Tim Reynolds The Associated Press The Memphis Grizzlies are the latest NBA team that will have a coronavirus-related extended break from games, after the league announced Thursday that their next three contests will be postponed because of a lack of available players. Friday’s game at Portland, along with home games […]

Jenna Fryer The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR will attempt some normalcy at the season-opening Daytona 500 with a live pre-race concert – the first big performance at a track during the pandemic – featuring country music star Luke Combs. Combs, who performed virtually for NASCAR’s season finale in […]

Charles Odum The Associated Press ATLANTA – The Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday named Terry Fontenot as general manager, finding new leadership for the team from within their division. Fontenot spent 18 seasons with NFC South rival New Orleans. The 40-year-old Fontenot becomes Atlanta’s first Black GM. Fontenot helped build a […]

Tim Dahlberg The Associated Press Tom Brady is one win away from the Super Bowl, two wins away from a seventh ring. If that doesn’t get you excited about the final weeks of the strangest NFL season ever, perhaps the thought of Brady heading to Green Bay next weekend to […]

The Canadian Press OTTAWA – The Ottawa Redblacks have re-signed linebacker Jerod Fernandez, wide receiver Jalen Saunders and running back Timothy Flanders. Fernandez joined the Redblacks during the 2019 season after spending time with Washington in the NFL. He had 53 tackles and a pair of forced fumbles in 11 […]

The Associated Press The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: Cape Verde has become the third team to withdraw from the men’s world handball championships because of coronavirus cases. The International Handball Federation says the African island nation was unable to field the […]

Joshua Clipperton The Canadian Press TORONTO – The Maple Leafs spent a large chunk of the off-season remaking the edges of their roster. Grit and veteran leadership were added to a talented group desperate to change the narrative of past playoff failures. Many of those new elements were on full […]

Dennis Waszak Jr. The Associated Press NEW YORK – The New York Jets interviewed Tennessee Titans offensive co-ordinator Arthur Smith on Monday for their head coaching vacancy. Smith is the eighth known candidate to meet remotely with the Jets, who are also expected to interview New Orleans defensive backs coach […]

The Associated Press The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: The Baylor women’s basketball team has had another game postponed because of COVID-19 issues. The Lady Bears will not be able to meet the Big 12 roster threshold to play Wednesday’s game at […]

The Canadian Press WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed American defensive back Brandon Alexander on a one-year contract extension. Alexander returns to the Bombers for a fourth season. The Orlando native was limited to 10 games in 2019 due to injury. He was shifted from halfback to safety, […]

The Canadian Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Canadians Eugenie Bouchard, Rebecca Marino and Peter Polansky have advanced to the second round of the Australian Open qualifying draw. Bouchard, from Westmount, Que., beat Australia’s Abbie Myers 6-2, 6-3 on Monday in the first round of the women’s draw. Marino, from […]

Joshua Clipperton The Canadian Press NHL general managers are about to enter yet another great unknown. And like the rest of the world, it’s something they’ve become accustomed to these past 10 months. The 2019-20 season was suspended in March because of COVID-19 before the league pulled off a summer […]