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It's Lester vs. Kluber in Game 1 of 'lovable losers' World Series


The Chicago Cubs and Cleveland begin the World Series on Tuesday with Jon Lester and Korey Kluber take the mound in Game 1.


Halloween costume ideas from the NHL's very own

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Need ideas for your Halloween costume? These NHL hockey players have your back.


Shannon Szabados released from men's pro team


Goaltender Shannon Szabados has been released by the Peoria Rivermen after two games with the Southern Professional Hockey League team.


Sidney Crosby making progress after 1st full practice


Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby could be close to making his season debut after sustaining at least his third concussion in pre-season practice.


Jets, Oilers among organizations leading the way in Indigenous tributes

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As Winnipeg Jets fans make their way to their seats and players prepare to stand on home ice for the national anthem, an announcement fills the downtown arena.


Chicago World Series ticket prices breaking the bank

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Fans hoping to see the Cubs play in the World Series for the first time since 1945 are finding a seat could cost them more than what their grandparents paid for their houses.



Maple Leafs waive veteran forward Milan Michalek


The Toronto Maple Leafs placed Milan Michalek on waivers Monday and picked up veteran centre Ben Smith. Michalek, acquired from Ottawa last February in the Dion Phaneuf trade, had two points in five games as a member of the Leafs checking unit.


Bautista, Encarnacion will get qualifying offers from Jays


The Toronto Blue Jays expect to make qualifying offers to potential free agents Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion.


Raptors face several challenges heading into NBA season


The Toronto Raptors are coming off an historic season that saw them win 56 games and play in the Eastern Conference final. Here are five things to watch for the 2016-17 season.


Caps stun Timbers 4-1

A miserable year for the Vancouver Whitecaps finished with a silver lining.

Giles Barnes scored twice in the first half Sunday as Vancouver defeated the Portland Timbers 4-1 on the final day of the regular season to deny the defending MLS Cup champions a spot in this year's playoffs.

The Whitecaps were eliminated from post-season contention at the beginning of October, and were knocked out of the Western Conference semifinals by the Timbers on the same B.C. Place Stadium pitch 12 months ago. They got a measure of revenge against their rivals thanks to a display of skill, passion and desire that failed to materialize for most of 2016.

"This performance absolutely drives me mad," said Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson. "I know we have the players to do it, but we haven't done it on a consistent basis. Why? I don't know. I'm going to get to bottom of it because I don't want to be sitting here next year saying the same things to you like a broken record.

"We finished on a high today, but I'm not fooled."

Pedro Morales and Nicolas Mezquida had the other goals for Vancouver (10-15-9), which won for just the second time in Major League Soccer since July.

"I kind of knew we had that in us, but obviously it's too late," said Whitecaps goalkeeper David Ousted. "I'm delighted to give the fans a last victory and show we are better than we performed.

"It hurt a lot last year getting knocked out, especially at home. This was a little pay back."

With all 20 MLS teams in action Sunday, Portland (12-14-8) needed a victory to book a spot in the playoffs, or a lot of help with a tie or a loss.

But in the end, the Timbers, who got a late consolation penalty from Diego Valeri, will only have themselves to blame after finishing the campaign without a road win (0-11-6). Portland was one of four teams vying for the final three post-season spots in the West at the start of the day, and were without defender Liam Ridgewell and midfielder Diego Chara because of yellow card accumulation against Vancouver.

"We had some guys that had really poor performances," said head coach Caleb Porter, whose team was also bounced from the CONCACAF Champions League mid-week. "You can't win when you get that. We got that across the board.

"It just felt like we bled goals."

Oilers, Habs, Canucks off to surprising starts


It's (very) early, but a trio of Canadian-based teams are the talk of the NHL with their stellar starts to the 2016-17 seasons.


What happened in Olympic sports over the weekend


It may only be October, but winter sports made their return in a big way this weekend. Canadians and other international stars were in action across the globe, from the figure skating rink in Chicago to the slopes in Austria. Here's a look at what you may have missed.


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