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Eskimos unveil Sunderland, 37 as GM and vice-president of football operations

By The Canadian Press April 25, 2017 - 4:58pm Updated: April 25, 2017 - 5:30pm

Access won't be an issue during Brock Sunderland's tenure with the Edmonton Eskimos.

Edmonton officially unveiled Sunderland as its general manager and vice-president of...

Kaka tops MLS salaries for third straight year, Toronto's Giovinco next

By The Canadian Press April 25, 2017 - 4:32pm Updated: April 25, 2017 - 6:00pm

TORONTO — Orlando's Kaka has retained his status as MLS' highest-paid player for the third straight season at US$7,167,500 while No. 2 Sebastian Giovinco heads up a Toronto...

Lawyers want Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction dismissed

By The Canadian Press April 25, 2017 - 4:11pm Updated: April 25, 2017 - 4:45pm

BOSTON — Lawyers for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez formally asked a court on Tuesday to dismiss his first-degree murder conviction now that he has died.

Under a long-...

Veteran quarterback Vince Young completes first workout with Roughriders

By The Canadian Press April 25, 2017 - 3:41pm Updated: April 25, 2017 - 4:15pm

VERO BEACH, Fla. — Vince Young completed his first workout with the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Tuesday, with head coach Chris Jones giving the former NFL quarterback a passing...

Auston Matthews ready to 'take a break and recharge' after two nonstop years

By The Canadian Press April 25, 2017 - 3:40pm Updated: April 25, 2017 - 5:45pm

TORONTO — Auston Matthews is going to take a little break.

The 19-year-old is heading back home to Arizona for some rest and relaxation following a historic rookie...

Toronto Raptors look to end recent run of failure in Game 6 on the road

By The Canadian Press April 25, 2017 - 3:18pm Updated: April 25, 2017 - 3:45pm

TORONTO — While the Cavaliers rest in Cleveland, the Raptors have more first-round work to do in Milwaukee on Thursday.

And Toronto forward DeMarre Carroll hopes they...

Loyalties of Canadian hockey fans divided entering next round of NHL playoffs

By The Canadian Press April 25, 2017 - 2:55pm Updated: April 25, 2017 - 3:30pm

MONTREAL — With just two Canadian teams standing after the first round of the NHL playoffs, not everyone is rooting for a Stanley Cup final showdown between the Ottawa Senators...

Leafs wary of expectations rising too quickly after significant 'step' forward

By The Canadian Press April 25, 2017 - 2:45pm Updated: April 25, 2017 - 3:15pm

TORONTO — Lou Lamoriello described the Maple Leafs storybook season as a "step" and nothing more.

"It's a step and then now it's our job to convince the players that it'...

Raptors all-star guard DeMar DeRozan puts team meeting in perspective

By The Canadian Press April 25, 2017 - 2:13pm Updated: April 25, 2017 - 2:45pm

TORONTO — After a disastrous Game 3 playoff loss in Milwaukee, the Toronto Raptors cleared the air in what forward DeMarre Carroll called a "heated film session between coaches...

Working overtime: Extra hockey may take its toll on players

By The Canadian Press April 25, 2017 - 2:03pm Updated: April 25, 2017 - 2:30pm

After the Washington Capitals lost a double-overtime heartbreaker in the first round, Brooks Orpik just wanted to eat some food and go home to sleep.

A playoff veteran,...

Adam Brooks says he loves being booed by the opposing teams' fans and is excited to be on the road with his teammates.

Regina Pats take on Lethbridge and its fans in game 3

By Arielle Zerr April 25, 2017 - 1:32pm Updated: April 25, 2017 - 1:45pm

They say there’s such a thing as home ice advantage, but Pats captain Adam Brooks gets a kick out of playing away games.

“It’s fun to go into an away building and have...

Reports: Travis Green to be named new head coach of Vancouver Canucks

By The Canadian Press April 25, 2017 - 1:19pm Updated: April 25, 2017 - 2:00pm

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks are expected to name Travis Green their new head coach Wednesday.

The Canucks say they will introduce their new coach at an afternoon...