News: Sports

CFL fines Riders’ Jones for meeting with Johnny Manziel’s publicist

Friday  21:51,   28 april 2017
Sportsnet

The CFL fined the Saskatchewan Roughriders $31,500 for two bylaw violations and head coach/GM Chris Jones $5,000 for meeting with the publicist for former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel. Manziel is on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ negotiation list,[...]

Report: Larry Bird steps down as Pacers president

Friday  21:51,   28 april 2017
theScore

Larry Bird will no longer be calling the shots. Bird will step down from his position as president of the Indiana Pacers and become a consultant for the team, league sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. This is the second time Bird has[...]

History suggests Blue Jays’ 6-16 start will have lasting consequences

Friday  21:51,   28 april 2017
Sportsnet

A few teams have recovered from Blue Jays-level struggles to reach the playoffs, but there’s no denying that the Jays’ 6-16 start seriously hurts their chances.Four weeks later, the goal hasn’t changed, but realizing it looks much tougher now. Not[...]

Ovechkin has outperformed Crosby in head-to-head playoff matchups

Friday  19:26,   28 april 2017
theScore

Sidney Crosby has come out on top where it matters most, but you can't blame Alex Ovechkin for trying. The Washington Capitals captain has been a force in the two previous series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, outpacing Crosby in both 2009 and [...]

Nike, Adidas, Under Armour walk away from Lonzo Ball

Friday  19:26,   28 april 2017
Sporting News

Nike, Adidas and Under Armour, the three most notable shoe companies for NBA players, currently have no interest in signing Lonzo Ball to a deal, ESPN.com reports. LaVar Ball, Lonzo's father, confirmed the three major shoe companies were moving on.[...]

Looking at who could be the next Leafs backup goalie

Friday  17:48,   28 april 2017
Sportsnet

What is the Toronto Maple Leafs’ backup goalie situation looking like heading into this summer?But who is Freddy’s[...]

Jose Bautista’s cameo at third likely a one-time thing for Blue Jays

Friday  17:47,   28 april 2017
Sportsnet

Jose Bautista made a rare appearance at third on Thursday, but don’t expect manager John Gibbons to go to that well in the future.Bautista pinch-hit for Chris Coghlan in the seventh inning of Thursday’s 6-4 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in a twin[...]

Blue Jays betting favourites hosting Rays in Friday series opener

Friday  17:47,   28 april 2017
Sportsnet

The Toronto Blue Jays will continue the search for their first series win of the season on Friday when they open a three-game weekend set against the Tampa Bay Rays as -145 betting favourites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Toronto closed [...]

Sharapova wins again, reaches semifinals at Porsche GP

Friday  17:47,   28 april 2017
Sportsnet

Maria Sharapova advanced to the semifinals of the Porsche Grand Prix by beating Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 6-3, 6-4 Friday. © image image In her third match following a 15-month doping ban, Sharapova converted five of her six break[...]

So you want a Swedish defenceman, do you?

Friday  17:47,   28 april 2017
MSN

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Tested again, resilient Raptors rest up for Cavs rematch

Friday  17:47,   28 april 2017
Sportsnet

The Toronto Raptors keep getting themselves into tough situations in the playoffs. They hope their resilience helps make them stronger as they get ready to face the Cleveland Cavaliers again. At the least, the Raptors will need to get better at[...]

Empty seats at Sens second round opener

Friday  17:47,   28 april 2017
MSN

OTTAWA - Hundreds of empty seats dotted the crowd at Canadian Tire Centre as the Ottawa Senators beat the New York Rangers 2-1 on Thursday in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series. Dozens of rows in the upper bowl were completely void of fans[...]

Gretzky says Oilers' McDavid will 'be fine' enduring Ducks' Kesler

Friday  17:46,   28 april 2017
Edmonton Journal

Wayne Gretzky watches the job Ryan Kesler does on Connor McDavid and knows it's part of being a star but how far does a checker go?ANAHEIM, Calif. — Trying to stop the big gun with a checker goes back to the days of straight-blade, wood sticks,[...]

Marijuana use in NFL still a no-go for Roger Goodell

Friday  17:18,   28 april 2017
Sporting News

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell doubled down on his stance on marijuana use in the NFL on ESPN Radio's Mike and Mike on Friday morning. He has long been against use of marijuana in the NFL, both from a recreational and medicinal standpoint, and[...]

Celtics' Isaiah Thomas to attend sister's funeral Saturday before possible Game 7 Sunday

Friday  17:18,   28 april 2017
Sporting News

Isaiah Thomas has helped will the Celtics back from a 2-0 deficit in their playoff series against the Bulls, but family remains his top priority. ThomasThomas will attend the funeral for his sister Chyna on Saturday in Tacoma, flying to Washington[...]