Prince Harry in Toronto setting stage for Invictus Games

TORONTO — The royal founder of the Invictus Games is in Toronto today to set the stage for the multi-sport competition. Prince Harry arrived at a downtown Toronto office building under tight security Friday morning as he begins a series of events in the city the day before the games for wounded and sick soldiers get underway. The competition, which includes current and veteran members of the forces, runs until Sept. 30 and marks the first time Canada hosts the event. Harry, wearing a blue blazer, white shirt and black slacks, greeted and posed for photographs with athletes as he awaited the start of a symposium about veterans issues. He… Read More

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Real Madrid adds Marcelo to list of injured players

MADRID — Real Madrid says defender Marcelo has joined its growing list of injured players after tearing a muscle in his left leg. Marcelo injured his leg during the second half of Wednesday’s 1-0 home loss to Real Betis. The club did not specify how long he would be sidelined. Madrid was already without Marcelo’s backup, Theo Hernandez, who is recovering from a shoulder injury. Striker Karim Benzema, midfielders Toni Kroos and Mateo Kovacic, and defender Jesus Vallejo are also out with injuries. Madrid has gotten off to a slow start after two draws and a loss in three home matches. With only two wins from five matches, it is… Read More

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College Football Week 4: Updates, Injuries & Line Moves

No. 19 Louisville’s hopes for a national championship and probably an ACC title vanished last week when the Cardinals were clobbered at home by Clemson. That also might have ended QB Lamar Jackson’s shot at becoming the second player in college football history to win two Heisman Trophies. It’s fair to wonder what frame of mind the Cards will be in this week when they host Mid-American Conference school Kent State. Louisville is the beneficiary of the biggest line move of the week, however, as the consensus spread at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com has jumped from 37 points to 44 points – also the biggest number on the board. The… Read More

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Lightning ahead of Canadiens, Maple Leafs on Atlantic Division odds

The Tampa Bay Lightning failed to qualify for the playoffs last spring for the first time in four years, but prepare for the new season amid high expectations and sitting as +275 favourites on the odds to win the Atlantic Division at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Last season the Lightning squandered a solid 13-7-1 start by recording just nine wins over their next 31 games to quickly fall out of playoff contention before closing out their schedule on a high with wins in 17 of their final 25 contests. The club’s swoon corresponded with a season-ending injury to captain Steven Stamkos, who appeared in a career-low 17 contests. The four-time… Read More

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Q&A: Dikembe Mutombo on the modern NBA, Vince Carter and more

Dikemebe Mutombo is one of the greatest shot-blockers of all time. He won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award four times and was also an eight-time all-star. However, in retirement after his 18-year Hall of Fame career, Mutombo is on the offensive about how great of a basketball market Canada has become. “I love it here. It is a beautiful country (that) loves the game I love dearly,” Mutombo told Sportsnet. After spending sometime in Montreal, Mutombo was in Lennoxville, Que., on the campus of Bishop’s University for Air Miles NBA Campus Pass, a pre-season tour by NBA Canada stopping in the most passionate basketball communities in the… Read More

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