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Toronto Raptors allow point guard Kyle Lowry to skip pre-season trip to Charlotte

Toronto Raptors allow point guard Kyle Lowry to skip pre-season trip to Charlotte

TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors are giving their all-star guard Kyle Lowry a couple of games off before the NBA's regular season begins.

Matt Kuchar, Harris English open 5-shot lead in QBE Shootout

NAPLES, Fla. — Matt Kuchar and Harris English took a five-stroke lead Saturday in the QBE Shootout, opening and closing with long birdie runs for an 11-under 61 in modified alternate-shot play.
Leafs forward Nick Robertson absent from U.S. world junior team

Leafs forward Nick Robertson absent from U.S. world junior team

PLYMOUTH, Mich. — USA Hockey has announced the 25 players who'll suit up for the Americans at the world junior hockey championship in Edmonton.
Verstappen takes stunning pole position for Abu Dhabi GP

Verstappen takes stunning pole position for Abu Dhabi GP

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen produced a stunning last lap and beat both Mercedes cars to take pole position for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Saturday. He was .025 seconds ahead of Valtteri Bottas and .
Short on ice time, Hockey Canada announces men's junior team roster

Short on ice time, Hockey Canada announces men's junior team roster

Hockey Canada chose 25 players Friday to represent the host country at the world junior hockey championship in Edmonton. Three goalies, eight defencemen and 14 forwards were picked from a selection-camp roster of 46 for the tournament Dec. 25 to Jan.

Utah State players opt out of Colorado State game in protest

LOGAN, Utah — Utah State has cancelled its football game against Colorado State amid concerns voiced about religious discrimination during the search for a new football coach.
Shapiro hopes Blue Jays can play at home next season, but team eyeing contingencies

Shapiro hopes Blue Jays can play at home next season, but team eyeing contingencies

TORONTO — Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro is optimistic his team will be able play in Toronto next season, but adds there are currently too many variables to begin planning.
Wayne Gretzky rookie card hockey's first to crack US$1-million mark

Wayne Gretzky rookie card hockey's first to crack US$1-million mark

Wayne Gretzky's name appears at No. 1 an astounding 60 times in the NHL's record book. More than two decades after retiring, The Great One set another high-water mark Friday.
Canadian linebacker Cantin-Arku enjoys a bittersweet first season as Orange starter

Canadian linebacker Cantin-Arku enjoys a bittersweet first season as Orange starter

Canadian linebacker Geoff Cantin-Arku's first season as a starter at Syracuse was indeed bittersweet. Wins were at a premium for the Orange (1-10), which finished their season with a 45-21 loss to No. 2 Notre Dame last weekend.
Hajdu: Can't stop corporations from negotiating with vaccine manufacturers

Hajdu: Can't stop corporations from negotiating with vaccine manufacturers

OTTAWA — Canada's health minister says the federal government cannot stop private corporations from negotiating with vaccine manufacturers. However, Patty Hajdu said publicly bought COVID-19 vaccines will not be available for private purchase.