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Vancouver Canucks eager for return to home arena packed with fans

Vancouver Canucks eager for return to home arena packed with fans

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks have missed their fans. It's been nearly 600 days since the club has played a regular-season game in front of a home crowd, a stretch that's set to end Tuesday when Vancouver hosts the Minnesota Wild.
Judge says Oklahoma can proceed with 5 lethal injections

Judge says Oklahoma can proceed with 5 lethal injections

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Oklahoma ruled Monday the state can move forward with scheduled lethal injections for five death row inmates, including Julius Jones , whose case has drawn international attention and who is scheduled to die on
Bayern star Joshua Kimmich at center of COVID vaccine debate

Bayern star Joshua Kimmich at center of COVID vaccine debate

BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich soccer star Joshua Kimmich has found himself at the center of a debate in Germany over the merits of vaccination against the coronavirus.
Former Toronto Wolfpack coach Brian McDermott takes over Featherstone Rovers

Former Toronto Wolfpack coach Brian McDermott takes over Featherstone Rovers

Brian McDermott, who led the Toronto Wolfpack to the top tier of English rugby league as head coach, has been hired to do the same thing with Featherstone Rovers.
Struggling Ottawa Redblacks fire general manager Marcel Desjardins

Struggling Ottawa Redblacks fire general manager Marcel Desjardins

OTTAWA — The struggling Ottawa Redblacks have already started preparing for the 2022 season, and their first order of business was firing general manager Marcel Desjardins.
Toronto Arrows re-sign Gaston Mieres, Adrian Wadden and add jumbo Australian prop

Toronto Arrows re-sign Gaston Mieres, Adrian Wadden and add jumbo Australian prop

TORONTO — The Toronto Arrows have re-signed Uruguayan wing/fullback Gaston Mieres, the club's leading try-scorer. The 32-year-old Uruguayan, back for a fourth season in Major League Rugby, has 13 tries to his credit.

Police in New Brunswick say 32-year-old woman died in collision with hockey team bus

ASTLE, N.B. — Police in New Brunswick say a 32-year-old woman was the driver of a car who died Sunday in a collision with a bus transporting the Miramichi Timberwolves Junior A hockey team.
Messier offers his views on leadership, success in new memoir 'No One Wins Alone"

Messier offers his views on leadership, success in new memoir 'No One Wins Alone"

Mark Messier calls "No One Wins Alone" his memoir. But it's really the hockey icon's recipe for success, on and off the ice. And given Messier's resume, it's no surprise he wrote the book on winning.
Ontario university sports are overwhelmingly white, report finds

Ontario university sports are overwhelmingly white, report finds

University athletics in Ontario are overwhelmingly white, from student athletes to coaches to administrators, according to a new report that found rampant systemic racism in varsity sports.
Jets forward Connor, Oilers captain McDavid, Isles goalie Sorokin named NHL 3 stars

Jets forward Connor, Oilers captain McDavid, Isles goalie Sorokin named NHL 3 stars

NEW YORK — Winnipeg Jets left-wing Kyle Connor, Edmonton Oilers centre Connor McDavid and New York Islanders goaltender Ilya Sorokin have been named the NHL’s three stars of the week.