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  • Australia striker Tim Cahill retires from international foot...
    SYDNEY, Australia — Australia striker Tim Cahill has announced his retirement from international football aged 38 and after his fourth World Cup. Cahill announced his decision in a tweet Tuesday saying "today’s the day I’m officially hanging up my boots on my international career with the Socceroos. No words… ... more
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  • Joey Votto trying to make things right with Canadian basebal...
    WASHINGTON – In the two months since Joey Votto’s controversial comments about Canadian baseball and the apology tour that followed, the Toronto native representing the Cincinnati Reds at this summer’s all-star game has tried his best to leave the mess behind. As for how his apology was received, the first… ... more
    Sportsnet7 hours ago
  • Bryce Harper goes on dramatic run to win Home Run Derby
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  • Bryce Harper tops Kyle Schwarber to win MLB Home Run Derby
    Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper has won the 2018 MLB Home Run Derby. Harper hit 19 home runs in the final against Chicago Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber to win the event in front of his home crowd in Washington D.C. The crowd favourite in his home stadium, Harper needed 13… ... more
    Sportsnet7 hours ago
  • Report: Raptors in driver’s seat for Kawhi Leonard
    Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. That’s what Toronto Raptors fans must think after ESPN’s Brian Windhorst stated his belief that Kawhi Leonard to Toronto is the most likely trade scenario. Making an appearance on ESPN’s Lowe Post podcast, Windhorst told Zach Lowe that the Raptors have moved up the pecking… ... more
    Sportsnet7 hours ago
  • Le’Veon Bell, Steelers fail to reach deal on new contract
    PITTSBURGH — Le’Veon Bell’s next season with the Pittsburgh Steelers will almost certainly be his last. The Pro Bowl running back and the defending AFC North champions failed to reach an agreement on a new contract by Monday’s deadline, meaning he will play under the franchise tag for a… ... more
    Sportsnet8 hours ago
  • J.A. Happ faces same all-star trade talk Roy Halladay did 9 ...
    WASHINGTON – The Toronto Blue Jays all-star stood there amid the revelry and answered wave after wave of questions about the speculation that surrounded him as the trade deadline approached. Are you looking forward to playing for a contender? Who would you rather pitch for? Any concerns about handling a… ... more
    Sportsnet8 hours ago
  • Natoinals’ Harper reaches last row with home run derby din...
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  • Avalanche sign goalie Spencer Martin to one-year contract
    The Colorado Avalanche have signed goaltender Spencer Martin to a one-year contract. One-year contracts: inked!#GoAvsGo https://t.co/iEU5hVDUbI — Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) July 16, 2018 Martin, 23, was a third-round pick by the Avalanche in 2013. Last season with the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL,… ... more
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  • Defenceman Ryan Graves signs one-year deal with Avalanche
    Defenceman Ryan Graves has signed a one-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche. One-year contracts: inked!#GoAvsGo https://t.co/iEU5hVDUbI — Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) July 16, 2018 Graves, 23, was originally a fourth-round pick by the New York Rangers in 2013 but was acquired by the Avalanche in… ... more
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  • Lawsuit alleges USA Diving ignored sex abuse of divers
    INDIANAPOLIS — Two former divers are suing USA Diving, accusing the national governing body of ignoring or obstructing inquiries into allegations that a coach sexually abused them when they were young athletes dreaming of Olympic glory. The federal lawsuit, filed last week, names Indianapolis-based USA Diving, Inc., the Ohio… ... more
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  • Avalanche sign defenceman Mason Geertsen to one-year contrac...
    The Colorado Avalanche have re-signed defenceman Mason Geertsen to a one-year contract. One-year contracts: inked!#GoAvsGo https://t.co/iEU5hVDUbI — Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) July 16, 2018 Geertsen, 23, was originally a fourth-round pick by the Avalanche in 2013. He has appeared in 159 AHL games with the… ... more
    Sportsnet10 hours ago
  • Kelly Clarkson to headline U.S. Open opening ceremony
    NEW YORK — Singer Kelly Clarkson will headline opening night at the U.S. Open. The U.S. Tennis Association said Monday the Grammy Award winner will perform at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Aug. 27. This is the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Open in the professional era, which began… ... more
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  • Report: 76ers tried to hire Daryl Morey away from Rockets
    As the Philadelphia 76ers continue to look for a replacement for their disgraced former general manager Bryan Colangelo, it would seem the team wasn’t trying to be modest and was going after the NBA’s executive elite. According the The New York Times‘ Marc Stein, Philly attempted to hire away reigning… ... more
    Sportsnet10 hours ago
  • Lions’ Jeremiah Johnson doubtful for Redblacks game with a...
