HOUSTON - Nolan Reimold found out he was starting right before batting practice Thursday night. He made the most of the chance to play.
OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators have signed goaltender Robin Lehner to a contract extension, worth $6.675 million over three years.
OAKLAND, Calif. - Billy Beane considers Jon Lester a proven ace who can carry a pitching staff through the playoffs, just like he did last fall. The general manager acquired Lester to make sure Oakland gets there first.
Baseball fans were still trying to sort out the dizzying deals for post-season aces Jon Lester and John Lackey, Home Run Derby champ Yoenis Cespedes and All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera when they were treated to a most curious sight Thursday.
MONTREAL - Bringing in former NFL quarterback and coach Turk Schonert and CFL coaching legend Don Matthews as consultants won't take any pressure off Montreal Alouettes pivot Troy Smith, at least for now.
TORONTO - In the hours leading up to baseball's trade deadline, Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos heard small bits of news about moves around the American League but didn't have time to digest them.
CALGARY - For all of Kevin Glenn's success at McMahon Stadium when he quarterbacked the Calgary Stampeders, it's been a hostile place when he's wearing enemy colours.
GLASGOW, Scotland - All that Tamerlan Tagziev wanted to do was make his adopted homeland proud.
GLASGOW, United Kingdom - Gymnast Scott Morgan of North Vancouver, B.C., won gold in the rings competition Thursday at the Commonwealth Games to add to the silver he won earlier in the day in the floor event.
EDINBURGH, Scotland - Montreal diver Meaghan Benfeito has won her second gold medal of the Commonwealth Games in the women's 10-metre tower.
TORONTO - Former star striker Kara Lang played at the Under-20 Women's World Cup on two occasions before devoting her full attention to the Canadian women's senior team.