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Senators confirm they will hire new president of hockey operations

OTTAWA — General manager Pierre Dorion is going to get some help rebuilding the Ottawa Senators.
Walker and Muyres reach semifinals at Canadian mixed doubles playdowns

Walker and Muyres reach semifinals at Canadian mixed doubles playdowns

FREDERICTON — Defending champions Laura Walker and Kirk Muyres are moving on at the Canadian mixed doubles curling championship.
Tkachuk scores two, including OT winner as Senators top Oilers 4-3

Tkachuk scores two, including OT winner as Senators top Oilers 4-3

EDMONTON — The Ottawa Senators played the kind of game Saturday that head coach Marc Crawford enjoys watching.

Switzerland and Sweden post semifinal victories at world women's curling

SILKEBORG, Denmark — Switzerland's Silvana Tirinzoni defeated South Korea's Minji Kim 5-3 on Saturday to secure a berth in the final of the world women's curling championship. Switzerland scored a deuce in an extra end for the victory.
Swiss defender Schar plays on after severe head knock

Swiss defender Schar plays on after severe head knock

TBILISI, Georgia — Defender Fabian Schar was apparently knocked out in a collision but got up and contributed to Switzerland's win over Georgia in European Championship qualifying on Saturday.
AP source: Verlander, Astros to add $66M for 2020, '21

AP source: Verlander, Astros to add $66M for 2020, '21

Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros have agreed to a contract adding an additional $66 million in guaranteed money for 2020 and '21, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.

Sale, Red Sox agree to deal adding $145 million from 2020-24

FORT MYERS, Fla. — After winning a World Series with the Red Sox, Chris Sale preferred to stay in Boston rather than find out what he would be worth as a free agent after this season.
Patriots owner apologizes in Florida prostitution case

Patriots owner apologizes in Florida prostitution case

MIAMI — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is apologizing after being charged in a Florida massage parlour prostitution investigation. "I am truly sorry," Kraft said in a statement Saturday.
German quarterback Sonny Weishaupt aims to impress at CFL combine

German quarterback Sonny Weishaupt aims to impress at CFL combine

TORONTO — Sonny Weishaupt wants to finish the CFL combine with a bang. The German-born quarterback is one of 18 Europeans participating in the league's national combine for the first time.
Canada's Loren Gabel of Clarkson University wins Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award

Canada's Loren Gabel of Clarkson University wins Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award

HAMDEN, Conn. — Canadian forward Loren Gabel was named the winner of the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award on Saturday. The award is presented annually by the USA Hockey Foundation to the top player in NCAA Division I women's hockey.