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Bettman: NHL board approves Coyotes sale, new arena needed

LAS VEGAS — Alex Meruelo has been approved as the new majority owner of the Arizona Coyotes during the NHL's Board of Governors meeting.
Ottawa Redblacks look to improve in Week 2 against Saskatchewan Roughriders

Ottawa Redblacks look to improve in Week 2 against Saskatchewan Roughriders

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Redblacks are confident things can only get better. That being said, Ottawa has little to complain about after pulling off a 32-28 come-from-behind win against the defending champion Calgary Stampeders in its season opener.
Canadian women look to defeat Dutch for third straight win at Women's World Cup

Canadian women look to defeat Dutch for third straight win at Women's World Cup

REIMS, France — Canada goes into its final group game against the Netherlands on Thursday at the Women's World Cup knowing it is already assured of a berth in the knockout stage whatever the result.

Milos Raonic wins first match since suffering back injury last week

LONDON — Canada's Milos Raonic enjoyed a winning return from a back injury on Wednesday. The No. 5 seed from Thornhill, Ont., downed Italy's Marco Cecchinato 6-3, 6-2 in a first-round match at the Queen's Club grass-court tournament.

Follow the money: Salary cap could spawn NHL trade frenzy

Matt Niskanen wasn't totally shocked when the Washington Capitals traded him to Philadelphia last week. One look at their salary cap picture explained it. "I know what kind of situation Washington was in, so I knew there was a possibility," he said.
Veteran horse breeder/owner Gus Schickedanz passes away at the age of 90

Veteran horse breeder/owner Gus Schickedanz passes away at the age of 90

TORONTO — Gus Schickedanz was much more than just a boss to trainer Mike Keogh. Gustav (Gus) Schickedanz — who owned Wando, Canada's last Triple Crown winner — died Monday night at the age of 90 at his farm in Schomberg, Ont.

Calgary Stampeders sign veteran defensive lineman Jabar Westerman to deal

CALGARY — The Calgary Stampeders signed national defensive lineman Jabar Westerman on Wednesday. Westerman, 30, has appeared in 109 CFL games with B.C. and Montreal.

NHL awards 2020 draft to Montreal

MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens will host the 2020 NHL draft. The NHL announced Wednesday the Bell Centre will stage the two-day event June 26-27, 2020.
Anaheim Ducks buy out contract of former MVP Corey Perry

Anaheim Ducks buy out contract of former MVP Corey Perry

The Anaheim Ducks have bought out the contract of former NHL MVP Corey Perry after 14 seasons with the franchise.
Goalie Marcus Hogberg signs two-year extension with Ottawa Senators

Goalie Marcus Hogberg signs two-year extension with Ottawa Senators

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators have signed goaltender Marcus Hogberg to a two-year extension. The first year has a two-way clause with a value of US$700,000 in the NHL and $125,000 in the American Hockey League, with a $150,000 guarantee.