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Tigers give nod to Max Scherzer in ALDS opener vs. O's


The Detroit Tigers will start this post-season just like last year's: Max Scherzer in Game 1, Justin Verlander in Game 2. The AL Division Series begins Thursday night in Baltimore.

Salvador Perez lifts Royals to win in wild-card thriller


Salvador Perez singled down the left-field line with two outs in the 12th inning, allowing Christian Colon to score from second base and giving the long-suffering Royals a 9-8 victory over the Oakland Athletics in a wild AL wild-card game Tuesday night.

Edmonton Oilers training camp job battles


Winger Tyler Pitlick has had an inconsistent pro career but Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins rewarded him recently for a strong training camp and Pitlick seized the opportunity. Still, he's fighting for a roster spot since Jesse Joensuu has also impressed.

Canadians play their best round at world jr. golf event


Canada failed to gain ground on the first-place Americans at the World Junior Girls Golf Championship despite having its most productive day of the tournament at Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ont., on Tuesday.

Quebec extreme skier killed in Chilean avalanche

Skier Jean-Philippe Auclair, 36, dead in avalanche

Quebec extreme skier Jean-Philippe Auclair was found dead after an avalanche on Mt. San Lorenzo in the Andes.

Canadian women lose to France at basketball worlds

Canada-France basketball

Canada dropped a 63-59 decision to Olympic silver medallist France on Tuesday at the women's world basketball championships. Kim Gaucher of Mission, B.C., scored 10 points to lead the Canadians (1-2), who will move on to a qualifying round.


2015 Women's World Cup ticket sales brisk

Christine Sinclair

Ticket sales have started well and organizers of the 2015 Women's World Cup of soccer have plenty of good stories to tell. But thanks to the ongoing controversy of playing the Canadian tournament on artificial turf, not many of those storylines have got through yet.

Lions QB Lulay to forgo surgery

Travis Lulay

B.C. Lions quarterback Travis Lulay has elected to forgo surgery and will continue to rehabilitate his right throwing shoulder as he aims for a late-season return to the lineup.

Michael Phelps arrested for drunken driving


Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps was arrested for drunken driving early on Tuesday after speeding and then crossing the double-lane lines inside the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore, Maryland Transportation Authority Police said.

AL Wild Card game: 3 things to watch

James Shields

One team is happy just to be here after 29 years in the doldrums; the other is getting a reprieve after a dreadful second half that nearly ruined its season. The season is on the line for both the Kansas City Royals and the Oakland A's as they get set for Tuesday's AL wild card playoff.

Patrick Chan to skip figure skating season


Three-time world champion Patrick Chan is going to take a break from competitive figure skating, but plans to return to the circuit next season.

Muslim NFL player penalized after on-field prayer


Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah, a devout Muslim, received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty after dropping to his knees in prayer after scoring a touchdown on Monday night.

2015 Women's World Cup will be played on turf, FIFA says

Germany-Canada soccer

Despite the threat of a lawsuit from top players, there is no Plan B beyond playing the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada on artificial turf, a FIFA official said Tuesday.

Milos Raonic advances at Japan Open


Canadian Milos Raonic earned a 7-6 (3), 6-3 win over Australian Bernard Tomic on Tuesday to advance to the second round of the Japan Open in Tokyo on the back of 22 aces.

Eugenie Bouchard bounced from China Open


Canada's Eugenie Bouchard lost her second-round match Tuesday at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing, falling in straight sets to unseeded Sabine Lisicki of Germany.

Calgary Flames training camp job battles


Centre Sam Bennett has been insisting since the Calgary Flames drafted him fourth overall in June that he’s NHL-ready, and he's caught the eye of coach Bob Hartley. Bennett is in a battle to crack the lineup along with Johnny Gaudreau and Sven Baertschi.

Raiders fire head coach just 4 games into NFL season


The Oakland Raiders have fired coach Dennis Allen four games into his third season. The decision comes one day after the team lost its 10th straight contest dating to last season, 38-14 to Miami in London.

Chiefs' Jamaal Charles scores 3 TDs in rout of Patriots


Jamaal Charles returned from an injury to score three touchdowns Monday night, Tom Brady was picked off twice by the opportunistic Chiefs, and Kansas City routed New England 41-14 to hand Bill Belichick one of his worst losses as coach of the Patriots.

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