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Justin Smoak powers Blue Jays to win over Red Sox


Justin Smoak hit two home runs and the Toronto Blue Jays' offence exploded in a 11-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday.

Senators sign O'Dell, Stortini, lose Condra


Not long after Erik Condra signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Senators signed local product Eric O'Dell to one-year deal and Zack Stortini to a two-year deal.

Canadiens get more size in Zack Kassian, trade Brandon Prust to Canucks


The Vancouver Canucks have traded Zack Kassian and a 2016 fifth-round pick to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Brandon Prust.

Oilers land Sekera, Letestu


The Edmonton Oilers have continued their off-season makeover, signing defenceman Andrej Sekera and centre Mark Letestu on Wednesday.

Canucks hold onto defenceman Weber


The Vancouver Canucks have re-signed defenceman Yannick Weber to a one-year deal. Weber will reportedly make $1.5 million US next season.

Leafs trade Kessel to Penguins


The Toronto Maple Leafs traded high-scoring, high-priced forward Phil Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday in a deal involving six players, three draft picks and cash.


Jets retain Pardy, Halischuk, bring back Burmistrov

Matt Halischuk

The Winnipeg Jets started free agency by locking up two veterans that played for them last season in defenceman Adam Pardy and forward Matt Halischuk, and brought Alex Burmistrov back from the KHL.

Leafs sign Hunwick to 2-year deal


The Toronto Maple Leafs kicked off free agency by signing defenceman Matt Hunwick to a two-year deal.

NBA free agency: Raptors add DeMarre Carroll


DeMarre Carroll is leaving the Atlanta Hawks to join the Toronto Raptors. A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that it's a four-year deal worth $60 million US.

Flames add Frolik, keep Ramo


The Calgary Flames have signed right-winger Michael Frolik to a five-year contract and brought back goaltender Karri Ramo for another season.

Milos Raonic moves on to 3rd round at Wimbledon


Milos Raonic rode his blistering serve to the third round of Wimbledon on Wednesday, firing 29 aces to hold off veteran Tommy Haas 6-0, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (4).

NHL free agent tracker


Get up to speed with our team-by-team list of the important free-agent signings in the 2015 NHL off-season.


NBA free agency: Anthony Davis, Kawhi Leonard get max deals


NBA free agency opened Wednesday with New Orleans star Anthony Davis and Spurs standout Kawhi Leonard agreeing to max contract extensions to stay where they are.

The rise and fall of Mike Richards


In 2005, Mike Richards seemed destined for stardom, having won an OHL championship, Memorial Cup title, world junior gold medal and AHL Calder Cup championship at a young age. Ten years later, following two Stanley Cup victories, his NHL future is in question.

NHL, Coyotes deny team moving to Las Vegas

Las Vegas

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and Arizona Coyotes co-owner Anthony LeBlanc vehemently denied a story in the New York Post that reported the team was being sold and moved to Las Vegas.

Victorious Red Sox chase Jays' Marco Estrada in 3rd inning


David Ortiz and Jackie Bradley Jr. both hit home runs as the Boston Red Sox held on for a 4-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night. Marco Estrada had a short start, giving up four runs on three hits and four walks in 2 1/3 innings.

Americans down Germany to reach Women's World Cup final


The United States reached the final of the women's soccer World Cup for the second time in a row on Tuesday, taking advantage of a dubious penalty to beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 in a hugely enjoyable game.

Bye bye, Bieksa

The Vancouver Canucks finally found a taker for Kevin Bieksa.

Vancouver traded the veteran defenceman to the Anaheim Ducks for a 2016 second-round pick.

The Canucks had been looking to deal Bieksa at the draft and came close to sending him to the San Jose Sharks.

Bieksa has one year left on his contract at a salary-cap hit of US$4.6 million.

The 34-year-old Grimsby, Ont., native is a hard-nosed, defensive-minded defenceman with 241 points in 597 NHL games.

The Canucks released a statement thanking Bieksa and wife Katie for their "incredible commitment to this team and community."

"It's always a difficult decision to trade a player who's been such a big part of an organization for so long and we wanted to make sure we did what was best for both Kevin and the Canucks," general manager Jim Benning said in a statement. "Kevin was a leader for us and will always be connected with our fans and the Vancouver Canucks because of all he did for this province and team."

Acquiring Bieksa on the eve of free agency makes it far more likely veteran defenceman Francois Beauchemin leaves the Ducks in free agency.

The Canadian Press

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