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Pysyk bags hat trick as Panthers down Leafs; Toronto loses Andersen to injury

Pysyk bags hat trick as Panthers down Leafs; Toronto loses Andersen to injury

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs appeared to be sitting pretty.
Canadian women look to beat Mexico and win group at CONCACAF Olympic qualifier

Canadian women look to beat Mexico and win group at CONCACAF Olympic qualifier

EDINBURG, Texas — History and the numbers are on Canada's side Tuesday when it faces Mexico to decide first place in Group B at the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship. Eighth-ranked Canada is 21-1-2 all-time against No.
Flyers mascot cleared of claim he punched teenage fan

Flyers mascot cleared of claim he punched teenage fan

Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty has been cleared of allegations that he punched a 13-year-old boy in the back after a photo shoot, police said.

Candidate cities' selection process for 2026 World Cup takes next step

TORONTO — Potential host cities for the 2026 World Cup have got their marching orders for the next stage of the selection process. Yahoo reported last week that U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro had sent a letter to the 17 potential U.S.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers release veteran quarterback Chris Streveler

Winnipeg Blue Bombers release veteran quarterback Chris Streveler

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers released American quarterback Chris Streveler on Monday so he can pursue NFL opportunities. Streveler, 25, was scheduled to become a free agent Feb. 11. Streveler spent the last two seasons with Winnipeg.
O'Ree, NHL's first black player, says more to be done to fight racism in sports

O'Ree, NHL's first black player, says more to be done to fight racism in sports

OTTAWA — Willie O'Ree is hopeful that one day sport will be free of racism and bigotry, but thinks it's still a long way off.
Late-arriving Maple Leafs winger Kasperi Kapanen contrite after scratch

Late-arriving Maple Leafs winger Kasperi Kapanen contrite after scratch

TORONTO — The Maple Leafs sent Kasperi Kapanen a strong message. Now it's up to him to respond. Toronto scratched the speedy winger for Saturday night's game against the Ottawa Senators after Kapanen showed up late for the previous day's 12 p.m.
Raptors' Nurse named NBA Eastern Conference coach of the month for January

Raptors' Nurse named NBA Eastern Conference coach of the month for January

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse has been named NBA Eastern Conference coach of the month for January. Nurse guided the Raptors to a 12-3 record last month, including a conference-best 9-1 record on the road.

Pospisil earns date with Shapovalov after first-round win

MONTPELLIER, France — Vasek Pospisil set up an all-Canadian matchup with Denis Shapovalov with a first-round win Monday at the Open Sud de France.
Super Rally: Mahomes, Chiefs win NFL title with late surge

Super Rally: Mahomes, Chiefs win NFL title with late surge

MIAMI — Patrick Mahomes needed just the waning minutes of Super Bowl 54 to end a whole lot of frustration. A championship 50 years in the making for the Kansas City Chiefs. A two-decade wait for an NFL title for coach Andy Reid.