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Venus Williams hits third round at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA—It was inevitable after such an energetic performance in her second-round win over Stefanie Voegele at the Australian Open that Venus Williams would get asked about transcending the generations…

Jays, Bautista on verge of deal: Reports

Jose Bautista’s long search for a club may finally be over. In a case of “meet the new boss, same as the old boss,” it appears the righ-handed slugger could once…

Leafs beat Rangers, close in on Senators as battle brews again

NEW YORK—There will be a Battle of Ontario when the Leafs and Senators meet Saturday night in Ottawa. The two teams are bumping up against each other in the standings…

Alex Ovechkin wastes little time notching 1,000th point

Alex Ovechkin wastes little time notching 1,000th point

Alex Ovechkin scored twice to reach and exceed the 1,000-point plateau, leading the Washington Capitals to a 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night. Becoming the 84th player…

It’s real and it’s spectacular: Erica Wiebe stars in India’s flashy Pro Wrestling League

Erica Wiebe is officially a pro wrestler.  But the Olympic gold medallist won’t be smashing a folding chair over anyone’s back or tossing anyone into a turnbuckle. Instead, she’s joined India’s…

Hockey Canada boss stickhandles tricky issues

Long-time Hockey Canada staffer Scott Smith takes over from Tom Renney as president of the organization on July 1. Renney will remain chief executive officer, while Smith keeps the title…

Canada hopes to reclaim junior hockey supremacy against U.S. in gold-medal game

Canada suffered a heartbreaking overtime loss the last time it played the U.S. in the gold-medal game of the world junior championship. Seven years later, the Canadians are in Montreal…

Hurricanes equipment man lives the NHL dream for 7.6 seconds

RALEIGH, N.C.—Jorge Alves usually sharpens the Carolina Hurricanes’ skates. Lately, the team’s equipment manager has been lacing up his own. It’s been a wild past few days for Alves. The…

Clemson crushes Ohio State in Fiesta Bowl

GLENDALE, ARIZ.—Deshaun Watson ran for two touchdowns and threw another and No. 3 Clemson crushed No. 2 Ohio State 31-0 Saturday night in the Fiesta Bowl to set up a…