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Strasburg, Nationals reach record $245M, 7-year deal

Strasburg, Nationals reach record $245M, 7-year deal

SAN DIEGO — Stephen Strasburg returned to the Washington Nationals with a record contract on the first day of the winter meetings, a deal that puts fellow free agent pitcher Gerrit Cole in position for an even larger payday.
Union exec Marvin Miller, Simmons elected to Hall of Fame

Union exec Marvin Miller, Simmons elected to Hall of Fame

SAN DIEGO — Marvin Miller, the union leader who revolutionized baseball by empowering players to negotiate multimillion-dollar contracts and to play for teams of their own choosing, was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday along with former S
Red Wings prospect Joe Veleno set to join Canada's world junior team

Red Wings prospect Joe Veleno set to join Canada's world junior team

OAKVILLE, Ont. — Joe Veleno's path has been a long one.
Kyle Lowry among celebs to make onstage cameos in 'The Nutcracker'

Kyle Lowry among celebs to make onstage cameos in 'The Nutcracker'

Toronto Raptors all-star Kyle Lowry is set to be a pointe guard in "The Nutcracker." The NBA champion is among the Canadian celebrities who will grace the stage as "cannon dolls" in the National Ballet of Canada's holiday production.
Canadians say 'not enough' to anti-doping agency sanctions on Russia

Canadians say 'not enough' to anti-doping agency sanctions on Russia

The latest sanctions levied against Russia by the World Anti-Doping Agency don't convince Canadian racewalker Evan Dunfee the field will be fair at next year's Summer Olympics.
Canadian sprint canoeist Laurence Vincent Lapointe has hearing on doping ban

Canadian sprint canoeist Laurence Vincent Lapointe has hearing on doping ban

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Laurence Vincent Lapointe will learn if she is eligible to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics within the next 30 days. Lapointe, from Trois-Rivieres, Que.
Ice bucket challenge inspiration Pete Frates dies at 34

Ice bucket challenge inspiration Pete Frates dies at 34

BOSTON — Pete Frates, a former college baseball player whose battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease helped inspire the ALS ice bucket challenge that has raised more than $200 million worldwide, died Monday. He was 34.

Samuel Charron, Samuel Charron named Canada's top para, futsal players

TORONTO — Samuel Charron has been named Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year while Luis Rocha won top Canadian futsal honours.
After seven years, LaPolice ready for another run as CFL head coach with Redblacks

After seven years, LaPolice ready for another run as CFL head coach with Redblacks

OTTAWA — It's been nearly seven years since Paul LaPolice was a head coach in the CFL. After soaking up four more years of experience on the sidelines, LaPolice says he's ready for another opportunity.

Canadian Alen Marcina named head coach of San Antonio FC in USL Championship

SAN ANTONIO — Canadian Alen Marcina has been promoted to head coach of San Antonio FC of the USL Championship. The 40-year-old from Surrey, B.C., originally joined the team in 2018, serving most recently as an assistant coach.