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Oilers sign restricted free-agent defenceman Darnell Nurse to two-year contract

Oilers sign restricted free-agent defenceman Darnell Nurse to two-year contract

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed Darnell Nurse to a two-year contract, ending a lengthy stalemate with one of their top defencemen on Monday. The agreement with the restricted free agent is worth US$3.2 million per season.
Canucks coach Green mum on anticipated pre-season debuts of Pettersson, Boeser

Canucks coach Green mum on anticipated pre-season debuts of Pettersson, Boeser

WHISTLER, B.C. — Brock Boeser can't wait to play for the Vancouver Canucks again, even if it's in a exhibition game.
Canadian sevens squad, at odds with Rugby Canada, applies for union certification

Canadian sevens squad, at odds with Rugby Canada, applies for union certification

Canada's top rugby sevens players have applied for union certification, turning up their dispute with Rugby Canada another notch. The B.C.
Lakatos draws on speed to win marathon; plans to race it at Tokyo Paralympics

Lakatos draws on speed to win marathon; plans to race it at Tokyo Paralympics

For more than 41 kilometres of Sunday's Berlin Marathon, Canadian wheelchair racer Brent Lakatos battled it out in a group of more than a dozen. Then for the final kilometre, one of the world's best sprinters drew on his speed.
Veteran quarterback Travis Lulay seems to have only bad luck versus Als

Veteran quarterback Travis Lulay seems to have only bad luck versus Als

Nothing good seems to happen to Travis Lulay when he faces the Montreal Alouettes in September. The veteran quarterback suffered a dislocated left shoulder on the opening series of the B.C. Lions' 32-14 road win in Montreal on Friday night.
Frederik Andersen ready to once again shoulder crease load for Maple Leafs

Frederik Andersen ready to once again shoulder crease load for Maple Leafs

TORONTO — Tasked with the majority of the heavy lifting in the crease the last two seasons, Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen focused on doing the exact opposite this summer. "I worked on longevity," he said of his training regimen.
Brazil knocks off Canada 3-1 at world volleyball championship

Brazil knocks off Canada 3-1 at world volleyball championship

RUSE, Bulgaria — Reigning Olympic champion Brazil ended Canada's unbeaten run at the world volleyball championship. Brazil downed Canada 3-1 (25-22, 19-25, 25-23, 25-18) on Monday in Pool B action.
Maurice says young defenceman Morrissey catching on quick with Jets

Maurice says young defenceman Morrissey catching on quick with Jets

WINNIPEG — Head coach Paul Maurice says Josh Morrissey is a rare player and he's happy the young defenceman is sticking with the Winnipeg Jets. The former restricted free agent signed a two-year, US$6.
Canada beats Senegal 75-56 in Women's Basketball World Cup tuneup

Canada beats Senegal 75-56 in Women's Basketball World Cup tuneup

ANTIBES, France — Nirra Fields had a game-high 12 points as Canada's women's basketball team capped a three-game exhibition series in France with a 75-56 win over Senegal on Monday.
Manziel takes first-team reps, will start against Blue Bombers Friday

Manziel takes first-team reps, will start against Blue Bombers Friday

MONTREAL — The quarterback carousel in Montreal has spun again, and Johnny Manziel is once again the next man up.