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NBA opens investigation into Rockets-Clippers events

NBA opens investigation into Rockets-Clippers events

LOS ANGELES — The NBA has spoken to Clippers star Blake Griffin as well as other players from the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles as part of its investigation into late-game and postgame incidents involving the teams.

Raptors' DeRozan fined for '5-on-8' comment criticizing refs

NEW YORK — Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan has been fined US$15,000 by the NBA for publicly criticizing the league's officiating.

Canadian speedskating head coach Michael Crowe on leave of absence

CALGARY — The head coach of Canada's long-track speedskating team is taking a leave of absence less than a month before the Winter Olympics. Speed Skating Canada says Michael Crowe is on leave "until at least after the Olympic Games.
Ex-doctor's victims recount sex abuse as young gymnasts

Ex-doctor's victims recount sex abuse as young gymnasts

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Djokovic: Players held meeting, but boycott not discussed

Djokovic: Players held meeting, but boycott not discussed

MELBOURNE, Australia — Novak Djokovic has rejected reports that leading men could potentially boycott future Grand Slams over prize money, though he did confirm that players held an hour-long private meeting on the eve of the Australian Open to discu

With no World Cup for US this year, Altidore shifts focus

For Jozy Altidore, this was supposed to be the time when the United States was preparing for this summer's World Cup. That changed early in October when the Americans got bounced from the tournament. The stunning failure shifted Altidore's focus.

Friends and family rally around ailing Canadian soccer player Drew Beckie

TORONTO — Drew Beckie went to Europe in search of a soccer team. Instead the former Ottawa Fury defender found himself struck by a serious virus.

Washington trades Canadian international Lindsay Agnew to the Houston Dash

HOUSTON — The Houston Dash acquired Canadian international Lindsay Agnew in a trade with the Washington Spirit on Tuesday. Houston sent Washington the third overall pick in Thursday's NWSL draft, getting Agnew and the No. 6 pick in return.

Olympic veterans Crawford and Green lead Canadian biathlon team to Pyeongchang

CALGARY — Two-time Olympians Rosanna Crawford and Brendan Green headline Canada's biathlon team for the next month's Pyeongchang Games. Crawford and Green were part of the quartet that finished 11th in the mixed relay at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Ice dancers Virtue and Moir to carry flag at Pyeongchang Olympics

Ice dancers Virtue and Moir to carry flag at Pyeongchang Olympics

OTTAWA — Not since Kurt Browning at the 1994 Lillehammer Games has a figure skater carried the Canadian flag into an opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics.