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Canadian sprinter Dushane Farrier, 26, has been barred four years after testing positive for SARM S-22 at the Canadian track and field championships last July 3 in Edmonton. SARMS are a class of hormones that produce similar effects to anabolic steroids. more »
Karl-Anthony Towns had 35 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves came back from 18 points down to stun Toronto 117-112 on Wednesday night. Canadian star Andrew Wiggins scored 13 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter. more »
Alex Morgan scored 12 seconds in and added another goal in the 62nd minute and the U.S. women's team opened CONCACAF qualifying for the Rio Olympics with a 5-0 victory over Costa Rica on Wednesday night. more »
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby failed to extend a career-high seven-game goal-scoring streak and an 11-game run of 12 goals and 22 points in Thursday night's 3-0 loss to the visiting New York Rangers. more »