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Winnipeg Jets sign German defenceman Leon Gawanke

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets have signed defenceman Leon Gawanke to a three-year, entry level contract. The average annual value of the deal is US$810,000.
Brodeur, Hefford, Bilodeau among Canada's Sports Hall of Fame class of inductees

Brodeur, Hefford, Bilodeau among Canada's Sports Hall of Fame class of inductees

CALGARY — Alexandre Bilodeau felt the emotion of the moment. The freestyle skier's voice shook as he spoke about his upcoming induction into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.
Red Sox close out four-game series with 8-2 rout of Blue Jays in matinee

Red Sox close out four-game series with 8-2 rout of Blue Jays in matinee

TORONTO — Some help has finally arrived for the injury-plagued Toronto Blue Jays rotation. However, it wasn't enough to stop the powerful Boston offence during a Thursday matinee at Rogers Centre.
Canada rallies to beat Switzerland in overtime in world hockey quarterfinal

Canada rallies to beat Switzerland in overtime in world hockey quarterfinal

KOSICE, Slovakia — Mark Stone made sure Damon Severson's buzzer-beater led to a win. Stone scored in overtime to give Canada a dramatic 3-2 victory over Switzerland in a quarterfinal at the world hockey championship on Thursday.

Faces of concussions: NHL's head-on battle with an epidemic

HOMER GLEN, Ill. — Wearing a black shirt with "Fight for your happiness" on the front and "Sick not weak" on the back, Daniel Carcillo eats an apple as his wife makes a cappuccino nearby and their oldest daughter scampers around the kitchen.

Seeking more respect, superstar Hegerberg out of World Cup

With a no-nonsense look etched on her face, Ada Hegerberg stares straight into the camera and says: "Now it's time for action.
Ottawa Senators hire D.J. Smith as head coach

Ottawa Senators hire D.J. Smith as head coach

OTTAWA — There were more experienced candidates available, but the Ottawa Senators believe D.J. Smith is the best coach to lead the team.
Canadian women's basketball team loses three longtime players to retirement

Canadian women's basketball team loses three longtime players to retirement

TORONTO — Three longtime members of the Canadian women's basketball team are retiring from international competition. Guard Nirra Fields of Lachine, Que., and Edmonton twin sisters Katherine and Michelle Plouffe announced their decisions on Thursday.
Milos Raonic withdraws from French Open with injury

Milos Raonic withdraws from French Open with injury

PARIS — Canada's top-ranked tennis player will not play in the French Open. Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., announced he was pulling out because of injury just before the draw on Thursday.
Lowry: Nothing to be done about thumb until off-season except play through pain

Lowry: Nothing to be done about thumb until off-season except play through pain

MILWAUKEE — Kyle Lowry will be playing in pain for the rest of the post-season.