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Chris Eubank Jr. left disappointed following Liam Williams withdrawal

Chris Eubank Jr. and Liam Williams will have to wait until 2022 to settle their differences.


Wladimir Klitschko manager says his fighter has plenty in common with Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko shared a magical night in the ring in 2017.


NBA All-Star Kevin Love honored for mental health advocacy

BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Love knows the euphoria of sinking a three-pointer just before the buzzer. But the five-time NBA All-Star has had plenty of lows to offset those highs. “There are days when I don’t want to get out of bed. That’s just the truth,” the Cleveland Cavaliers power forward wrote in 2018 about his lifelong struggles with depression and low self-worth. On Thursday, the Boston-based Ruderman Family Foundation honored Love with its...


Erin Tedford hopes to bring fresh approach to Pointe-Claire council

Erin Tedford moved to Pointe-Claire in 2020, but she is quickly making a name for herself in municipal politics. Tedford was the last candidate to throw her name in the ring for the council seat in the Pointe-Claire Village/Cedar Park district. But when the votes were counted Nov. 7, she emerged the winner of a three-way race with incumbent Claude Cousineau and François Giasson. Tedford championed the causes of environment and protecting the...


Canada's Marie-Michele Gagnon hitting her stride in women's downhill

Marie-Michele Gagnon was the lone Canadian alpine skier to stand on a World Cup podium last winter. The 32-year-old's transition from slalom and giant slalom to downhill was interrupted by a lost season due to injury, but she's now among the world's elite in speed disciplines. "There's a lot of good things happening right now," Gagnon told The Canadian Press. "I'm in a much better place than ever right now in that journey. "I have a really good...


Mortara tops final day of Formula E pre-season testing for Venturi

Formula E’s 2021 championship runner-up Edoardo Mortara guided his Mercedes-powered Venturi Racing car to the top of the times on the final day of pre-season testing in Valencia.


Where Blue Jays' roster stands heading into MLB lockout

With Major League Baseball and its players failing to reach a new collective bargaining agreement on Wednesday night, the league has officially entered a lockout. The start of the 2022 season is not in jeopardy at this point, but that will become more of a reality the longer it takes the two sides to hash things out. What is certain is that what has been an action-packed offseason of transactions will come to a halt during the work stoppage....


Conor Benn ready to face winner of Amir Khan vs. Kell Brook

Conor Benn aims to end 2021 in style when he faces Chris Algieri later this month.


Karl-Anthony Towns injury update: Timberwolves star injures back vs. Wizards after awkward fall

Towns exited the game with 2:14 remaining, taking a hard fall after he threw down a baseline dunk.


NFL Draft prospects 2022: Updated big board of top 100 players overall, position rankings

Sporting News presents its third big board for the 2022 NFL Draft, updated with two dynamic pass-rushers at Nos. 1-2 and eight quarterbacks inside the top 100 players.


NFL Draft prospects 2022: Updated big board of top 100 players overall, position rankings

Sporting News presents its third big board for the 2022 NFL Draft, updated with two dynamic pass-rushers at Nos. 1-2 and eight quarterbacks inside the top 100 players.


IOC says it held second video call with Peng Shuai, who 'reconfirmed' she is 'safe and well'

The IOC said it talked with three-time Olympian Peng Shuai via a video call and added it will meet with her in person in January.


MLB removes player photos and news from website as lockout begins

MLB removes player headshots and articles from team websites amid locking the players out after the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement


Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo and Raptors president Masai Ujiri share connection deeper than basketball

As Giannis Antetokounpmo has ascended to becoming one of the greatest of all time, Masai Ujiri has grown into one of the most powerful executives in the world of sports. Even as direct competitors, they've been there for one another along the way.


Nick Saban vs. Kirby Smart: Jim McElwain remembers the Alabama beginnings for Georgia’s head coach

Jim McElwain worked with Nick Saban and Kirby Smart at Alabama early in the Saban era. He saw the relationship between the two men up close.


Amir Khan says that Tommy Fury will be too good for Jake Paul

Tommy Fury and Jake Paul finally meet on December 18th.


NFL picks, predictions against spread Week 13: Bills stop Patriots; Chiefs slow Broncos; 49ers, Dolphins stay hot

In our picks and predictions against the spread for Week 13 of the 2021 NFL season, the Bills regain control of the AFC East, the Chiefs assert their dominance and two of the NFL's hottest teams keep it up.


Rangnick granted work permit to start Man United tenure

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Ralf Rangnick has been granted a work permit to start his interim tenure as Manchester United manager, the club said Thursday. The 63-year-old German will be presented as coach on Friday and take charge of the team for the first time in the Premier League game against Crystal Palace on Sunday. United announced Monday the hiring of Rangnick until the end of the season, at which point he will take up a role as a...


