October 1, 2014

FIFA official says there is no Plan B to avoid playing Women’s World Cup on turf

By Neil Davidson THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Despite the threat of a lawsuit from top players, there is no Plan B beyond playing the 2015 […]
October 1, 2014

Serena Williams headlines Hopman Cup field, Tsonga to defend title

PERTH, Australia _ Top-ranked Serena Williams will combine with Wimbledon doubles champion Jack Sock in the United States team which will compete in a star-studded Hopman […]
September 30, 2014

Real Madrid plays Ludogorets, Liverpool goes to Basel, both looking for 2nd Group B wins

By Harold Heckle THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MADRID, Spain _ Real Madrid and Liverpool travel away from home looking to take control of Group B in the […]
September 29, 2014

With Rose back, Gasol added to mix, Bulls eyeing return to Eastern Conference elite

By Andrew Seligman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO _ This is one way it could go for the revamped Chicago Bulls, according to Derrick Rose. It’s the […]
September 29, 2014

Barrick to supply metal for the gold, silver and bronze Pan Am medals

TORONTO _ Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) will supply the metal for the gold, silver and bronze medals at the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games in Toronto. […]
September 29, 2014

‘Hockey Night in Canada’ gets new home as Rogers unveils new NHL studio

TORONTO _ The iconic “Hockey Night in Canada” show is getting an expensive new home. Rogers Sportsnet unveiled its new $4.5-million Hockey Central studio on Monday. […]
September 29, 2014

BKN Raptors Patterson TIFF

By Lori Ewing TORONTO – Part of Patrick Patterson’s basketball off-season involved searching for Al Pacino. Patterson is arguably the Toronto Raptors’ biggest big-screen buff, and […]
September 28, 2014

Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown reuniting nearly 50 years after meeting during champ’s legal fight

By Bruce Schreiner THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Muhammad Ali was on the ropes for refusing induction into the Army, and Jim Brown wanted to […]
September 28, 2014

Venus Williams, Sharapova advance to second round with wins at China Open

BEIJING _ Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams moved into the second round at the China Open on Sunday with straight-set victories. The fourth-seeded Sharapova overcame six […]
September 28, 2014

Former rivals like Luol Deng, Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger now welcomed by Heat

By Tim Reynolds THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI _ Earlier this month, it just so happened that Josh McRoberts, Danny Granger and Luol Deng all had spots […]
September 27, 2014

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak says Kobe Bryant is healthy, focused on big return with Steve Nash

By Greg Beacham THE ASSOCIATED PRESS EL SEGUNDO, Calif. _ Mitch Kupchak is confident Kobe Bryant will make an impressive return to the Los Angeles Lakers […]
September 27, 2014

‘A much different challenge’: Heat start process of a new season, with LeBron’s chapter closed

By Tim Reynolds THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI _ Erik Spoelstra has ready plenty about the notion of reinvention, which seems appropriate given the task that he […]