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Newman released from hospital; Chastain to race Las Vegas

Newman released from hospital; Chastain to race Las Vegas

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ryan Newman was released from a Florida hospital Wednesday, about 42 hours after his frightening crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500.
Beilein resigns as coach, says emotional goodbye to Cavs

Beilein resigns as coach, says emotional goodbye to Cavs

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — John Beilein stood in front of the Cavaliers and emotionally explained why he's leaving. This was goodbye. But even on his way out, the admired coach gave his players one last lesson.
Leafs acquire forward Veronneau from Senators for forward Luchuk

Leafs acquire forward Veronneau from Senators for forward Luchuk

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired forward Max Veronneau in a trade Wednesday that sent forward Aaron Luchuk and a conditional sixth round pick in 2021 to the Ottawa Senators.

Chicago Fire FC defeats Toronto FC 2-0 in MLS pre-season play

IRVINE, Calif. — Chicago Fire FC scored two first-half goals to defeat a young Toronto FC side 2-0 in MLS pre-season play Wednesday. Nick Slonina and Elliot Collier scored for Chicago in the 15th and 31st minute, respectively.
CFLPA says new playoff proposal still remains in discussion stages

CFLPA says new playoff proposal still remains in discussion stages

TORONTO — The CFL Players Association says it hasn't signed off on commissioner Randy Ambrosie's proposed new playoff format.
Quebec boxing promoter says he didn't invite criminal bikers in ringside seats

Quebec boxing promoter says he didn't invite criminal bikers in ringside seats

MONTREAL — Quebec boxing promoter Yvon Michel says he doesn't know the criminal bikers who showed up at one of his events last September and he never gave any of them tickets.

Cavalry FC adds to offence, signs former Brazil youth international Richard Luca

CALGARY — Cavalry FC has signed former Brazil youth international Richard Luca. The 22-year-old winger/attacking midfielder, whose full name is Richard Luca Rosa Da Silva Sousa, arrives from Torpedo Kutaisi of the Georgian top division.

With Memorial Cup approaching, Kelowna Rockets fire head coach Adam Foote

KELOWNA, B.C. — The Kelowna Rockets have fired head coach Adam Foote just three months before they host the Memorial Cup. Assistant coach Kris Mallette has been named interim head coach.
Canadian men could be looking at new qualifying route for Rugby World Cup

Canadian men could be looking at new qualifying route for Rugby World Cup

TORONTO — It looks like Canada may face a different qualification path for future Rugby World Cups. Canada coach Kingsley Jones says World Rugby is looking at using the Americas Rugby Championship as the qualifier for the region.
Oilers recall top prospect defenceman Evan Bouchard from Bakersfield

Oilers recall top prospect defenceman Evan Bouchard from Bakersfield

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have called up defenceman Evan Bouchard from the American Hockey League's Bakersfield Condors and have placed defenceman Oscar Klefbom on injured reserve. The Oilers also assigned forward Markus Granlund to Bakersfield.