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Barry Bonds appeal heads back to court

Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction goes back before a court
Ronald Blum, The Associated Press

Nearly 11 years after Barry Bonds testified before a grand jury investigating the illegal distribution of performance-enhancing drugs, a group of judges will hear arguments Thursday on whether baseball's career home-run leader should have his obstruction of justice conviction thrown out.

Plenty of questions as NHL camps open

NHL training camps open with several questions waiting to be answered
Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press

As training camps open around the NHL, the San Jose Sharks have two former captains but neither one wearing the "C" and six teams have new head coaches, while the Toronto Maple Leafs have the same one amid promises of a changing culture.

The Boston Bruins are up against the salary cap even after losing winger Jarome Iginla, and the Stanley Cup-champion Los Angeles Kings don't know when goaltender Jonathan Quick will be 100 per cent healthy after off-season wrist surgery.

Union appeals Rice's indefinite suspension by NFL

NFL Players Association appeals Ray Rice's indefinite suspension
David Ginsburg, The Associated Press

BALTIMORE - The NFL players' union appealed Ray Rice's indefinite suspension Tuesday night.

Rice was originally handed a two-game suspension in July under the NFL's personal conduct policy after he was charged with assault following a Feb. 15 altercation with his then-fiancee in a casino elevator.

The Baltimore running back had already served the first game of that suspension when, on Sept. 8, a video surfaced showing Rice punching Janay Palmer, now his wife, in that elevator.

Vikings bar Peterson from all team activities

Vikings place Peterson on exempt list, must stay away from team while legal process unfolds
Jon Krawczynski, The Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS - After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas.

Tuesday's Scoreboard

Tuesday's Scoreboard
The Canadian Press

Tuesday's Games



Baltimore 8 Toronto 2

Tampa Bay 6 N.Y. Yankees 1

Minnesota 4 Detroit 3

Cleveland 4 Houston 2

Chicago White Sox 7 Kansas City 5

Texas 6 Oakland 3

Seattle 13 L.A. Angels 2



N.Y. Mets 9 Miami 1

Washington 3 Atlanta 0

Chicago Cubs 7 Cincinnati 0

Milwaukee 3 St. Louis 2 (12 innings)

Colorado 10 L.A. Dodgers 4

Orioles clinch AL East with 8-2 win over Blue Jays

Orioles beat Blue Jays 8-2 to clinch AL East title for first time in 17 years
David Ginsburg, The Associated Press

BALTIMORE - Champagne was spraying all around him, and Dan Duquette couldn't help but laugh at the mayhem he helped create.

The Orioles clinched their first AL East title since 1997 by beating Toronto 8-2 Tuesday night, and Duquette was right in the middle of a long overdue celebration in the Baltimore clubhouse.

Madrid starts Champions League defence in style

Real Madrid thrashes Basel to start Champions League defence, Liverpool secures late win
Samuel Petrequin, The Associated Press

PARIS - Real Madrid started the defence of its Champions League crown with an emphatic 5-1 victory over Basel on Tuesday, while Liverpool celebrated its return to Europe's top club competition with a dramatic 2-1 win against Bulgarian side Ludogorets.

Madrid's win should end talk of crisis following a poor start to the club's domestic season.

FIBA: Players can wear religious head coverings

FIBA grants players permission to wear religious head coverings on a trial basis
Doug Feinberg, The Associated Press

International basketball's governing body said Tuesday that players will be allowed to wear religious head coverings, such as hijabs or turbans, on a trial basis in some competitions.

FIBA's central board met over the weekend at the men's world cup and voted to allow a two-year testing phase that would let players wear head coverings.

Previous FIBA rules only allowed a player to wear a 5-centimetre headband to control hair and sweat. That drew objections that the group was discriminating against Muslim and Sikh players, who wear head coverings for religious reasons.

Toronto FC players disagree with Leiweke

Toronto FC players disagree with Tim Leiweke after swipe by MLSE boss
Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press

TORONTO - What do you do when the man who signs your paycheque takes a swipe at you or your co-workers?

If you're a Toronto FC player, you say nice things about Tim Leiweke and then politely disagree.

Leiweke, the outgoing president and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, has made headlines since taking over the job in June 2013. Nothing has changed with the news that he will be stepping down by June 2015.

Oduro has speed to burn in 'FIFA 15'

Toronto FC midfielder Dominic Oduro has speed to burn in 'FIFA 15'
Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press

TORONTO - Move aside Michael Bradley and Jermain Defoe. Dominic Oduro is taking his place on the world stage in the latest "FIFA 15" video game ratings.

The Toronto FC attacking midfielder is the fifth-fastest player in the world, according to the hit made-in-Vancouver game.

Mathis Bolly of Fortuna Dusseldorf is rated the fastest, ahead of Arsenal's Theo Wolcott, Parma's Jonathan Biabiany and Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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