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Canadian Rob Thomson to remain manager of Phillies after leading team to playoffs

After guiding the Philadelphia Phillies to their first playoff berth in more than a decade, manager Rob Thomson had the interim removed from his title Monday.

Remembering Jackie Robinson in town where it started

As Major League Baseball honours the 75th anniversary of Robinson's historic breaking of the colour barrier, let's not forget where he came from.

He's back: Tiger gets off to good start at Masters in 1st competitive tournament since car crash

There was nothing to indicate that Tiger Woods nearly lost his right leg 14 months ago in a devastating car wreck. Woods' greatest comeback yet got off to an electrifying start Thursday when he shot a 1-under 71 in the opening round of the Masters.

Atlanta GM Anthopoulos doles out $168M US over 8 years to newcomer Matt Olson

One day after cutting ties with veteran major leaguer Freddie Freeman, Atlanta signed new first baseman Matt Olson to an eight-year, $168-million US contract on Tuesday.

Dutch speed skater's sportsmanship helps Canadian Dubreuil win Olympic medal

Kai Verbij, the reigning world champion in speed skating's 1,000 metres, backed off on the final crossover straight at Beijing 2022, knowing he didn't have quite enough speed to get in front of Canada's Laurent Dubreuil. Rather than risk a collision, Verbij backed off, allowing Dubreuil to keep racing to the silver medal.

Erin Jackson becomes 1st Black woman to win Olympic speed-skating medal

Erin Jackson has become the first Black woman to win a speed-skating medal at the Winter Olympics. And a gold one, at that.

Former NFL receiver, Super Bowl champion Demaryius Thomas dead at 33

Demaryius Thomas overcame a troubled childhood. He managed to shine as a receiver in Georgia Tech's run-oriented offence. By the time his NFL career was over, he had earned five straight Pro Bowl honours and a Super Bowl ring with the Denver Broncos.

Lee Elder, 1st Black golfer to compete in Masters, dies at 87

Lee Elder, who broke down racial barriers as the first Black golfer to play in the Masters and paved the way for Tiger Woods and others to follow, has died at the age of 87.

Unlikely hero, 2 homers carry Atlanta to Game 4 win over Astros, brink of World Series title

A guy who spent most of the season in the minors kept Atlanta in it. Then the offence finally came to life. Just like that, Atlanta is one win from its first World Series title in 26 years.

Atlanta punches ticket to World Series for 1st time since 1999

Eddie Rosario capped a remarkable NL Championship Series with a three-run homer, sending Atlanta to the World Series for the first time since 1999 with a 4-2 victory over the defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.