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Andre De Grasse is scheduled to run the men's 100 metres at the Prefontaine Classic in Oregon on Saturday (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 5:24 p.m. ET) , where the Canadian sprinter finished last in his Diamond League season debut a year ago. more »
He owned a share of the 100-metre world record while still a teenager and went on to win an Olympic medal, but Canadian sprinting legend Harry Jerome struggled to outrun the prejudice of his day. more »
Don Cherry was clearly bothered by Phil Kessel's routine prior to Game 7 between the Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night, so the Coach's Corner commentator took the opportunity to rip the Penguins forward during the first intermission. more »
LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 in Game 5 to advance to the NBA Finals where they will meet the Golden State Warriors. more »