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Oakland police investigating after fans hurt by gunfire at Jays-A's game

OAKLAND, Calif. — Oakland police are investigating after fans were injured at Monday night's game between the Athletics and Toronto Blue Jays by "celebratory gunfire." In a statement, the A's said officers were notified of a possible shooting in RingCentral Coliseum following a post-game Fourth of July fireworks display. The A's said an initial investigation found three fans were struck by bullet fragments "from what appeared to be celebratory...


Twins place Archer on 15-day IL with left hip tightness

CHICAGO (AP) — The Minnesota Twins placed veteran right-hander Chris Archer on the 15-day injured list Tuesday because of left hip tightness. Archer had been scheduled to start against the Chicago White Sox. Minnesota recalled right-hander Josh Winder from Triple-A St. Paul to pitch in his place. The 33-year-old Archer is 2-3 with a 3.08 ERA over 15 starts in his first season with the Twins. He agreed to a $3.5 million, one-year contract in...


Flames arrive at 2022 NHL Draft with only three picks

With most travellers trying to cram everything in a carry-on to avoid any lost luggage headaches, there is a bright side this week for the Calgary Flames. They didn’t need to pack a whole lot of swag — jerseys, hats and other welcome-to-the-organization goodies — for the 2022 NHL Draft in Montreal. With only three picks, and none in Thursday’s opening round, they’re slated to be the least-busy team at Bell Centre. “The work is the same. You have...


Argos have reason for optimism, despite heartbreaking loss to Bombers

For the Argonauts, all was not lost in their one-point loss to the visiting Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Monday. Despite the setback, the second in a row for the Argos, some encouraging signs emerged. While there is no consolation in defeat, the Argos did prove to be resilient in nearly erasing all of a 17-point deficit, a lead the Bombers forged in the wake of Toronto turnovers. Toronto’s offensive line flexed its muscles in helping Andrew Harris...


England smashes India and breathes new life in five-day Tests

England has injected a breath of fresh air into a game that was slowly disintegrating into the age of the dinosaur. When Ben Stokes took over leadership of the Test team after the hapless Joe Root stepped down earlier this year, he promised to change tactics on how to play the five-day game. “We are trying to rewrite how Test cricket is played in England,’’ he said. “All our plans from the last four-five weeks are what we want to take ahead....


Phils' Harper vows to play this year, but no date for return

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper has three pins in his left thumb, a cast on his left hand and an unyielding belief that he will return from injury this season to try and lead the Phillies to their first playoff appearance in 11 years. “I'll be back,” Harper said. With those three words, Harper injected genuine expectations in the franchise and the fan base that the reigning NL MVP will play again at some point this season — and with a hope the...


Hardy ready to rebuild Jazz as NBA's youngest head coach

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Will Hardy knew some of the inner workings of the Utah Jazz before being named the league's youngest current head coach. Sure, it was in 2009, and he was just an intern. Ahead of his final year at Williams College, he put in eight weeks in the business operations department, spending his mornings with the Jazz, afternoons helping the Salt Lake Bees — a Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels — and evenings at the gym...


Cowboys criticized over deal with gun-themed coffee company

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys sparked criticism on social media Tuesday after announcing a marketing agreement with a gun-themed coffee company with blends that include “AK-47 Espresso,” “Silencer Smooth” and “Murdered Out.” The partnership with the Black Rifle Coffee Co. was revealed on Twitter the day after more than a half-dozen people died in a shooting at a Fourth of July parade in suburban Chicago. It also comes a little more...


Mark Magsayo vs. Rey Vargas: Date, fight time, TV channel and live stream

Mark Magsayo faces Rey Vargas in his first fight since becoming the WBC featherweight champion.


WARREN: As Senators housekeeping begins, the need for another top defenceman beckons

For all the fun and flash of scoring goals, the secret to consistent NHL success is all about dealing with the mess in front of your own net. Now that the Ottawa Senators have started their housekeeping for next season by sweeping Colin White out the door, there’s naturally a buzz about the incoming names that could be arriving via trade or free agency. Bring it on. It’s the season for dreaming of the moon. It says here that adding on the blue...


