News: Sports

Beijing Olympics could help end NHL-IOC standoff

Thursday  18:36,   18 january 2018
cbc.ca

While NHL players will not be in South Korea for the Olympics, the league has already begun flirting with China having staged their first exhibition games there last September. IIHF president Rene Fasel said this month it is his mission to get the[...]

Eric Lindros' top 5 moments with the Flyers

Thursday  17:37,   18 january 2018
theScore

The Philadelphia Flyers will retire Eric Lindros' iconic No. 88 ahead of Thursday's contest against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The ceremony will recognize his eight seasons with the black and orange - an era in which the then-Flyers captain[...]

3 things we learned in the NHL: Bruins still have love for Julien

Thursday  17:21,   18 january 2018
Sportsnet

A 26-year-old rookie scored his first career goal, a former coach got some love in his first return, and the Penguins went as far as their goalie could take them. Here are three things we learned in the NHL Wednesday.A first for JerabekAfter[...]

Leafs shoot for elusive target in dog days of winter

Thursday  17:21,   18 january 2018
Toronto Star

When the Maple Leafs convened for practice Monday afternoon, concluding their bye-week vacation with a 40-minute skate on the usual Etobicoke pad, one of the first drills of the session offered a look into the team’s current tactical thrust. Head[...]

Conor McGregor likely to be stripped of second UFC title

Thursday  16:38,   18 january 2018
Sportsnet

Dana White announced Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov will meet at UFC 223, which means it’s only a matter of time before Conor McGregor is stripped of a championship title for the second time in his UFC career.History is about to repeat[...]

Bouchard loses at Australian Open

Thursday  13:06,   18 january 2018
MSN

MELBOURNE, Australia - Three of Canada's top tennis stars have now been eliminated from the Australian Open tennis tournament. The latest was unseeded Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., who fell to top-seeded Simona Halep of Romania 6-2, 6-2[...]

Mac Engel: Both Trump and Jerry Jones were right about the NFL

Thursday  11:32,   18 january 2018
MSN

The kneeling movement has been bought off by the league as all parties involved have agreed to create the perception of honoring the flag. We are on to the next thing, and it looks like the NFL is not dying after[...]

Report: Tom Brady jammed throwing hand at practice after teammate ran into it

Thursday  11:31,   18 january 2018
The Sports Daily

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was limited at Wednesday’s practice, and missed his regular media session because he was with the team’s medical staff at the time . We now know why.Brady jammed his right hand after a teammate accidentally ran into it [...]

Botchford: Stecher finding confidence with Canucks as his game evolves

Thursday  09:40,   18 january 2018
The Province

Troy Stecher should never have been the Vancouver Canucks’ best defenceman. He was too undersized, undrafted and inexperienced. But there he was, a slice of hope at the end of a dim season being feted last spring as the Canucks’ top blue-liner at 23 [...]

Brian Urlacher reportedly being sued for $125 million by mother of his son

Thursday  09:40,   18 january 2018
The Sports Daily

<p>Brian Urlacher earned a total of more than $70 million during his 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears, and the mother of his 12-year-old son has filed a lawsuit demanding that the former linebacker fork over nearly twice that amount.</p>TMZ[...]

WWE's Roman Reigns, famous actors implicated in steroids ring

Thursday  08:06,   18 january 2018
The Sports Daily

WWE Superstar Roman Reigns and famous actors Mark Wahlberg and Josh Duhamel are accused of being involved in a steroids ring. The accusations of Reigns, Wahlberg and Duhamel’s ties to a steroids ring were revealed by Richard Rodriguez, the owner of[...]

Leafs’ van Riemsdyk soaking up advice ahead of free agency

Thursday  07:34,   18 january 2018
Sportsnet

With free agency looming and his future with the Toronto Maple Leafs up in the air, James van Riemsdyk has been tapping into his well of contacts to see what other players have experienced under similar circumstances. They are the conversations that [...]

Frustrated Stephen Curry hits Bulls player in back with ball

Thursday  07:32,   18 january 2018
The Sports Daily

Stephen Curry was not happy with his team’s performance in the first quarter of Wednesday’s game against the Bulls. Golden State gave up 40 points to Chicago, and trailed by two at the end of the quarter, which was a bit surprising, as the Bulls are [...]

Sharapova tops No. 14 Sevastova to punch ticket to 3rd round

Thursday  07:32,   18 january 2018
theScore

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Maria Sharapova ticked off more items on her ''to do'' list at the Australian Open, returning to center court and accounting for the only person who has beaten her at a Grand Slam since her comeback from a[...]

North-South Games changer great news to a point

Thursday  07:32,   18 january 2018
Toronto Star

North-South Games changer great news to a pointBut fear not: The Olympics have come to save the day. The Olympics are big on peace, of course. Admittedly, the idea of an Olympic truce was officially defenestrated when Russia invaded Ukraine while[...]