Montreal baseball investors ‘have all the ingredients’ to welcome a team, source says

March 29th, 2017

A group of Montreal investors has met the conditions laid out by Major League Baseball to get a team back in the city, a source has told The Canadian Press.

Two-time pairs champions Duhamel, Radford struggle at worlds

March 29th, 2017
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Canada's Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford are a surprising seventh after struggling in their pairs short program at the world figure skating championships in Helsinki.

Bengals owner Mike Brown defends keeping Adam Jones: 'You are dealing with people’s lives here' (Shutdown Corner)

March 29th, 2017
Bengals owner Mike Brown explained his defense of cornerback Adam Jones. When an NFL team acquires or keeps a player who gets in trouble off the field, there’s a predictable and cynical response. The NFL is a business and the business is better when you win.

NFL draft profile: No. 29 — Alabama OT Cam Robinson, massive man with consistency issues (Shutdown Corner)

March 29th, 2017
Shutdown Corner is counting down the top 50 prospects in the 2017 NFL draft with a scouting report, quotes from NFL evaluators and a projection where they might be drafted. Alabama OT Cam Robinson has what it takes to be great, but consistency is a concern.

Helsinki: A city in love with sport

March 29th, 2017

Figure skating organizers make a wise choice when they picked Helsinki as the host of the 2017 world championships, writes CBC Sports host Scott Russell.

Bills waive defensive lineman Crichton for failing physical (The Associated Press)

March 29th, 2017
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- The Buffalo Bills have waived defensive lineman Scott Crichton for failing his physical.

On Football: A look at what got done at NFL meetings (The Associated Press)

March 29th, 2017
NFL owners got plenty done in their meetings, including approving the Raiders' relocation from Oakland to Las Vegas, and addressing a variety of rules changes. The Raiders' move to America's gambling capital was a slam dunk once Bank of America came aboard with a $650 million loan that followed Nevada putting up $750 million in public funding for a $1.7 billion stadium. Oakland never really had a plan that enticed Raiders owner Mark Davis nor other NFL team bosses.

Mark McMorris making ‘major progress’ after crash, says brother

March 29th, 2017
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The brother of injured Canadian snowboarding star Mark McMorris says the Olympic medallist is steadily improving in hospital following an accident in B.C.'s backcountry over the weekend.

Draymond Green advises Oakland fans not to attend another Raiders game (Shutdown Corner)

March 29th, 2017
Draymond Green professes his love for Oakland. While NFL owners voted overwhelmingly to approve their move to Las Vegas, the Raiders will still call Oakland home for at least one more lame-duck season, so count Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green among football fans who would prefer the Bay Area didn’t show up for games in 2017. Presumably a Detroit Lions fan, the Saginaw native — who once played a spring football game for Michigan State University — was asked after a win over the Houston Rockets about his thoughts on the NFL endorsing Raiders owner Marc Davis’ plan to move from Oakland to Las Vegas in the near future.

How Canadians paved the way for the U.S. women’s hockey deal

March 29th, 2017

The deal struck by the U.S. women's hockey team for better pay and perks may not have been possible if their Canadian rivals hadn't fought a similar battle nearly two decades ago.