    SURREY, B.C. — An ankle injury to running back Jeremiah Johnson has created an opportunity for some B.C. Lions to step up, and coach Wally Buono says he wants his players further down the depth chart to be ready to impress. Johnson went down in the first quarter of… ... more
    Sportsnet10 hours ago
  • Robert Wickens: ‘Exciting time right now for Canadian moto...
    Fresh off his podium finish at the Honda Indy Toronto this past weekend, 29-year-old IndyCar rookie Robert Wickens is not only feeling good about how he was able to perform, but is hopeful for the future of motorsport across his home nation. “I think it’s an exciting time right now… ... more
    Sportsnet10 hours ago
  • Bryce Harper on leaving Nationals: That’s always a possibi...
    Bryce Harper admitted that this season could be his last with the Washington Nationals, his first comments to the media about his pending free agency all season. “That’s always a possibility,” Harper said when asked about playing elsewhere next season, according to Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post. I think… ... more
    Sportsnet10 hours ago
  • Report: Raptors plan to waive forward Alfonzo McKinnie
    The Toronto Raptors are set to waive forward Alfonzo McKinnie, according to Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania. Sources: The Toronto Raptors plan to waive forward Alfonzo McKinnie ahead of $1.4M guarantee date on Wednesday. McKinnie signed a multiyear deal with Toronto last offseason. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July… ... more
    Sportsnet10 hours ago
  • Two Roughnecks claimed in 2018 NLL Expansion Draft
    The Calgary Roughnecks today announced that goalie Frank Scigliano and defence/transition player Garrett McIntosh have been claimed by the San Diego Seals in the 2018 National Lacrosse League Expansion Draft. Scigliano, selected by the Seals in the sixth round, 12th overall, has played seven seasons with the Roughnecks after joining… ... more
    Sportsnet11 hours ago
  • Cap Comparables: Elias Lindholm, Adam Henrique ink new deals
    Brad Treliving locked up yet another key piece of the Calgary Flames’ future, signing recently acquired Elias Lindholm to a six-year contract Monday. Lindholm’s new deal has a $4.85-million annual salary cap hit, and any Flames fans unfamiliar with the forward’s work with the Carolina Hurricanes should rest easy because… ... more
    Sportsnet11 hours ago
  • Over 250,000 welcome Croatia home after World Cup final
    ZAGREB, Croatia — In an outburst of national pride and joy, Croatia rolled out a red carpet and staged a euphoric heroes’ welcome for the national team on Monday despite its loss to France in the World Cup final. Hundreds of thousands of people wearing national red-and-white checkered colours… ... more
    Sportsnet13 hours ago
  • Packers’ profit fell by nearly 50 percent after missing pl...
    GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers‘ profit fell by nearly 50 per cent in the last fiscal year as the team missed the playoffs for the first time in a decade. President and CEO Mark Murphy said the outlook for the Packers remains strong as the NFL’s… ... more
    Sportsnet13 hours ago
  • Predators sign goaltender Juuse Saros to 3-year deal
    The Nashville Predators have re-signed goaltender Juuse Saros to a three-year contract worth $4.5 million. Saros has backed up Pekka Rinne for the past two seasons, posting a 2.44 goals-against average and .925 save percentage in 26 games in 2017-18. With the #Preds signing RFA goalie Juuse… ... more
    Sportsnet13 hours ago
  • Sabres, C.J. Smith agree to one-year contract
    The Buffalo Sabres have reached an agreement with forward C.J. Smith on a one-year, two-way contract worth $874,125. The five-foot-11, 181-pound Smith made his debut with the Sabres in 2016-17, recording one assist in two games. The Iowa native’s first full professional season came with the AHL’s Rochester Americans in… ... more
    Sportsnet14 hours ago
  • Canadiens and fans should be happy with Danault deal
    MONTREAL — Marc Bergevin had wrapped up 20-minute scrums in both of Quebec’s official languages and completed one-on-one interviews with all the major television outlets, but he still had one more thing he wanted to get off his chest. "We got a real player in that trade with Chicago," the… ... more
    Sportsnet14 hours ago
  • Stars sign defenceman Dillon Heatherington to 1-year deal
    The Dallas Stars announced Monday that the club has signed defenceman Dillon Heatherington to a one-year, two-way contract. The 23-year-old Heatherington split the 2017-2018 season with Dallas and the Texas Stars of the AHL. He appeared in six regular-season NHL games with Dallas, notching one point and 26 penalty… ... more
    Sportsnet15 hours ago
  • Baseball Central: Blue Jays need to stay course with Sanchez...
