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August 9, 2017 9:14 PM Canucks re-sign forward Brendan Gaunce to two-year deal

Vancouver Canucks center Brendan Gaunce (50) fights for control of the puck with San Jose Sharks defenseman David Schlemko (5). (Jonathan Hayward/CP) VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks have signed forward Brendan Gaunce to a two-year, one-way contract worth an annual average value of US$750,000. The 23-year-old native of Sudbury, Ont., had five assists 43

August 9, 2017 3:35 AM Disney to launch streaming services for movies, live sports

NEW YORK -- With new streaming services in the works, Disney is trying to set itself up for a future that's largely been framed by Netflix: Providing the stuff you want to watch, when you want to watch it. The Magic Kingdom is launching its own streaming service for its central Disney and Pixar brands and another for live sports. That would allow it to bypass 102

August 8, 2017 8:55 PM Blue Jays place Cesar Valdez on 10-day DL

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays placed right-hander Cesar Valdez on the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday with a right shoulder impingement. Right-handed reliever Leonel Campos was recalled from triple-A Buffalo in a corresponding move. Valdez has started three games for the Blue Jays this season and has struggled in the last two. He lasted just 3 1/3 innings 41

August 8, 2017 8:53 PM Impact's Tabla wants out: report

Montreal Impact midfield Ballou Tabla skipped a training session on Tuesday amid reports the 18-year-old wants to leave the team. According to an ESPN report, the Impact have refused transfer offers from European clubs. Among those reportedly interested is the English club Chelsea. Ballou has two goals in 16 MLS games this season and added another goal in three 59

August 8, 2017 2:22 PM Great Canadian Gaming-Brookfield partnership picked to run Toronto-area casinos

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. has selected Great Canadian Gaming Corp. and Brookfield Business Partners LP to run its casinos in the Greater Toronto Area. Under the deal, Great Canadian and Brookfield would acquire OLG Slots at Woodbine, OLG Slots at Ajax Downs and the Great Blue Heron Casino located in the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First 40

August 6, 2017 10:12 PM Falcons’ Jalen Collins handed 10-game suspension for PEDs

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — For the second straight year, Atlanta Falcons cornerback Jalen Collins will be suspended for the start of the season for a violation of the league’s policy on performance enhancers. The NFL announced Sunday that Collins has been suspended without pay for the first 10 games of the 2017 season. He was suspended for the first four games 41

August 6, 2017 3:13 AM Estrada shows old form as Jays win in extra innings

It was one inning in a season that has often been an exercise in frustration for Marco Estrada. But, boy ,was it impressive and a key sequence in the dramatic 4-3 Jays win in 10 innings Saturday night at Minute Maid Park. More on the Estrada effort in a moment, but first the winner in extra innings, which came at the expense of Astros reliever Francisco 51

August 5, 2017 7:51 PM Surging Mariners place Felix Hernandez on DL, call up trade addition Marco Gonzales

Hernandez is dealing with biceps tendinitis, resulting in the call-up of a newly-acquired prospect The Seattle Mariners have won four of their last six games to climb to within 1 1/2 games of the second wild card spot, though they will be without their nominal staff ace for at least 10 days. Saturday afternoon the Mariners placed Felix Hernandez on the 10-day DL with biceps 69

August 5, 2017 2:29 PM Montreal’s Olympic Stadium becomes shelter as Haitian refugees seek home in Canada

Many of the new asylum seekers crossing from the U.S. are Haitians that dream of a more secure welcome in Canada. MONTREAL—Groups of men and women walk toward the metal security barrier outside the stadium, shielding their faces from media cameras with their hands or T-shirts. Others pass by dragging suitcases, carrying babies. Still more exit crowded 57

August 5, 2017 4:05 AM Blue Jays downed by barrage of Astros homers

Houston busts out after losing skid in big way HOUSTON - Entering the night with a 15-game lead over Seattle in the American League West ensured the Astros weren’t going to worry much about a three-game losing streak they brought with them. In fact with the Blue Jays as the guests, we’re guessing one of the best teams in baseball couldn’t wait to get to Minute 63