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Collaros faces former Argos teammates

Collaros returns to Ticats lineup in time to face former Argos teammates
Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press

HAMILTON - Zach Collaros couldn't have picked a bigger game to mark his return to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' lineup.

The third-year quarterback will play Monday when Hamilton hosts the Toronto Argonauts. Not only will Collaros make his first regular-season start against his former team but also lead the Ticats into their first-ever game at Tim Hortons Field on Labour Day.

Fred Couples wins Shaw Charity Classic

Fred Couples beats Billy Andrade in playoff to capture Shaw Charity Classic
Laurence Heinen, The Canadian Press

CALGARY - Heading into the final round of the Shaw Charity Classic, Fred Couples thought he had absolutely no chance of winning the tournament.

Couples then went out and carded a course record 9-under 61 at Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club before beating Billy Andrade in a one-hole playoff to take home the winner's share of US$337,500.

Roughriders win thriller against Bombers

Allen scores late TD as Roughriders win Labour Day thriller against Blue Bombers
Craig Slater, The Canadian Press

REGINA - Weston Dressler is once again a Roughrider, but the fan favourite's return was a footnote on a Labour Day Classic dominated by Saskatchewan's ground attack.

Running back Anthony Allen's 15-yard touchdown run with 28 seconds remaining in the game proved to be the crucial score for the Riders in their 35-30 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Sunday at Mosaic Stadium.

Blue Jays acquire Mayberry Jr. from Phillies

Toronto Blue Jays acquire OF John Mayberry Jr. from Philadelphia
The Canadian Press

TORONTO - The Toronto Blue Jays acquired outfielder John Mayberry Jr. from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for minor league infielder Gustavo Pierre.

The Blue Jays, who are five games back of the second American League wild card spot, announced the trade Sunday.

Mayberry has a .213 batting average in 63 games this season with seven doubles, six home runs and 21 RBIs for Philadelphia.

Sunday's Scoreboard

Sunday's Scoreboard
The Canadian Press

Sunday's Games


Saskatchewan 35 Winnipeg 30



American League

Toronto 4 N.Y. Yankees 3

Baltimore 12 Minnesota 8

Boston 3 Tampa Bay 0

Chicago White Sox 6 Detroit 2

Houston 3 Texas 2

L.A. Angels 8 Oakland 1

Cleveland at Kansas City, 8:07 p.m.


National League

N.Y. Mets 6 Philadelphia 5

Cincinnati 3 Pittsburgh 2

St. Louis 9 Chicago Cubs 6

San Francisco 15 Milwaukee 5

Arizona 6 Colorado 2

L.A. Dodgers 7 San Diego 1

Miami at Atlanta, 5:10 p.m.


Toronto FC axes coaches, wonders about Defoe

Toronto FC fires Nelsen and coaching staff, fans wait on future of Jermain Defoe
Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press

TORONTO - Manager Ryan Nelsen and five assistant coaches are gone. And a question mark looms over star striker Jermain Defoe's future.

The latest grand vision for Toronto FC may not be in tatters. But a team that can't seem to step forward without taking two steps back has hit another huge bump in the road.

Former defenceman Carol Vadnais dies at 68

Former NHL all-star defenceman Carol Vadnais dies at age 68
The Canadian Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Former NHL defenceman and six-time all-star Carol Vadnais died Sunday at 68 years old.

Vadnais made his NHL debut in 1966-67 with his hometown Montreal Canadiens and went on to play 17 seasons with the California Golden Seals, Boston Bruins, New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils.

He won the Stanley Cup twice, once with Montreal in 1968 and again with Boston in 1972.

Canada gunning for top-six volleyball finish

Canada's men's volleyball team gunning for top-six finish at world championships
Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press

Dan Lewis figures Canada's volleyball team has logged well over 100,000 kilometres this summer.

It's a journey that has the Canadians in Poland for the world championships — and one they hope will continue all the way to the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Canada opens against No. 2-ranked Russia on Monday in Gdansk, in a world championship that's not only important in itself, but a huge step on the road to Rio.

West to play in Labour Day game for Calgary

Calgary receiver continues to play through grief following brother's murder
Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

CALGARY - The loss of a loved one can make football seem not very important. But Stampeders receiver Joe West says football is getting him through a tough week before he heads home for his brother's funeral.

West will play in Monday's Labour Day game against the Edmonton Eskimos before he departs for Garland, Texas.

Just hours after learning his half-brother Brandon Hobdy was murdered in Arkansas, West had four catches totalling 129 yards in last week's win over Ottawa.

Football has been a welcome, albeit temporary, distraction from his grief.

Eskimos quarterback a question mark

Edmonton's starting QB a question heading into Labour Day game against Calgary
Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

CALGARY - The mystery of Edmonton's starting quarterback for the Labour Day game in Calgary will extend into game day.

Mike Reilly's thumb on his throwing hand has not completely healed since he injured it last week against Toronto. Matt Nichols came off the bench and threw for 178 yards and a touchdown, but was intercepted twice, in a 41-27 win.

Twenty-four hours before Monday's kickoff at McMahon Stadium, neither Reilly nor Eskimos coach Chris Jones were forthcoming on who would take first snaps.

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