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Former Raptors head coach Dwane Casey ready for next step with  Detroit Pistons

Former Raptors head coach Dwane Casey ready for next step with Detroit Pistons

DETROIT — Dwane Casey spoke frequently of his journey in the NBA as he was officially introduced on Wednesday as coach of the Detroit Pistons.
Nashville Predators' Pekka Rinne wins Vezina Trophy as NHL's top goalie

Nashville Predators' Pekka Rinne wins Vezina Trophy as NHL's top goalie

LAS VEGAS — Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne has won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goalie for the 2017-18 season. The 35-year-old Finn took home the honour for the first time at Wednesday's NHL Awards in Las Vegas.
Kings centre Anze Kopitar wins Selke Trophy as NHL's top defensive forward

Kings centre Anze Kopitar wins Selke Trophy as NHL's top defensive forward

LAS VEGAS — Los Angeles Kings centre Anze Kopitar won his second Selke Trophy as the NHL's top defensive forward on Wednesday night. The 30-year-old Kopitar was nominated for the fourth time in five seasons, and won his only Selke in 2016.
Nashville defenceman P.K. Subban named cover athlete for EA Sports' "NHL 19"

Nashville defenceman P.K. Subban named cover athlete for EA Sports' "NHL 19"

LAS VEGAS — P.K. Subban, no stranger to video game-like moves on the ice, is the cover athlete for EA Sports' "NHL 19.
Islanders' Mathew Barzal wins Calder Trophy as NHL's rookie of the year

Islanders' Mathew Barzal wins Calder Trophy as NHL's rookie of the year

LAS VEGAS — Mathew Barzal has won the Calder Trophy as NHL rookie of the year. The speedy New York Islanders centre beat out Vancouver Canucks winger Brock Boeser and Arizona Coyotes centre Clayton Keller at Wednesday's awards show in Las Vegas.
Lightning's Victor Hedman wins first Norris Trophy as NHL's top defenceman

Lightning's Victor Hedman wins first Norris Trophy as NHL's top defenceman

LAS VEGAS — Victor Hedman has his first Norris Trophy. The Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman took home the honour as the NHL's top blue liner for the 2017-18 regular season at Wednesday's awards show in Las Vegas.
Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid wins Ted Lindsay Award as NHL's MVP

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid wins Ted Lindsay Award as NHL's MVP

LAS VEGAS — Connor McDavid has won the Ted Lindsay Award as the NHL's most outstanding player as voted on by his fellow players.

Fans vs. athletes: a look at past confrontations

VANCOUVER — A man who was knocked down by a BC Lions player after he ran onto the field during a game Saturday has retained the services of a law firm. Dust ups between professional athletes and fans are rare, but they're nothing new.
Fan levelled by Lions player hires law firm

Fan levelled by Lions player hires law firm

VANCOUVER — A partially clothed fan who was hit by a B.C. Lions player has retained the services of a law firm.

Snider, Merrill headline Canada's 23-man roster for world lacrosse championship

OTTAWA — Geoff Snider and Brodie Merrill will don the red and white for a fourth time as they and 21 other players were named to Canada's roster for the upcoming men's field lacrosse championship on Wednesday.