News: Sports

Nike co-founder says not even Tiger could make golf profitable

Thursday  03:26,   29 june 2017
Bloomberg

Phil Knight, co-founder of Nike Inc., was so enamored with a young Tiger Woods that the company began recruiting him three years before signing him to an endorsement deal at 20. “You could see him coming from way back,” Knight said in an interview[...]

Argos' defence quietly stellar so far

Thursday  02:05,   29 june 2017
MSN

Argos' defence quietly stellar so farAfter a three-year absence, the veteran linebacker made a triumphant return to Toronto last week. Ball had a team-high six tackles and anchored the unit's stellar performance in the Argonauts' season-opening[...]

Raptors promote Bobby Webster to GM

Thursday  02:05,   29 june 2017
MSN

The Toronto Raptors have promoted Bobby Webster to general manager following the departure of Jeff Weltman to the Magic last month. Webster moves into the job after working as the team's vice-president of basketball strategy since 2016. He[...]

Rockets acquire Chris Paul from Clippers in 8-player deal

Thursday  01:35,   29 june 2017
MSN

Chris Paul is heading to Houston to join James Harden, and the Rockets will soon have two All-Stars in the backcourt to lead their chase for a championship. The Rockets acquired Paul from the Clippers in exchange for Patrick Beverley, Lou[...]

Blue Jays sign Michael Saunders to minor-league deal

Thursday  01:30,   29 june 2017
Toronto Star

Michael Saunders is back in blue.The Canadian outfielder, who left the Jays this season after signing a one year, $9 million deal with the Phillies in January, is back with the Blue Jays after signing a minor league deal Wednesday.Saunders appeared[...]

Flames land Hobey Baker finalist Spencer Foo

Thursday  01:26,   29 june 2017
Calgary Herald

Spencer Foo wasn’t waiting long for his welcome-to-the-big-leagues moment. A sought-after college free agent, Foo committed Tuesday afternoon to ink a contract with the Calgary Flames, although the paperwork can’t be finalized until Canada[...]

Senators re-sign goaltender Mike Condon to three-year deal

Thursday  01:05,   29 june 2017
Sportsnet

The Ottawa Senators have re-signed goaltender Mike Condon to a three-year contract, the team announced on Wednesday. OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators have signed goaltender Mike Condon to a three-year contract extension worth an average annual value[...]

Marc Methot opens up about ‘difficult’ time leaving Sens, trade to Stars

Thursday  01:05,   29 june 2017
Sportsnet

It has been a whirlwind June for Marc Methot and the veteran blueliner already misses the Ottawa Senators. © image image When Dion Phaneuf declined to waive his no-movement clause prior to the NHL Expansion Draft and the Senators chose[...]

Agent says McDavid, Oilers still working on mega extension

Wednesday  21:56,   28 june 2017
theScore

The Edmonton Oilers and Connor McDavid appear to be in the midst of hammering out a deal that will keep the superstar with the club for the foreseeable future. McDavid's agent Jeff Jackson says both camps continue to iron out the parameters of a [...]

Top 15 NHL free agents: Who cashes in this summer?

Wednesday  21:42,   28 june 2017
USA TODAY

The NHL free agent signing period starts Saturday at 12 p.m. ET, and teams began talking to potential signees today. Here is a look at the most intriguing unrestricted free agents in the class: 1. Right wing Alexander Radulov: According to reports,[...]

Why Raptors’ Ujiri is not fleeing to the Knicks any time soon

Wednesday  21:36,   28 june 2017
Sportsnet

Despite reports that the New York Knicks are looking to replace newly-departed president Phil Jackson with Masai Ujiri, Michael Grange says a move to the Knicks would be ‘inconceivable.’The arrogance. The[...]

Report: Rockets searching for 3rd star to pair with Harden, Paul

Wednesday  21:36,   28 june 2017
theScore

The Houston Rockets now have two of the league's premiere guards in their backcourt after acquiring Chris Paul from the Los Angeles Clippers, but their work isn't done yet. General manager Daryl Morey is reportedly still set on landing a[...]

Jason Botchford: If Miller 'Ducks' out, Canucks could have crease crisis

Wednesday  20:00,   28 june 2017
Vancouver Sun

Vancouver needs to start preparing for life without goaltender Ryan Miller. Wanted but unsigned, Miller has already been discussing his options with other National Hockey League teams and increasingly insiders believe the start of free agency will[...]

Blues’ Berglund out until December after undergoing shoulder surgery

Wednesday  19:57,   28 june 2017
Sportsnet

St. Louis Blues centre Patrik Berglund dislocated left shoulder during an off-season workout in Sweden.The St. Louis Blues announced Wednesday the centre underwent surgery to repair a dislocated left shoulder and his recovery time is expected to be[...]

Why Henderson’s 1972 winner is Canada’s most iconic sports moment

Wednesday  19:42,   28 june 2017
Sportsnet

There are many contenders for Canada’s most iconic sports moment. Here’s the case for Paul Henderson’s 1972 Summit Series–winning goal.They are five words that Canadians of certain vintage will never[...]