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Stroman, Blue Jays, pushing for fans to 'Smoak the Vote' in all-star voting

Stroman, Blue Jays, pushing for fans to 'Smoak the Vote' in all-star voting

TORONTO — Justin Smoak doesn't need to campaign to be on the American League's all-star team. Marcus Stroman and the rest of his Toronto Blue Jays teammates are more than happy to push for fans to vote Smoak in as the AL's starting first baseman.
Veteran forward Kris Versteeg signs one-year deal with Calgary Flames

Veteran forward Kris Versteeg signs one-year deal with Calgary Flames

CALGARY — Veteran forward Kris Versteeg and the Calgary Flames agreed to a one-year contract on Thursday worth US$1.75 million. Versteeg spent last season with the Flames after signing with the team as a free agency in October of 2016.
Canadiens name Carriere GM of AHL Laval Rocket, keep Lefebvre on as coach

Canadiens name Carriere GM of AHL Laval Rocket, keep Lefebvre on as coach

LAVAL, Que. — When the Montreal Canadiens announced Thursday that Sylvain Lefebvre was staying on as coach of their American Hockey League team, the response on social media was overwhelmingly negative.
Police: Venus Williams at fault in fatal car crash

Police: Venus Williams at fault in fatal car crash

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Tennis star Venus Williams caused a car crash earlier this month that led to the death of a passenger in another vehicle, according to a police report released Thursday.
Canada makes just one change for key World Cup qualifying match against U.S.

Canada makes just one change for key World Cup qualifying match against U.S.

With the series delicately balanced at 28-28, coach Mark Anscombe has made just one change to his starting lineup for the return leg of Canada's Rugby World Cup qualifier against the U.S. Eagles in San Diego on Saturday.
Argonauts' defence very aware of challenges Lions quarterback Jennings presents

Argonauts' defence very aware of challenges Lions quarterback Jennings presents

TORONTO — In Marcus Ball's mind, Jonathon Jennings is the epitome of a dual-threat quarterback. "He's a playmaker, he's dynamic," Ball said. "The guy can make every throw on the field, he's young so he's energetic. "He's gutsy, which is a good thing.
Dave Semenko, the enforcer who opened up the ice for Wayne Gretzky, dies at 59

Dave Semenko, the enforcer who opened up the ice for Wayne Gretzky, dies at 59

EDMONTON — Dave Semenko, who defined hockey's tough guy role as Wayne Gretzky's bodyguard and once went three rounds with boxing legend Muhammad Ali, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 59.
Barrett headlines Canada's team that's aiming for medal at U19 World Cup

Barrett headlines Canada's team that's aiming for medal at U19 World Cup

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — R.J. Barrett would love to get his driver's license. But finding the time for that particular rite of passage has proven impossible for the talented 17-year-old.
Jones tries to fill void left by star linebacker Sherritt as Eskimos host Alouettes

Jones tries to fill void left by star linebacker Sherritt as Eskimos host Alouettes

EDMONTON — When Korey Jones came north to the CFL in 2014, the then 25-year-old from the University of Wyoming considered himself a professional football player. When he met J.C.
Canada's women's soccer team to host United States in friendly on Nov. 9

Canada's women's soccer team to host United States in friendly on Nov. 9

VANCOUVER — Canada's women's soccer team will battle its American rivals in two games next fall. The Canadians and Americans will clash on November 9 at Vancouver's BC Place Stadium in the first of two friendlies between the North American foes.