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Auston Matthews practises for first time ahead of meeting with Devils

Auston Matthews practises for first time ahead of meeting with Devils

Toronto forward Auston Matthews took part in his first team practice on Wednesday since suffering an upper-body injury eight days ago, an indication he may be ready to play when the Maple Leafs host the New Jersey Devils.
Toronto loses appeal of red card, Altidore to join Giovinco on the sidelines

Toronto loses appeal of red card, Altidore to join Giovinco on the sidelines

TORONTO — The news, while perhaps not unexpected, was not good for Toronto FC on Wednesday. An independent panel upheld referee Chris Penso's decision to issue a red card to Altidore for violent conduct, rejecting Toronto's appeal.
Snedeker returns at Sea Island from sternum injury

Snedeker returns at Sea Island from sternum injury

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — The final tournament of the calendar year on the PGA Tour feels like a fresh start for Brandt Snedeker. The biggest question is how long that feeling will last.
Junior hockey team in British Columbia is still waiting for $7.5 million

Junior hockey team in British Columbia is still waiting for $7.5 million

KIMBERLEY, B.C. — A junior hockey team in southeastern British Columbia says it has yet to receive a multimillion-dollar donation it was promised last month, but the man behind the pledge says it will be in the team's hands in 10 days.
Italy coach fired as FA chief resists calls to step down

Italy coach fired as FA chief resists calls to step down

ROME — Two days after Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup, the head of the country's football federation fired national coach Gian Piero Ventura — while ignoring angry calls to quit his own job.
Veteran quarterback Ricky Ray fulfilling Trestman's pre-season faith in him

Veteran quarterback Ricky Ray fulfilling Trestman's pre-season faith in him

TORONTO — The day he became the Toronto Argonauts head coach, Marc Trestman went out on a limb and endorsed Ricky Ray as his starter.
Former NHLer McKegney gets intermittent jail sentence for impaired driving

Former NHLer McKegney gets intermittent jail sentence for impaired driving

BELLEVILLE, Ont. — A former National Hockey League player has been given an intermittent jail sentence for impaired driving east of Belleville, Ont. Fifty-nine-year-old Anthony McKegney of Kingston, Ont.
Jamaica's Carter at court for Bolt Olympic relay medal case

Jamaica's Carter at court for Bolt Olympic relay medal case

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has testified at the Court of Arbitration for Sport to appeal against disqualification from the 2008 Olympics in a doping case that cost Usain Bolt a 4x100-meter relay gold medal.
Papa John's apologizes for criticizing NFL anthem protests

Papa John's apologizes for criticizing NFL anthem protests

Papa John's Pizza apologized Tuesday night for comments made by CEO John Schnatter blaming sluggish pizza sales on NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.
Bills bench QB Taylor in favour of rookie Peterman

Bills bench QB Taylor in favour of rookie Peterman

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Rookie Nathan Peterman has replaced Tyrod Taylor as the Buffalo Bills' starting quarterback in an abrupt move coach Sean McDermott said he made in a bid to improve the team.