Authorities respond to fire at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.

Emergency workers on Tuesday responded to fires inside RFK Stadium, the former, longtime home of Washington's NFL team and soccer's DC United.


Grambling State fires volleyball coach who cut every member of team, revoked schoolarships

Grambling State University announced Tuesday the termination of of volleyball coach Chelsey Lucas after internal investigation.


Michael Andretti calls Mid-Ohio team actions unacceptable

Michael Andretti acknowledged Tuesday that the meltdown of his IndyCar team at Mid-Ohio was unacceptable and said his four drivers will be expected to work together as teammates the remainder of the season. Andretti led an emergency meeting after Sunday's race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, where a fracture in the Andretti Autosport lineup was fully revealed. Romain Grosjean and Alexander Rossi played bumper cars in a race for position that...


NHL veteran Matt Moulson joins Maple Leafs as pro scout

Matt Moulson hasn’t played in the NHL since 2017-18 with the Buffalo Sabres, but he’s been floating around the AHL with the Ontario Reign and Hershey Bears.


Stu Cowan: Canadiens' Lecavalier details pressure of being a top pick

Vincent Lecavalier understands the pressure of being a No. 1 overall pick at the NHL Draft. The Tampa Bay Lightning selected Lecavalier with the No. 1 pick in 1998 after he posted 44-71-115 totals in 58 games with the Rimouski Océanic during the 1997-98 QMJHL season. Lecavalier was the top-rated prospect heading into the draft and the Lightning was by far the worst team in the NHL the previous season, posting a 17-55-10 record. Art Williams, who...


Sharks hire Mike Grier as NHL's first Black GM

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks' three-month search for a general manager ended with a barrier-breaking hire as the team made longtime NHL forward Mike Grier the first Black GM in league history. “It means a lot to me,” Grier said at his introductory news conference Tuesday. “It’s not something I take lightly. I realize there's a responsibility that comes with the territory. But I’m up for it. How I carry myself and how this...


WHO'S IT GOING TO BE? The betting money is the Montreal Canadiens will select Shane Wright at No. 1

MONTREAL — Does Shane Wright still have the right stuff for the Montreal Canadiens? While Montreal general manager Kent Hughes was quiet about who he’ll take with the No. 1 selection in the NHL draft that gets underway Thursday night with Round 1 at the Bell Centre, it would be difficult to see his club shift away from the OHL’s Kingston Frontenacs centre. Though Hughes indicated the staff will decide between Juraj Slafkovsky, Logan Cooley or...


Elks starting to show signs of a more typical Chris Jones defence

Sacks and turnovers. Not to mention a victory. If last week’s 29-25 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats started to bring back memories of what it the Edmonton Elks look like with a typical Chris Jones defence leading the way, that was why. With four turnovers forced over the final 17 minutes, not to mention the type of pressure on Ticats quarterback Dane Evans the Elks haven’t had on display yet this season – leading to a trio of sacks compliments...


Wimbledon quarterfinalist Kyrgios due in court in Australia

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Wimbledon quarterfinalist Nick Kyrgios is due in court back home in Australia next month, and a lawyer representing him said Tuesday the “precise nature of” the allegations “is neither certain at this moment nor confirmed by either the prosecution or” the 27-year-old professional tennis player. Kyrgios practiced at the All England Club on Tuesday, and the All England Club confirmed he is scheduled to play his match...


Tiger Woods looking at British Open as historic occasion

The British Open is scheduled for Royal Liverpool, Royal Troon and Royal Portrush over the next three years. The Old Course at St. Andrews typically is used every five years. That adds to the perspective of Tiger Woods playing this year. When he said Tuesday that “this is a pretty historic Open,” Woods just as well could have been talking about himself as the 150th anniversary of golf’s oldest championship. “I’m lucky enough to be part of the...


