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Babcock bids emotional farewell in Detroit

Toronto Maple Leafs' new head coach Mike Babcock laughs during an NHL hockey press conference in Toronto, Thursday, May 21, 2015.  Babcock spent the last 10 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, where he won the Stanley Cup in 2008. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

DETROIT (AP) — Mike Babcock stood at the front of the familiar dressing room at Joe Louis Arena, this time for something of a farewell address.

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Babcock bids emotional farewell in Detroit

Toronto Maple Leafs' new head coach Mike Babcock laughs during an NHL hockey press conference in Toronto, Thursday, May 21, 2015.  Babcock spent the last 10 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, where he won the Stanley Cup in 2008. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

DETROIT (AP) — A day after being introduced as the new coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Mike Babcock was back in Detroit, speaking with reporters in the Red Wings’ dressing room.

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Montreal Alouettes sign openly gay defensive end Michael Sam

In this March 22, 2015, file photo, Michael Sam runs through a drill during the NFL Super Regional Combine football workout in Tempe, Ariz. The Montreal Alouettes have signed defensive end Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL. The club says the free agent has agreed to a two-year deal. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

MONTREAL (AP) — Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, signed a two-year contract Friday with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football league.

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Dickey leads way as Blue Jays beat Angels 8-4

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker works against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Thursday, May 21, 2015. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) — The Blue Jays haven’t enjoyed many solid pitching performances this season.

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Prince to miss beginning of WNBA season to play for Russia

New York Liberty WNBA basketball players Epiphanny Prince, right, and Tina Charles talk during practice Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Tarrytown, N.Y. Prince will miss perhaps the first month of the WNBA season to try to help Russia qualify for next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Liberty guard Epiphanny Prince will miss perhaps the first month of the WNBA season to try to help Russia qualify for next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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