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Birthday boy McAvoy sends Bruins past Jets in shootout

Birthday boy McAvoy sends Bruins past Jets in shootout

BOSTON — Tuukka Rask's wire-to-wire dominance helped to ensure that Charlie McAvoy's 20th birthday had a happy ending.
DeRozan scores 45 points, Raptors rally to beat 76ers

DeRozan scores 45 points, Raptors rally to beat 76ers

PHILADELPHIA — With DeMar DeRozan knocking down 3-pointers early, Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey thought he was back in Seattle. Down the stretch, Casey watched DeRozan do what's made him a three-time All-Star: get to the foul line.

Hall of Famer Moon denies allegations in harassment lawsuit

SEATTLE — Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon denied Thursday that he sexually harassed a former assistant. Moon did an extensive radio interview on KIRO-FM to address claims of sexual assault brought in a lawsuit by Wendy Haskell.
Papa John's founder out as CEO weeks after NFL comments

Papa John's founder out as CEO weeks after NFL comments

NEW YORK — Papa John's says its founder John Schnatter will step down as CEO next month, about two months after he publicly criticized the NFL leadership over national anthem protests by football players.

Saskatchewan Roughriders sign OL Thaddeus Coleman to two-year extension

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders signed offensive lineman Thaddeus Coleman and defensive back Jovon Johnson to contract extensions Thursday. Coleman's deal covers two years while Johnson keeps him with the Riders through next season.

Ottawa Fury FC name Julian de Guzman GM, Nikola Popovic head coach

OTTAWA — Julian de Guzman started 2017 by announcing his retirement as a player. He ends it firmly ensconced in the front office of Ottawa Fury FC.
Veteran back Brittany Waters  retires after distinguished 16-year rugby career

Veteran back Brittany Waters retires after distinguished 16-year rugby career

Brittany Waters flew home from the 2010 Women's Rugby World Cup in England to present the final project in her master's degree in occupational therapy at the University of British Columbia. Then she jetted back to the tournament.

Team tasked with defending Olympic women's hockey gold could be named Friday

CALGARY — The Canadian women's hockey team has scheduled a news conference Friday when the 2018 Olympic team is expected to be unveiled. Hockey Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee said Thursday it will be "significant announcement.
Toronto FC midfielder Benoit Cheyrou announces his retirement after 19 seasons

Toronto FC midfielder Benoit Cheyrou announces his retirement after 19 seasons

TORONTO — Veteran midfielder Benoit Cheyrou, whose class and experience helped lift Toronto FC to the next level, has announced his retirement after 19 seasons. The 36-year-old Frenchman will remain with the MLS club in an academy coaching role.
Gough leads Canadian lugers in pursuit of elusive Olympic medal in Pyeongchang

Gough leads Canadian lugers in pursuit of elusive Olympic medal in Pyeongchang

CALGARY — Alex Gough of Calgary leads Canada's eight lugers into the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, where the country seeks its first Olympic medal in the sport.