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June 23, 2018 4:34 PM Ilya Kovalchuk returns to NHL with L.A. Kings in $18M deal

After five years back home in Russia, Ilya Kovalchuk is ready to resume his Stanley Cup chase with the Los Angeles Kings. The high-scoring forward agreed to a three-year, $18.75 million deal with the Kings on Saturday, choosing Los Angeles over several interested teams for his return to the NHL. The 35-year-old Kovalchuk scored 816 points in 816 career 6

June 22, 2018 10:42 PM Blue Jays’ Roberto Osuna suspended 75 games

Major League Baseball said Friday the suspension is retroactive to May 8 and covers 75 games. Osuna will wind up missing 89 days, which would cost him about $2.54 million of his $5.3-million U.S. salary. Osuna will participate in a confidential and comprehensive evaluation and treatment program supervised by the joint policy board of MLB and the players' 5

June 20, 2018 11:05 PM Series preview: Toronto Blue Jays at Los Angeles Angels

We’re not even gong to pretend Mike Trout has a comparable. A two-time MVP in his first six full seasons (he was runner-up three times and fourth last season), the Angels outfielder is having another dominant season. Through Tuesday’s games, he led the majors in runs (60), homers (23), walks (64), on-base percentage (.469), OPS (1.158), total bases (77), and WAR (6.5). Marcus 6

June 20, 2018 2:24 PM Ex-NHLer Ryane Clowe named coach of Newfoundland Growlers, the Leafs’ new ECHL affiliate

The Growlers, who will play at Mile One Centre in St. John’s, take over from the Orlando Solar Bears as the Leafs’ secondary affiliate and the primary affiliate of the AHL’s Toronto Marlies. “Ryane brings two years of working on John Hynes’ staff in New Jersey in combination with his deep roots in Newfoundland to the position,” Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas 6

June 20, 2018 2:18 AM It’s all fun and big-league games as Canadian Mike Soroka returns to Toronto

For Mike Soroka, the Atlanta Braves’ 20-year-old right-hander, it was going to be a tough act to follow. The Calgary native on Tuesday became the second Canadian pitcher to start a game at Rogers Centre in 2018. The first, Seattle left-hander James Paxton, from Richmond, B.C., tossed a no-hitter May 8, something accomplished just once previously by a Canadian 7

June 19, 2018 8:07 PM Wednesday World Cup preview: Ronaldo and Portugal look to eliminate Morocco

That should make it an easier day for Suarez, who has 51 international goals and is Uruguay’s all-time top scorer. This tournament is a chance for Suarez to play controversy-free soccer at this year’s World Cup. He was sent off for a handball against Ghana in the quarterfinals of the 2010 tournament, earning a suspension that had him on the sidelines 7

June 19, 2018 7:24 PM Drew Moor’s journey back from injury nears its end as he takes field for TFC practice

Moor had played 10 of Toronto FC’s first 12 matches in a crammed opening to the schedule before the injury occurred. He was rested for the other two games, which preceded Champions League contests. Moor says the injury was likely the result of a combination of factors, including a short off-season, lots of travel, changes in altitude and playing on different 7

June 18, 2018 4:47 PM Teenage star R.J. Barrett added to roster for Canadian senior camp

The camp in Vancouver features six NBA players in Khem Birch (Orlando), Chris Boucher (Golden State), Dillon Brooks (Memphis), Cory Joseph (Indiana), Kelly Olynyk (Miami), Dwight Powell (Dallas). The Canadians will host China in a pair of exhibition games on Friday in Vancouver and Sunday in Victoria. Canada resumes its World Cup qualifying on June 29 with a first-place 10

June 15, 2018 5:00 PM Who’s that selling steaks off a truck? It’s Amazon

NEW YORK—Donna Brunswick drove to a Costco last month to pick up some raw flank steak — not at the wholesale club, but from a truck in the parking lot. “Typically you wouldn’t buy meat off a random truck,” says Brunswick, a technical manager in Atlanta. But she says $20 for the slab of beef was a good deal. And she liked the filet mignon she bought from it in December 12

June 14, 2018 1:30 PM Egypt coach ‘very optimistic’ Salah will play opener

Cuper said officials would continue to monitor Salah during their training session Thursday. But he said he was expecting his star striker to be on the field. Salah had been questionable since suffering a left shoulder injury during a collision with Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos during the Champions League final last month in Kyiv, Ukraine. Salah almost 13