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Hall of Famer Phil Niekro, who died Saturday at 81, had brief stint with Jays in 1987

Hall of Famer Phil Niekro, who died Saturday at 81, had brief stint with Jays in 1987

With the Blue Jays immersed in a tight division race in 1987, Toronto catcher Ernie Whitt was pleased the club acquired veteran pitcher Phil Niekro for the stretch drive. His one opportunity to catch the 48-year-old knuckleballer came on Aug.
NBA fines 76ers' Daryl Morey $50,000 for tweet about Harden

NBA fines 76ers' Daryl Morey $50,000 for tweet about Harden

NEW YORK — The NBA fined Philadelphia president of basketball operations Daryl Morey $50,000 on Monday for a since-deleted tweet about Houston’s James Harden that violated the league’s anti-tampering rule. A tweet was posted to Morey's account Dec.
Henrik Lundqvist says he's scheduled for open-heart surgery

Henrik Lundqvist says he's scheduled for open-heart surgery

Henrik Lundqvist said Monday he’s scheduled for open-heart surgery after tests revealed a heart condition that kept him from continuing to play goal in the NHL.
Coronavirus cases at Man City see game at Everton called off

Coronavirus cases at Man City see game at Everton called off

MANCHESTER, England — A growing coronavirus outbreak at Manchester City led to the postponement of Monday's Premier League match at Everton and forced the team to close its training ground.
AP source: NFL fines Ravens $250,000 for COVID violations

AP source: NFL fines Ravens $250,000 for COVID violations

The Baltimore Ravens were fined $250,000 by the NFL for violating COVID-19 protocols, a person with direct knowledge of the punishment told The Associated Press on Monday.
Veteran forward Corey Perry signs one-year contract with Montreal Canadiens

Veteran forward Corey Perry signs one-year contract with Montreal Canadiens

MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens have signed veteran winger Corey Perry to a one-year, US$750,000 contract.
Canadian Press Bobbie Rosenfeld Award winners list for female athlete of the year

Canadian Press Bobbie Rosenfeld Award winners list for female athlete of the year

Winners of the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award, given out by The Canadian Press to the Canadian female athlete of the year: 2020 _ Christine Sinclair, soccer 2019 _ Bianca Andreescu, tennis 2018 _ Brooke Henderson, golf 2017 _ Brooke Henderson, golf 2016 _ Pe
A record-breaking year nets Christine Sinclair CP Bobbie Rosenfeld Award

A record-breaking year nets Christine Sinclair CP Bobbie Rosenfeld Award

Much has happened in the world since Christine Sinclair made soccer history in January en route to helping the Canadian women book their ticket to the Tokyo Olympics.
AP source: Padres have deal in place to get Snell from Rays

AP source: Padres have deal in place to get Snell from Rays

Two months ago, Blake Snell got yanked off the mound with a two-hit shutout going in the final game of the World Series. Now, the Tampa Bay Rays are ready to ship him out of town.
Canada hangs on for 3-1 win over stubborn Slovakia in world junior championship

Canada hangs on for 3-1 win over stubborn Slovakia in world junior championship

EDMONTON — Jordan Spence scored what turned out to be an important goal for Canada in his first shift of the world junior hockey championship.