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Canucks sign veteran forward Thomas Vanek to one-year deal worth US$2 million

Canucks sign veteran forward Thomas Vanek to one-year deal worth US$2 million

VANCOUVER — Veteran forward Thomas Vanek and the Vancouver Canucks agreed to a one-year contract on Friday worth US$2 million.
Astros visit Harvey victims at convention centre

Astros visit Harvey victims at convention centre

HOUSTON — Jose Altuve smiled as he watched a group of children who were victims of Hurricane Harvey trying unsuccessfully to score a goal in a soccer game against Orbit, the Houston Astros' furry mascot.
NFL: Goodell aware of dissent before suspending Elliott

NFL: Goodell aware of dissent before suspending Elliott

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was aware that one of his lead investigators believed Ezekiel Elliott shouldn't be disciplined before the Dallas running back was suspended for six games in a domestic violence case, league spokesman Brian McCarthy said
Kevin Sutherland shoots 8-under 62 to take lead at Shaw Charity Classic

Kevin Sutherland shoots 8-under 62 to take lead at Shaw Charity Classic

CALGARY — Kevin Sutherland made the most of an early start at the Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club on Friday.
Canada's Sharpe wins gold, d'Artois bronze in World Cup snowboard halfpipe

Canada's Sharpe wins gold, d'Artois bronze in World Cup snowboard halfpipe

CARDRONA, New Zealand — Canada's Cassie Sharpe won gold at the first FIS freestyle World Cup event of the season on Friday in the women's snowboard halfpipe. Sharpe, from Calgary, had 91.00 points, edging out Kelly Sildaru of Estonia who had 90.20.
Blue Jays, Mets pitchers suspended for drug violations

Blue Jays, Mets pitchers suspended for drug violations

NEW YORK — Toronto pitcher Luis Pena and New York Mets pitcher Jose Sierra have been suspended for violating baseball's minor league drug program.
Canadian international striker Janine Beckie doing her bit for hurricane relief

Canadian international striker Janine Beckie doing her bit for hurricane relief

Like many Houston residents, Canadian international striker Janine Beckie is crossing her fingers as she watches the destruction of hurricane Harvey from a distance. Beckie is one of the lucky ones, however.
Canada's Shapovalov advances at U.S. Open after Britain's Edmund retires

Canada's Shapovalov advances at U.S. Open after Britain's Edmund retires

NEW YORK — Denis Shapovalov's impressive run at the U.S. Open continued Friday when British opponent Kyle Edmund retired from their third-round match with an injury. The 18-year-old left-hander from Richmond Hill, Ont.
UEFA puts Paris Saint-Germain finances under investigation

UEFA puts Paris Saint-Germain finances under investigation

GENEVA — Paris Saint-Germain has paid a quick price for its record-breaking investments in star forwards Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
Coach Octavio Zambrano says Canada has more in the tank and wants to show it

Coach Octavio Zambrano says Canada has more in the tank and wants to show it

TORONTO — After time in the soccer doldrums, Canada turned heads with its confident, even adventurous play at this summer's Gold Cup.