J.T. Miller's three-point night leads Canucks past Senators 6-2

OTTAWA — Back-to-back wins have given the Vancouver Canucks an opportunity to gain some much-needed confidence. J.T Miller scored and added two assists to lead Vancouver past the Ottawa Senators 6-2 on Wednesday night. The victory came two days after the Canucks won in Montreal. They finished their five-game road trip with a 2-3-0 record. “We were due for one of those nights for a long time,” said Bo Horvat, who also scored against Ottawa. “I...


Who is Marcus Freeman? What to know about Notre Dame's reported new head coach

Freeman's meteoric rise could be a slam-dunk, no-brainer hire for the university.


Manfred: Union proposals would damage small markets

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Hours into Major League Baseball's first work stoppage in 26 years, Commissioner Rob Manfred said the union's proposal for greater free agency and wider salary arbitration would damage small-market teams. Owners locked out players at 12:01 a.m. Thursday following the expiration of the sport's five-year collective bargaining agreement. Since 1976, players can become free agents after six seasons of major league service....


Williams boss Capito to miss Saudi Arabian GP after positive COVID-19 test

Williams Formula 1 boss Jost Capito will not attend this weekend’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix after testing positive for COVID-19.


WTA to AP: Loss of China events over Peng could go past '22

The suspension of all WTA tournaments in China because of concerns about the safety of Peng Shuai, a Grand Slam doubles champion who accused a former government official there of sexual assault, could result in cancellations of those events beyond 2022, the head of the women's professional tennis tour told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “We’re hopeful we get to the right place, but we are prepared, if it continues as it is — which hasn’t...


Canadiens forward Gallagher, defenceman Niku enter NHL's COVID protocol

Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher and defenceman Sami Niku have entered the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol. The Canadiens said Thursday both players are being monitored closely by team doctors. Gallagher and Niku are the first Montreal players to enter the league's protocol this season, though former Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin tested positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 19 while still with the club. Both the Ottawa Senators and New...


Baylor vs. Oklahoma State odds, prediction, betting trends for Big 12 championship

Oklahoma State has a chance to get into the College Football Playoff, but they have to win the rematch against Baylor in the Big 12 title game first.


Stu Cowan: Don't expect Patrick Roy to be next GM of the Canadiens

It seems highly unlikely that Patrick Roy will be the next general manager of the Canadiens. Roy probably knows that, which would explain why he was willing to be so vocal about his desire to fill the vacant position rather than sitting back quietly and letting things play out — which is what Canadiens owner/president Geoff Molson would surely prefer because that’s more his style. “Since 1993, the team has been running in circles,” Roy said...


Is the Hall of Fame within reach for Bulls' DeMar DeRozan?

DeMar DeRozan has already accomplished a lot in his NBA career and is showing no signs of slowing down.


MLB lockout blame game: Why fans usually side with owners during a labor dispute

The default position of so many fans during a strike or lockout seems to place more blame on the “greedy” players than the owners. To understand why, we must look to psychology.


The Arsenal overhaul: How Arteta is restoring Gunners' lost soul

The Gunners take on Manchester United sitting fifth in the Premier League and with a new sense of direction under their young manager.


Nick Saban vs. Kirby Smart: Jim McElwain remembers the Alabama beginnings for Georgia’s head coach

Jim McElwain worked with Nick Saban and Kirby Smart at Alabama early in the Saban era. He saw the relationship between the two men up close.


Tim Schenken retires as Supercars race director

Ex- Formula 1 driver Tim Schenken has announced his retirement from the Supercars race director role.


Red Sox sign LHPs Hill, Paxton, trade Renfroe for JBJ

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox signed free agent left-handers Rich Hill and James Paxton on Wednesday night and reacquired outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. from Milwaukee in a trade that sent outfielder Hunter Renfroe to the Brewers. The flurry of moves came just a few hours before the midnight expiration of baseball's collective bargaining agreement, which ushered in a lockout and halted all transactions. Hill received a one-year deal worth $5...


Goodison Park turns toxic as Benitez's Everton slumps in EPL

Amid the loud jeers and direct abuse of high-ranking club officials by angry Everton fans, one spectator managed to get onto the field at Goodison Park and could be seen remonstrating with the team’s players. Everton had just slumped to a 4-1 loss to Liverpool in the Merseyside derby — the heaviest home defeat to its fierce rival in 39 years — and the atmosphere was turning toxic. “Sack the board” was the predominant chant that swirled around...


MLB lockout, explained: Everything to know about baseball's 2021 work stoppage

The MLB lockout has arrived. Here’s what you need to know.