    As we head into the all-star break, the Toronto Blue Jays remain out of contention in the AL East, sitting 23.5 games behind the first-place Boston Red Sox and 14 games out of a wild-card spot. From injuries to under-performance, there are numerous factors one could point to in an… ... more
    Sportsnet15 hours ago
  • Yankees’ Torres exemplifies risk-reward nature of MLB trad...
    When the Chicago Cubs traded for closer Aroldis Chapman two years ago, the price was steep and the risk was high. The club sent prospect Gleyber Torres to the New York Yankees in the July 25, 2016 trade, and even though the infielder entered that season among the top… ... more
    Sportsnet15 hours ago
  • Chris Sale, Max Scherzer named MLB All-Star Game starters
    WASHINGTON — Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper will bat sixth for the National League in the All-Star Game in his home ballpark. Harper is hitting .214 with a .365 on-base percentage, .468 slugging percentage, 23 home runs and 54 RBIs. Despite his hitting struggles, Harper is an All-Star — voted… ... more
    Sportsnet15 hours ago
  • Age isn’t important for Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo
    TURIN, Italy — At the age of 33, many football players are past their peak. Cristiano Ronaldo vows to show he is not one of them. Juventus signed Ronaldo from Real Madrid last week for 112 million euros ($131.5 million) — an Italian league record sum — and the… ... more
    Sportsnet16 hours ago
  • World Cup host Putin gives soccer ball to Trump
    HELSINKI — Riding high after hosting a successful World Cup, Russian President Vladimir Putin brought a special gift to his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump: a soccer ball. After a journalist asked a question at their joint press conference Monday in Helsinki using soccer metaphors, Putin pulled out… ... more
    Sportsnet16 hours ago
  • Fans pack Paris streets to greet France after World Cup win
    PARIS — The members of France’s victorious World Cup team returned home from Russia to triumphant arcs of water heralding their airplane’s arrival and a red carpet welcome Monday, and that was before the formal homage that awaited them in Paris. Goalie Hugo Lloris, brandishing the golden trophy… ... more
    Sportsnet16 hours ago
  • Patricio ‘Pitbull’ retains title at Bellator 203 with wi...
    Patricio “Pitbullâ€� Freire retained his featherweight title over the weekend at Bellator 203 with a split decision victory over Daniel Weichel. The bout was a rematch of a classic 2015 fight that Freire also won. Bellator 203 took place in Rome, Italy where the main card featured six mixed martial… ... more
    Sportsnet16 hours ago
  • Ducks agree to 5-year extension with Adam Henrique
    The Anaheim Ducks have signed centre Adam Henrique to a five-year contract extension through the 2023-24 NHL season. Henrique’s extension carries an average annual value of $5.825 million. Adam Henrique's five-year extension with Anaheim carries an AAV of $5.825M. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) July 16, 2018 … ... more
    Sportsnet16 hours ago
  • Sticking with unlucky Sanchez makes most sense for Blue Jays
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  • Raptors’ DeRozan, Siakam dominate at Drew League
    With the NBA draft and most of the fireworks from free agency in the rearview, we are officially entering the (ever-so-brief, thankfully) dog days of summer. Cue: Exhibition league highlights! This past weekend a pair of Toronto Raptors players, DeMar DeRozan and Pascal Siakam, participated in Los Angeles’s Drew… ... more
    Sportsnet17 hours ago
  • MLB facing tough questions entering all-star break
    Major League Baseball hits the all-star break trying to figure out how to keep people interested in the product. And, no, that’s not just a Toronto thing. Attendance is down, questions are being asked about the way the game is actually being played – nuts and bolts issues as opposed… ... more
    Sportsnet17 hours ago
  • Flames sign RFA forward Elias Lindholm to six-year deal
    The Calgary Flames have signed forward Elias Lindholm to a six-year, $29.1-million deal, the team announced Monday. CAL signs Elias Lindholm 6x$4.85. No clauses — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 16, 2018 The contract carries a $4.85-million cap hit through the 2023-24 campaign. … ... more
    Sportsnet17 hours ago
  • Predators, Ryan Hartman agree to one-year deal
    NASHVILLE — The Nashville Predators have signed restricted free-agent forward Ryan Hartman to a one-year contract worth $875,000. Predators general manager David Poile announced the deal Monday. The Predators acquired Hartman in a Feb. 26 trade with the Chicago Blackhawks. Hartman had a combined 11 goals and 20… ... more
    Sportsnet17 hours ago
  • Kylian Mbappe donating World Cup earnings to charity
    If leading France to a World Cup victory as a teenager wasn’t enough to endear himself to soccer fans globally, Kylian Mbappe’s charisma should certainly do the trick. According to Sports Illustrated, the French phenom will donate his lucrative World Cup earnings, estimated at £384,000 (CAD $667,000), to the Preiers… ... more
    Sportsnet17 hours ago
  • Watch live: MLB all-star managers, starting pitchers address...
