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Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

CHICAGO — Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from athletes in the CFL, NFL, college and even high school.

It’s the largest update on chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a debilitating brain disease that can cause a range of symptoms including memory loss.

Argonauts pull out wild win

TORONTO—Ricky Ray and the Toronto Argonauts' offence made good on their second chance last night.

Lirim Hajrullahu's 34-yard field goal as time expired earned Toronto a wild 27-24 home win over the Ottawa Redblacks.

Hajrullahu capped a nine-play, 51-yard drive after the Redblacks made it 24-24 on Trevor Harris' 31-yard TD strike to Greg Ellingson with 2:17 to go.

Shareholders meeting marks Packers season’s unofficial start

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Training camp has yet to begin and Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy is already looking forward to the end of the season.

Finishing the year at the Super Bowl, which is being played in Minneapolis at the home of the NFC North rival Vikings, would be quite a treat for Packers fans.

Strasburg exits early

PHOENIX—Stephen Strasburg says he hasn't felt right since the all-star break and decided after two innings in Arizona to call it a day.

“The stuff was good but it's still kind of like lingering,” he noted.

“And I just want to nip it in the bud now, hopefully not miss any time, and try and be smart about it.”