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Wheeler, Scheifele have three-point games to help Jets down Avalanche

Wheeler, Scheifele have three-point games to help Jets down Avalanche

WINNIPEG — Scoring twice and adding an assist to end a 15-game goal drought was no big deal for Blake Wheeler. The Winnipeg Jets captain basically shrugged off the notable numbers he delivered as the Jets downed the Colorado Avalanche 6-1 on Friday.
Canada looks to down Brazil for first win in Americas Rugby Championship

Canada looks to down Brazil for first win in Americas Rugby Championship

LANGFORD, B.C. — Doug Fraser will win his first cap and fellow debutante Cam Polson could join him off the bench Saturday when Canada hosts Brazil in Americas Rugby Championship play at Westhills Stadium.
Miami-Dade County sues seeking money from sale of Marlins

Miami-Dade County sues seeking money from sale of Marlins

Miami-Dade County is suing former Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria and the new ownership group led by Derek Jeter, seeking money from the $1.2 billion sale of the team.
Centre Mikael Backlund signs six-year contract to stay with Calgary Flames

Centre Mikael Backlund signs six-year contract to stay with Calgary Flames

CALGARY — Forward Mikael Backlund decided not to test free agency this summer and re-signed a multi-year contract extension with the Calgary Flames. The Flames announced on Friday that the two sides agreed to a six-year deal worth US$32.
Stroman angry at Blue Jays over negativity in arbitration

Stroman angry at Blue Jays over negativity in arbitration

DUNEDIN, Fla. — Toronto pitcher Marcus Stroman met with Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins on Friday, a day after the 26-year old right-hander's salary arbitration loss triggered him to vent on Twitter. Stroman received a raise from $3.
Vancouver Whitecaps sign Kendall Waston through 2019, option for 2020

Vancouver Whitecaps sign Kendall Waston through 2019, option for 2020

Vancouver Whitecaps FC have re-signed centre back Kendall Waston through 2019, with an option for 2020. The team announced the move Friday and called Waston a key player on their backline.
Former Toronto Argonauts head coach Leo Cahill passes away at age 89

Former Toronto Argonauts head coach Leo Cahill passes away at age 89

TORONTO — Leo Cahill, the colourful former head coach/GM of the Toronto Argonauts, died Friday. He was 89. A source confirmed Cahill passed away in hospital in Atlanta. Cahill, a native of Utica, Ill.
Linebacker Kyries Hebert signs with Redblacks after release by Alouettes

Linebacker Kyries Hebert signs with Redblacks after release by Alouettes

MONTREAL — Veteran linebacker Kyries Hebert signed with the Ottawa Redblacks only hours after being released by the Montreal Alouettes on Friday.
NewsAlert: Former Argos head coach/GM Leo Cahill dead at age 89

NewsAlert: Former Argos head coach/GM Leo Cahill dead at age 89

TORONTO — Leo Cahill, the colourful former head coach/GM of the Toronto Argonauts, died Friday. He was 89. A source confirmed Cahill passed away in hospital in Atlanta. More coming. The Canadian Press
Saskatchewan Roughriders sign three more Canadians in CFL free agency

Saskatchewan Roughriders sign three more Canadians in CFL free agency

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders signed three Canadian players on Friday, including running back Johnny Augustin. The team also signed defensive back Adam Laurensse and defensive lineman Cory Robinson.