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Couture slow to recover from Sharks' collapse

Couture physically and mentally slow to recover from Sharks' playoff collapse
Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press

TORONTO - Logan Couture doesn't have to look far to be reminded of the San Jose Sharks' playoff collapse against the Los Angeles Kings.

His surgically repaired right hand still has scars from last month's surgery, and the recovery has been slow. He expects the hand, injured in a fight with Kings centre Mike Richards, to be OK by training camp.

Malaysian cyclist reprimanded for Gaza protest

Malaysian cyclist reprimanded for "Save Gaza" protest during Commonwealth Games race
Rob Harris, The Associated Press

GLASGOW, Scotland - A Malaysian cyclist at the Commonwealth Games who wore gloves with "Save Gaza" written on them has been reprimanded by his team and warned he will be expelled if he does it again.

Azizulhasni Awang competed in the men's sprint on Thursday wearing gloves that had the word "Save" written across knuckles on one hand and "Gaza" over the other. Awang's fists featuring the message were held up to cameras after the race, which took him into the quarterfinals.

Thursday's Scoreboard

Thursday's Scoreboard
The Canadian Press

Thursday's Games

(All times Eastern)


Calgary 26 Edmonton 22



American League

Toronto 8 Boston 0

N.Y. Yankees 4 Texas 2

Oakland 13 Houston 1

Chicago White Sox 5 Minnesota 2

Kansas City 2 Cleveland 1 (14 innings)

Detroit 6 L.A. Angels 4

Baltimore 4 Seattle 0


National League

Philadelphia 2 San Francisco 1

Miami 3 Atlanta 2

San Diego 13 Chicago Cubs 3

Milwaukee 9 N.Y. Mets 1



Real Salt Lake 3 Montreal 1


Garcia scores 2 goals, RSL beats Montreal 3-1

Olmes Garcia scores 2 second-half goals, Real Salt Lake beats Montreal Impact 3-1
The Canadian Press

SANDY, Utah - Optimism was in short supply in the Montreal locker-room after the Impact found a new way to lose on the road on Thursday night.

This time, it was a second-half red card that did them in.

Real Salt Lake forward Olmes Garcia scored two second-half goals — both coming after Issey Nakajima-Farran was sent off in the 65th minute — to lead Salt Lake to a 3-1 victory over the Impact and hand Montreal it's fourth straight loss.

Stamps remain undefeated, beat Eskimos 26-22

Calgary Stampeders win fourth straight, beat Edmonton Eskimos 26-22
Shane Jones, The Canadian Press

EDMONTON - Bo Levi Mitchell isn't interested in tying or surpassing any personal records. He just wants his team to win.

The Stampeders quarterback threw for 124 yards and a touchdown on Thursday night to improve to 7-0 as a CFL starter and help Calgary edge the Edmonton Eskimos 26-22.

Rene Paredes nailed four field goals as the Stampeders improved to 4-0 on the season. Mitchell, meanwhile, tied former Stampeder Jeff Garcia's league record for best career start.

AP Source: NFL stadium sites explored in Toronto

Person close to situation: Bon Jovi group studied Toronto sites; to meet with NY developers
John Wawrow, The Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. - A Buffalo Bills prospective ownership group that includes rocker Jon Bon Jovi has conducted a feasibility study into buying the NFL franchise and building a stadium in Toronto, a person close to the situation said.

Cavs sign Wiggins, who can't be traded for 30 days

On The Clock: Cavs sign rookie Andrew Wiggins; No. 1 overall pick can't be traded for 30 days
The Associated Press

CLEVELAND - Andrew Wiggins has an NBA home. Maybe a temporary one.

The Cavaliers signed the No. 1 overall draft pick Thursday, a deal that prevents Wiggins from being traded for 30 days.

Wiggins, from Vaughan, Ont., has been linked to a possible blockbuster trade with Minnesota for All-Star forward Kevin Love. But any deal now involving Wiggins can't be finalized for at least 30 days.

Travel takes its toll as Guinness tourney opens

Travel takes its toll as Guinness soccer tournament opens with Olympiacos win
Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press

TORONTO - The Guinness International Champions Cup is off and running but you can forgive Olympiacos and AC Milan if they are battle-weary after just one game.

In the wake of a 3-0 loss to Olympiacos on Thursday, Milan coach Pippo Inzaghi pointed to a punishing schedule that had his team arrive at 2 a.m. the day of the game from New York after two days travel from Italy.

"We didn't have a chance to train," Inzaghi said through an interpreter. "The players are trying their best."

Wimbledon runner-up Bouchard WDs from Citi Open

Wimbledon runner-up Eugenie Bouchard withdraws from Citi Open
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Wimbledon runner-up Eugenie Bouchard of Canada withdrew Thursday from the Citi Open next week.

Tournament officials didn't provide a reason for Bouchard's decision to pull out of the Washington event. She hasn't played on tour since losing to Petra Kvitova in the final at Wimbledon on July 5.

Ranked No. 7 in the world, the 20-year-old from Westmount, Que., has made three previous appearances in the Washington event.

Wimbledon semifinalist Lucie Safarova will replace Bouchard as the Citi Open's top seed.

Stanley takes early lead at Canadian Open

Kyle Stanley takes advantage of prime conditions for early Canadian Open lead
Bill Beacon, The Canadian Press

MONTREAL - Michael Putnam and Tim Petrovic mastered the afternoon winds to shoot six-under-par 64s and take a share of the first-round lead at the US$5.7 million RBC Canadian Open on Thursday.

But the surprise of the day was big-hitting amateur Taylor Pendrith of Richmond Hill, Ont., who shot five-under 65 for a share of third place with Kyle Stanley.

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