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Brewers reliever suspended for foreign substance


Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith has been suspended for eight games for having a foreign substance on his pitching arm during a game at Atlanta.

Should the Olympics give out prize money?

Marius Vizer

Marius Vizer, who heads SportAccord, a body representing Olympic and non-Olympic sports federations, sent IOC president Thomas Bach a 20-point "reform agenda" calling for the introduction of prize money in the Olympics, among other things.

Formula One great Schumacher improving 17 months after skiing accident

Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher's manager says the seven-time Formula One champion is still improving, almost 17 months after suffering severe head injuries in a skiing accident.

4 things to know for Rangers-Lightning Game 4

Lightning defence

Like a great closer in baseball, it pays for even the best NHL goaltenders to have short memories, and the Lightning's Ben Bishop and Henrik Lundqvist of the Rangers will be looking to do just that in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final.

Montreal Alouettes sign Michael Sam, NFL's 1st openly gay draftee


The CFL's Montreal Alouettes have signed defensive end Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be selected in the NFL draft.

Emotional Mike Babcock says goodbye to Detroit


An emotional Mike Babcock met with the Detroit media for the final time Friday at Joe Louis Arena following his decision to leave the Red Wings to become the head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs.


Canada's Bouchard draws unseeded Mladenovic at French Open


Canada's Eugenie Bouchard learned in Friday's French Open draw that she will face unseeded Kristina Mladenovic in the first round of the clay-court Grand Slam tournament that begins Sunday.

Leafs coach Mike Babcock's high salary could pay off ... in China?


Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock's unprecedented salary is a sign the Leafs are playing a bigger game than just trying to win a Stanley Cup, one sports business expert says.

#NHLPlayoffs: Babcock hired, Toronto fired (up)

Babcock means business

#Babwatch had the Twitterverse abuzz. What would the Triple Gold Club coach do after his contract with the Detroit Red Wings was up in June? Twitter reacted to his decision to sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs, and we bring you that social conversation.

Ducks' Frederik Andersen helps hold off Blackhawks


Chicago star Patrick Kane scored his first goal of the series, but Anaheim goalie Frederik Andersen pulled out almost all the stops to steal the third game of the Western Conference final with the help of Simon Despres's first career playoff goal.

Warriors edge Rockets in nail-biter


Stephen Curry scored 33 points to turn back another spectacular performance by James Harden, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Houston Rockets 99-98 on Thursday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.

Brewers reliever ejected for having foreign substance on forearm


Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Will Smith was ejected for having rosin and sunscreen on his right forearm in the seventh inning Thursday night of a 10-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves.


Ducks reclaim series lead over Blackhawks


Frederik Andersen made 27 saves, helping Anaheim kill off five power plays, and the Ducks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Thursday night for a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals.

Gary Bettman addresses NHL salary cap, concussions


NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Thursday speculated on next year's salary cap and addressed the issue of concussions in the wake of the death of Steve Montador.

Jays defeat Angels, earn series split


R.A. Dickey snapped a two-start losing streak with a complete game, Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run home run and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-4 on Thursday night.

5 Canadians named to Modern Pentathlon team


Canada's modern pentathlon team for the Pan Am Games features plenty of Olympic experience.

How Mike Babcock went from 'head spinning' to coaching Leafs


Mike Babcock lay awake at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday morning as his youngest daughter Taylor printed off pages for a high school paper. He and his wife Maureen went to sleep Tuesday night with one plan for his future as an NHL head coach and when the sun came up had another.

Ryan Briscoe to replace James Hinchcliffe for Indy 500

Ryan Briscoe

Ryan Briscoe was home in Connecticut, getting ready to leave for France next week for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, when he received a call he had been anticipating. Ever since the devastating wreck that sent James Hinchcliffe to the hospital, the assumption had been that Briscoe would step into the No. 5 car for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.

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