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Canadian defensive tackle Nathan Shepherd selected by Jets in NFL draft

Canadian defensive tackle Nathan Shepherd selected by Jets in NFL draft

ARLINGTON, Texas — Defensive tackle Nathan Shepherd is a New York Jet. The six-foot-five, 315-pound native of Ajax, Ont., was taken in the third round, No. 72 overall in the NFL draft Friday night.
Hall, Kopitar, MacKinnon named finalists for Hart Trophy as NHL's MVP

Hall, Kopitar, MacKinnon named finalists for Hart Trophy as NHL's MVP

NEW YORK — New Jersey Devils left-winger Taylor Hall, Los Angeles Kings centre Anze Kopitar and Colorado Avalanche centre Nathan MacKinnon were named the three finalists for the Hart Memorial Trophy on Friday.
Auston Matthews, Mike Babcock deny rift as Maple Leafs clean out their lockers

Auston Matthews, Mike Babcock deny rift as Maple Leafs clean out their lockers

TORONTO — Mike Babcock was at his daughter's graduation when he received a text message from a friend about reports of a strained relationship with star centre Auston Matthews.
Raptors guard Fred VanVleet expected to return to lineup in Game 6

Raptors guard Fred VanVleet expected to return to lineup in Game 6

WASHINGTON — Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet was expected to play Friday versus Washington. Coach Dwane Casey told the media pre-game that VanVleet was available.
Not much time for Reds to get over CCL heartbreak begin rescue of MLS season

Not much time for Reds to get over CCL heartbreak begin rescue of MLS season

Toronto FC will look to quickly turn the page after falling in penalty kicks in the CONCACAF Champions League final on Wednesday.
Former world champion Jose Aldo to fight at July UFC card in Calgary

Former world champion Jose Aldo to fight at July UFC card in Calgary

CALGARY — Former world featherweight champion Jose Aldo of Brazil will take on American Jeremy (Lil' Heathen) Stephens in the co-main event of a UFC card in Calgary on July 28. It's the UFC's first show in Calgary since 2012.
Calgary Flames president of hockey operations Brian Burke to leave club

Calgary Flames president of hockey operations Brian Burke to leave club

Calgary Flames president of hockey operations Brian Burke will be leaving the team May 1, ending a near five-year run with the organization.
Oilers coach McLellan to return next season, but assistants Herbers and Johnson fired

Oilers coach McLellan to return next season, but assistants Herbers and Johnson fired

EDMONTON — Todd McLellan will return as head coach of the Edmonton Oilers next season, but Ian Herbers and Jim Johnson won't be on his staff.
Henderson ordered to cover some legal costs of Wideman, Flames

Henderson ordered to cover some legal costs of Wideman, Flames

CALGARY — A judge has ordered NHL linesman Don Henderson to pay the Calgary Flames and defenceman Dennis Wideman a total of $11,000 to cover a portion of their legal costs in connection with his failed lawsuit.
Canadiens fire assistant coaches Daigneault and Lacroix, add Ducharme

Canadiens fire assistant coaches Daigneault and Lacroix, add Ducharme

MONTREAL — Canadian world junior championship coach Dominique Ducharme has made the jump to the NHL as an assistant coach with the Montreal Canadiens.