Players balk, but MLB will bring in changes to speed up game

February 21st, 2017

Major League Baseball intends give the players' association the required one-year advance notice that would allow management to unilaterally change the strike zone, install pitch clocks and limit trips to the pitcher's mound starting in 2018.

Value of Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey listed as $500K (The Associated Press)

February 21st, 2017
The value of Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey is listed as $500,000 on a Houston Police Department report. The New England Patriots quarterback is listed as the complainant in the report dated Feb. 6, the day after the Patriots came back from a 25-point deficit to defeat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime. A Houston police officer was stationed outside the locker room on the day of the game, but access to the location was controlled by Patriots team security.

49ers hire DeMeco Ryans, Daniel Bullocks as assistants (The Associated Press)

February 21st, 2017
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- The San Francisco 49ers have hired former NFL players DeMeco Ryans and Daniel Bullocks as assistants on coach Kyle Shanahan's staff.

Laine-Matthews looking like rivalry for the ages

February 21st, 2017

Teammates were struck by how cool Auston Matthews remained during a 13-game goal drought at one point this season. The Winnipeg Jets saw something similar in Patrik Laine when things went sideways.

Panthers cut 3-time Pro Bowler Mike Tolbert and Paul Soliai (The Associated Press)

February 21st, 2017
The Panthers began restructuring their roster on Tuesday, releasing three-time Pro Bowl fullback Mike Tolbert and backup defensive tackle Paul Soliai. The versatile Tolbert was utilized as a blocker, runner and receiver during his five seasons with the Panthers, but the 31-year-old's production tailed off last season. Tolbert carried 35 times for 114 yards with no touchdowns with 10 receptions for 72 yards and one touchdown in 2016.

Raonic shows no sign of injury with easy win in Florida

February 21st, 2017
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Milos Raonic advanced to the second round of the Delray Beach Open in Florida on Tuesday with a 6-1, 6-4 win over American qualifier Tim Smyczek.

Paralympic star Benoit Huot helps train catcher Russell Martin

February 21st, 2017
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When Russell Martin decided to take up swimming as an off-season workout option a year ago, he was amazed at how quickly he progressed in the pool. It didn't hurt that his coach and training partner was a nine-time Paralympic gold medallist.

Redblacks trade for veteran quarterback Drew Tate

February 21st, 2017
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The Ottawa Redblacks have acquired veteran quarterback Drew Tate from the Calgary Stampeders for a 2018 fifth-round draft pick.

Lakers name Magic Johnson president of basketball operations, fire GM

February 21st, 2017

The Los Angeles Lakers have fired general manager Mitch Kupchak and put Magic Johnson in charge of basketball operations in a major shake-up of the struggling franchise's front office.

Team Canada’s Chelsea Carey wins 3rd-place battle at Scotties

February 21st, 2017

Team Canada's Chelsea Carey defeated Kerry Galusha of the Northwest Territories 7-4 on Tuesday to move into sole possession of third place at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in St. Catharines, Ont.