    The managers and starting pitchers for the 2018 MLB All-Star Game will address the media Monday at 2:00 p.m. ET. You can watch the press conference live on Sportsnet or right here on sportsnet.ca. If the video player does not appear at the top of this page at the scheduled… ... more
    Sportsnet17 hours ago
  • Police: Ray Emery’s drowning doesn’t appear suspicious
    HAMILTON — Police say the drowning of former NHL goalie Ray Emery does not appear suspicious. The 35-year-old player whose career spanned more than a decade drowned in Hamilton Harbour on Sunday. Police say he jumped off a boat near the Leander Boat Club to go swimming, and friends called… ... more
    Sportsnet18 hours ago
  • Lethbridge hockey player out of intensive care, able to comm...
    LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — An Alberta player with the Western Hockey League who was seriously burned while hanging out at a backyard firepit is out of intensive care. Family of Ryan Vandervlis say the Lethbridge Hurricanes player is fully alert and has been transferred to a Calgary hospital’s burn unit.… ... more
    Sportsnet18 hours ago
  • The good, bad and ugly from the World Cup in Russia
    With the FIFA World Cup done and dusted, this is the perfect time to look back and pick out the best and worst moments from the past month in Russia. BEST PLAYER Luka Modric, Croatia: Real Madrid’s midfield maestro put in a string of excellent performances in Russia, with one… ... more
    Sportsnet18 hours ago
  • Down Goes Brown: Six times an NHL team had to trade a star a...
    We’re still waiting on an Erik Karlsson deal. We’re still told that the Lightning and Stars are the frontrunners, but the rumour mill has largely gone cold and a deal no longer seems imminent. Some reports now suggest that Pierre Dorion could even end up holding on to Karlsson until… ... more
    Sportsnet18 hours ago
  • The Science of Sport: Ben Greenfield – Part 2
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  • Senators sign forward Nick Paul to a one-year deal
    OTTAWA — Forward Nick Paul has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Ottawa Senators. The contract is worth US$650,000 in the NHL and $80,000 in the AHL. The 23-year-old Paul had one goal in 11 games with Ottawa last season. He had 14 goals and 13… ... more
    Sportsnet18 hours ago
  • Anthony Joshua to defend titles vs. Povetkin with Wilder bou...
    LONDON — Anthony Joshua will defend his WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles against Alexander Povetkin of Russia in London on Sept. 22. Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn on Monday confirmed the fight, which will take place at Wembley Stadium. Povetkin is the mandatory challenger to the WBA title.… ... more
    Sportsnet18 hours ago
  • Hadwin looks to build off 2017 British Open experience
    In a recent video posted to Instagram, Adam Hadwin was preparing for this week’s British Open by hitting balls in his backyard in Phoenix. It may seem counterproductive, climate-wise, except it was during an Arizona monsoon — and the Canadian golfer was there in full rain-gear, smiling away. … ... more
    Sportsnet18 hours ago
  • Report: ‘No contract progress’ between Panarin, Blue Jac...
    Monday’s meeting between Columbus Blue Jackets forward Artemi Panarin and general manager Jarmo Kekalainen may not have been as fruitful as fans might have hoped. According to The Athletic‘s Aaron Portzline, “no contract progress” was made between the two sides. Meeting between #CBJ GM Jarmo… ... more
    Sportsnet19 hours ago
  • Report: ‘No contract progress’ between Panarin, Blue Jac...
