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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.

WHL says no playoffs for 2020-21 season due to COVID-19 restrictions

CALGARY — There will be no playoffs in the Western Hockey League following the 2020-21 season. The major junior league announced Monday that the season will conclude following the completion of the 24-game regular season due to COVID-19 concerns.

Federal government's extension of CEWS in budget is some good news for CFL franchises

There was a little good news for CFL teams in the federal government's spring budget Monday. Ottawa extended the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) program until Sept. 25. It had been scheduled to expire in June.
Fire on Cape Town's Table Mountain under control, smouldering

Fire on Cape Town's Table Mountain under control, smouldering

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Firefighters in Cape Town finally brought a wildfire under control Monday after it swept across the slopes of the city's famed Table Mountain, burning the university's historic library and forcing the evacuation of some neig