one more career achievement ahead...

Dominant Edmonton defence wary of Brett Smith and offensively gifted Riders CFL

EDMONTON - Eskimos head coach Chris Jones said third-string Saskatchewan quarterback Brett Smith made Edmonton "look pretty silly" in the CFL pre-season. So when Smith leads the 0-5 Roughriders into Commonwealth Stadium on Friday, the...

Toronto keeps close eye on Giovinco's health, also has other injuries concerns SOCCER

TORONTO - Surrounded by coaches and trainers, Toronto FC star Sebastian Giovinco worked out separately from his teammates Thursday afternoon. The forward was allowed to...

Blue Jays get No. 1 starter they've coveted by acquiring Price from Tigers SPORTS

TORONTO - When the Detroit Tigers made David Price available, the Toronto Blue Jays jumped at the opportunity to trade for the ace pitcher. The Blue Jays acquired Price...

Old rivals Bruins and Canadiens will meet in NHL's Winter Classic in home of NFL champs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The Winter Classic is coming to the home of the New England Patriots. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman joined officials from the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday to say the Original Six rivals would meet at Gillette...

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