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Changing of the guard: Rockets, Wiz make Westbrook-Wall deal

HOUSTON — Russell Westbrook is headed to the Washington Wizards and John Wall is moving to the Houston Rockets in a significant swap of point guards — one an MVP, the other a No. 1 overall draft pick — just weeks before the season starts.
Jays 'prepared' if things pick up on free agency and trade fronts this off-season

Jays 'prepared' if things pick up on free agency and trade fronts this off-season

The potential for the Toronto Blue Jays to have a memorable off-season is there. Now it appears to be a matter of waiting for the first big dominoes to fall so the action can really begin. Whether Toronto strikes first remains up in the air.

Steelers overcome rust, short-handed Ravens to move to 11-0

PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin isn't one for excuses.
Canadian curlers prepare for prospect of a Calgary "bubble"

Canadian curlers prepare for prospect of a Calgary "bubble"

CALGARY — A potentially lengthy stay in Alberta, and trying to defend a national men's curling championship in front of zero fans, are thoughts circulating in Brad Gushue's mind.
Maxime Crepeau wins Allstate Good Hands Award for save against Iceland

Maxime Crepeau wins Allstate Good Hands Award for save against Iceland

Maxime Crepeau's diving save for Canada against Iceland has earned the 26-year-old goalkeeper the 2020 Allstate Canadian National Teams Good Hands Award. The award, decided by an online fan vote from Nov.

NBA: 48 players positive for coronavirus as testing resumes

NEW YORK — The NBA said Wednesday that 48 players have tested positive for the coronavirus since testing resumed last week. The league and National Basketball Players Association said 546 players were tested between Nov.
New Raptors wing DeAndre Bembry wears No. 95 in honour of his late brother

New Raptors wing DeAndre Bembry wears No. 95 in honour of his late brother

TAMPA, Fla. — A week before the 2016 NBA draft, DeAndre Bembry's brother was shot and killed in their hometown of Charlotte. Bembry went 21st overall to Atlanta in that draft, and he has worn No. 95 in memory of his brother Adrian Potts ever since.
Rafer Johnson, 1960 Olympic decathlon champion, dies at 86

Rafer Johnson, 1960 Olympic decathlon champion, dies at 86

LOS ANGELES — Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon at the 1960 Rome Olympics and helped subdue Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin in 1968, died Wednesday. He was 86.
Canadian defensive lineman Daniel Joseph enjoying a banner first campaign at NC State

Canadian defensive lineman Daniel Joseph enjoying a banner first campaign at NC State

Daniel Joseph is making quite the first impression at North Carolina State University. The six-foot-three, 265-pound defensive lineman from Brampton, Ont., has a team-high 6.
Nurse says a positive attitude around living and playing in Tampa is key

Nurse says a positive attitude around living and playing in Tampa is key

When Nick Nurse coached Derby of the British Basketball League back in the early 1990s, the team could only afford to book the Moorways Centre practice hall two nights a week. Nurse and his team would arrive for a 7 p.m.