    Monday’s meeting between Columbus Blue Jackets forward Artemi Panarin and general manager Jarmo Kekalainen may not have been as fruitful as fans might have hoped. According to The Athletic‘s Aaron Portzline, “no contract progress” was made between the two sides. Meeting between #CBJ GM Jarmo… ... more
    Sportsnet19 hours ago
  • Martin Biron calls Ray Emery a ‘respected opponent’
    TORONTO — A decade after an infamous line brawl that included both goaltenders dropping the gloves at centre ice, Martin Biron gave Ray Emery a chance to take one final blow. Emery declined. A Buffalo radio station held its annual celebrity roast in February 2017, 10 years after… ... more
    Sportsnet19 hours ago
  • Leafs sign first-rounder Rasmus Sandin to entry-level deal
    TORONTO — First-round pick Rasmus Sandin has signed a three-year, entry-level deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Leafs picked the 18-year-old Swedish defenceman 29th overall in the NHL draft last month. The @MapleLeafs announced today that the hockey club has signed defenceman Rasmus Sandin to… ... more
    Sportsnet19 hours ago
  • Djokovic rejoins Federer, Nadal amongst tennis elite
    LONDON — What had gone from a Big 4 to a Big 2 is now back to a Big 3, with Novak Djokovic rejoining Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at the top of men’s tennis. Each has been written off at some point. And each has won a major… ... more
    Sportsnet19 hours ago
  • Juventus sells 520K Ronaldo jerseys on first day of release
    The Cristiano Ronaldo effect is certainly strong. According to the Italian press (via Italian Football TV), Juventus has sold 520,000 Ronaldo jerseys on the first day of its official release. To put that into context, Juve sold about 850,000 jerseys in the entire calendar year of 2016. You didn't… ... more
    Sportsnet20 hours ago
  • MLB Home Run Derby Primer: Plotting 2018 homers on Nationals...
    By the conclusion of the 2017 Home Run Derby, a total of 194 homers had traveled a combined 15.7 miles. Aaron Judge had solidified his status as an elite power bat, hitting 47 of those homers, including four that travelled at least 500 feet. The 2018 edition is offering just… ... more
    Sportsnet21 hours ago
  • CFL Takeaways: Travis Lulay was certainly missed
    Week 5 of the CFL season has come and gone and once again the focus is on quarterbacks. In an abbreviated three-game week, each game had implications based off the health and depth at the quarterback position. The West remains the superior division and with over a month of the… ... more
    Sportsnet21 hours ago
  • Wimbledon takeaways: Djokovic and Serena are back for more
    The most traditional Grand Slam delivered one of its most unconventional results. No. 11 seed Angelique Kerber took home the Venus Rosewater dish in a surprisingly comfortable win over Serena Williams in the Ladies’ Singles final on Saturday while No. 12 seed Novak Djokovic emerged from two years in the… ... more
    Sportsnet21 hours ago
  • Serena Williams climbs 153 spots in WTA rankings to No. 28
    LONDON — Serena Williams climbed 153 spots in the WTA rankings after her runner-up finish at Wimbledon, putting her back in the top 30. Williams is ranked 28th in the list published Monday. At Wimbledon, the former No. 1 was playing only her fourth tournament after returning from childbirth,… ... more
    Sportsnet21 hours ago
  • Blue Jays’ Bichette diversifying game, developing more wea...
    WASHINGTON — That Bo Bichette arrived to the Futures Game as the double-A Eastern League’s leader in hits with 96 is of little surprise — it’s his abilities with the bat that have earned him wide regard as one of the game’s top prospects. Less expected is that the 20-year-old… ... more
    Sportsnet21 hours ago
  • The Fan Live @ the AB Hockey Hall of Fame Awards Gala
    Sportsnet 960 The Fan is heading west to Canmore Sunday, July 22nd for the 2018 Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame Awards gala! Proceeds support the Alberta Hockey Foundation’s Every Kid Every Community program. We’re celebrating some of Alberta’s Hockey greats, 2018 Inductees Grant Fuhr, Mike Vernon, Wally Kozak, Ron MacLean, and… ... more
    Sportsnet24 hours ago
  • Win a round of golf with Ryan Pinder!
    The golf season is in full force and so is Ryan Pinder’s swing!  Sportsnet Nation members have the chance to golf with him and a buddy at the Inglewood Golf Club! Play on fast greens with amazing skyline views and tree-lined fairways, plus get a free lunch, some bevies, joke… ... more
    Sportsnet24 hours ago
  • Futures Game a showcase of potential Machado trade chips
    WASHINGTON — Touki Toussaint was about to settle down for his pregame nap when Atlanta Braves director of player development Dom Chiti called. "When I saw his name pop up, I did kind of get nervous," Toussaint said. "You see that name pop up, you’re like, ‘Oh, snap."’… ... more
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  • Wickens ecstatic with 3rd place finish at Honda Indy Toronto
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