Ex-Raptor Defends Toronto After Sports Analyst Claims The City Can't Keep Black Superstars

"He's tripping."


Canadian Jessica Campbell first female assistant coach in American Hockey League

Jessica Campbell broke a professional hockey barrier for women as the first female assistant coach in the American Hockey League. The 30-year-old from Rocanville, Sask., was named to the Coachella Valley Firebirds coaching staff Tuesday. She joins head coach Dan Bylsma behind the bench of the Seattle Kraken's AHL affiliate in its inaugural season. Campbell's appointment comes weeks after she was the first woman on a coaching staff at the men's...


Phillipina Kyei makes her debut as Canada bounces Belgium 65-53 to open GloblJam

TORONTO — Phillipina Kyei has put on a Canadian shirt for numerous national team practices the past few years, but the fit never felt quite so right as it did Tuesday night. Just a day after Kyei became a Canadian citizen, the six-foot-eight centre from Ghana made her national team debut, starting for Canada's under-23 women's team in a 65-53 victory over Belgium at the inaugural GloblJam tournament. "Definitely (the jersey felt different),"...


SNAPSHOTS: Pre-draft trade talk includes names like Alex DeBrincat, Seth Jones and Matt Murray

MONTREAL — Will the talk turn to action? That’s the biggest question surrounding Round 1 of the NHL draft with the trade talk swirling before Montreal Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes steps to the microphone Thursday night at the Bell Centre to make the No. 1 overall selection. While Hughes is listening to offers on his top pick, it’s doubtful he’ll make a move when push comes to shove. The GMs who have been the most vocal about moving...


Agent: Top NHL goalie prospect sent to Russian military base

Philadelphia Flyers goaltending prospect Ivan Fedotov, who reportedly was picked up by law enforcement in Russia last week ahead of a planned move to the U.S., is now at a remote military base in northern Russia, his agent said Tuesday. The agent, J.P. Barry, spoke with The Associated Press amid speculation about Fedotov's well-being. The situation raised fresh concerns over whether Russian players will be willing or able to join National Hockey...


Hatcher continues Lions' dominance of CFL top player awards with Week 4 nod

TORONTO — B.C. wide receiver Keon Hatcher has been named the top performer of Week 4 of the CFL season, making it three times in four weeks the Lions have claimed the honour. Hatcher caught seven passes for 177 yards and a touchdown in the Lions' 34-31 win over Ottawa on Thursday. It was Hatcher's first career game of 100 or more yards, highlighted by a 71-yard touchdown pass from Nathan Rourke in the third quarter. Rourke was named the CFL's...


Who is Mike Grier? Sharks hire former winger as the first black NHL general manager

The Sharks have finally found their next general manager, as the team announced Mike Grier to the position on Tuesday. With the hiring, Grier is the first black NHL GM in the league's history.  There is no better source to confirm the news than himself.Please say hello and hear from our new #SJSharks General Manager, Mike Grier. 👋 pic.twitter...


Ons Jabeur makes more history for Arab women at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — To the many “firsts” filling Ons Jabeur’s résumé, add a new one: First Arab woman to reach the semifinals at a Grand Slam tournament. The third-seeded Tunisian improved on last year's quarterfinal run at Wimbledon by doing one better on Tuesday at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament. She beat Marie Bouzkova 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 on Centre Court. “It means a lot,” said the 27-year-old Jabeur, who is ranked No. 2 in the world....


Oakland police investigating after fans hurt by gunfire at Jays-A's game

OAKLAND, Calif. — Oakland police are investigating after fans were injured at Monday night's game between the Athletics and Toronto Blue Jays by "celebratory gunfire." In a statement, the A's said officers were notified of a possible shooting in RingCentral Coliseum following a post-game Fourth of July fireworks display. The A's said an initial investigation found three fans were struck by bullet fragments "from what appeared to be celebratory...


