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Flames fire Geoff Ward, bring Darryl Sutter back as head coach

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames have rehired the coach that brought the organization its greatest playoff success since winning the 1989 Stanley Cup.
Walter Gretzky, father of the Great One, dies at 82

Walter Gretzky, father of the Great One, dies at 82

Walter Gretzky, the ultimate Canadian hockey dad who taught and nurtured the Great One, has died. He was 82. The father of Wayne Gretzky became a name himself, a constant in Wayne's world.
Pierre-Luc Dubois scores overtime winner as Winnipeg Jets edge Montreal Canadiens 4-3

Pierre-Luc Dubois scores overtime winner as Winnipeg Jets edge Montreal Canadiens 4-3

MONTREAL — Pierre-Luc Dubois proved to be a huge pain for his hometown Montreal Canadiens. The native of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Que., scored with 31 seconds remaining in overtime to give the Winnipeg Jets a 4-3 win over Montreal on Thursday night.
Tatum scores 27, Celtics outlast depleted Raptors 132-125

Tatum scores 27, Celtics outlast depleted Raptors 132-125

BOSTON — Jayson Tatum had 27 points and 12 rebounds and the Boston Celtics won their fourth straight game, outlasting the short-handed Toronto Raptors 132-125 on Thursday night.
Major League Baseball to hold first Lou Gehrig Day on June 2

Major League Baseball to hold first Lou Gehrig Day on June 2

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball will hold its first Lou Gehrig Day on June 2, adding Gehrig to Jackie Robinson and Roberto Clemente on the short list of players honoured throughout the big leagues.
Blue Jays surrender two runs on wild pitches in 8-2 exhibition loss to Tigers

Blue Jays surrender two runs on wild pitches in 8-2 exhibition loss to Tigers

LAKELAND, Fla. — A lack of control from Toronto's pitchers was a factor in the Detroit Tigers' 8-2 win over the Blue Jays in spring training action Thursday.
Raptors missing five players, seven coaches due to NBA's health and safety protocol

Raptors missing five players, seven coaches due to NBA's health and safety protocol

The Toronto Raptors are once again severely short-handed heading into Thursday's game against the Celtics in Boston.
Blue Jays GM Atkins says it was a 'failure' he was unaware of Callaway allegations

Blue Jays GM Atkins says it was a 'failure' he was unaware of Callaway allegations

Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins says it was a "failure" on his part that he was unaware of any incidents of sexual harassment by former pitching coach Mickey Callaway during their time together with the Cleveland Baseball Team.
IIHF postpones women's world hockey championship in Nova Scotia to May

IIHF postpones women's world hockey championship in Nova Scotia to May

HALIFAX — The International Ice Hockey Federation has confirmed the postponement of the women's world hockey championship in Nova Scotia to May 6-16.
Canadian Eliot Grondin captures gold at World Cup snowboard cross event

Canadian Eliot Grondin captures gold at World Cup snowboard cross event

BAKURIANI, Georgia — Canada's Eliot Grondin continued his strong season with his first career World Cup snowboard cross victory on Thursday. The 19-year-old from Sainte-Marie, Que.