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Trainer Graham Motion sets sights on Queen’s Plate win

Friday, June 29th, 2018
Graham Motion

He's won the Kentucky Derby and two Breeders' Cup races. Now trainer Graham Motion has his sights on adding the $1-million Queen's Plate to his impressive resume. The 54-year-old native of Cambridge, England, will send two Sam-Son Farm horses postward Saturday evening at Woodbine Racetrack.

Brad Gushue to face Kevin Koe in Players’ Championship quarter-finals

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Tiebreakers will be needed to round out the quarter-finals at the Players' Championship. Seven of the eight spots on both the men's and women's side were confirmed on Friday after round-robin play, with Saturday morning's tiebreakers deciding the final spots. Brad Gushue will play Calgary's Kevin Koe in men's quarter-finals.

Ronda Rousey breaks silence with ‘rock bottom’ Instagram post

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
UFC Ronda Rousey

Former UFC champ Ronda Rousey is turning to "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling for inspiration more than a week after getting humiliated in a comeback match against Amanda Nunes.

UFC star ‘Cyborg’ Justino facing potential doping violation

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
Cris Cyborg Doping

Standout UFC fighter Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino has potentially violated the mixed martial arts promotion's anti-doping policy.

Man with terminal lung disease finishes marathon towing oxygen tank

Monday, November 28th, 2016
Evans Wilson Seattle Marathon

Evans Wilson, who has terminal lung disease, defied his own doctor's orders to complete the Seattle Marathon Sunday while towing an oxygen tank.

McGregor KO’s Alvarez in historic night at New York

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Conor McGregor knocked out Eddie Alvarez in the second round to win the UFC lightweight title and become the first two-class champion in the promotion's history.

Pacquiao wins WBO welterweight title in front of Mayweather

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

With Floyd Mayweather Jr. watching intently from a ringside seat, Manny Pacquiao dropped Jessie Vargas in the second round and bloodied his face Saturday night on his way to a lopsided decision that gave him a piece of the welterweight title once again.

Manny Pacquiao a tough sell at this point in his career

Friday, November 4th, 2016

The hook for Manny Pacquiao's latest fight is that he's the fighting politician, as eager to take on problems in the Philippines as he is to take on other welterweights in the ring.

Johnson eager for Cormier rematch in UFC 206 in Toronto

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
UFC 187 Mixed Martial Arts

Daniel Cormier won the light heavyweight title in 2015 when he submitted feared striker Anthony Johnson with a choke in the third round in Las Vegas, but Johnson has been on a tear ever since and vows their Dec. 10 bout at Toronto's Air Canada Centre will be a different story.

Kimbo Slice, notorious MMA fighter, dead at 42

Monday, June 6th, 2016
kimbo slice

Kimbo Slice, a well-known MMA fighter who originally gained notoriety through fighting videos posted on the internet, has died at the age of 42.