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Winnipeg Jets sign defenceman Sami Niku to two-year, $1.45M contract

Winnipeg Jets sign defenceman Sami Niku to two-year, $1.45M contract

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets have signed defenceman Sami Niku to a two-year contract with an average annual value of US$725,000. The 24-year-old Finn played 17 games for the Jets last season and had five assists and 12 penalty minutes.
Former FIFA official guilty, PSG head cleared at Swiss trial

Former FIFA official guilty, PSG head cleared at Swiss trial

BELLINZONA, Switzerland — A former high-ranking FIFA official was convicted Friday in a corruption case in Switzerland, while the president of Paris Saint-Germain was acquitted.
Canada's Hearn looks to shake off poor 2020 results with more consistent play

Canada's Hearn looks to shake off poor 2020 results with more consistent play

David Hearn, like everyone, has been deeply effected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hearn, from Burlington, Ont., is on the PGA Tour's players committee and had to review the pro golf circuit's return-to-play plan in the spring.
White Sox reunite with La Russa, hire Hall of Fame manager

White Sox reunite with La Russa, hire Hall of Fame manager

CHICAGO — Tony La Russa didn't envision returning to the dugout when he stood at the podium in Cooperstown six years ago and took his place alongside baseball's greats. That started to change the past few seasons.
Swimming Canada urges pools to accommodate youth, says can be done safely

Swimming Canada urges pools to accommodate youth, says can be done safely

The number of young swimmers in Canada is dwindling because of barriers posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
NHL clears ex-Panthers GM of wrongdoing after investigation

NHL clears ex-Panthers GM of wrongdoing after investigation

The NHL on Thursday cleared Dale Tallon of any wrongdoing after an independent investigation found it could not substantiate claims he made inappropriate racial, religious and ethnic comments as general manager of the Florida Panthers.
Reigning Brier champions Team Brad Gushue making season debut this week in Halifax

Reigning Brier champions Team Brad Gushue making season debut this week in Halifax

Brad Gushue experienced mixed emotions as he prepared to throw practice stones for the first time this season.

Hockey Canada still holding out hope that Lafreniere can play in world juniors

CALGARY — The Canadian junior hockey team will play the waiting game with Alexis Lafreniere and the New York Rangers after learning Thursday that another NHLer will join the squad for selection camp.

Canada's Pospisil eliminated in second-round loss to Medvedev at Vienna

VIENNA — Vancouver's Vasek Pospisil was eliminated from the Erste Bank Open indoor hardcourt tennis tournament on Thursday after a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 loss to fourth seed Daniil Medvedev.

Coyotes cut ties with draft pick who bullied Black classmate

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Arizona Coyotes renounced their rights Thursday to their top 2020 draft pick after saying they learned more about his bullying of a Black classmate with developmental disabilities four years ago.