Take a look at the top plays from across the NBA.
Take a look at the top plays from across the NBA.
Toronto Raptors forward Yuta Watanabe had a great attitude after being on the losing end of a dunk for the ages.
Big Ben will return to the Steelers for the 2021 season.
Leon Draisaitl had an appropriately sarcastic response waiting for a reporter after getting swept by the Maple Leafs.
Bruins rookie Trent Frederic was itching to scrap Capitals star Alex Ovechkin, but Ovi had another type of combat in mind.
It's difficult to determine intent but San Jose Sharks forward Joachim Blichfeld could be facing a suspension for his hit on Nathan MacKinnon.
Is a new third-line centre in the plans for the Toronto Maple Leafs?
It’s an exciting week ahead in the Premier League as the battle for Champions League qualification spots heats up.
The virus outbreak ravaging the Raptors organization has reportedly "arisen from inconsistent mask-wearing from coaching staff members."
Jalen Ramsey and Deshaun Watson share a connection.
The fan reaction to Harden's Houston return was less positive than the official team welcome.
The MVP odds shifted after Joel Embiid put up 40 points and 19 rebounds in a come-from-behind victory over the Utah Jazz.
Don't expect to see the universal designated hitter make an appearance in 2021.
HALIFAX — The International Ice Hockey Federation has confirmed the postponement of the women's world hockey championship in Nova Scotia to May 6-16. The tournament was originally scheduled for April 7-17 in Halifax and Truro, but the provincial and federal governments have yet to approve hosting the tournament amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and no quarantine exemptions have been granted. The 2020 world championship in the same communities was cancelled because of the pandemic. The nine visiting countries have all said they'll participate in a May tournament, according to the IIHF, which is kicking in more money because of decreased ticket revenues and the higher costs of travel and accommodation. “We know how important this event is in the women’s ice hockey calendar, especially considering that we could not have a tournament last season and now with the Olympics on the horizon,” IIHF president Rene Fasel said Thursday in a statement. "Our member national associations expressed concerns over the associated costs that come with operating a tournament in the current global environment, and I am glad we were able fill the gap and ensure the women’s world championship can take place with all 10 teams.” The IIHF says a limited number of fans may be able to attend games. "Going to Nova Scotia, the world's best national teams in women's ice hockey will play in a region that is one of the least affected by the pandemic among the big hockey nations," the IIHF said. "There is currently an active case rate in Nova Scotia of under four per 100,000 inhabitants." Canada didn't reach the final for the first time in the history of the women's world championship in 2019, and earned bronze in Espoo, Finland. The Canadian women's team has played just five international games since then, all against the United States. Alberta's government approved Hockey Canada's plans to host the world junior men's hockey championship Dec. 25 to Jan. 5 in Edmonton. A champion was crowned, although some players missed games because of positive tests for the virus and extended quarantines upon arrival. "Our organization knows it will have strict support from all participating federations as it relates to adhering to the final health and safety plan that will focus on quarantining, COVID-19 testing, single-room isolation, masking, proper hygiene and social distancing," Hockey Canada president and chief operating officer Scott Smith said in a statement. "Hockey Canada and the host organizing committee are committed to working with the appropriate health authorities and listening to the direction of medical experts to build a safe and strong hosting plan. "We understand the disappointment of having the event cancelled last spring and delaying the start of the IIHF women’s world championship this year, but we know the extra time to prepare will help us provide a world-class experience for the participants while maintaining the health and safety of all participants and the community at large." The Canadian women's team is currently in Halifax for a 35-player camp concluding Sunday. “The cancellation of the 2020 IIHF women’s world championship was very difficult for our athletes, coaches and staff, and although the 2021 event is scheduled to start later than usual, our team is grateful to the IIHF and Hockey Canada for their commitment to hosting a world championship this season under difficult circumstances," said Gina Kingsbury, Hockey Canada's director of national teams. "This event is critical for our preparations for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, and we look forward to competing for a gold medal.” This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 4, 2021. The Canadian Press
