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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman defends Edmonton Oilers organization

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman defends Edmonton Oilers organization

SAN JOSE, Calif. — NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has a simple message for Edmonton Oilers fans: don't panic. Bettman was asked about the struggling Oilers at his state of the league address on Friday as part of the NHL's all-star game weekend.

Tyler Tardi of B.C. secures spot in Canadian junior curling final

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — Tyler Tardi is one win away from capturing his third consecutive Canadian junior curling championship. The B.C.
Roughriders look internally, hire Craig Dickenson as new head coach

Roughriders look internally, hire Craig Dickenson as new head coach

REGINA — Jeremy O'Day didn't have to look far to find a new head coach for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and ensure an easy transition with free agency starting in just over two weeks.
Newfoundland hockey fans will miss Growlers coach Ryane Clowe: ex-NHLer

Newfoundland hockey fans will miss Growlers coach Ryane Clowe: ex-NHLer

Having Newfoundlander Ryane Clowe behind the bench of a professional hockey team in St. John's meant everything to the local community, says former NHL forward Dan Cleary. Cleary, who's from Harbour Grace, N.L.
Dave Dickenson feels his brother is deserving of Riders' head-coaching job

Dave Dickenson feels his brother is deserving of Riders' head-coaching job

Stampeders head coach Dave Dickenson doesn't see the Calgary-Saskatchewan rivalry getting more intense now that his older brother has the same position with the Roughriders. The Riders unveiled Craig Dickenson as their head coach Friday.
Canada's Mirela Rahneva wins World Cup skeleton race

Canada's Mirela Rahneva wins World Cup skeleton race

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland — Canada's Mirela Rahneva captured her second career World Cup skeleton gold medal at the birthplace of sliding sports on Friday.
Source: Canadian teenager Jordyn Huitema to join Paris Saint-Germain

Source: Canadian teenager Jordyn Huitema to join Paris Saint-Germain

Canadian teenager Jordyn Huitema appears headed to Paris Saint-Germain. The 17-year-old forward from Chilliwack, B.C., announced Thursday that she is forgoing college to turn pro.

Van der Wiel says goodbye to Toronto, blames differences with TFC coaches

TORONTO — Dutch international Gregory van der Wiel blames "difference with the coaching staff" for his split with Toronto FC. And the 30-year-old defender appeared to take a parting shot at the MLS team in a farewell social media posting.
Ontario-bred Channel Maker to run in Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational

Ontario-bred Channel Maker to run in Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational

Jockey Javier Castellano will have his hands full Saturday in the inaugural US$7-million Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational.
Canada rugby sevens team playing for four-year-old diagnosed with leukemia

Canada rugby sevens team playing for four-year-old diagnosed with leukemia

The Canadian men's rugby sevens team will wear orange laces at the New Zealand Sevens this weekend in support of Paisley MacRury, a four-year-old from Abbotsford, B.C., who is battling leukemia.