Toronto Raptors’ success gives Canadian sports fans a rare feeling: hope

The team are one victory away from their first-ever NBA title. And many in Toronto see basketball as representing the a diverse, world city When Fitriya Hussein was given free tickets to a Toronto Raptors basketball game years ago in…

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How the 1999 World Cup champions’ biggest win came at the bargaining table

A staredown between the US womens national squad and US Soccer over the 1999 forces victory safarus changed the relationship between the team and their boss forever On the morning after the national team won the 1999 World Cup, the…

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USA sevens sparkle at Twickenham to secure Olympic spot

Eagles, Fiji and New Zealand ensure qualification for Tokyo Games next year with one sevens series event still to play The USA on Saturday become the first men’s rugby sevens team to qualify for the Olympic Games in Tokyo next…

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Hurley Haywood on life as a gay racing champion: ‘I didn’t have any male role models’

The three-time Le Mans champion was depicted with blondes and sponsored by Penthouse. But he lived a very different life away from the track When Hurley Haywood emerged in the scooting representation 50 years ago he looked like someone out…

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Lance Armstrong: ‘It wasn’t legal but I wouldn’t change a thing’

The onetime cycling supporter has said he wouldnt change a event about the doping that led to him being divested of his record seven Tour de France titles Former cycling champion Lance Armstrong has said he” wouldn’t modify a circumstance”…

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If you build it, will they succumb? Houston opens rugby field of dreams

The SaberCats of MLR have opened their own stadium. Its not the only example of US municipals improving residences for foreign sports Rain again. Brian Colona’s sunglasses were an rosy impres under a sky far less shining than his high-vis…

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University of St Thomas kicked out of conference for winning too much

The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has decided to topple the University of St Thomas for competitive purposes The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has decided to depose the NCAA Division III league’s largest clas, the University of St Thomas, for competitive…

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St Louis Blues make Stanley Cup final for first time in 49 years

The St Louis Blues are marching into the Stanley Cup final for the first time in decades, where they will face the Boston Bruins The St Louis Blues are rallying into the Stanley Cup final for the first time in…

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Baseball’s 106mph barrier: have pitchers reached the limits of their velocity?

The 100 mph fastball used to be a rarity: now its an everyday instance in Major League Baseball. But the human body may not be built for such speeds Sidd Finch was almost more good to be true. The rookie…

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Warriors thrash ‘terrible’ Blazers in NBA Western Conference finals opener

Stephen Curry smacked down nine three-pointers on his space to 36 targets, producing the two-time defending advocates past the Trail Blazers Stephen Curry had all kinds of apartment for a deepen and profited, conclusion his shooting impres in a hurry…

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