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Impact, Toronto FC opt to trade away first-round picks in MLS SuperDraft

Impact, Toronto FC opt to trade away first-round picks in MLS SuperDraft

PHILADELPHIA — The Montreal Impact and Toronto FC opted to forgo their first-round picks at the MLS SuperDraft on Friday, trading them away for money to finance other player acquisitions.

Whitecaps boss Carl Robinson likes versatility of top two draft choices

PHILADELPHIA — As Lucas Stauffer prepared to pose for photos with Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson at the MLS SuperDraft, the 22-year-old Creighton defender leaned in and told his new boss: "I'm going to prove you right.

Leafs players Van Riemsdyk, Gardiner agree with Andersen's tough assessment

OTTAWA — James van Riemsdyk has no problem with his goaltender calling out teammates. He said it's only those outside the team who are making a big deal of it.
Canadian Vathje finishes third in overall World Cup skeleton standings

Canadian Vathje finishes third in overall World Cup skeleton standings

KONIGSSEE, Germany — Canada's Elisabeth Vathje captured her first career Crystal Globe for finishing third place in the overall World Cup skeleton standings on Friday after a ninth-place finish in the final race of the season.
Blue Bombers sign cornerback Chris Randle to two-year contract

Blue Bombers sign cornerback Chris Randle to two-year contract

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers signed cornerback Chris Randle to a two-year contract, the CFL team said Friday in a release. Randle, who was scheduled to be a free agent next month, will enter his fifth season with Winnipeg in 2018.
B.C. Lions sign Canadian wide receiver Shaq Johnson to contract for 2018

B.C. Lions sign Canadian wide receiver Shaq Johnson to contract for 2018

VANCOUVER — The B.C. Lions have signed Canadian wide receiver Shaq Johnson to a new contract for the 2018 season, the CFL team said Friday in a release. Johnson was drafted in the fourth round by the Lions in 2016.
Roughriders sign quarterback Zach Collaros to new deal for 2018 season

Roughriders sign quarterback Zach Collaros to new deal for 2018 season

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed quarterback Zach Collaros to a new contract for the 2018 season, the CFL team said Friday in a release. The Roughriders recently acquired Collaros in a trade with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Svindal beats Jansrud for Norwegian 1-2 in World Cup super-G

Svindal beats Jansrud for Norwegian 1-2 in World Cup super-G

KITZBUEHEL, Austria — Aksel Lund Svindal led a Norwegian 1-2 finish ahead of Kjetil Jansrud on Friday in the last World Cup super-G before the Pyeongchang Olympics.
IOC: More initiatives coming to promote Korean unity

IOC: More initiatives coming to promote Korean unity

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Olympics organizers on Friday welcomed an agreement between North and South Korea to unite athletes at the upcoming Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and promised that "much more exciting initiatives" promoting Korean unity will em
Goggia wins Cortina downhill as Vonn makes major mistake

Goggia wins Cortina downhill as Vonn makes major mistake

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy — Sofia Goggia of Italy won a World Cup downhill on home snow Friday after Lindsey Vonn made a major mistake.