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Hawks boldly shake up roster as trades sweep NHL, overshadow draft weekend

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 8:17pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 8:45pm

CHICAGO — Two days after they were swept by the Nashville Predators, general manager Stan Bowman bubbled and boiled and promised change, above all, to the Chicago Blackhawks....

Canada opts not to select beleaguered striker Cycle Larin for Gold Cup

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 4:47pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 5:15pm

TORONTO — Striker Cyle Larin, facing drunk-driving charges in Florida, will not be part of Canada's Gold Cup roster next month.

Under Major League Soccer's collective...

Whitecaps defender Kendall Waston has surgery on fractured right hand

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 4:09pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 7:30pm

Vancouver Whitecaps defender Kendall Waston had surgery on Friday to repair a fracture of his right hand.

Waston suffered the hand injury, as well as a left hip strain,...

New Raptors forward Anunoby says "everything happens for a reason"

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 3:59pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 7:15pm

TORONTO — The moment seemed innocuous enough.

OG Anunoby sprinted into the paint to grab a rebound against Penn State back in January, and when he planted his right foot...

Veteran Richard Whiting brings, experience, versatility to Toronto Wolfpack

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 3:08pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 3:30pm

TORONTO — Stilts, Superman, Sir Richard. Just some of the nicknames Richard Whiting has collected along his long rugby league road.

Now the English Super League veteran...

USA Gymnastics doctor to stand trial on sex assault charges

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 3:06pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 3:30pm

MASON, Mich. — A judge on Friday ordered a longtime doctor at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics to stand trial on charges of sexually assaulting six young gymnasts...

Oilers sign defenceman Kris Russell to 4-year contract extension

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 2:20pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 3:00pm

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Kris Russell to a four-year contract extension.

Terms of the deal were not released, but it's reportedly worth a...

Nerwinski helping to fill defensive void as Whitecaps prepare to visit Minnesota

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 2:07pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 2:30pm

Jake Nerwinski didn't want his chance to come about this way.

The rookie defender for the Vancouver Whitecaps earned two league starts during the club's busy early...

Reports have Canada's Chris Boucher headed to Golden State Warriors

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 1:16pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 2:30pm

Three months after his college career was cut short by a torn ACL, Canada's Chris Boucher appears to be headed to the Golden State Warriors.

The 24-year-old from...

Impact head to Columbus short at left back after Oyongo, Lovitz injuries

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 12:10pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 2:15pm

MONTREAL — The Montreal Impact will have to improvise at the left back position with Ambroise Oyongo and Daniel Lovitz both out with knee injuries.

Right back Chris...

Coyotes get D Niklas Hjalmarsson in trade with Blackhawks

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 11:56am Updated: June 23, 2017 - 12:30pm

CHICAGO — The Arizona Coyotes acquired Niklas Hjalmarsson in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday, adding a dependable defenceman during a time of turmoil for the...

B.C. Lions, Edmonton Eskimos both optimistic ahead of season opener

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 11:44am Updated: June 23, 2017 - 2:15pm

VANCOUVER — T.J. Lee was always the one to encourage a teammate felled by injury.

When the B.C. Lions defensive back went down early last season with a ruptured Achilles...

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