Saskatchewan hockey team pulls Arabian-themed mascot, sorry if anyone offended

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - A Saskatchewan junior hockey team has pulled its new Arabian-themed mascot that critics were calling offensive to Middle Eastern people.

Hockey legend Pat Quinn remembered as a straight shooter with a heart of gold

Hockey legend Pat Quinn remembered as a straight shooter with a heart of gold

On the ice, behind the bench and behind his desk, Pat Quinn was an imposing figure.


Players, coaches and executives mourn Pat Quinn's death on 'sad day for hockey'

Players, coaches and executives mourn  Pat Quinn's death on 'sad day for hockey'

TORONTO - Pat Quinn is being remembered by friends and colleagues as an inspirational leader who left his mark on hockey.


Argos QB Ray has shoulder surgery, team expects him to be ready for camp

Argos QB Ray has shoulder surgery, team expects him to be ready for camp

TORONTO - Toronto Argonauts quarterback Ricky Ray underwent surgery this morning to repair the torn labrum in his right shoulder as well as a small tear in his right rotator cuff.


Cornish versus Hamilton's rugged run defence an interesting Grey Cup matchup

Cornish versus Hamilton's rugged run defence an interesting Grey Cup matchup

To capture their first Grey Cup title since 1999, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats will have to corral Calgary Stampeders running back Jon Cornish.


Vancouver forward Jannik Hansen named NHL's first star of the week

Vancouver forward Jannik Hansen named NHL's first star of the week

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen's goal-scoring outburst has earned him NHL first star of the week honours.


Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz newcomers on Hall of Fame ballot, joining Biggio

Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz newcomers on Hall of Fame ballot, joining Biggio

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz are among 17 newcomers on baseball's 2015 Hall of Fame ballot.


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Impact name former defender Braz as technical director to replace Jordan

MONTREAL - Adam Braz was named technical director of the Montreal Impact on Monday.


Ferrari replaces Mattiacci with Arrivabene as team principal in latest shakeup to F1 team

Ferrari replaces Mattiacci with Arrivabene as team principal in latest shakeup to F1 team

MARANELLO, Italy - Ferrari replaced Marco Mattiacci with Maurizio Arrivabene as team principal Monday in the latest shakeup to the struggling Formula One team.


Soviet hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov, whose teams won 3 Olympic gold medals, dies at 84

Soviet hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov, whose teams won 3 Olympic gold medals, dies at 84

MOSCOW - Viktor Tikhonov, the Soviet hockey coach whose teams won three Olympic gold medals but fell to the United States in the "Miracle on Ice," died after a long illness. He was 84.


Blackhawks still looking for consistency as rival Canucks defeat Chicago 4-1

VANCOUVER - The Chicago Blackhawks are still looking for consistency a quarter of the way into their season.


Jannik Hansen's hat trick leads Vancouver Canucks over Chicago Blackhawks 4-1

Jannik Hansen's hat trick leads Vancouver Canucks over Chicago Blackhawks 4-1

VANCOUVER - A night that started with a tribute to Daniel Sedin ended with the fourth line stealing the show.


Romo trumps Beckham's one-handed TD catch with 2 third-quarter TD passes

Romo trumps Beckham's one-handed TD catch with 2 third-quarter TD passes

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Tony Romo upstaged Odell Beckham Jr.'s jaw-dropping one-handed touchdown catch with two third quarter touchdown passes to give the Dallas Cowboys a 24-21 lead over the New York Giants heading into the fourth quarter Sunday night.


Rio chooses mascots for Olympics, Paralympics; represent animal and plant life in Brazil

Rio chooses mascots for Olympics, Paralympics; represent animal and plant life in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO - A bright yellow cat-like figure, which also combines elements of monkeys and birds, is the mascot of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.


Chinese authorities make delayed announcement of Olympic champion Sun Yang's doping ban

BEIJING, China - Olympic and world champion swimmer Sun Yang served a three-month doping ban earlier this year, China's anti-doping agency disclosed Monday, in a case that raised questions over why the positive test was kept quiet for so long.