OSAKA, Japan - Canada's Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford finished first in the short program at the NHK Trophy on Friday.
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Thunder say point guard Russell Westbrook will return to action Friday night against the New York Knicks.
DUBLIN - Jack Kyle, the dashing flyhalf who illuminated Ireland's backline in the 1940s and '50s and is considered one of the greatest rugby players of all time, has died. He was 88.
VANCOUVER - A record-setting season earned Solomon Elimimian a piece of CFL history Thursday night.
CALGARY - An air bag soon to be introduced to World Cup ski racing was tested on the backs of Canadian athletes.
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's state-run news agency says an Istanbul court has charged a Turkish man with murder over the stabbing death of a Serbian basketball fan and ordered him imprisoned pending trial.
More than half the Canadians who took part in a recent online survey agreed the Grey Cup is an important national symbol but less than half that number plan on watching the big game and younger Canadians are even less inclined.
NYON, Switzerland - UEFA has opened a case against Tottenham after three spectators ran on the pitch during a Europa League match in an ambush marketing stunt.
DUBLIN - Canadian hooker Ray Barkwill has been banned for nine weeks for making contact with an opponent's eye during a rugby test match against Romania.
VANCOUVER - Running back Jon Cornish of the Calgary Stampeders is the CFL's top Canadian.
VANCOUVER - Edmonton Eskimos linebacker Dexter McCoil is the CFL's top rookie.
VANCOUVER - Swayze Waters of the Toronto Argonauts is the CFL's top special-teams player.
VANCOUVER - B.C. Lions linebacker Solomon Elimimian is the CFL's top defensive player.