National Sports News

Los Angeles Charger Orlando Franklin purchases home-town association

By The Canadian Press January 16, 2017 - 9:22pm Updated: January 16, 2017 - 9:45pm

TORONTO — Orlando Franklin is looking to give back.

The Los Angeles Chargers offensive lineman purchased the Scarborough Minor Football Association on Monday. It's the...

Vanek hopes Red Wings don't move him before trade deadline

By The Canadian Press January 16, 2017 - 6:51pm Updated: January 16, 2017 - 7:15pm

DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings could move Thomas Vanek by the March 1 trade deadline if their post-season streak appears to be doomed.

In the meantime, Vanek is putting...

Joel Ward gets goal, assist to lead Sharks past Jets 5-2

By The Canadian Press January 16, 2017 - 6:35pm Updated: January 16, 2017 - 7:15pm

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sharks coach Peter DeBoer wanted a lot more out of his team following a lacklustre shutout loss to St. Louis. Joel Ward more than delivered.

Ward had...

Obama celebrates World Series champion Chicago Cubs

By The Canadian Press January 16, 2017 - 4:59pm Updated: January 16, 2017 - 5:15pm

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Barack Obama celebrated the World Series champion Chicago Cubs on Monday and spoke about the power sports has to unite people.

"Throughout...

Canadian midfielder Bernier signs final one-year contract with Impact

By The Canadian Press January 16, 2017 - 3:35pm Updated: January 16, 2017 - 4:00pm

MONTREAL — Patrice Bernier's pro soccer career started with the Montreal Impact in 2000 and it will end with the same club after the 2017 season.

The native of Brossard...

Senators believe big second half will land them NHL playoff spot

By The Canadian Press January 16, 2017 - 2:59pm Updated: January 16, 2017 - 3:45pm

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators aren't in a playoff spot at the halfway mark of the season, but considering the challenges they've faced through the first 41 games of the year...

'Empowered' rookies driving Maple Leafs; franchise records likely to fall

By The Canadian Press January 16, 2017 - 2:43pm Updated: January 16, 2017 - 3:45pm

TORONTO — When Mike Babcock first pondered his potential lineup for the 2016-17 season, he was uncertain whether the Maple Leafs could dress so many rookies and still find...

Winnipeg Blue Bombers re-sign receiver Darvin Adams to contract extension

By The Canadian Press January 16, 2017 - 2:18pm Updated: January 16, 2017 - 3:30pm

WINNIPEG — Darvin Adams chose family over free agency.

The six-foot-two, 200-pound receiver signed a contract extension through the 2019 season with the Winnipeg Blue...

AP source: Bautista and Blue Jays working hard on return

By The Canadian Press January 16, 2017 - 2:08pm Updated: January 16, 2017 - 2:30pm

TORONTO — Outfielder Jose Bautista and the Toronto Blue Jays are "working really hard" to bring him back to the club, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told the...

Chiefs' playoff loss tough for Canadian Duvernay-Tardif to accept

By The Canadian Press January 16, 2017 - 1:22pm Updated: January 16, 2017 - 2:15pm

It's an ending Laurent Duvernay-Tardif didn't see coming and will need time to accept.

The NFL season came to a bitter close for Kansas City's Canadian offensive lineman...

Edmonton Eskimos sign international wide receiver Vidal Hazelton

By The Canadian Press January 16, 2017 - 12:07pm Updated: January 16, 2017 - 12:45pm

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimos have signed Vidal Hazelton, who joined the team's practice roster last year after being part of a wide receiver purge by Toronto.

The New...

Backstrom named first star of the week as surging Capitals move to top of NHL

By The Canadian Press January 16, 2017 - 11:43am Updated: January 16, 2017 - 1:00pm

NEW YORK — Washington Capitals centre Nicklas Backstrom, Boston Bruins left-wing Brad Marchand and Carolina Hurricanes left-wing Brock McGinn are the NHL's three stars of the...

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