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Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz 2. GETTY IMAGES

McGregor-Diaz lived up to the hype

Sometimes much-hyped fights don’t live up to what the well-produced and slick video previews tell us is going to be the “biggest fight in UFC history!” But at UFC 202, Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz 2 surpassed all of the hyperbole.

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Team Canada should be proud of effort

Vancouver Whitecaps FC have zero wins in their last three matches and have won just two Major League Soccer matches since May 22. Let’s forget about that for a week and take this opportunity to praise the Canadian women’s soccer team.

Nate Diaz submitted Conor McGregor during their last fight. GETTY IMAGES

Diaz fears he's being 'weeded out' of UFC

Leading up to one of the biggest fights of the year, Conor McGregor (19-3) has been busy trolling WWE wrestlers. Maybe he’s planting seeds for a future Wrestlemania appearance, but he should be focused on the “real fight” coming this Saturday at UFC 202 in Las Vegas.

Rosie MacLennan of Canada wins gold in the trampoline competition during the Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016. (Dave Abel/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network )

MacLennan takes gold medal

Rosie MacLennan, Canada’s only gold medallist in 2012 in London, returned to the top step of the podium in women’s trampoline on Friday at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Vancouver Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson. GETTY IMAGES

Vancouver Whitecaps shooting blanks

I’ve been critical recently about Vancouver Whitecaps FC — whether it’s been their goal scoring, defending, or the inability of their youngsters to progress.

A sofa amongst the garbage on a beach in Rio. A rumour has been circulating of a kayaking bumping into a floating sofa during training. GETTY IMAGES

Separating fact from fiction at Rio Olympics

The Games of the XXXI Olympiad opened in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the first few days featured shocking tennis upsets, some notable Canadian performances in the pool and on the volleyball court — and the urban legend of #kayaksofa.

Donald Trump says the debates are rigged against him. GETTY IMAGES

NFL throws penalty flag on Trump claims

National Football League training camps opened last week and it didn’t take long for a controversy to erupt from an unlikely source — Donald Trump claims there is a conspiracy between the league and the Democrats to keep viewers from seeing him debate Hillary Clinton.