• Japan OKs $1.5 billion contract for new Tokyo stadium
    The Associated Press53 minutes ago

    Japan OKs $1.5 billion contract for new Tokyo stadium

    Japan's government approved a plan Friday for a nearly 150 billion yen ($1.5 billion) contract with a joint venture to build a new main stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Officials said the stadium construction would begin in December, more than a year after an earlier plan was scrapped because

  • Canada wins World Cup, rallying to beat Europe 2-1
    The Associated Press3 hours ago

    Canada wins World Cup, rallying to beat Europe 2-1

    Canada was not the best team on the ice until it mattered. Down a goal with 3 minutes left, the high-powered Canadians kicked it up a notch and Team Europe simply couldn't stop them. Brad Marchand scored a short-handed goal with 43.1 seconds left after Patrice Bergeron tied it with 2:53 to go on

  • Sidney Crosby adds to legacy with MVP award, World Cup title
    The Associated Press3 hours ago

    Sidney Crosby adds to legacy with MVP award, World Cup title

    Sidney Crosby was stewing after each of the first two periods in Game 2 of the World Cup of Hockey finals. Crosby set up Patrice Bergeron's game-tying goal with 2:53 left in the third period on a power play that paved the way for Brad Marchand's short-handed goal with 43.1 seconds remaining

  • Canada stage late comeback to win World Cup
    Reuters3 hours ago

    Canada stage late comeback to win World Cup

    By Steve Keating TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada scored two late goals to claim a nervy 2-1 win over Team Europe and complete a series sweep of the World Cup of Hockey final on Thursday, confirming their status as the sport's undisputed superpower. With the game heading towards overtime, Brad Marchand