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Mike Mussina's HOF visit a reminder of his excellence

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Two months after he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Mike Mussina still had a hard time believing his good fortune.

NHL suspends Ottawa Senators forward Pageau one game for boarding

NEW YORK — The NHL has suspended Ottawa Senators forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau for one game for boarding Vancouver Canucks defenceman Ashton Sautner. The incident occurred at 16:23 of the second period of the Canucks' 7-4 win over Ottawa on Wednesday.

Canada's Chelsea Carey improves to .500 with win over Russia at women's worlds

SILKEBORG, Denmark — Chelsea Carey's Canadian rink stayed in the playoff hunt with a 9-6 win over Russia's Alina Kovaleva on Thursday at the world women's curling championship.
Blue Jays get bad injury news on Tepera, Axford before 13-6 loss to Phillies

Blue Jays get bad injury news on Tepera, Axford before 13-6 loss to Phillies

CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Toronto Blue Jays were defeated 13-6 by the Philadelphia Phillies in spring training action on Thursday as the team was dealt a battery of bad news on the injury front.
Candy Crush vs. Mortal Kombat for Video Game Hall of Fame

Candy Crush vs. Mortal Kombat for Video Game Hall of Fame

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The World Video Game Hall of Fame fielded thousands of nominations for the Class of 2019 from more than 100 countries, hall officials said Thursday after narrowing the field to 12.
Raptors will be without injured guard Kyle Lowry for Thunder rematch

Raptors will be without injured guard Kyle Lowry for Thunder rematch

TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors say all-star guard Kyle Lowry will miss a second straight game with a sprained right ankle when the Oklahoma City Thunder visit Scotiabank Arena on Friday night. The team made the announcement Thursday on Twitter.
'He's going to be dynamic': Sens prospect Erik Brannstrom adjusting after trade

'He's going to be dynamic': Sens prospect Erik Brannstrom adjusting after trade

Erik Brannstrom hadn't heard any rumblings ahead of the NHL trade deadline. A first-round pick of the Vegas Golden Knights, the 19-year-old was monitoring the trickle of moves as 3 p.m. ET on Feb. 25 approached when that all changed.
Montreal lightweight John (The Bull) Makdessi willing to sacrifice for his sport

Montreal lightweight John (The Bull) Makdessi willing to sacrifice for his sport

Montreal lightweight John (The Bull) Makdessi climbs into the Octagon on Saturday for the 16th time.
Maple Leafs sign forward Nic Petan to two-year contract extension

Maple Leafs sign forward Nic Petan to two-year contract extension

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed forward Nic Petan to a two-year contract extension with an average annual value of US$775,000. The Maple Leafs acquired the 23-year-old in a Feb. 25 trade deadline deal with the Winnipeg Jets.
Young midfielder Richie Laryea comes home, signs deal with Toronto FC

Young midfielder Richie Laryea comes home, signs deal with Toronto FC

Toronto FC has signed Canadian midfielder Richie Laryea. The 24-year-old from Toronto, who was a trialist with TFC during training camp, was taken seventh overall by Orlando City in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.