National Sports News

Aaron Hernandez friends, family turn out for private funeral

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 4:10pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 4:45pm

BRISTOL, Conn. — Aaron Hernandez's family and friends bid farewell to the former NFL star at a private funeral Monday, and a judge ordered that three suicide notes he left be...

Canadiens management says gifted Galchenyuk not ready for top-line centre duty

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 4:05pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 4:30pm

BROSSARD, Que. — The Montreal Canadiens haven't given up on hope that Alex Galchenyuk will one day be their top line centre. But heading into the NHL off-season, he remains a...

Star goaltender Price hopes to stay in Montreal, challenge for Stanley Cup

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 3:16pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:45pm

BROSSARD, Que. — Carey Price has put to rest any concern about leaving the Montreal Canadiens.

The star goaltender can become an unrestricted free agent at the end of...

Senators find playoff inspiration in Karlsson, Anderson, MacArthur

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 3:15pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:45pm

OTTAWA — Shortly after Ottawa's first-round playoff win over Boston, Senators captain Erik Karlsson revealed he had been playing with two hairline fractures in his left heel....

Former All-Star Delabar suspended 80 games for positive test

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 2:59pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:30pm

NEW YORK — Former All-Star pitcher Steve Delabar, a veteran of six major league seasons with Seattle, Toronto and Cincinnati, has been suspended for 80 games following a...

Orange Crush vs. Orange County:Oilers prepare for Ducks in NHL playoffs

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 2:48pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:45pm

EDMONTON — In the forthcoming battle of Orange Crush versus Orange County, the Edmonton Oilers say they can no longer be characterized as green.

"We've got playoff...

Scans show Toronto Wolfpack forward suffered neck fracture in loss to Salford

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 2:31pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:30pm

TORONTO — Wolfpack forward James Laithwaite suffered a neck fracture in Toronto's 29-22 loss to Salford in the fifth round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup on Sunday.

A...

Second round picks: Sens keep magic alive, Crosby tops Ovechkin, Ducks halt Oil

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 1:21pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 2:00pm

For the second straight spring, Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals will go down at the hands of Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round of the...

Canadian duo Carruthers, Courtney remains unbeaten at mixed curling championship

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 12:47pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 1:15pm

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Canada improved to 3-0 at the world mixed doubles curling championship with a 14-0 win over Kazakhstan on Monday.

The duo of Edmonton's Joanne...

Raptors' all-star guard Lowry misses shootaround with back stiffness

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 9:56am Updated: April 24, 2017 - 10:30am

TORONTO — A stiff back kept Kyle Lowry out of today's shootaround, but the Raptors point guard is expected to play tonight when Toronto hosts the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 5 of...

Young Maple Leafs beat expectations - just not their own

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 9:41am Updated: April 24, 2017 - 10:30am

TORONTO — Morgan Rielly and his Maple Leafs teammates knew something no one else did when they huddled together for dinner before the start of the 2016-17 season.

"We...

Eskimos hire Brock Sunderland as GM and vice-president of football operations

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 8:20am Updated: April 24, 2017 - 8:45am

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimos hired Brock Sunderland as their GM and vice-president of football operations Monday.

Sunderland replaces Ed Hervey, who was fired from...

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