NFL odds, lines, point spreads: Updated Week 13 betting information for picking every game

Here are the latest odds, lines, points spreads and best bets for NFL Week 13.


Evander Kane's lawyer releases statement on gun video involving estranged wife

Evander Kane’s representatives say a recent video appearing to show the player pointing a gun at his estranged wife, Anna, has been released without context. In a statement released on Thursday by Kane's agent, Dan Milstein, the San Jose Sharks winger’s lawyer says the couple was participating in a professional photoshoot back in 2020 when the video that shows Kane pointing a gun at the camera while walking away through a garage was taken....


Veloce drops Sarrazin for Extreme E finale in Dorset

Veloce Racing has dropped Stephane Sarrazin for the final round of the inaugural Extreme E campaign in Dorset to test probable 2022 driver Lance Woolridge with Jamie Chadwick.


Matthews scores three, Leafs thump Avalanche 8-3 for 15th victory in 17 games

TORONTO — The Maple Leafs knew there were plenty of built-in excuses. Just back from a California road trip, the jet lag had yet to lift, bodies were tired, and it had been more than a week and a half since the luxury of a day off — all with one of the NHL's hottest teams waiting on deck. None of it mattered. Auston Matthews scored three times to register the fourth hat trick of his career as the scorching Leafs thumped the Colorado Avalanche...


Will the omicron variant impact the 2022 Beijing Olympics? Here's what we know.

A spokesperson for China's Foreign Ministry said the omicron variant will "bring some challenges" ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.


Cowboys vs. Saints odds, prediction, betting trends for NFL 'Thursday Night Football'

Here's everything to know about betting on Cowboys vs. Saints in Week 13, including updated odds, trends and our expert's prediction for "Thursday Night Football."


More rain for BC, fighting Islamophobia in Ontario schools : In The News for Dec. 2

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Dec. 2.


Eriksen uses Danish training field as part of rehabilitation

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Christian Eriksen has resumed training in Denmark as part of his rehabilitation after suffering a cardiac arrest at the European Championship. The 29-year-old midfielder is using a field at Odense Boldklub, the club where he started his career before playing for Ajax, Tottenham and most recently Inter Milan before collapsing while playing for Denmark in June. "Christian Eriksen is using our pitch to rehabilitate,"...


Dortmund's Haaland back and Bayern beatable in 'Klassiker'

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Just one point separates the Bundesliga title challengers. Bayern Munich looks beatable. Erling Haaland is back and scoring for Borussia Dortmund. Normally that would make for a mouthwatering “Klassiker,” but yet again German soccer's biggest game is overshadowed by the coronavirus. Dortmund has canceled and refunded all of the 67,000 tickets it sold for Saturday's game against Bayern, the club said ahead of strict new...


Cris Collinsworth could make $12.5 million per season for 'Sunday Night Football'

NBC is negotiating with Cris Collinsworth on a deal that would pay him about $12.5 million per season as "Sunday Night Football" analyst into 2025.


MLB owners lock out players, 1st work stoppage since 1995

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Major League Baseball plunged into its first work stoppage in a quarter-century when the sport’s collective bargaining agreement expired Wednesday night and owners immediately locked out players in a move that threatens spring training and opening day. The strategy, management’s equivalent of a strike under federal labor law, ended the sport’s labor peace after 9,740 days over 26 1/2 years. Teams decided to force the...


Youth hockey goalie says he faced racial slurs at tournament in Canada

A 16-year-old black hockey player from Halifax, Nova Scotia, says he was called racial slurs during a tournament last month.


Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo and Raptors president Masai Ujiri share connection deeper than basketball

As Giannis Antetokounpmo has ascended to becoming one of the greatest of all time, Masai Ujiri has grown into one of the most powerful executives in the world of sports. Even as direct competitors, they've been there for one another along the way.


Can the Heat's defense survive without Adebayo?

The dominating 111-85 victory on Wednesday night was the Cavaliers first win in Miami since Jan. 25, 2010, snapping their 20-game losing streak against the Heat in South Beach.


Sen. Richard Blumenthal: College football coaches' mega-contracts getting attention of Congress

New 10-year deals for Brian Kelly, Mel Tucker and James Franklin may spark renewed efforts on legislation aimed at giving athletes better health care.


NHL Yahoo Cup: DFS strategy, lineups for Round 8

The eighth round of the free-to-enter NHL Yahoo Cup runs on Thursday, and there's still time to join the contest and win your share of $5,000 if you haven't already! After the tournament paused last week for Thanksgiving, it picks right back up this week with 10 NHL games on the slate. Here are three lineup combinations I recommend playing in Round 8 of the tournament. Option 1: Hammer the Hurricanes Stack The Carolina Hurricanes have lost four...