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Jays sign P Johan Santana to minor-league deal


The Toronto Blue Jays have signed two-time American League Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana to a minor-league contract with an invite to major-league spring training.

Leafs' David Clarkson traded to Blue Jackets for Nathan Horton

David Clarkson

The Toronto Maple Leafs traded forward David Clarkson to the Columbus Blue Jackets for injured right-winger Nathan Horton, the club announced Thursday.

Jaromir Jagr traded to Panthers


Jaromir Jagr has been traded to the Florida Panthers from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a second-round pick in June's draft and a conditional third-rounder next year.

Canadian Rathan-Mayes destined for bright future

Florida St Miami Basketball

Basketball fans across North America are talking about Rathan-Mayes' spectacular four and a half minutes when he scored 30 points for Florida State in a losing cause. One of his former coaches, Nick Davis, says the kid from Scarborough has always had the right mindset to be great.

The Brier: 5 things to know

Kevin Koe

Three teams — Prince Edward Island, Yukon and Nova Scotia ​— will vie in the Brier qualifying round that begins Thursday evening in Calgary and when the main draw begins on Saturday afternoon, here are five things to know about the 2015 Tim Hortons Brier.

NFL must reinstate Adrian Peterson, judge orders


A U.S. federal judge has cleared the way for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to be reinstated, ruling that an NFL arbitrator "failed to meet his duty" in a child abuse case that shook the league.


NHL trade deadline: Buyers and sellers


With the NHL's trade deadline drawing near, the seven Canadian-based teams have varying agendas as they decide whether to add a player, trim the payroll or stand pat.

NHL: 4 things to know for Thursday's games

Morgan Rielly

It's all about adjustments as NHL teams deal with injuries, new personnel from trades and playoff hopes that ebb and flow with the March 2 trade deadline looming large. Here are 4 things to know for Thursday's games.

FIFA strips Qatar of Confederations Cup


The Confederations Cup, considered an important dress rehearsal, will not be held in Qatar in the lead-up to the 2022 World Cup tournament, FIFA announced Wednesday.

Connor McDavid goes coast to coast


Connor McDavid, the presumptive top overall pick in this year's NHL draft, added to his brilliant junior season by scoring off a breathtaking end-to-end rush in the Erie Otters' 8-4 win over the Guelph Storm on Wednesday night.

Blue Jays' Saunders injures knee in freak accident


Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders needs surgery and is likely out until the all-star break after injuring his knee when he stepped on a sprinkler head indentation while shagging balls Wednesday at the club's training complex.

Canadian Florida State guard scores 30 points — in 4½ minutes

Xavier-Rathan Mayes

Canadian guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes scored 30 points in the final 4:38 of Florida State's loss to Miami in a college basketball game on Wednesday night.


Senators' Hammond earns 1st NHL shutout, blanks Ducks

Andrew Hammond

Andrew Hammond made 25 saves to earn his first NHL shutout in his third career start, and Erik Condra, Mika Zibanejad and Kyle Turris scored to lift the Ottawa Senators to a 3-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night.

NHL: 4 stories from Wednesday night

Cory Schneider

There were three games on the NHL schedule Wednesday night, featuring the Flames earning an important two points against the Devils while the Capitals and Penguins met for another exciting instalment of their rivalry.

Flames end Devils' 4-game winning streak


Sean Monahan scored a power-play goal 35 seconds into the third period and the Calgary Flames beat the New Jersey Devils 3-1 to move into a Western Conference wild card spot.

Penguins, Capitals fight takes over Pittsburgh bench

Penguins Capitals Hockey

Rivalry night was in full effect in a match between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals. These two teams don't like each other, as they exhibited in a first-period scrum that spilled into Pittsburgh's bench.

Longtime Stampeder Nik Lewis signs with Montreal Alouettes


The Stampeders announced Wednesday after 11 seasons, Lewis, 32, signed as a free agent with the Montreal Alouettes in a one-year deal.

Eric Lindros files defamation lawsuit against former referee

Winter Classic Hockey

Former NHL star forward Eric Lindros has filed a lawsuit in Ontario Superior Court against former referee Paul Stewart and the Huffington Post, claiming he was defamed in an article published last summer.

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