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Hughes rebounds from fire hydrant collision to earn spot on world track team

Hughes rebounds from fire hydrant collision to earn spot on world track team

OTTAWA — Steeplechase is one of track and field's most treacherous events, but Canada's Matt Hughes has always managed to stay on his feet. Instead, it was a fire hydrant that derailed the 27-year-old's season.

Raonic advances to third round at Wimbledon with four-set win over Youzhny

LONDON — Canada's Milos Raonic advanced to the third round of Wimbledon with a 3-6, 7-6 (7), 6-4, 7-5 win over Russia's Mikhail Youzhny on Thursday. Raonic, the sixth seed from Thornhill, Ont.

Kelly Olynyk agrees to sign with Miami Heat

MIAMI — Canadian Kelly Olynyk has agreed to sign with the Miami Heat. Agent Greg Lawrence confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press, after ESPN first reported it would be a four-year deal worth in excess of $50 million.
US Open to try serve, clothing, warmup clocks in qualifying

US Open to try serve, clothing, warmup clocks in qualifying

The U.S. Open will experiment during its qualifying rounds this year with scoreboard clocks to limit how much time elapses between points and how long pre-match warmups or mid-match clothing changes can last.

Olympic champ Drouin withdraws from Canadian championships with nagging injury

OTTAWA — Derek Drouin's priority is defending his world championship gold medal.

Galchenyuk happy with three-year deal, vows to help Canadiens win next season

MONTREAL — Alex Galchenyuk is looking forward to a bounce-back season with the Montreal Canadiens.
Startling screams as Mattek-Sands injures knee at Wimbledon

Startling screams as Mattek-Sands injures knee at Wimbledon

LONDON — The screams were startling.

Blue Bombers look for rare win against Stampeders in 2017 home opener

WINNIPEG — Matt Nichols gave a little grin after he was reminded about something Bo Levi Mitchell said the last time the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Calgary Stampeders clashed.
Framework fleshed out for CONCACAF joint bid for 2026 men's World Cup

Framework fleshed out for CONCACAF joint bid for 2026 men's World Cup

TORONTO — The CONCACAF joint bid for the 2026 World Cup now has a board of directors and an executive team. What lies ahead is a lot of work in a short time frame. Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will learn Aug.
Professional runner outruns 2 bears while training in woods

Professional runner outruns 2 bears while training in woods

AUBURN, Maine — A professional runner from Kenya who was out training on a nature trail in the woods near his home in Maine says he encountered two charging black bears but was able to outrun them during a frantic sprint to a nearby vacant house for