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Kotkaniemi scores in Habs debut, Montreal beats Devils 3-1 in pre-season opener

Kotkaniemi scores in Habs debut, Montreal beats Devils 3-1 in pre-season opener

MONTREAL — While he didn't score the winning goal, Finnish rookie Jesperi Kotkaniemi drew the loudest fanfare at the Bell Centre Monday night. It served as his "welcome to Montreal" moment.
Orioles fall to Blue Jays 5-0, tie 1988 team with 107 losses

Orioles fall to Blue Jays 5-0, tie 1988 team with 107 losses

BALTIMORE — A historic defeat for the Baltimore Orioles wasn't much different than the 106 that preceded it. Baltimore managed only three hits in falling to Toronto 5-0 on Monday night and tied an Orioles record for losses in a season.

Anthony scores 17 to lift Canada 84-61 over Chile in FIBA World Cup qualifying

VALDIVIA, Chile — Joel Anthony scored 17 points to lead Canada to a 84-61 rout of Chile in FIBA World Cup qualifying on Monday. Canada is tied with Venezuela atop Group F at 7-1. Chile dropped to 1-7.
Oilers sign restricted free-agent defenceman Darnell Nurse to two-year contract

Oilers sign restricted free-agent defenceman Darnell Nurse to two-year contract

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed Darnell Nurse to a two-year contract, ending a lengthy stalemate with one of their top defencemen on Monday. The agreement with the restricted free agent is worth US$3.2 million per season.
Canucks coach Green mum on anticipated pre-season debuts of Pettersson, Boeser

Canucks coach Green mum on anticipated pre-season debuts of Pettersson, Boeser

WHISTLER, B.C. — Brock Boeser can't wait to play for the Vancouver Canucks again, even if it's in a exhibition game.

Canadian sevens squad, at odds with Rugby Canada, applies for union certification

Canada's top rugby sevens players have applied for union certification, turning up their dispute with Rugby Canada another notch. The B.C.
Lakatos draws on speed to win marathon; plans to race it at Tokyo Paralympics

Lakatos draws on speed to win marathon; plans to race it at Tokyo Paralympics

For more than 41 kilometres of Sunday's Berlin Marathon, Canadian wheelchair racer Brent Lakatos battled it out in a group of more than a dozen. Then for the final kilometre, one of the world's best sprinters drew on his speed.
Veteran quarterback Travis Lulay seems to have only bad luck versus Als

Veteran quarterback Travis Lulay seems to have only bad luck versus Als

Nothing good seems to happen to Travis Lulay when he faces the Montreal Alouettes in September. The veteran quarterback suffered a dislocated left shoulder on the opening series of the B.C. Lions' 32-14 road win in Montreal on Friday night.
Frederik Andersen ready to once again shoulder crease load for Maple Leafs

Frederik Andersen ready to once again shoulder crease load for Maple Leafs

TORONTO — Tasked with the majority of the heavy lifting in the crease the last two seasons, Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen focused on doing the exact opposite this summer. "I worked on longevity," he said of his training regimen.

Brazil knocks off Canada 3-1 at world volleyball championship

RUSE, Bulgaria — Reigning Olympic champion Brazil ended Canada's unbeaten run at the world volleyball championship. Brazil downed Canada 3-1 (25-22, 19-25, 25-23, 25-18) on Monday in Pool B action.