Bradford was in pain on the Rams sideline for several

The Toronto Raptors will be without the services of Amir Johnson on Monday night when they entertain the New Orleans Pelicans at the Air Canada Centre. Johnson has been dealing with ankle pain after turning on it in a January 29 win over the Orlando Magic. An MRI on Johnsons ankle came back clean according to coach Dwane Casey, but he will be given the night off as the pain persists. Patrick Patterson will replace Johnson in the starting line-up. In 50 games this season, the 26-year-old Johnson is averaging 10.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game.

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He returned Saturday to contribute to the pro-am side of

The Toronto Blue Jays will turn to righty Dustin McGowan tonight against Corey Kluber and the Cleveland Indians. McGowan has won his last two decisions and is 2-1 on the year with a 4.63 ERA. He did not get a decision his last time out, though, despite a decent effort against the Los Angeles Angels that saw him allow two runs in five innings of his teams 4-3 loss. "I got through it," McGowan said. "But I didnt have my slider, so luckily the changeup got me through.

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Quintana struck out Nick Castellanos to close his final inning

MILAN - Seven-time winner AC Milan is in the unfamiliar position of being the overwhelming underdog when it hosts Atletico Madrid in the first leg of its Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday. Atleticos best finish in the competition is runner-up 40 years ago but it is top of the Spanish league along with Barcelona and Real Madrid, and qualified from its group with an almost perfect record — slipping in a 1-1 draw at Zenit St. Petersburg. Milan is going through another transitional year and is under the guidance of inexperienced coach Clarence Seedorf.

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The Rangers grabbed a 1-0 lead at 4:59 of the first

Despite hearing rumours that he is supposedly frustrated with his teams direction, John Tavares says that he remains committed to staying with the New York Islanders for the remaining four years of his contract. The team captain signed a six-year, $33 million deal with the Islanders prior to the 2011-12 season. He was having a good year with 24 goals and 42 assists in 59 games before suffering a season-ending knee injury while playing for Canada at the Sochi Olympics. "I signed six years because I wanted to be here. Theres no part of me that wants to leave," Tavares told Newsday on Monday.

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TSN Radio 690 in Montreal kicks off a multi-year broadcast rights agreement with the Montreal Impact of Major League Soccer this season. As Montreals English-language all-sports station, TSN 690 will team with sister station CJAD 800 to provide exclusive broadcast coverage of all Impact regular season and playoff games for at least the next three seasons, bringing all Impact away games to radio for the first time as part of the new agreement. Montrealers can set their dial to AM 690, listen online at TSN.ca/Montreal, and tune in with the TSN mobile app for live game broadcasts.

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Ramirez is a 12-time All-Star with 555 home runs through 19 years

LISBON, Portugal -- Cristiano Ronaldo seems certain to be fit to lead Real Madrids attack against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday. However, Real coach Carlo Ancelotti has lingering fitness doubts about Ronaldos strike partner Karim Benzema and defender Pepe. "Cristiano doesnt have any problems, he has trained well," Ancelotti said Friday about the competitions 16-goal record scorer, who missed Madrids final league match last weekend to rest a leg muscle injury. Benzema and Pepe have not trained this week due to hamstring and calf injuries, respectively.

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Some very talented competitors arent going to make the

Have you seen Alexander Ovechkin? The young up-and-comer who scored 52 goals and 106 points in his rookie season and took home the Calder Trophy as Rookie Of The Year? The one who scored 121 goals and 222 points over his next two seasons and won back-to-back Hart Trophies? The player who at one point, was considered a good bet to push Brett Hull and Wayne Gretzkys single-season goal-scoring marks?

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Vancouver Canucks are tied for eighth with 66 points

Shut out in their third straight loss to cap the weekend, the Toronto Blue Jays hope to have a little more pop in their lineup on Tuesday afternoon when they begin a quick two-game set with the Milwaukee Brewers. Though still leading the AL East, Toronto has lost four of its last five games and was without slugger Jose Bautista in the starting lineup for a seventh straight game in Sundays 4-0 defeat to the Chicago White Sox. Bautista has been out with a strained left hamstring, but was able to make a pinch-hit appearance in the loss. He grounded into a fielders choice.

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He has played in 122 career games over his eigght seasons

TORONTO -- Kentucky trainer Joe Woodard has opted for local jockey Omar Moreno aboard his U.S.-based entry Maple Leaf Kitten for Sundays Queens Plate. Moreno, currently sixth in the Woodbine jockey standings, will make his debut in the 1 1/4-mile Canadian classic, replacing American Ben Creed. Emile Ramsammy, who won in 2006 with Edenwold and 1996 with Victor Cooley, will ride Imhotep (IMMO-tep) for trainer Todd Pletcher. The field appears set at 17, which would be make it the highest since the 1999 race won by Woodcarver.

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Dan Martin will have surgery later Saturday on a broken collarbone.

When the 2014 iteration of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers hits the turf at Investors Group Field for Thursday nights CFL regular season opener, fans of the Blue and Gold may have their noses buried in their line-up cards more often than they might prefer. The roster changes have been constant and continuous since late last year, but even with their 46-man roster set for the start of the season, the banged-up Bombers will be kicking off Week 1 with a handful of fresh faces and back-ups in the starting lineup.

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