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Toronto FC trades international slot to FC Dallas for US$225,000 in allocation money

Toronto FC has traded an international roster spot to FC Dallas for the remainder of the 2021 season in exchange for US$225,000 in general allocation money. The acquisition means Dallas now has 10 international roster spots this season.
Former Toronto FC coach Ryan Nelsen to help with Olympic soccer draw

Former Toronto FC coach Ryan Nelsen to help with Olympic soccer draw

As a player, Ryan Nelsen watched the 2008 and 2012 Olympic soccer draws to see what awaited his New Zealand side at the Games.
Former star goaltender Luongo named general manager of Canada's hockey worlds team

Former star goaltender Luongo named general manager of Canada's hockey worlds team

CALGARY — Former star goaltender Roberto Luongo has been named the general manager for Canada's men's team for the 2021 world hockey championship.

NFL, iHeartMedia teaming up to launch podcast network

The NFL is making a more aggressive push into podcasting. The league announced Monday it will partner with iHeartMedia in launching a podcast network. iHeart will distribute podcasts currently produced by the league's media division.
McDavid scores winner as part of three-point night, Oilers beat Canadiens

McDavid scores winner as part of three-point night, Oilers beat Canadiens

EDMONTON — With a burst of his world-class speed, Connor McDavid finally solved the Montreal Canadiens in 2021. And his Oilers were more than willing to answer the bell in a physical, playoff-style matchup.
Sharks' Marleau breaks Howe's NHL games played record

Sharks' Marleau breaks Howe's NHL games played record

LAS VEGAS — Patrick Marleau surpassed “Mr. Hockey” for the most games played in NHL history.
Connor Brown scores twice for Ottawa Senators in 4-2 win over Calgary Flames

Connor Brown scores twice for Ottawa Senators in 4-2 win over Calgary Flames

CALGARY — The Ottawa Senators may dwell in the bottom of the NHL's North Division, but the club continued to be a headache for the Flames with a 4-2 win Monday over Calgary.
Mixed results for Canadian teams at Champions Cup as Homan wins, Bottcher loses

Mixed results for Canadian teams at Champions Cup as Homan wins, Bottcher loses

CALGARY — Win or lose the season's first Grand Slam final, Team Bottcher vice Darren Moulding felt his teammates should be more than proud of their showing in the curling bubble.
Threats of expulsion as UEFA confronts Super League rebel 12

Threats of expulsion as UEFA confronts Super League rebel 12

MONTREUX, Switzerland — The deceptions, distrust and divisions in European soccer erupted in public on Monday between teams and even within the clubs breaking away to form a Super League that could leave them and their players outcasts in the global
Edler suspended 2 games for kneeing Hyman; Leafs forward out at least 2 weeks

Edler suspended 2 games for kneeing Hyman; Leafs forward out at least 2 weeks

NEW YORK — The NHL has suspended Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler two games for kneeing Toronto Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman.