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  • PGA: Mike Weir, Graham DeLaet hope to end Canadian Open drought

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    MONTREAL – Mike Weir was well aware that it has been 60 years since a Canadian won the Canadian Open.

    ''It's going to end at some point, so hopefully, if not myself, it's another Canadian that gets it done this week,'' said Weir, one of 19 Canadians in the field for the tournament that starts Thursday at Royal Montreal. ''It would be nice to get the streak over so we don't have to talk about it.''

    Pat Fletcher, born in England, was the last Canadian winner, taking the 1954 event at Point Grey in Vancouver, British Columbia. Carl Keffer is the only Canadian-born champion, winning in 1909 and 1914. Albert Murray, a Canadian also born in England, won in 1908 and 1913.

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  • Eagles OT Lane Johnson failed to clear prescribed meds with the team

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    Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson said his four-game suspension for using banned PEDs was the result of him taking a banned prescription drug that he neglected to report to the Eagles’ training staff.

    The NFL on Wednesday officially announced Johnson’s suspension, nearly a month after CSNPhilly.com Eagles insider Geoff Mosher reported it.

    Johnson, who started all 17 games at right tackle last year as a rookie first-round pick, will be suspended without pay for the Eagles’ first four regular-season games in 2014. He will miss games against the Jaguars, Colts, Redskins and 49ers. 

    Johnson would be eligible to play in the preseason game against the Jets on Aug. 28 but will be banned from the Eagles’ complex starting the next day.

    He is eligible to return to the active roster on Sept. 29, one day after the 49ers’ game.

    He is not allowed to participate in any team activities or even visit the team’s facility during the suspension.

    “In April while training, I mistakenly and foolishly put a prescribed medication in my body to help with a medical issue,” Johnson said in a prepared statement released by the Eagles.

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  • Ryan Howard opens up about struggles and uncertain future in Philly

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    Ryan Howard's future with the Phillies is up in the air.

    Sources tell CSNPhilly.com's Phillies Insider Jim Salisbury that team officials have discussed the possibility of paying off Howard and moving on without him after the season  (see story) .

    Howard, who was once feared in the middle of the Phillies' lineup, is far from the MVP he once was and the player that helped the club win five straight division titles and a World Series  (see story) .

    Howard is hitting .224 and has one home run in his last 121 plate appearances.

    Can he be a productive player again?

    "I personally don't think those days are over," Phillies analyst Marlon Anderson said on  Postgame Plus  Wednesday night. "I think he has to make adjustments. It's more mental adjustments than physical adjustments."

    -- CSN Philadelphia

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  • Watch: Brutal crashes at 2014 Tour de France

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    Crashes at the 2014 Tour de France don't discriminate; just ask Chris Froome, Alberto Contador, Mark Cavendish and more. Relive the most gruesome crashes that have ruined riders' hopes at the yellow jersey.

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  • Theo Epstein doesn't like MLB giving rival Cardinals 'annual gift'

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    As we covered earlier, St. Louis got a bonus pick for the 2015 First-Year Player Draft (just after the first round) in Wednesday’s Competitive Balance Lottery. Yes, a team that has made the playoffs 10 times since 2000 and advanced to the NLCS or further in three straight seasons got a handout. And it’s not sitting too well with an executive of the Cardinals’ traditional rival — Cubs president Theo Epstein.

    Here’s Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com

    The president of baseball operations fired a shot in the Cubs-Cardinals rivalry after St. Louis won an extra draft pick in Wednesday’s competitive-balance lottery.

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  • Jay Gruden on relationship with RG3: 'Happiness comes with wins'

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    No Hollywood couple has a relationship that has been more heavily scrutinized this year than the one between Jay Gruden and Robert Griffin III. In 2013 it became apparent that the relationship between head coach Mike Shanahan and Griffin had deteriorated to the point where it was untenable. The team went from 10-6 division champs in 2012 to 3-13 last year.

    But did everyone have the cause and effect mixed up? Did the team collapse because coach and quarterback didn’t see eye to eye? Or did the losing just take too much of a toll?

    “Happiness comes with wins,” the Redskins’ new head coach said about his relationship with Griffin the day before training camp got underway here at the Bon Secours training center. “Nobody is going to be happy if we’re 2-14.”

    [MORE: Jay Gruden goes 'Anchorman'?]

    The quarterback’s comfort level in the offense is also important.

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  • Testimony ends in Donald Sterling trial, closing arguments next week

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    History suggests opening multiple battle fronts tends to be a sign of desperation and a losing tactic in a war… but Donald Sterling is both desperate and a guy whose legal strategy seems to be to start as many battle fronts with the NBA as possible regardless of the chance of success. He just wants to be a disruptive bully and drag this out (for tax reasons).

    However, the battle front that really matters in the Clippers sale is the probate case between Donald and his wife Shelly over the Sterling Family Trust (which owns the team). That’s the case where a judge will determine if Shelly and her lawyers followed the proper legal steps in having Donald declared incapacitated (which left Shelly as the lone trustee, and she set up the sale of the team). If Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas rules for Shelly, the sale of the Clippers to Steve Ballmer for $2 billion most likely goes through quickly. If Donald wins he dissolves the Trust and tries to stall the sale process (although the NBA just has the other owners vote him out).

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  • AS Roma scores late to top Liverpool at Fenway Park

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    In a relaxed match featuring nearly forty players, the difference came with one minute left in regulation as Marco Borriello knocked home a corner-kick to hand AS Roma a 1-0 victory over Liverpool.

    The match opened in the worst way possible, with Fabio Borini going down awkwardly under a challenge and injuring his shoulder. The Italian tried to tough it out but was eventually forced off the pitch raising questions around his potential $24 million transfer to Sunderland.

    A rather dull first half was marked by a single golden opportunity for AS Roma in the 33rd minute as former Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole cruised down the left side and put in a nice cross for Italian legend Francesco Totti, only for his effort to edge wide of the left post.

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  • Chris Wondolowski scores goal, celebrates with newborn son

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    Chris Wondolowski scores in the 62nd minute to put the Earthquakes up by three over the Fire. After scoring the goal, Wondolowski celebrates with his wife and newborn son in the crowd.

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  • Donald Sterling probate trial testimony over; ruling coming

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    History suggests opening multiple battle fronts tends to be a sign of desperation and a losing tactic in a war… but Donald Sterling is both desperate and a guy whose legal strategy seems to be to start as many battle fronts with the NBA as possible regardless of the chance of success. He just wants to be a disruptive bully and drag this out (for tax reasons).

    However, the battle front that really matters in the Clippers sale is the probate case between Donald and his wife Shelly over the Sterling Family Trust (which owns the team). That’s the case where a judge will determine if Shelly and her lawyers followed the proper legal steps in having Donald declared incapacitated (which left Shelly as the lone trustee, and she set up the sale of the team). If Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas rules for Shelly, the sale of the Clippers to Steve Ballmer for $2 billion most likely goes through quickly. If Donald wins he dissolves the Trust and tries to stall the sale process (although the NBA just has the other owners vote him out).

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