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Moreland drives in four, Red Sox beat Blue Jays for three-game sweep

Moreland drives in four, Red Sox beat Blue Jays for three-game sweep

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays had one solid chance to get to Rick Porcello on Wednesday night. But a fluke play worked out in the Boston starter's favour and the Red Sox went on to win 7-1 for a three-game sweep over the struggling Blue Jays.
Stephon Marbury has emotional moment with Beijing fan at Q&A

Stephon Marbury has emotional moment with Beijing fan at Q&A

NEW YORK — Stephon Marbury had to wipe tears from his eyes. He had just shared a surprising, emotional hug with NYU freshman Zhou Sheng Kang.
Man who inspired ice bucket challenge honoured by prep school

Man who inspired ice bucket challenge honoured by prep school

DANVERS, Mass. — The man who inspired the ice bucket challenge has been honoured by the Roman Catholic prep school he attended in Massachusetts. St. Johns Prep on Wednesday announced Pete Frates (FRAY'-tees) as its 2018 Distinguished Alumnus.
Ice dancers Virtue and Moir say they'll miss Mike Babcock at Olympics

Ice dancers Virtue and Moir say they'll miss Mike Babcock at Olympics

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir say they won't miss Canada's NHL players in Pyeongchang so much as head coach Mike Babcock.
Tulowitzki in for off-season of "difficult rehab" after ankle injury

Tulowitzki in for off-season of "difficult rehab" after ankle injury

TORONTO — Troy Tulowitzki still hasn't watched the replay footage of him rolling his ankle a month ago. He doesn't want to. Nor does he need to.
Mariners bolster staff, get RHP Mike Leake from Cardinals

Mariners bolster staff, get RHP Mike Leake from Cardinals

SEATTLE — The Mariners acquired right-hander Mike Leake from the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday for minor league infielder Rayder Ascanio as Seattle tries to bolster its beleaguered starting rotation during the AL wild-card race.
Naming rights for arenas is the norm: Why Scotiabank bet $800M on NHL stadium

Naming rights for arenas is the norm: Why Scotiabank bet $800M on NHL stadium

VANCOUVER — Scotiabank's $800-million deal for the naming rights to the Air Canada Centre, home of the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs, is the latest move by a corporation to corner the sponsorship market of the country's national pastime.
Houston native Weaver focused on stories of kindness and compassion

Houston native Weaver focused on stories of kindness and compassion

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Kaitlyn Weaver's childhood home has been destroyed by tropical storm Harvey.
Hutchinson happy to be back in Canadian fold but taking it one game at a time

Hutchinson happy to be back in Canadian fold but taking it one game at a time

ALLISTON, Ont. — Atiba Hutchinson's reason for ending a one-year hiatus from the Canadian national team is simple. "I kind of missed it," he said. "It's nice to be back.
Tropical storm Harvey hits close to home for Calgary Stampeders Mitchell, Davis

Tropical storm Harvey hits close to home for Calgary Stampeders Mitchell, Davis

CALGARY — The restaurant Bo Levi Mitchell used to frequent has been claimed by tropical storm Harvey. Floodwaters have threatened to breach the sandbags around his family's home in Katy, Texas.