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Vargas and four relievers combine on two-hit shutout as Royals top Blue Jays 1-0

Vargas and four relievers combine on two-hit shutout as Royals top Blue Jays 1-0

TORONTO — The rather staid Rogers Centre crowd briefly came to life in the ninth inning Thursday when Toronto's Jose Bautista stepped into the box in a one-run game against Kansas City reliever Mike Minor.
California hits Gatorade in court for "anti-water" videogame

California hits Gatorade in court for "anti-water" videogame

SACRAMENTO, Calif.
Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, Pats

Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, Pats

BOSTON — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had a severe case of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, researchers said on Thursday.
CFL star rusher Jerome Messam takes wait-and-see approach to playing Sunday

CFL star rusher Jerome Messam takes wait-and-see approach to playing Sunday

Calgary Stampeders running back Jerome Messam says he'll be a game-time decision Sunday against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Star strikers Giovinco, Altidore may sit out again for Toronto FC

Star strikers Giovinco, Altidore may sit out again for Toronto FC

Toronto FC, whose season-long home win streak evaporated Wednesday in an ugly 5-3 loss to Montreal, may be without star strikers Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore again this weekend.

Former Dodgers star Mondesi sentenced to 8 years in prison

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Former Los Angeles Dodgers star Raul Mondesi has been sentenced to eight years in prison after being convicted of embezzlement during his term as mayor of his hometown in the Dominican Republic.
Bobmers defence expecting to be tested third-string Redblacks QB

Bobmers defence expecting to be tested third-string Redblacks QB

WINNIPEG — Maurice Leggett and Jackson Jeffcoat aren't salivating at the thought of going up against a third-string quarterback on Friday.
Severe weather has become key safety concern for marathon organizers

Severe weather has become key safety concern for marathon organizers

Krista DuChene was only 12 kilometres into the 2013 world championship marathon in Moscow, when her legs gave way. One of the country's most finely tuned runners was succumbing to heat exhaustion.
Thunderbirds general manager keeping WHL title repeat hopes modest

Thunderbirds general manager keeping WHL title repeat hopes modest

Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Russ Farwell is definitely not boasting about his team's chances of repeating as Western Hockey League champions.
NHL taps new market, plays 1st preseason game in China

NHL taps new market, plays 1st preseason game in China

SHANGHAI — A golden dragon was held aloft on poles by skaters. Kobe Bryant appeared on video. NHL mascots gave the crowd a primer on what this odd game is all about.