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Maple Leafs great Borje Salming diagnosed with ALS

Maple Leafs great Borje Salming diagnosed with ALS

Former Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Borje Salming has been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, the team announced Wednesday.
FIFA looks to start World Cup in Qatar 1 day earlier

FIFA looks to start World Cup in Qatar 1 day earlier

GENEVA (AP) — The World Cup in Qatar could start one day earlier than scheduled with FIFA looking at a plan to let the host nation play Ecuador on Nov. 20, a person familiar with the proposal told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Sports In Brief For Tuesday, August 9

TENNIS NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams says she is ready to step away from tennis after winning 23 Grand Slam titles, turning her focus to having another child and her business interests.
Orioles rally after rain delay, beat Blue Jays 6-5

Orioles rally after rain delay, beat Blue Jays 6-5

BALTIMORE (AP) — Whether they make the postseason or not, the Baltimore Orioles have brought playoff-level excitement back to Camden Yards lately. An eighth-inning homer that turned a deficit into a lead? Check.
Team Canada prepares for unusual world junior hockey championship

Team Canada prepares for unusual world junior hockey championship

EDMONTON — Logan Stankoven knows he and the rest of Team Canada are under the microscope as the world junior hockey championship begins.
National Bank Open in Toronto will be one of Serena Williams' final events

National Bank Open in Toronto will be one of Serena Williams' final events

TORONTO — Serena Williams' appearance at the National Bank Open in Toronto will be the final one of her career. The tennis legend said earlier Tuesday she is planning to retire from tennis sometime following the U.S.
Andreescu earns thrilling first-round win at National Bank Open over Daria Kasatkina

Andreescu earns thrilling first-round win at National Bank Open over Daria Kasatkina

TORONTO — Bianca Andreescu feels as though she has found her fighting spirit after a tough, but thrilling 2 1/2 hour two-set victory on Tuesday. The Mississauga, Ont., native defeated world No.

AP Sports SummaryBrief at 11:40 p.m. EDT

Serena Williams says 'countdown has begun' to retirement Serena Williams says she is preparing to step away from tennis after winning 23 Grand Slam titles, turning her focus to having another child and her business interests.

Purvis getting familiar with Canada Games podium

WELLAND, Ont. — The Selkirk Dolphins Swim Club might have to build an extra trophy shelf for Teagen Purvis, who on Tuesday won her third medal of the Canada Summer Games.
Beaned Little League batter rises to console upset pitcher

Beaned Little League batter rises to console upset pitcher

WACO, Texas (AP) — A Little League batter rose from a beaning to console the upset pitcher in a dramatic scene at a Little League regional tournament game Tuesday in Waco, Texas.