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Canadiens sign free-agent forward Ilya Kovalchuk to one-year contract

Canadiens sign free-agent forward Ilya Kovalchuk to one-year contract

BROSSARD, Que. — Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin sold the acquisition of Ilya Kovalchuk on Friday as a low-risk move designed to offset several injuries to the club's forward group.
Shaw ready for bounce-back opportunity with Blue Jays after tough 2019

Shaw ready for bounce-back opportunity with Blue Jays after tough 2019

The biggest lesson Travis Shaw took away from a disappointing 2019 season is that 2020 can't get much worse.
Tim Stutzle leading next generation of Germany's elite hockey talent

Tim Stutzle leading next generation of Germany's elite hockey talent

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic — Like most kids in Germany, Tim Stutzle started out playing soccer. He liked tennis, too, and fell in love with both. There was also another itch that needed scratching — hockey.
Canada soccer coach John Herdman names young roster for January games

Canada soccer coach John Herdman names young roster for January games

TORONTO — Canada soccer coach John Herdman has called up under-17 star Jayden Nelson and five other newcomers for a trio of international matches later this month. The 17-year-old Toronto FC 2 forward is part of a young squad for friendlies Jan.

Canadian basketball star Nurse donating to Australia wildfire relief efforts

CANBERRA, Australia — Canadian basketball star Kia Nurse is stepping up to help those affected by the wildfires currently raging through Australia.
Canada secures 1st victory at new ATP Cup

Canada secures 1st victory at new ATP Cup

BRISBANE, Australia — Canada secured the first match of the new ATP Cup with Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime winning their singles matches against Stefanos Tsitsipas and Michail Pervolarakis of Greece.
Canada secures 1st victory at new ATP Cup

Canada secures 1st victory at new ATP Cup

BRISBANE, Australia — Canada secured the first match of the new ATP Cup with Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime winning their singles matches against Stefanos Tsitsipas and Michail Pervolarakis of Greece.
Gaudette's late goal helps Canucks beat Blackhawks 7-5 and extend win streak

Gaudette's late goal helps Canucks beat Blackhawks 7-5 and extend win streak

VANCOUVER — The calendar says it's 2020 but the Vancouver Canucks' 7-5 win over the Chicago Blackhawks Thursday night looked like a flashback to the 1980s.
Johnny Gaudreau has a goal and an assist to lead Flames past Rangers 4-3

Johnny Gaudreau has a goal and an assist to lead Flames past Rangers 4-3

CALGARY — Johnny Gaudreau was not going to let his Calgary Flames fall behind in yet another first period, scoring a pivotal breakaway goal less than five minutes into Thursday's game.

Thursday's Games

Thursday's Games World Junior Hockey Championship At Czech Republic Relegation Germany 4 Kazakhstan 0 Quarterfinals Russia 3 Switzerland 1 Canada 6 Slovakia 1 Sweden 5 Czech Republic 0 Finland 1 United States 0 --- NHL Columbus 2 Boston 1 (OT) Buffal