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Russell’s No. 6 being retired across NBA, a 1st for league

Bill Russell's No. 6 jersey is being retired across the NBA, a first for the league.

Connor McDavid says Ben Stelter will be in his thoughts after every Oilers' win

Connor McDavid says any time the Edmonton Oilers win at home, they'll think of Ben Stelter. "There's that video of him saying 'Play La Bamba, baby'" said McDavid, referring to the old Ritchie Valens song that serves as the Oilers' victory anthem.

Canadian golf star Lorie Kane set to make 30th and final appearance at CP Open

OTTAWA — Lorie Kane will tee off for the final time at the CP Women’s Open when the lone Canadian stop on the LPGA Tour visits Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club later this month.

Forge FC and young striker Woobens Pacius are on a roll in the CPL

Forge FC and young striker Woobens Pacius are on a roll. Coming off a 1-0 victory over visiting HFX Wanderers FC last Saturday, Forge has won six straight in Canadian Premier League play while outscoring the opposition 17-3.
Backup Matt Shiltz to start for Ticats in rematch with Argonauts

Backup Matt Shiltz to start for Ticats in rematch with Argonauts

HAMILTON — Matt Shiltz is going from insurance policy to starter. The veteran backup will be Hamilton's starting quarterback when the Tiger-Cats (2-6) host the Toronto Argonauts (4-3) on Friday night.

Canadian welterweight Yohan (White Lion) Lainesse added to UFC 279 fight card

Canadian welterweight Yohan (White Lion) Lainesse has been added to the high-profile UFC 279 fight card in Las Vegas next month. The Montreal fighter, who turns 30 on Sunday, will face American Darian Weeks on the Sept. 10 card.
Centre/wing Mitch Richardson returning to Toronto Arrows for a fifth MLR season

Centre/wing Mitch Richardson returning to Toronto Arrows for a fifth MLR season

TORONTO — The Toronto Arrows have re-signed Mitch Richardson, bringing the centre/wing back for a fifth Major League Rugby season. The 26-year-old from Stoney Creek, Ont.
Canadian Rory (Red King) MacDonald gets new opponent on eve of PFL semifinal

Canadian Rory (Red King) MacDonald gets new opponent on eve of PFL semifinal

Canadian welterweight Rory (Red King) MacDonald has a new opponent for Saturday's Professional Fighters League semifinal in the wake of Russian Magomed Umalatov's inability to get a visa to enter Britain.
Olympic curling champion Eve Muirhead retires

Olympic curling champion Eve Muirhead retires

LONDON (AP) — Olympic curling champion Eve Muirhead is retiring from the sport. The 32-year-old Muirhead secured Britain's only gold medal at this year's Winter Olympics in Beijing, having also won bronze in Sochi in 2014.

Sports In Brief For Wednesday, August 10

TENNIS TORONTO (AP) — Serena Williams wore her game face when she stepped out into the stadium for her first match since telling the world she is ready to leave professional tennis.