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DeRozan scores 36, Raptors hand Nets 11th straight loss

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 10:35pm Updated: January 17, 2017 - 11:00pm

NEW YORK — DeMar DeRozan's double-double and Cory Joseph's career night propelled the Toronto Raptors past the free-falling Brooklyn Nets.

DeRozan had 36 points and 11...

Drop a puck, become a Canuck -- new citizens to be sworn in at hockey game

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 9:39pm Updated: January 17, 2017 - 10:00pm

SASKATOON — Drop a puck, become a Canuck.

That might be the idea behind a ceremony to be held this weekend at a Saskatoon Blades hockey game, where 20 new Canadians will...

Morgan Rielly leaves Maple Leafs game against Sabres with injury

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 9:11pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 10:30am

TORONTO — Maple Leafs defenceman Morgan Rielly was forced to exit Tuesday's game against the Buffalo Sabres with a lower-body injury.

Rielly's right leg got locked up...

Veteran slugger Jose Bautista returns to Toronto Blue Jays with one-year deal

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 8:21pm Updated: January 17, 2017 - 8:45pm

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays already lost one of their faces of the franchise this off-season. The team has made sure that Jose Bautista will not follow Edwin Encarnacion's...

Hall of Famer Willie McCovey pardoned by Obama

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 7:02pm Updated: January 17, 2017 - 7:30pm

San Francisco Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey has been pardoned by President Barack Obama on tax evasion charges from 1995.

It was one of the president's 64 pardons...

Jets goaltender Pavelec prepared for first NHL start of the season

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 5:58pm Updated: January 17, 2017 - 6:15pm

WINNIPEG — It's been months since Ondrej Pavelec sat in the Winnipeg Jets dressing room, but he felt right at home on Tuesday.

The veteran goaltender was in net at...

Champ's artistic side to be displayed at Muhammad Ali Center

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 4:38pm Updated: January 17, 2017 - 5:00pm

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — When Muhammad Ali wasn't jabbing or dancing in the ring, he sometimes liked dabbling as an artist.

Now, 15 drawings created by The Greatest are being...

Islanders fire coach Jack Capuano in his seventh season

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 4:30pm Updated: January 17, 2017 - 5:00pm

Stuck in last place in the Eastern Conference, the New York Islanders fired coach Jack Capuano on Tuesday, ending one of the longest tenures in the NHL.

General manager...

Wheat Kings' Patrick, Mooseheads Hischier named captains for prospects game

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 3:50pm Updated: January 17, 2017 - 4:45pm

TORONTO — Nolan Patrick and Nico Hischier will serve as captains at the 22nd annual Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game on Jan. 30 at the Centre Videotron in Quebec...

Toronto FC adds four players via SuperDraft, Canadian Nanco goes to Philadelphia

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 3:40pm Updated: January 17, 2017 - 4:00pm

Toronto FC was busy in the final two rounds of Major League Soccer's SuperDraft.

The club added four players, two in each round, as MLS teams concluded the draft by...

NewsAlert: Islanders fire head coach Capuano; assistant GM Weight takes over

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 2:19pm Updated: January 17, 2017 - 2:45pm

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Jack Capuano is out as head coach of the New York Islanders.

The team says assistant general manager Doug Weight will take over on an interim basis....

Former Expo Tim Raines looking good to make Hall of Fame in final year on ballot

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 1:39pm Updated: January 17, 2017 - 2:15pm

MONTREAL — Based on ballots made public this week by American sports writer Ryan Thibodaux, former Montreal Expo Tim Raines could pull off a rare feat on Wednesday.

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