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ESPN chief Skipper resigns, cites substance abuse problem

ESPN chief Skipper resigns, cites substance abuse problem

NEW YORK — John Skipper, president of the sprawling ESPN sports network, said Monday that he is resigning to treat a substance abuse problem. Skipper's sudden announcement will force the Walt Disney Co.
Highly touted teenage forward Ayo Akinola signs as Toronto FC homegrown player

Highly touted teenage forward Ayo Akinola signs as Toronto FC homegrown player

Toronto FC has signed highly touted teenage forward Ayo Akinola, a U.S. under-17 international, as a homegrown player.
Ottawa Redblacks hire Winston October as their new receivers coach

Ottawa Redblacks hire Winston October as their new receivers coach

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Redblacks hired Winston October as their receivers coach Monday. October joins the Redblacks after serving as the receivers coach at William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va.
AP Exclusive: Climate change hits Winter Olympic preparation

AP Exclusive: Climate change hits Winter Olympic preparation

SAAS-FEE, Switzerland — The athletes' half-hour commute in the Swiss Alps — up two gondolas, then through a tunnel in the world's highest underground train to a glacier at 11,000 feet — served up daily grim reminders that global warming is threatenin
Mark Giordano, Sam Bennett lead the way as Flames thump Canucks 6-1

Mark Giordano, Sam Bennett lead the way as Flames thump Canucks 6-1

VANCOUVER — The Calgary Flames were happy with their overall game despite winning just two of their last seven outings prior to Sunday. That faith in the system paid off with a big victory over a depleted opponent.
Hometown heroine Szabados backstops Canada's women to 2-1 OT win over U.S.

Hometown heroine Szabados backstops Canada's women to 2-1 OT win over U.S.

EDMONTON — In a career of many memorable games in Canada's net, Shannon Szabados believes Sunday's 2-1 overtime win over the United States will end up ranking high on her list.

Canadian Emily Young wins bronze in women's 10-kilometre biathlon pursuit

CANMORE, Alta. — Emily Young rounded out the season-opening Para-Nordic World Cup race by claiming her fourth bronze medal, finishing third in the women's 10-kilometre biathlon pursuit on Sunday.

Scores and Schedule

Sunday's Games NFL Minnesota 34 Cincinnati 7 Washington 20 Arizona 15 Baltimore 27 Cleveland 10 Buffalo 24 Miami 16 Carolina 31 Green Bay 24 Jacksonville 45 Houston 7 New Orleans 31 N.Y. Jets 19 Philadelphia 34 N.Y. Giants 29 L.A.

Sunday's Games

Sunday's Games NFL Minnesota 34 Cincinnati 7 Washington 20 Arizona 15 Baltimore 27 Cleveland 10 Buffalo 24 Miami 16 Carolina 31 Green Bay 24 Jacksonville 45 Houston 7 New Orleans 31 N.Y. Jets 19 Philadelphia 34 N.Y. Giants 29 L.A.
Canucks' Boeser leaves game against the Flames after taking shot off left foot

Canucks' Boeser leaves game against the Flames after taking shot off left foot

Vancouver Canucks forward Brock Boeser took a shot of his left foot early in the second period of Sunday's game against the Calgary Flames and did not return.