Girl makes history as part of HS duo that won fishing championship: 'You can do anything'

Seventeen-year-olds Fallon Clepper and Wyatt Ford won the High School Fishing National Championship with a bond that started from their parents.


Blue Jackets, Coyotes reportedly talking deal for Jakob Chychrun?

The Columbus Dispatch’s Brian Hedger reports that the Blue Jackets and Coyotes are talking about a deal for defenseman Jakob Chychrun.


FIFA to use semi-automated offside technology in 2022 World Cup

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is being held in Qatar, and according to the international football governing body, the iteration will be the most accurate, at least when it comes to offside calls. Being offside in football (soccer) means that the player you’re passing the ball to has their head, body or feet beyond the […]


Leafs must make most of 25th draft pick

It can be hard to hit a home run from 25 th in the order. Scouts for the Maple Leafs past and present realize those long odds, from being in that position four times in the past 30 years. While that entire quartet of picks did make the NHL — centre Peter Ihnacak setting a club rookie points record, defenceman Todd Gill lasting more than 700 games — the Leafs moved blueliner Craig Muni before he won a Cup with Edmonton, while hopes for the most...


Will Canadiens GM Kent Hughes make the Wright draft choice? | HI/O Show

On this week’s show, our panelists — Gazette sports columnist Stu Cowan, former Canadiens defenceman and assistant coach Rick Green and Canadiens podcast host Andrew Berkshire — along with host Julian McKenzie discuss the NHL Draft at the Bell Centre in Montreal and what the Canadiens could do with their 14 selections, including the No. 1 overall pick. They also weigh in on these topics: Is Kingston Frontenacs centre Shane Wright a fit for the...


Canadiens' cap crunch means dip into free-agent pool is unlikely

The Canadiens are likely to be sitting on the sidelines when the annual NHL free-agency frenzy begins next Wednesday. Quite simply, the Canadiens don’t have any cap space to go shopping. In fact, the team doesn’t have enough available cash to sign the restricted free agents on their roster. The reason why players like winger Josh Anderson and centre Christian Dvorak are popping up in trade rumours is that Montreal desperately needs to free up...


Jessica Campbell becomes first female AHL assistant coach

Campbell, 30, spent the 2021–22 season working in Germany as a skills coach and, eventually, an assistant coach for the Nürnberg Ice Tigers of the DEL.


Former NFL receiver Demaryius Thomas' family says he had CTE

BOSTON (AP) — Former NFL Pro Bowl wide receiver Demaryius Thomas is the latest in a growing list of football players diagnosed with CTE. His family said Tuesday that researchers found that Thomas, who died in December at age 33, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The four-time Pro Bowl wide receiver was dealing with depression, anxiety and other CTE symptoms at the time of his death. CTE, a degenerative brain disease which can only...


N.B. records 4 more COVID-19 deaths, while cases and hospitalizations rise

Four more New Brunswickers have died from COVID-19 in the past week, hospitalizations because of the virus have increased, and the number of new positive cases has nearly doubled, figures released by the province Tuesday show.


Joey Chestnut 'felt bad' after putting hot dog eating contest protester in headlock: 'I was just amped up'

Joey Chestnut said he "felt bad" about taking down an animal rights activist who took the stage during the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest.


Phoenix Mercury coach says Brittney Griner's detainment would be resolved 'if it was LeBron'

Mercury coach Vanessa Nygaard discussed the message being sent by not acting faster to bring detained Brittney Griner home from Russia.


Avs start moves toward defending title, bring back Cogliano

DENVER (AP) — The Stanley Cup championship celebrations are quieting down for the Colorado Avalanche. Time to get down to the business of defending their title. Colorado's first big move in what's sure to be a busy offseason was re-signing veteran forward Andrew Cogliano to a one-year deal Tuesday. The 35-year-old Cogliano played a gritty role in helping the Avalanche hoist their first Cup since 2001. More big decisions are looming. All over the...


