TOKYO – In yet another setback for the postponed Tokyo Olympics – and another involving comments about women – games’ creative director Hiroshi Sasaki resigned on Thursday after making demeaning comments about a well-known female celebrity in Japan. The Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to open in just over four months, […]

THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY – Brendan Bottcher knew it would require a near-flawless performance to deny Kevin Koe a fifth career title at the Canadian men’s curling championship. He was just about perfect Sunday night to finally end a three-year silver streak at the Tim Hortons Brier. Bottcher shot 97 […]

THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA – The Senators were awaiting word Monday on the condition of injured goaltender Matt Murray. The 26-year-old Murray suffered an upper-body injury in the warmup prior to Sunday’s game against Toronto. “We’re waiting on the trainers to let me know at this point,” Ottawa coach D.J. […]

By Pat GrahamTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tommy Biesemeyer experienced a dream so vivid that he just couldn’t shake it: He won the famed Hahnenkamm downhill race in Austria. Only recently retired, the 32-year-old ski racer from Keene, New York, immediately had second thoughts. He needed to train more and keep chasing […]

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Arizona Coyotes (12-10-4, fifth in the West Division) vs. Minnesota Wild (15-8-1, third in the West Division) St. Paul, Minnesota; Friday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota hosts Arizona trying to extend its five-game home winning streak. The Wild have gone 15-8-1 against division opponents. Minnesota has […]

By John WawrowTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS The National Women’s Hockey League will complete its abbreviated season with two nationally televised semifinals and a championship game some two months after the league suspended its playoffs following a COVID-19 breakout among numerous teams. The league on Monday announced play will resume outside of […]

MONTREAL – Former CF Montreal assistant coach Wilfried Nancy has been promoted to head coach. The MLS team made the announcement Monday. The 43-year-old Nancy has been an assistant coach with the first team since 2016. Nancy takes over for Thierry Henry, who resigned last month, citing family reasons. “I […]

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAUSANNE, Switzerland – The IOC has refused to recognize the election of Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko’s son as the troubled country’s top Olympic official. Viktor Lukashenko was voted in last month to take over from his father as president of the Belarusian Olympic committee despite both being […]

By William J. KoleTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON – Distance running, traditionally one of the world’s most genteel sports, has been roiled by an ugly mid-pandemic squabble over who should get a shot at a coveted Boston Marathon medal. Rival camps in the running world began snapping at each other’s heels […]

By Steve MegargeeTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS MILWAUKEE – Free-agent outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. is joining the Milwaukee Brewers, agreeing to the parameters of a $24 million, two-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the details of the […]

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: The International Ice Hockey Federation has tentatively scheduled the women’s world championships for mid-May after cancelling the 2020 tournament because of the coronavirus pandemic. The IIHF pushed back the 10-team women’s worlds from […]

By Steve DouglasTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS Horse racing’s image received another grievous blow on Tuesday when an Irish jockey apologized after a widely circulated video emerged of him straddling the corpse of a horse which had just suffered a cardiac arrest. Rob James’ apology came a day after the leading Irish […]