BAKURIANI, Georgia — Canada's Eliot Grondin continued his strong season with his first career World Cup snowboard cross victory on Thursday.The 19-year-old from Sainte-Marie, Que., who captured bronze at the world championships last month in Sweden, beat out Lukas Pachner of Austria and Lorenzo Sommariva of Italy at a first-time World Cup course.Grondin is now just eight points behind Alessandro Haemmerle of Austria in the race for the season title.Kevin Hill of Vernon, B.C., was 28th, Liam Moffatt of Truro, N.S., was 29th and Evan Bichon of Prince George, B.C., was 44th on Thursday.Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic won the women's race. Zoe Bergermann of North Vancouver, B.C., was 10th, Audrey McManamin of Saint-Ambroise-de-Kildare, Que., was 16th, Meryeta O'Dine of Prince George, B.C., was 17th, Carle Brenneman of Comox, B.C., was 18th and Haili Moyer of King City, Ont., was 27th.A second event at the same venue goes on Friday.This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 4, 2021. The Canadian Press
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Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins says it was a "failure" on his part that he was unaware of any incidents of sexual harassment by former pitching coach Mickey Callaway during their time together with the Cleveland Baseball Team. Atkins told reporters in a video conference Thursday that it was "heartbreaking" that the proper channels were not in place in Cleveland for those facing harassment to seek support. His comments come after a report published Tuesday by The Athletic that said several former Cleveland employees had come forward in the last month to say the team's front office was aware of Callaway's behaviour. Atkins joined Cleveland's front office in 2001, and was promoted to director of player development five years later. Callaway was with Cleveland from 2010-17 — serving as the pitching coach for five years — before he was hired as manager of the New York Mets. He has been suspended as the Los Angeles Angels pitching coach, pending the outcome of Major League Baseball's investigation into the sexual harassment allegations. This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 4, 2021. The Canadian Press
When Mike Krzyzewski decides to retire, Duke would undoubtedly prefer to hire a disciple as his replacement. But right now, none have emerged as a solid option.
There is a moment after every switch is called but before it’s executed that the pick-setter is configured between two defenders but guarded by neither. That’s when they can literally slip underneath the defense and cut to a juicy opening.
SAO PAULO — Three Brazilian states have halted their professional soccer local leagues due to a spike in hospitalizations and deaths caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The state government of Ceará, in northeastern Brazil, on Thursday ordered the local league to stop playing, but is still allowing its clubs to take part in the Brazilian Cup. The soccer bodies in Paraná and Santa Catarina, both in the country's south, also suspended their leagues. Almost 260,000 people have died of COVID-19 in Brazil, whose death toll is second only to the United States. Many Brazilian governors expect the next two weeks to be the deadliest in the South American nation since the pandemic hit one year ago. A handful of coaches and players have started a public debate on whether soccer should be stopped all together. Lisca, the coach of recently promoted America, was the most vocal proponent for a suspension of play. “I am appealing to the Brazilian FA to give the Brazilian Cup a break so we can postpone these matches for a little time,” Lisca said after his team's 1-0 win over Athletic in the local state championship on Wednesday. “I am losing friends. I know that soccer is entertainment, and it is important for people at home. But our lives are more important, we are not super heroes.” Gremio coach Renato Portaluppi disagreed in a news conference Wednesday night, saying tests and constant medical follow-ups make the sport very safe to play. “Also, we are doing people a favour because when we play it is another reason for fans to stay home,” Portaluppi said. Portaluppi is a friend of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has long downplayed the risks of the virus. On Tuesday, Sao Paulo-based Corinthians said eight players had tested positive one day before its local league derby against rivals Palmeiras, which requested the game to be postponed. The match went ahead anyway and ended in a 2-2 draw. Brazil halted all professional soccer in March 2020, with training sessions resuming in some states in May. The main national championship, which traditionally begins in May, started in August and finished in February with Flamengo defending its title. Brazil's soccer confederation has not commented on the renewed requests for games to be suspended. Bolsonaro is against any form of lockdown and is pushing for fans to return to games. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Mauricio Savarese, The Associated Press
The Baltimore Ravens are reportedly planning to propose a new overtime strategy called "Spot and Choose." It's a great idea.