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Maple Leafs confident in defence corps despite doubters

In the hours after his stunning move to the Toronto Maple Leafs, an unprompted John Tavares went out of his way to praise the team’s most maligned group — its defencemen. Part of a response to a general question about style of play, the brief exchange showed that while the meticulous star centre was new to town, he was also ...

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Jordaan cleared for FIFA Council despite bribery link

Danny Jordaan, a South African official linked to the alleged bribery of corrupt FIFA executives, has been cleared in an ethics check to stand for election to the world soccer body’s ruling council. The Confederation of African Football says Jordaan is one of five African officials who passed integrity checks ahead of the Sept. 30 election. African member countries will ...

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Kyle Busch earns regular season title despite “ugly day” at Indy

Busch started the race from pole position and led early without issue. However, ahead of the first of two pre-planned competition cautions, Busch attempted to pit with Kevin Harvick and encountered his first of many setbacks at IMS. He could not slow down in time and was forced to abort the stop. An “ugly day” for the No. 18 Strategy ...

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