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Thomas, Hayton lead Canada over Russia in gold-medal game at world juniors

Thomas, Hayton lead Canada over Russia in gold-medal game at world juniors

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic — Akil Thomas was in the crowd two years ago when little-used Tyler Steenbergen scored the winning goal for Canada at the world juniors. Having just turned 18, he made a declaration to his friends.
Cousins, Vikings upend Saints 26-20 in OT in NFC playoffs

Cousins, Vikings upend Saints 26-20 in OT in NFC playoffs

NEW ORLEANS — After tight end Kyle Rudolph emerged from a purple swarm of celebrating Vikings near the corner of the end zone, he took an opportunity to mock those who doubted quarterback Kirk Cousins' ability to come through in the clutch.
'Shame on you': Balotelli slams Lazio fans for racist abuse

'Shame on you': Balotelli slams Lazio fans for racist abuse

BRESCIA, Italy — Mario Balotelli slammed Lazio soccer fans after the Italian forward was once again the target of racist chants in Brescia’s 2-1 home defeat on Sunday.
Teenager Jones, veteran Rooney take centre stage in FA Cup

Teenager Jones, veteran Rooney take centre stage in FA Cup

Curtis Jones and Wayne Rooney, Liverpudlians at opposite ends of their soccer careers, played starring roles in the FA Cup on Sunday.
Canadian Mirela Rahneva takes silver medal at skeleton World Cup

Canadian Mirela Rahneva takes silver medal at skeleton World Cup

WINTERBERG, Germany — Canada's Mirela Rahneva enjoyed a good start to 2020, sliding to a silver medal at the skeleton World Cup on Sunday. The 31-year-old had the fastest run of the day (58.
Oberg, Sandin help Sweden topple Finland for bronze medal at world juniors

Oberg, Sandin help Sweden topple Finland for bronze medal at world juniors

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic — Linus Oberg scored the go-ahead goal midway through the second period, and Sweden held on to beat Finland 3-2 on Sunday for the bronze medal at the world junior hockey championship.
Leafs rookie Engvall learning at NHL level thanks to Keefe, Kapanen and Spezza

Leafs rookie Engvall learning at NHL level thanks to Keefe, Kapanen and Spezza

TORONTO — Just because Pierre Engvall's out of the American Hockey League, it doesn't mean he's done developing his game.
IIHF chief Rene Fasel: NHL must decide on Olympic participation by late August

IIHF chief Rene Fasel: NHL must decide on Olympic participation by late August

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic — Rene Fasel is holding out hope the NHL goes to the 2022 Olympics. The president of the International Ice Hockey Federation also isn't willing to wait as long as he did last time around for an answer.
Myers scores late goal to lift Canucks past Rangers for 7th straight win

Myers scores late goal to lift Canucks past Rangers for 7th straight win

VANCOUVER — It wasn’t Tyler Myers’ greatest shot, but it was good enough to get the job done.
Johnson's late goal helps Lightning down Senators 5-3 for 6th straight win

Johnson's late goal helps Lightning down Senators 5-3 for 6th straight win

OTTAWA — Despite having lost four in a row, the Ottawa Senators still feel pretty good about their game.