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Maple Leafs sign veteran centre and local products Jason Spezza to one-year deal

Maple Leafs sign veteran centre and local products Jason Spezza to one-year deal

TORONTO — A rink rat often found on the practice ice long after his teammates have hit the showers, Jason Spezza has always joked he'd play hockey for free. With all the ticket requests about to come his way, he might just have to next season.
After one season in Calgary, veteran goalie Mike Smith signs with Edmonton

After one season in Calgary, veteran goalie Mike Smith signs with Edmonton

EDMONTON — Ken Holland was unable to make a big splash in his first foray into free agency as the new general manager of the Edmonton Oilers, but that doesn't mean he wasn't busy.
Gauff, just 15, shocks 5-time champ Venus, 39, at Wimbledon

Gauff, just 15, shocks 5-time champ Venus, 39, at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England — Coco Gauff grew up admiring the Williams sisters. Picked up a tennis racket as a little girl because of them. And on Monday at Wimbledon, still just 15, Gauff beat one of them.
Canadiens tender offer sheet to Sebastian Aho, sign goalie Keith Kinkaid

Canadiens tender offer sheet to Sebastian Aho, sign goalie Keith Kinkaid

MONTREAL — Now all Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin can do is wait.
Vancouver Canucks ink free-agent defenceman Tyler Myers, Jordie Benn

Vancouver Canucks ink free-agent defenceman Tyler Myers, Jordie Benn

VANCOUVER — For months, Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning has stressed the need for his club to beef up their blue line over the off-season. He did just that on Monday, adding a trio of defencemen in free agency.
Calgary Flames sign former Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot to one-year contract

Calgary Flames sign former Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot to one-year contract

CALGARY — Players in the fold were more of a priority for the Calgary Flames than the open market when NHL free agency opened Monday.
Blue Jays ride season-high 18 hits as Toronto downs Kansas City Royals 11-4

Blue Jays ride season-high 18 hits as Toronto downs Kansas City Royals 11-4

TORONTO — Charlie Montoyo always believed his hitters were better than what they have shown for much of the season. "It started with (Lourdes) Gurriel.
Two years after claiming gold, Canada's U19 team has sights on World Cup medal

Two years after claiming gold, Canada's U19 team has sights on World Cup medal

When Canada captured its first global basketball title at the FIBA under-19 Men's World Cup two years ago, it changed the tone for perhaps every Canadian squad playing on the sport's biggest stage.
Maple Leafs trade Zaitsev, Brown to Senators for Ceci in six-player deal

Maple Leafs trade Zaitsev, Brown to Senators for Ceci in six-player deal

TORONTO — The Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs swapped underperforming defencemen a couple of hours before NHL free agency opened Monday.
Ottawa Senators add experience with signings of Ron Hainsey, Tyler Ennis

Ottawa Senators add experience with signings of Ron Hainsey, Tyler Ennis

OTTAWA — Pierre Dorion added the veteran leadership he was looking for on the opening day of free agency. The Ottawa Senators general manager signed veteran defenceman Ron Hainsey to a one-year deal worth US$3.