OTTAWA — Atletico Ottawa unveiled its home jersey on Thursday, adding a Maple Leaf to the traditional red-and-white colours of its Atletico Madrid parent club.

The jersey, shown in a virtual unveiling, has Atletico’s trademark red-and-white stripes with a subtle blue trim that marks an addition to the Spanish kit. A large Maple Leaf is imprinted on the back.

The Canadian Premier League expansion team will have to wait to show it off, given the global pandemic.

“It looks incredible,” said Canadian international Ben Fisk, who will wear No. 10 for Ottawa.

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NEW YORK — Joe Flacco has hoisted the Lombardi Trophy and been the Super Bowl MVP.

He has been the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL and one of the faces of a franchise.

Now with the New York Jets, Flacco is merely a 35-year-old backup coming off an injury and tasked with helping Sam Darnold achieve the kind of success he has enjoyed in his pro career.

“I’m fully embracing it,” Flacco said Thursday on a video call. “I mean, it’s where I am right now, and I’m glad to be on a team playing football in some capacity.”


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Tyron Woodley will be looking to rebound from a loss to Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 that cost him the UFC welterweight title when he returns to action on Saturday to face rising star Gilbert Burns as a -190 betting favourite on the UFC odds at sportsbooks monitored by

Woodley’s unanimous decision loss as a -210 favourite ended his three-year reign as the UFC welterweight champion, but with just one defeat over his past eight fights he remains the top-ranked contender in the UFC welterweight division going into Saturday night’s bout at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas.


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Two weeks before the PGA Tour is set to resume its schedule, John Deere Classic officials decided Thursday to cancel what would have been the fifth tournament back.

Tournament director Clair Peterson said there were too many obstacles to overcome involving too many risks from the COVID-19 pandemic, and that it made financial sense in the long run to not hold the tournament.

The John Deere would have been July 9-12 in Silvis, Illinois, the fifth PGA Tour stop under the revised schedule. The tour is not allowing spectators for at least a month, meaning the Deere could have been

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“A mega race. What he did is unbelievable.”

The fact that those words are attributed to a Fernando Alonso drive does not surprise. However, it wasn’t a performance that earned the two-time World Champion a race win, or even a podium.

Instead, former McLaren racing director Eric Boullier made that statement after the Spaniard finished seventh at the 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

A collision on the opening lap resulted in Alonso’s McLaren limping into the pitlane on two wheels with both tyres on the right side deflated, a hole in the floor and the front wing damaged.

How he managed

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Aside from getting back to doing the job he loves, there’s another reason why Fred VanVleet is eager to resume the NBA season: he wants a chance to defend the Toronto Raptors‘ NBA title.

Sitting second in the Eastern Conference with a 48-18 record, the excitement was building for the Raptors as they inched closer towards the playoffs before the NBA abruptly paused its 2019-20 season on March 12 due to the novel coronavirus.

“It’s part of the reason that everybody wants to get back, at least from our camp,” VanVleet told Rachel Nichols on ESPN’s The Jump on

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CONCORD, N.C. — Rain washed out the Cup Series race Wednesday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway — a slight break for NASCAR teams taxed by a grueling return to racing.

The race was rescheduled for Thursday night at 7 p.m., which in turn forced NASCAR to move the Xfinity Series race scheduled for Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway. The turnaround time is too difficult for broadcast partner Fox Sports to leave Charlotte and quickly rebuild its setup in Tennessee under social distancing guidelines.

The Xfinity Series race will instead be run Monday night, a day after the Cup Series.


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