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Henderson leads women's amateur championship

Brooke Henderson leads Canadian women's amateur championship by a stroke
The Canadian Press

WOODSTOCK, Ont. - Brooke Henderson carded a 4-under 67 at Craigowan Golf and Country Club on Wednesday to take the lead at the Canadian women's amateur championship.

Henderson, from Smiths Falls, Ont., opened her second round with a 3-under 32 and followed it with back-nine birdies on the par-5 13th and par-4 17th holes to grab the outright lead at 5-under 137. The 16-year-old has played near flawless golf since opening the tournament with an over-par front-nine on Tuesday.

Hall of Famer Jim Brown sues over title ring

Hall of Famer Jim Brown sues in New York over 1964 title ring; auction underway
The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Hall of Fame football star Jim Brown — running out of time to retrieve his 1964 NFL championship ring — has sued a memorabilia dealer.

The 78-year-old Los Angeles resident filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Manhattan federal court against Lelands.com and Lelands Collectibles Inc.

The lawsuit seeks to halt the sale of the ring in an online auction that ends Friday. It also seeks unspecified damages over broadcast remarks that Lelands' founder, Joshua Evans, made about Brown.

Scottish identity celebrated as Glasgow Games open

From pipers to Loch Ness Monster, Scottishness celebrated at Commonwealth Games
Rob Harris, The Associated Press

GLASGOW, Scotland - The Loch Ness Monster, tartan-clad bagpipers and giant pieces of shortbread took the place of footballers on the Celtic Park pitch as the Commonwealth Games began with a celebration of Scottish mythology and exports on Wednesday.

NBA player seeks tips on suspect in aunt's death

Clippers' Matt Barnes takes to social media for help finding man police say killed his aunt
The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes is asking for the public's help to track down the man police say killed his aunt in Northern California.

Barnes took to his Twitter and Instagram accounts Tuesday, asking anyone who knows the whereabouts of 51-year-old Michael Williams of Sacramento to call police.

Barnes also posted photos of Williams on his accounts. Williams is married to Barnes' aunt, 48-year-old Tanganyika Williams.

Cory Sarich injured in cycling accident

NHL free-agent defenceman Cory Sarich injured in cycling accident; extent of injuries unclear
The Associated Press

DENVER - Free-agent NHL defenceman Cory Sarich is recovering in a Calgary hospital after a cycling accident this week.

His agent, Tim Hodgson, released a statement Wednesday saying that Sarich was airlifted to the hospital after being hit by a motor vehicle in Invermere, British Columbia. The release said the extent of Sarich's injuries isn't known, but were not considered life-threatening. He remains in stable condition.

Raptors to hold training camp in Vancouver

Toronto Raptors to hold part of pre-season training camp in Vancouver
The Canadian Press

TORONTO - Head coach Dwane Casey and the Toronto Raptors will head to Vancouver for a portion of their pre-season training camp the club announced on Wednesday.

The Raptors will open camp at Toronto's Air Canada Centre Sept. 29-Oct. 2 before departing for the West coast. The team also conducted its 2010 training camp in Vancouver.

6 indicted in U.S. in StubHub accounts case

6 indicted in ring that took over 1K StubHub accounts; one arrest in Toronto
The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Some of the hottest tickets in town — to Broadway hits, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game — were snapped up by an international ring of cyber thieves who commandeered more than 1,000 StubHub users' accounts to make big money by fraudulently buying tickets and reselling them, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Ortiz sets record for visiting HRs in Toronto

Ortiz sets record for home runs by a visiting player at Rogers Centre
The Canadian Press

TORONTO - David Ortiz has his place in Rogers Centre history, and it has come from tormenting the Toronto Blue Jays.

With his three-run home run off R.A. Dickey on Wednesday night, the Boston Red Sox slugger passed Alex Rodriguez as the visiting player with the most home runs in the stadium's history.

Ortiz's home run, his fourth of the series, was his 37th in the building formerly known as SkyDome in his 107th game here.

Popisil advances to Atlanta Open quarters

Fourth-seeded Vasek Popisil, Jack Sock advance to Atlanta Open quarterfinals
The Associated Press

ATLANTA - Fourth-seeded Vasek Popisil of Vancouver advanced to the Atlanta Open quarter-finals, beating Ukrainian qualifier Illya Marchenko 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday.

American Jack Sock topped New Zealand's Michael Venus 6-4, 6-2 in another second-round match, and seventh-seeded Yen-hsun Lu of Taiwan beat American Alex Kuznetsov 6-4, 6-4 in a first-round match.

Defoe captains Toronto FC against Spurs

England striker Jermain Defoe captains Toronto FC against former team Tottenham
The Canadian Press

TORONTO - English striker Jermain Defoe wore the captain's armband Wednesday as Toronto FC hosted his former team, Tottenham Hotspur.

Defoe, 31, played 362 times in two stints with the English Premier League side before departing for Toronto FC in January.

Steven Caldwell, Toronto's regular skipper, is out with a quad tear. Midfielder Michael Bradley, who has worn the armband in Caldwell's absence, started on the bench Wednesday.

Wednesday's friendly was part of the deal that brought Defoe to Major League Soccer

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