National Sports News

With two red cards in three MLS games, discipline issues continue for Whitecaps

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 4:40pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 5:00pm

VANCOUVER — With his team starting to show attacking promise in a scoreless stalemate, Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Brek Shea cut the feet out from under Toronto FC defender ...

Canada's Bouchard loses in 3 sets to Barty in 1st round at Key Biscayne

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 4:36pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 5:00pm

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard a fourth consecutive loss, losing 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 to Ashleigh Barty in the first round of the Miami Open on Wednesday...

Ex-Penn St official: 'I should have done more' in abuse case

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 4:31pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 5:00pm

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Two former senior administrators at Penn State testified Wednesday they regret how they handled a 2001 complaint about Jerry Sandusky showering with a boy,...

Former Eskimos defensive back Larry Highbaugh dies at the age of 67

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 4:24pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 5:15pm

Larry Highbaugh, the speedy defensive back-kick returner who helped the Edmonton Eskimos win six Grey Cups, has died. He was 67.

The Eskimos confirmed Highbaugh's death ...

CFL rules committee recommends changes to enhance flow of game, fan experience

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 3:15pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 3:45pm

REGINA — The CFL's rules committee wants to limit when coaches can challenge plays to enhance the flow of play and overall fan experience.

A recommendation tabled by the...

Raptors' Ibaka suspended one game for throwing punches in fight with Lopez

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 3:02pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 3:30pm

Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka has been suspended one game without pay for throwing punches in Tuesday's altercation with Chicago centre Robin Lopez.

Lopez was also...

Bengals' Adam 'Pacman' Jones faces 3 misdemeanour charges

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 3:00pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 3:30pm

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones faces three misdemeanour charges, including assault, but no longer is being charged with a felony for a January confrontation...

Estrada solid, Optiz hits winning three-run homer as Blue Jays top Tigers 5-4

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 2:40pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 3:00pm

DUNEDIN, Fla. — Shortstop Shane Optiz hit a three-run homer with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Toronto Blue Jays edged the Detroit Tigers 5-4 in Grapefruit...

Flint Firebirds make first OHL playoff appearance since move from Plymouth

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 1:59pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 2:15pm

As soon as Ryan Oulahen was hired as head coach of the Flint Firebirds last spring, he started phoning his players. He called captain Alex Peters first and then reached out to...

Russian lawmakers vote to tighten law on sports disturbances

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 12:12pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 12:30pm

MOSCOW — Russian lawmakers have voted to double fines for some repeat troublemakers at sports events, a year before the country hosts the World Cup.

The lower house of...

Canadian rookie Stroll geared up for Formula One debut with Williams

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 11:34am Updated: March 22, 2017 - 12:15pm

It is rare to realize a life's dream at an early age, but you could see it coming for Formula One racing rookie Lance Stroll.

The 18-year-old, who was named as a driver...

Islanders' Sprong hopes to translate Stanley Cup experience into QMJHL success

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 10:58am Updated: March 22, 2017 - 12:15pm

Less than a year after being a bystander on the Pittsburgh Penguins' Stanley Cup run, Daniel Sprong is ready to be a leader on the Charlottetown Islanders' quest for a...

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