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Vancouver Whitecaps draw Real Salt Lake 1-1

Rivalry shaping up as Vancouver Whitecaps draw Real Salt Lake 1-1
Jon Clifford, The Canadian Press

SANDY, Utah - Circle Sept. 27 on the calendar, for it's Round 3 of what has become Major League Soccer's newest rivalry.

That's the date Real Salt Lake visits BC Place, and it's the night the Vancouver Whitecaps will surely look forward to after Saturday's 1-1 draw in the teams' second memorable matchup this season.

A questionable foul led to a Darren Mattocks goal for Vancouver and set off a 30-minute flurry that saw both teams go nose-to-nose and force action from end-to-end.

Toronto FC draws Houston Dynamo 2-2

Toronto FC earns much-needed point with 2-2 draw against Houston Dynamo
Jeremy Rakes, The Canadian Press

HOUSTON - A week after Toronto FC came from two-goals down to earn a two-goal victory over the Houston Dynamo, Toronto FC saw themselves down a goal twice in the first half.

This time Toronto was not able to get a win, but they were able to get a much-needed point on the road to extend its unbeaten streak to three games with a 2-2 draw Saturday night.

Intimidate earns upset Maple Leaf Trot win

Intimidate earns upset win over Sebastian K in Maple Leaf Trot event
Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press

CAMPBELLVILLE, Ont. - Sylvain Filion and Intimidate weren't intimidated by the world's fastest trotter.

Intimidate, a whopping 45/1 longshot, nipped 1/5 favourite Sebastian K in a photo finish to capture the $603,000 Maple Leaf Trot in a huge upset on a soggy Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Afterwards, a mud-covered Filion admitted his first career Maple Leaf Trot victory was a most unlikely one.

Crowley leads Canada to world lacrosse title

Crowley leads Canada to world lacrosse title with 8-5 win over United States
The Canadian Press

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - Kevin Crowley scored five times as Canada fended off a late rally by the United States for an 8-5 victory on Saturday to win the world field lacrosse championships.

Cameron Holding, Mark Matthews and Curtis Dickson also scored for the Canadians, who built a 7-2 lead after three quarters before the Americans scored three times in the fourth.

Kevin Leveille led the United States with a hat trick, while Rob Pannell and Jesse Bernhardt also scored.

Glenn and Arceneaux lead Lions over Als 41-5

Glenn and Arceneaux connect as B.C. Lions embarrass Montreal Alouettes 41-5
Jason Keller, The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER - It was after Week 2 of the CFL season when the B.C. Lions were stumbling along winless and looking like a team with no chance at playing in a championship Grey Cup game that they are set to host.

That feels like a long time ago now after quarterback Kevin Glenn had 301 yards and two touchdowns Saturday, as the Lions rolled over the Montreal Alouettes 41-5 for their second straight victory.

Anor scores two late as Impact lose 2-1

Anor scores two in second half as Montreal Impact lose to Columbus Crew 2-1
Craig Merz, The Canadian Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Bernardo Anor scored twice after Marco Di Vaio had given Montreal the lead and the Columbus Crew ended a seven-game winless streak with a 2-1 victory against the Impact on Saturday.

Anor had not scored since getting his first two goals of the season vs. Philadelphia on March 22 but struck with laser precision from distance in the 56th and 75th minutes.

Wet conditions postpone first Toronto Indy

Rain, rain go away: Opening Honda Indy Toronto race delayed by wet conditions
Tyler Harper, The Canadian Press

TORONTO - When the pace car began sliding around the Toronto track, IndyCar knew it was in trouble.

The Honda Indy Toronto was postponed Saturday after steady rain throughout the afternoon made for hazardous conditions on the 11-turn, 2.81-kilometre track at Exhibition Place.

"I'm gutted. I just feel so bad for all the fans here in Toronto," said driver James Hinchcliffe of Oakville, Ont. "It's the worst case scenario — the rain started right as the race was supposed to start, the conditions were just so bad.

Jermaine Defoe added to MLS All-Star roster

Toronto FC forward Jermaine Defoe joins teammate Michael Bradley on All-Star team
The Canadian Press

TORONTO - Toronto FC forward Jermaine Defoe will join teammate Michael Bradley on the 2014 MLS All-Star team after being named to the team on Saturday.

MLS All-Stars coach Caleb Porter selected Defoe for the final 23-man roster after fans voted in the starting 11 on Wednesday — which included Bradley.

The 2014 All-Star game will consist of MLS All-Stars against German Bundesliga Champions FC Bayern Munich on Aug. 6 at Providence Park in Portland, Ore.

Rory McIlroy builds 6-shot lead at British Open

Rory McIlroy beats weather, beats field, and takes 6-shot lead at British Open
Doug Ferguson, The Associated Press

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy looked as though he had just thrown a knockout punch at the British Open, and it was only Saturday.

When he rolled in a 10-foot eagle putt on the final hole for a 4-under 68, he straightened his back, stared defiantly at thousands of fans crammed into the horseshoe arena around the 18th green at Royal Liverpool and lightly pumped his fist.

He went from being tied for the lead to six shots ahead of Rickie Fowler in just over an hour.

Wizards acquire Kris Humphries from Celtics

Wizards acquire forward Kris Humphries from Celtics for 2015 draft pick
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The Washington Wizards have acquired forward Kris Humphries from the Boston Celtics for a protected 2015 second-round draft pick.

Humphries appeared in 69 games, averaging 8.4 points and 5.9 rebounds, last season with Boston.

In 10 seasons with the Jazz, Raptors, Mavericks, Nets and Celtics, he is averaging 6.8 points and 5.5 rebounds.

Humphries had his best season in 2011-12 when he averaged 13.8 points and 11.0 rebounds for the Nets. He was selected with the 14th pick in the 2004 draft by the Jazz out of Minnesota.

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