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Thursday July 2 2015
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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 his first professional contract Wednesday, opting to skip his final three...

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...

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...

Milos Ranoic edges veteran Tommy Haas in second round of Wimbledon TENNIS

LONDON - One of the young guns in men's tennis knocked out one of the game's veterans at Wimbledon on Wednesday. Seventh-seeded Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont.,...

IOC praises Tokyo's 2020 Olympic plans, calms concerns over national stadium costs

TOKYO - IOC Vice-President John Coates tried to calm concerns over the rising cost of Tokyo's new National Stadium while praising preparations for the 2020 Games on Wednesday. The city has been arguing with the central government over how costs...

Kei Nishikori pulls out of second-round match at Wimbledon with recurrence of calf injury TENNIS

LONDON - After fighting through a calf injury in the first round at Wimbledon, Kei Nishikori couldn't even step onto Centre Court for his second match. The fifth-seeded...

Canucks trade defenceman Kevin Bieksa to Ducks for second-round pick NHL

Kevin Bieksa knew the Vancouver Canucks were trading him. It was just a matter of where. For several weeks, Bieksa came to terms that his time in Vancouver was coming to an end. After it looked like he was almost headed to the San Jose Sharks last...

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