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Draft one of many hockey highlights for Blackwood in June SPORTS

THUNDER BAY -- Mackenzie Blackwood had a whirlwind June. Career-wise the Thunder Bay goaltender learned where he might one day play, when the New Jersey Devils made the 6-foot-4 Barrie Colts star the 42nd pick in the NHL Draft, grabbing him with...

CP News Alert: Seven-time all-star Martin St. Louis retires from NHL NHL

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Star forward Martin St. Louis has retired from the NHL. The 16-year veteran was a seven-time all-star and helped the Tampa Bay Lightning win the Stanley Cup in 2004. Undrafted and undersized, St. Louis defied the odds to become...

Chill snap two-game losing streak in Chicago CHILL

The Thunder Bay Chill are in control of their playoff destiny. The Premier Development League club on Wednesday snapped a two-game losing slide, downing the Chicago Fire U-23s 2-0 on the road to retake top spot in the Heartland Division. Chicago,...

Pospisil defeats 30th seed Fognini, advances to third round at Wimbledon TENNIS

LONDON - Vancouver's Vasek Pospisil is through to the third round of Wimbledon after posting a four-set win over 30th seed Fabio Fognini of Italy. Emulating fellow Canadian Milos Raonic, Vasek fired 23 aces en route to a 6-3, 6-4, 1-6, 6-3...

WWE goes to federal court seeking to block former wrestlers from suing over head injuries SPORTS

HARTFORD, Conn. - World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. is asking a federal judge to block lawsuits by former wrestlers who claim they have suffered long-term health problems from concussions they received in the ring. The Stamford-based company,...

Swiss say US has filed formal request to extradite 7 FIFA officials arrested in May SPORTS

GENEVA - The United States has submitted a formal request for Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich as part of a corruption probe that has rocked...

Anthopoulos looking for arms on trade market as Blue Jays chase AL East lead TORONTO BLUE JAYS

TORONTO - Halfway through the Toronto Blue Jays' season and general manager Alex Anthopoulos knows what he wants: arms. Anthopoulos spoke to media before Toronto's 11-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday and pointed to his pitching...

Smoak's two home runs lead Blue Jays' onslaught in 11-2 win over Red Sox TORONTO BLUE JAYS

TORONTO - Justin Smoak loves being a part of the Toronto Blue Jays' offence, no matter what his role. Smoak hit two home runs with three runs batted in and Toronto cruised to an 11-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday. "It's...

Shakeup in Rangers' front office, Glen Sather steps down as GM, Jeff Gorton replaces him NHL

GREENBURGH, N.Y. - Glen Sather didn't get a chance to raise the Stanley Cup as general manager of the New York Rangers, so he'll just have to settle for making them a lot better in his 15 seasons in charge. Sather on Wednesday announced...

Phenom on ice:Connor McDavid begins work at Edmonton Oilers orientation camp NHL

EDMONTON - Connor McDavid, the teen phenom forecast to be hockey's next great superstar, officially hit the ice Wednesday with the Edmonton Oilers. And the 18-year-old made it clear he's all in on the Oil Drop. McDavid underwent medical...

Sabres draftee Jack Eichel signs entry level pro contract, leaving Boston University

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Jack Eichel is eager to begin his NHL career. Eichel, the 18-year-old centre selected second overall by the Buffalo Sabres in last week's draft, signed...

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