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ESPN to air games from South Korean baseball league

ESPN to air games from South Korean baseball league

BRISTOL, Conn. — ESPN will begin airing six regular-season games per week from South Korea's KBO baseball league. The agreement with Eclat Media Group was announced Monday, the day before the league is scheduled to open its season.
McIlroy, Johnson headline charity match for COVID-19 relief

McIlroy, Johnson headline charity match for COVID-19 relief

Live golf returns to television in just under two weeks with a $3 million charity skins match for COVID-19 relief that includes Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and the broadcast debut of fabled Seminole Golf Club.
Woodbine's Lawson cautiously optimistic about horse racing's return

Woodbine's Lawson cautiously optimistic about horse racing's return

TORONTO — Jim Lawson is cautiously optimistic there could be live horse racing as early as next month.
Shula, winningest coach in pro football history, dies at 90

Shula, winningest coach in pro football history, dies at 90

MIAMI — Measuring Don Shula by wins and losses, no NFL coach had a better year. Or career. He looked the part, thanks to a jutting jaw and glare that would intimidate 150-pound sports writers and 300-pound linemen alike.
Canadian in Korean baseball league bracing for season without family, fans

Canadian in Korean baseball league bracing for season without family, fans

Jamie Romak had no hesitation about going back to South Korea in the midst of a global pandemic to play in his fourth season in the Korean Baseball Organization. The first baseman from London, Ont.

CP NewsAlert: Dolphins say legendary coach Shula died at age 90

MIAMI — The Miami Dolphins say Don Shula, the winningest coach in pro football history, has died at age 90. More coming. The Associated Press
Maple Leafs sign defenceman Mikko Lehtonen to one-year, entry-level contract

Maple Leafs sign defenceman Mikko Lehtonen to one-year, entry-level contract

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed Finnish defenceman Mikko Lehtonen to a one-year, entry-level contract for the 2020-21 season, the club announced Monday.
Trudeau: NHL players would need to follow quarantine before season could resume

Trudeau: NHL players would need to follow quarantine before season could resume

The NHL could face another hurdle if the league decides to continue the 2019-20 season in the near future — getting non-Canadian resident players across the border to join their respective teams.
Former Montreal Canadiens player Georges Laraque describes COVID-19 battle

Former Montreal Canadiens player Georges Laraque describes COVID-19 battle

MONTREAL — A couple of weeks ago, former Montreal Canadiens tough guy Georges Laraque was running five or six days a week as he trained for a marathon.
'The work is still getting done': NHL teams preparing for unusual draft

'The work is still getting done': NHL teams preparing for unusual draft

Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning and his NHL counterparts usually have the luxury of a picture that's mostly come into focus.