December 22, 2015

FIFA court bans Blatter, Platini for 8 years; Defiant Blatter: ‘I will fight until the end’

By Graham Dunbar THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ZURICH _ Banished from soccer’s ruling body for eight years for unethical conduct, Sepp Blatter won’t give up the presidency […]
December 20, 2015

Blackwood earns shutout as Canada shuts out Czechs in world junior exhibition

IMATRA, Finland _ Mackenzie Blackwood recorded the shutout as Canada blanked the Czech Republic 1-0 on Sunday in an exhibition ahead of the world junior hockey […]
December 20, 2015

Raptors’ Anthony Bennett assigned to D League, expected to be recalled vs. Kings

Toronto Raptors forward Anthony Bennett has been assigned to the team’s NBA Development League affiliate, Raptors 905. Bennett will play for Raptors 905 on Sunday afternoon […]
December 18, 2015

MLS re entry draft draws few takers, with all three Canadian teams passing

By Neil Davidson THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Stage 2 of the MLS Re-Entry Draft drew just two takers Thursday. Orlando City SC used the seventh […]
December 18, 2015

Canadian women still No. 11 in FIFA rankings, little movement at top end of ladder

TORONTO _ Canada remained unchanged at No. 11 in the FIFA women’s soccer rankings released Friday. The U.S. topped the standings, ahead of Germany, France, Japan […]
December 18, 2015

Jays claim outfielder Lake off waivers, sign five pitchers to minor league deals

TORONTO _ The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed outfielder Junior Lake off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles Lake appeared in 29 games last season for the […]
December 16, 2015

Kobe Bryant scores 22, Lakers rout Milwaukee 113 95 in Bucks’ 1st game since beating Warriors

By Greg Beacham THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ Kobe Bryant felt the old spring in his legs and the familiar certainty in his shot. The […]
December 16, 2015

Serena Williams: Grand Slam a goal she’d like to accomplish, but not putting pressure on it

NEW YORK _ Serena Williams says completing a Grand Slam is a goal she’d like to accomplish. For now, her focus is on winning another major […]
December 15, 2015

Gasol, Conley record double doubles as Grizzlies defeat Wizards 112 95

By Clay Bailey THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ Little by little, a smaller lineup is lifting the Memphis Grizzlies. Marc Gasol had 24 points and […]
December 15, 2015

Usain Bolt will run at the London Diamond League meet next year, weeks before Rio Olympics

LONDON _ Usain Bolt says he will run at the London Diamond League meeting in July, weeks before he defends his Olympic titles in Rio de […]
December 14, 2015

Chris Bosh scores 24, Gerald Green adds 20 off bench as Heat beat slumping Atlanta 100 88

By Paul Newberry THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA _ Goran Dragic kept right on going after part of a tooth was knocked out. Gerald Green looked as […]
December 14, 2015

Blackhawks trade Trevor Daley to Penguins for Rob Scuderi in swap of defencemen

CHICAGO _ The Blackhawks acquired Rob Scuderi in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night for fellow defenceman Trevor Daley. The 36-year-old Scuderi has […]