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Announcers fired for mocking weight of high school athletes

HOULTON, Maine (AP) — Two radio announcers calling a Maine high school girl's basketball game were fired after they mocked players for being overweight.

WHL Roundup: Cougars claw out 3-2 OT win over Giants, Wheat Kings roll Rebels 4-1

LANGLEY, B.C. — Ethan Samson scored his second goal of the night 1:58 into overtime and the Prince George Cougars completed a comeback, beating the Vancouver Giants 3-2 in Western Hockey League action on Friday.

Stevens posts three points, Canucks snap skid with 5-1 win over Gulls

SAN DIEGO — John Stevens had a goal and two assists as the Abbotsford Canucks trounced the San Diego Gulls 5-1 in American Hockey League play on Friday.
Pistons ride strong bench to 103-87 victory over Raptors

Pistons ride strong bench to 103-87 victory over Raptors

DETROIT (AP) — Trey Lyles scored 21 points, Cade Cunningham and Hamidou Diallo each added 18 and the Detroit Pistons extending their surprising stretch by beating the Toronto Raptors 103-87 on Friday night.

Staats, Berg score hat tricks as Seals edge Rush 12-11 in NLL play

SASKATOON — Hat tricks by Austin Staats and Wesley Berg powered the San Diego Seals to a 12-11 win over the Saskatchewan Rush in National Lacrosse League action on Friday.

OHL Roundup: Goyette scores four as Wolves romp Frontenacs 8-4

KINGSTON, Ont. — A four-goal performance from David Goyette powered the Sudbury Wolves to a dominant 8-4 win over the Kingston Frontenacs in Ontario Hockey League play on Friday.

Sogaard backstops Senators to 4-3 shootout win over Americans

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Rourke Chartier scored in the fourth round of the shootout Friday, leading his Belleville Senators to a 4-3 win over the Rochester Americans in American Hockey League play.

Rocket secure 4-3 OT win over Thunderbirds, extend win streak to four games

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Jean-Sebastian Dea scored 48 seconds into overtime and the Laval Rocket beat the Springfield Thunderbirds 4-3 in American Hockey League action on Friday.

Tennis Hall of Famer Chris Evert says she has ovarian cancer

Former tennis star Chris Evert says she was diagnosed with an early stage of ovarian cancer. The 67-year-old Evert revealed the illness in a story posted Friday on ESPN.com ; she is an on-air announcer for ESPN.
Djokovic's appeal of canceled visa moves to higher court

Djokovic's appeal of canceled visa moves to higher court

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic’s effort to play in the Australian Open despite being unvaccinated for COVID-19 moved to a higher court Saturday as the No. 1-ranked tennis player appealed the second cancellation of his visa.