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Canadians Henderson, Sharp lead LPGA Tour team event

MIDLAND, Mich. — Canadians Brooke Henderson and Alena Sharp shot a 5-under 65 in alternate-shot play Wednesday to take the first-round lead in the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, the LPGA Tour's first-year team event.
Blue Jays prospect Bichette feels ready for big leagues after triple-A success

Blue Jays prospect Bichette feels ready for big leagues after triple-A success

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Bo Bichette looked the part of a major leaguer when he stepped to the plate at Sahlen Field for batting practice this week.
Connelly hopes to recapture magical 2017 performance at this year's British Open

Connelly hopes to recapture magical 2017 performance at this year's British Open

The 2017 British Open was one of the best tournaments of Austin Connelly's life, putting his young career into high gear. He's hoping the 2019 tournament will have the same effect.

Newman sets new Canadian pole vault record for second time in two months

JOCKGRIM, Germany — Alysha Newman has broken her own Canadian record in the pole vault for the second time in the last two months. The 25-year-old from London, Ont., cleared 4.
A long wait, but finally a Tour win for sprint prodigy Ewan

A long wait, but finally a Tour win for sprint prodigy Ewan

TOULOUSE, France — A bit more than a year ago, Caleb Ewan was devastated to be left out of the Tour de France.

Toronto Blue Jays acquire pitcher Wilmer Font in deal with New York Mets

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired right-hander Wilmer Font from the New York Mets for cash considerations. Font, 29, has made 22 combined relief appearances for the Mets and Tampa Bay Rays this year, along with three starts for New York.

Canada thumps Hong Kong 78-26 at World Rugby U20 Trophy in Brazil

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil — Captain Will Percillier scored four tries and Lachlan Kratz added three more as Canada thumped Hong Kong 78-26 Wednesday to record its first win at the second-tier World Rugby U20 Trophy.

Serena among 13 Grand Slam champs in US Open women's field

NEW YORK — Serena Williams will try again for a record-equaling 24th major title as one of 13 Grand Slam women's champions who gained direct entry into the U.S. Open.
Montreal Alouettes release veteran American kick-returner Stefan Logan

Montreal Alouettes release veteran American kick-returner Stefan Logan

MONTREAL — The Montreal Alouettes released veteran American kick-returner Stefan Logan on Wednesday. Logan, 38, was in his eighth CFL season and fifth with Montreal. He began his career in Canada with the B.C.
New partnership gives CFL franchises new digital concussion platform

New partnership gives CFL franchises new digital concussion platform

TORONTO — The CFL has entered into a new partnership that will allow its teams to utilize a digital platform to execute and monitor the effectiveness of the league's concussion protocol.