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Burris looking forward to facing former team

Burris looking forward to facing former team when Redblacks visit Ticats
Lisa Wallace, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA - Ottawa Redblacks quarterback Henry Burris says he isn't holding any grudges, but you can bet this Saturday's game has been circled on his calendar for a long time.

The Redblacks will face off against Burris' former team, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, for the first time this season on Saturday.

The veteran quarterback spent the last two seasons with the Tiger-Cats and last year led them to the Grey Cup, where they eventually lost to the Saskatchewan Roughriders. This past winter Burris was released as the team chose to go in a younger direction.

Eller signs for four years with Canadiens

Canadiens avoid arbitration, sign centre Lars Eller to four-year deal
The Canadian Press

MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens avoided arbitration with centre Lars Eller, agreeing to terms of a four-year contract with the 25-year-old Thursday that reportedly pays him an average of US$3.5 million a season.

"Now it's up to me to go out and play the best hockey I can," he said by phone from the airport in Toronto, where he was waiting to catch a flight home to Denmark.

Stroman dazzles as Blue Jays rout Red Sox

Marcus Stroman allows no hits through six as Blue Jays rout Red Sox
Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press

TORONTO - Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons couldn't help but worry just a little. Marcus Stroman had a no-hitter alive through six innings, but the prized 23-year-old prospect was up to 91 pitches in a game the Blue Jays were well on their way to winning.

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 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.

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.

Sweetland wins Canada's first medal

Triathlete Sweetland wins silver, Canada's first medal of Commonwealth Games
Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press

GLASGOW, Scotland - Kirsten Sweetland pumped her arms, grit her teeth and ran hard through the finish line — and in that moment put six years of pain and frustration behind her.

The 25-year-old from Victoria captured Canada's first medal of the Commonwealth Games on Thursday, a silver in the women's triathlon.

"Totally pain free. It feels so good," Sweetland said with a tired smile. "It feels unbelievable to get a medal."

Cormier, Jones already talking trash

Daniel Cormier, champion Jon (Bones) Jones already talking trash ahead of UFC 178
Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press

TORONTO - With No. 1 contender Alexander (The Mauler) Gustafsson sidelined by a knee injury, UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon (Bones) Jones and new challenger Daniel (DC) Cormier have wasted little time talking trash ahead of their UFC 178 main event.

The two will face off Sept. 27 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Cormier wasn't asked to replace Gustafsson until Wednesday morning, meaning the gamesmanship has gone into top gear quickly.

Ravens RB Rice receives 2-game suspension from NFL

Ravens RB Rice receives 2-game suspension from NFL following off-season arrest
The Associated Press

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice received a two-game suspension from the NFL on Thursday following his off-season arrest for domestic violence.

Rice will miss the season opener against AFC North champion Cincinnati on Sept. 7 and the Sept. 11 game on Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Dubas has been on fast track through hockey

Leafs assistant GM at 28, Kyle Dubas has been on fast track through hockey
Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press

TORONTO - Growing up with hockey in his blood, Kyle Dubas learned an important lesson from his grandfather.

"Never let the grass grow under your feet. Keep moving," Walter Dubas told his grandson.

Dubas has lived that mantra, from his early days when he worked as an OHL stick boy to this week when he was named assistant general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs at the age of 28.

Mike Tyson to bring solo show to Toronto

Mike Tyson to bring one-man show to Toronto in September
The Canadian Press

TORONTO - Mike Tyson is entering the theatrical ring in Toronto.

Producers say the former heavyweight boxing champion will bring his one-man show, "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth," to the city's Air Canada Centre on Sept. 10.

Tyson details the highs and lows of his life in the 90-minute production, which has already run on Broadway and across the United States.

His wife, Kiki Tyson, wrote the show.

Acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee directed and turned it into an HBO special that aired last November.

Tickets for the Toronto showcase go on sale July 31.

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