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Meek Mill, Jay-Z and sports owners back justice reforms

Meek Mill, Jay-Z and sports owners back justice reforms

NEW YORK — A coalition of big names in sports and entertainment pledged their high-profile platforms and $50 million on Wednesday at the launch of an organization that will lobby for changes to state probation and parole laws.
Edmonton Oilers fire GM Peter Chiarelli, put onus on players to salvage season

Edmonton Oilers fire GM Peter Chiarelli, put onus on players to salvage season

EDMONTON — The CEO of the Edmonton Oilers says the firing of general manager Peter Chiarelli has him looking to root out larger problems in an organization that has missed the playoffs in 11 of the last 12 NHL seasons.

Calgary's Cavalry FC sign four more players to Canadian Premier League roster

CALGARY — Cavalry FC has added four more players to its Canadian Premier League roster, including Calgary Foothills FC alumni Dean Northover, Nico Pasquotti and Carlos Patino.

Canada renews women's hockey rivalry with U.S. ahead of world championship

CALGARY — Beating archrival United States and earning a spot on the world championship team are the stakes for the players named to the Canadian women's hockey team for an upcoming series against the reigning world and Olympic champions.
Canada rugby sevens coach sees positives ahead of New Zealand event

Canada rugby sevens coach sees positives ahead of New Zealand event

Two events into the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, Canada coach Damian McGrath is seeing plenty of positives despite a labour dispute that cut into the team's pre-season preparations.
NHLers intrigued by player and puck tracking, but unsure of its on-ice impact

NHLers intrigued by player and puck tracking, but unsure of its on-ice impact

Mark Giordano and John Tavares are keen to see what player and puck tracking brings to the NHL.
Hard work paves way to All-Star game for Vancouver Canucks Elias Pettersson

Hard work paves way to All-Star game for Vancouver Canucks Elias Pettersson

VANCOUVER — Elias Pettersson didn't always envision himself skating among the greats. "I always believe in myself. But to be honest, growing up I didn't think I would play in the NHL," the Vancouver Canucks' star rookie said Tuesday.
Toronto police appeal for help to find two stolen Stanley Cup rings

Toronto police appeal for help to find two stolen Stanley Cup rings

TORONTO — Police say a pair of Stanley Cup Championship rings have been stolen from a west Toronto home. The rings were taken during a break-and-enter from a home on Monday in the East Mall and Burnhamthorpe Road area.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers sign defensive back Gaitor to contract extension

Winnipeg Blue Bombers sign defensive back Gaitor to contract extension

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers signed American defensive back Anthony Gaitor on Wednesday to a contract extension through the 2020 season. Gaitor was entering the final year of his agreement this season.

Canada's Gabriela Dabrowski eliminated in Australian Open mixed doubles

MELBOURNE, Australia — Canada's Gabriela Dabrowski and Croatia's Mate Pavic will not defend their Australian Open mixed doubles title.
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