LEADING OFF: Ohtani excelling on mound, Javier an Astros ace

A look at what's happening around the majors on Wednesday: ___ SHO AND TELL Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani takes a scoreless streak of 21 2/3 innings to the mound when he starts at Miami. Ohtani (7-4, 2.63 ERA) has won four straight starts, allowing just one run in that span. He's struck out 101 in 74 innings this year. The reigning AL MVP will pitch a day after his 28th birthday. This will be his first career pitching appearance against the...


2 sets down, Djokovic wins 26th consecutive Wimbledon match

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — It says a lot about Novak Djokovic that a two-sets-to-none hole at Wimbledon on a day he was hardly at his best never seemed insurmountable. Not to him. Not to anyone watching. Says a lot about his history of overcoming that sort of deficit. A lot about his ability to adjust, to adapt and to right himself. A lot about his preeminence at the All England Club in recent years. Djokovic spotted 10th-seeded Jannik Sinner of...


Flyers prospect Ivan Fedotov has been sent to military base in Russia

Flyers goaltending prospect Ivan Fedotov is currently at a remote military base in northern Russia.


Wimbledon quarterfinalist Kyrgios due in court in Australia

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Wimbledon quarterfinalist Nick Kyrgios is due in court back home in Australia next month, and a lawyer representing him said Tuesday the “precise nature of” the allegations “is neither certain at this moment nor confirmed by either the prosecution or” the 27-year-old professional tennis player. Kyrgios practiced at the All England Club on Tuesday, and the All England Club confirmed he is scheduled to play his match...


Bills coordinator Leslie Frazier helps young coaches advance

Leslie Frazier expected another opportunity to be a head coach in the NFL after a three-year-plus stint in Minnesota from 2010-13. The Buffalo Bills’ 63-year-old defensive coordinator is still waiting for that second chance while doing his best to help young coaches advance their careers. Frazier was among the featured speakers at the NFL Quarterback Coaching Summit last month. “I’d be lying if I told you that I felt like it would take this long...


After review of logo, Moose Jaw Warriors unveil new Snowbirds inspired theme

MOOSE JAW, Sask. — The Moose Jaw Warriors have changed their primary logo following a formal review. The Western Hockey League team on Tuesday unveiled a logo inspired by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds air demonstration squadron. The Warriors announced in October 2020 that it would conduct a review of their previous logo, which included a side profile of face framed by an Indigenous headdress, as the next step in an "ongoing internal discussion."...


Canadian MP demands government further investigate Hockey Canada

OTTAWA — A member of Parliament has questioned Canada's sports minister on when and what the government knew about an alleged sexual assault at a 2018 Hockey Canada event. Hockey Canada was called on the carpet recently by the Canadian government, and subsequently lost some corporate sponsorship, over its handling of an alleged sexual assault in London, Ont., the night following its 2018 gala event. Hockey Canada executives told a government...


Hatcher continues Lions' dominance of CFL top player awards with Week 4 nod

TORONTO — B.C. wide receiver Keon Hatcher has been named the top performer of Week 4 of the CFL season, making it three times in four weeks the Lions have claimed the honour. Hatcher caught seven passes for 177 yards and a touchdown in the Lions' 34-31 win over Ottawa on Thursday. It was Hatcher's first career game of 100 or more yards, highlighted by a 71-yard touchdown pass from Nathan Rourke in the third quarter. Rourke was named the CFL's...


Toronto FC to send Pozuelo to Inter Miami, trying to add Bernardeschi

The Maestro will be playing with a new ensemble. In a stunning move, Toronto FC star attacking midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo is being traded to MLS rival Inter Miami. A source told the Toronto Sun that an official announcement of the deal will be made on Wednesday. At the same time, talks to bring Juventus winger/attacking midfielder Federico Bernardeschi to TFC are progressing. Bernardeschi, 28, would join fellow Serie A stars Lorenzo Insigne...