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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...

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...

Border Cats blank MoonDogs in second-half opener BORDER CATS

Carter McEachern showed the Canada Day crowd he can do it all. The Thunder Bay-born third baseman collected two hits in three trips to the plate, walked once, stole two...

Maple Leafs trade star winger Phil Kessel to Penguins for picks, prospects

TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs completed a blockbuster trade to send star winger Phil Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Toronto gets winger Nick Spaling, prospects Kasperi Kapanen and Scott Harrington, a third-round pick and a conditional first...

Former Hawks small forward DeMarre Caroll en route to Toronto Raptors TORONTO RAPTORS

TORONTO - The Toronto Raptors have made a big free-agency move, agreeing to sign DeMarre Carroll. The former Atlanta Hawks small forward announced the news on his Instagram and Twitter accounts. Carroll has reportedly agreed to a four-year...

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