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PAOK owner banned, team docked points for violence

PAOK owner banned, team docked points for violence

ATHENS, Greece — The owner of Greek soccer club PAOK Thessaloniki was banned for three years on Thursday for his part in violence during a match against AEK Athens, including running onto the field with a holstered pistol on his hip.
Toronto Raptors face tough three-game test against Boston and Cleveland

Toronto Raptors face tough three-game test against Boston and Cleveland

TORONTO — Three consecutive games against two Eastern Conference heavyweights.
Blue Jays retire ace Roy Halladay's No. 32 in emotional pre-game ceremony

Blue Jays retire ace Roy Halladay's No. 32 in emotional pre-game ceremony

TORONTO — John Gibbons never had to worry much when Roy Halladay was on the mound. Until it came time to take his star pitcher out the game, anyway.
Toronto Raptors sing the praises of Canadian point guard Steve Nash

Toronto Raptors sing the praises of Canadian point guard Steve Nash

TORONTO — Steve Nash might not have pioneered the move, but the Canadian point guard certainly made it popular.
Rusty Staub, legendary original Expo and six-time all-star, dies at 73

Rusty Staub, legendary original Expo and six-time all-star, dies at 73

MONTREAL — The Montreal Expos' first year in baseball was a joyous time, and at the centre of it all was Le Grand Orange. Rusty Staub, who died Thursday in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Canada's Kia Nurse earns NCAA Div. 1 defensive player of the year award

ATLANTA — Canada's Kia Nurse has won the NCAA Division 1 defensive player of the year award, awarded by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. The Connecticut Huskies senior led one of the league's most dominant defences while averaging 13.
Smith, Lehmann reduced to tears amid ball-tampering scandal

Smith, Lehmann reduced to tears amid ball-tampering scandal

The fallout from the ball-tampering scandal in cricket reducedAustralia's two mosthigh-profile figures to tears Thursday, with captain Steve Smith apologizing to the nation and his family before coach Darren Lehmann announced his intention to quit.
Milan and Turin join forces for 2026 Olympic bid

Milan and Turin join forces for 2026 Olympic bid

ROME — Milan and Turin are combining to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics. The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) sent a letter of intent to the International Olympic Committee on Thursday, stating its plans.
Cricket council reviews code after "worst" behaviour in years

Cricket council reviews code after "worst" behaviour in years

The best batsman in test cricket has been banned for 12 months by his own bosses after he and two teammates finally crossed what Australians have long described but never fully explained as "the line.

Scores and Schedule

Wednesday's Games NHL Toronto 4 Florida 3 Washington 3 N.Y.