National Sports News

Sakic, Koivu, Selanne, Krupp, Ruggiero named to IIHF Hall of Fame

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 11:35am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 12:45pm

Joe Sakic as well as Finnish stars Saku Koivu and Teemu Selanne are among five former players named Tuesday for induction into the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of...

Winnipeg Blue Bombers sign receiver Kenny Stafford to two-year contract

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 10:16am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 11:45am

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers signed free-agent receiver Kenny Stafford to a two-year contract on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old Columbus native was released by the...

NHL 100: Tales from the police blotter

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 10:09am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 11:15am

In its 100 years, the NHL has been parked at the intersection of violence, emotion and money. Inevitably, some of that would spill over the boards into the criminal realm....

6-time champs Djokovic, Williams post Australian Open wins

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 9:35am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 10:00am

MELBOURNE, Australia — The record will show that six-time Australian Open champions Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic each had straight-set wins.

It may seem straight-...

Canada's Raonic opens Australian Open with 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 win over Germany's Brown

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 8:29am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 9:00am

MELBOURNE, Australia — Canada's Milos Raonic and Germany's Dustin Brown renewed their Grand Slam duel on Tuesday and the result was the same as the last time — a three-set win...

Blue Jay Josh Donaldson dons extensions, adopts a new accent for 'Vikings'

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 7:20am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 7:45am

TORONTO — With his warrior-like hairdo and passion for history and "Vikings," Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson was a natural fit to appear on the History series...

Monday's Games

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 12:13am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 12:30am

Monday's Games

NHL

Edmonton 3 Arizona 1

Detroit 1 Montreal 0

San Jose 5 Winnipeg 2

Buffalo 4 Dallas 1

N.Y. Islanders 4 Boston 0

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Rookie Jujhar Khaira's first NHL goal lifts Oilers over Coyotes 3-1

By The Canadian Press January 16, 2017 - 11:54pm Updated: January 17, 2017 - 12:30am

EDMONTON — Jujhar Khaira had played it out so many times on the streets of Surrey, B.C., with his friends. 

Khaira's first goal in the NHL stood up as the winner as the...

Los Angeles Charger Orlando Franklin purchases home-town association

By The Canadian Press January 16, 2017 - 9:22pm Updated: January 16, 2017 - 9:45pm

TORONTO — Orlando Franklin is looking to give back.

The Los Angeles Chargers offensive lineman purchased the Scarborough Minor Football Association on Monday. It's the...

Vanek hopes Red Wings don't move him before trade deadline

By The Canadian Press January 16, 2017 - 6:51pm Updated: January 16, 2017 - 7:15pm

DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings could move Thomas Vanek by the March 1 trade deadline if their post-season streak appears to be doomed.

In the meantime, Vanek is putting...

Joel Ward gets goal, assist to lead Sharks past Jets 5-2

By The Canadian Press January 16, 2017 - 6:35pm Updated: January 16, 2017 - 7:15pm

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sharks coach Peter DeBoer wanted a lot more out of his team following a lacklustre shutout loss to St. Louis. Joel Ward more than delivered.

Ward had...

Obama celebrates World Series champion Chicago Cubs

By The Canadian Press January 16, 2017 - 4:59pm Updated: January 16, 2017 - 5:15pm

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Barack Obama celebrated the World Series champion Chicago Cubs on Monday and spoke about the power sports has to unite people.

"Throughout...

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