Akim Aliu, Vanessa James, Asher Hill know fight for diversity on ice is just beginning
Sports/Olympics/Winter Sports/Figure Skating: Three Black Battle of the Blades competitors — former NHLer Akim Aliu and figure skaters Asher Hill and Vanessa James — recently joined alliances fighting for inclusion in their respective sports. With Aliu's hockey group recently cutting ties with the NHL, the trio knows the battle is just beginning.
Lowe busts slump as Rays bounce back to beat Dodgers, even World Series
Sports/Baseball/MLB: Brandon Lowe shook loose from his extended post-season slump with two opposite-field homers, and Tampa Bay held off Los Angeles 6-4 on Wednesday night to square the World Series at one game apiece.
Financially troubled Toronto Wolfpack could learn fate as early as next week
Sports/Rugby: It looks like the future of the Toronto Wolfpack could be decided as early as next week. The financially troubled transatlantic team faces a Friday deadline to file its response to questions from English rugby league authorities.
'I want to finish the job': Jays' Shapiro discusses contract, fluid MLB off-season
Sports/Baseball/MLB: Short on specifics and long on bullishness, Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro set an optimistic tone during his first general media availability since the team was eliminated from the post-season a few weeks ago.
New rule means bobsleigh, skeleton athletes returning from maternity leave won't have to re-qualify
Sports/Olympics/Winter Sports/Bobsleigh: The International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation says athletes returning to competition after giving birth won't have to repeat the qualification process.
Custio Clayton aims to end century-long wait for Black, Nova Scotian boxing supremacy
Sports: On Saturday, undefeated 33-year-old Custio Clayton from North Preston, N.S., faces Sergey Lipinets for the IBF interim welterweight championship. A win would position Clayton to challenge the division's biggest names in bouts that could earn him life-changing paydays and a rock-solid legacy.
MLB commissioner says he supports keeping expanded playoffs, runner in extras
Sports/Baseball/MLB: Ahead of a World Series capping the pandemic-shortened season, baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said he hopes to keep two of this year's innovations: expanded playoffs and starting extra innings with runners on second base.
Maple Leafs, Ilya Mikheyev avoid arbitration with 2-year contract
Sports/Hockey/NHL: The Toronto Maple Leafs and forward Ilya Mikheyev have agreed to a two-year, $3.29 million US contract extension. The team announced the deal, which carries an average annual value of $1.645 million, on Tuesday.
Manchester United takes down PSG in Champions League group stage
Sports/Soccer: Marcus Rashford sprinted toward the corner flag inside an empty Parc des Princes and slid on his knees in celebration, just like two seasons ago. Another trip to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. Another late winner for the Manchester United striker.
Team Tracy Fleury adds longtime skip Sherry Middaugh as coach
Sports/Olympics/Winter Sports/Curling: Team Tracy Fleury, a foursome that appears close to a breakthrough on the Canadian women's curling scene, has brought in longtime skip Sherry Middaugh as coach to help get them to the top.