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IceDogs fined $250,000, stripped of draft picks for recruiting violations

TORONTO — The Ontario Hockey League has fined the Niagara IceDogs $250,000 and stripped the club of its first-round selections at the 2019 and 2021 OHL Priority drafts for what the league calls a "violation of player recruitment policies.

Veteran CFL defensive back Johnson tweets he's becoming a college coach

Jovon Johnson is trading his cleats in for a whistle this season. The veteran CFL defensive back tweeted Friday he's accepted an offer to become the defensive backs coach at Defiance College in Ohio.

Canada's Stephen Ames, Sandy Lyle share PGA Tour Champions lead

NAPLES, Fla. — Playing partners Sandy Lyle and Calgary's Stephen Ames matched the course record at 8-under 63 to share the first-round lead Friday in the PGA Tour Champions' Chubb Classic.

Star striker Fredy Montero returning to Vancouver Whitecaps

VANCOUVER — Star striker Fredy Montero is returning to the Vancouver Whitecaps. The Major League Soccer club announced on Friday that it has signed the 31-year-old Colombian forward to a two-year deal.

Canada's Brayden Schnur posts another upset at New York Open

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Canadian qualifier Brayden Schnur has made an improbable run to the semifinals at the ATP Tour's New York Open.
Striker Terrence Boyd ready to put his body on the line for Toronto FC

Striker Terrence Boyd ready to put his body on the line for Toronto FC

TORONTO — With Sebastian Giovinco now picking up a paycheque eight time zones away and Jozy Altidore working his way back to match fitness after ankle surgery, Toronto FC fans are about to get a dose of Terrence Boyd. It should be fun.
Saskatchewan Roughriders re-sign all-star Canadian kicker Brett Lauther

Saskatchewan Roughriders re-sign all-star Canadian kicker Brett Lauther

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders added a free agent, kept one of their own and signed Canadian kicker Brett Lauther to a one-year extension through 2020 on Friday. Lauther, of Truro, N.S.
Busy schedule working nicely for top-ranked Ontario skip Rachel Homan

Busy schedule working nicely for top-ranked Ontario skip Rachel Homan

SYDNEY, N.S. — A packed schedule this season has worked quite nicely for Rachel Homan. Her life will be getting even busier later this year.
Perry Pearn learning the nuances of coaching women's hockey with national team

Perry Pearn learning the nuances of coaching women's hockey with national team

TORONTO — Perry Pearn is still coaching hockey, he's just working on tweaking his approach. The veteran NHL assistant coach is serving as the head coach of Canada's national women's team. While the 67-year-old native of Stettler, Alta.

Sanchez feels back to old self after first bullpen session of spring training

DUNEDIN, Fla. — Aaron Sanchez is feeling like the pitcher he was back in 2016. And his new manager can't stop smiling about that.