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NHL Notebook: With Ovechkin set to hit 700 goals, Gretzky record looks in reach

NHL Notebook: With Ovechkin set to hit 700 goals, Gretzky record looks in reach

Alex Ovechkin was having a quiet night. Through two periods of action Tuesday, he'd registered a solitary shot attempt that sailed wide, two hits and one giveaway. That was it.
Toronto Argonauts sign CFL veterans Tommie Campbell, Natey Adjei

Toronto Argonauts sign CFL veterans Tommie Campbell, Natey Adjei

TORONTO — The Toronto Argonauts have signed veteran American defensive back Tommie Campbell and Canadian receiver Natey Adjei. Campbell, 32, was released by the Alouettes last week after spending two years in Montreal.
Yankees lefty James Paxton has back surgery, out 3-4 months

Yankees lefty James Paxton has back surgery, out 3-4 months

NEW YORK — Yankees left-hander James Paxton had back surgery Wednesday and is expected to be sidelined until May or June. New York said Dr.
Sens winger Bobby Ryan practises for 1st time since entering assistance program

Sens winger Bobby Ryan practises for 1st time since entering assistance program

Ottawa Senators winger Bobby Ryan practised with the team Wednesday for the first time since entering the NHL/National Hockey League Players' Association assistance program in November. Head coach D.J.
Source: Toronto FC close to signing designated player as Piatti undergoes medical

Source: Toronto FC close to signing designated player as Piatti undergoes medical

Toronto FC appears to have found its new designated player in Argentine winger/forward Pablo Piatti.
Here's Johnny! Morris to serve as fifth for Ontario skip Epping at Brier

Here's Johnny! Morris to serve as fifth for Ontario skip Epping at Brier

Veteran curler John Morris will return to the upcoming Tim Hortons Brier to serve as a fifth for Ontario skip John Epping. Morris, who won Olympic men's team gold with Kevin Martin in 2010, has focused on mixed doubles over the last few seasons.

Montreal Alouettes drop cheerleading team for financial reasons

MONTREAL — The Montreal Alouettes say they are cutting their cheerleading team because of financial considerations. The CFL club informed the cheerleading team of its decision Wednesday.
Karina LeBlanc, Brittany Timko Baxter named to Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

Karina LeBlanc, Brittany Timko Baxter named to Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

TORONTO — Karina LeBlanc and Brittany Timko Baxter, who won 242 caps for Canada between them in a combined 29 years of senior service, have been named to the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame.
Laurent Hurtubise enjoying viral fame after hole-in-one at The American Express

Laurent Hurtubise enjoying viral fame after hole-in-one at The American Express

Internet fame is suiting Laurent Hurtubise just fine. It's been a whirlwind two weeks for Hurtubise after a video of the one-armed golfer sinking a hole-in-one at The American Express pro-am tournament went viral.
Fourth-ranked Canadian basketball women just 2 games away from ticket to Tokyo

Fourth-ranked Canadian basketball women just 2 games away from ticket to Tokyo

Eight victories in nine games over the past six months, and a best-ever No. 4 world ranking. And now just two wins stand between what's arguably Canada's strongest women's basketball team and a third consecutive Olympic Games berth.