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Maher's foot carries Redblacks to 37-18 win over Ticats; Hamilton still winless

Maher's foot carries Redblacks to 37-18 win over Ticats; Hamilton still winless

HAMILTON — Ottawa Redblacks kicker Brett Maher kept putting points on the board even as his team's drives were stalling against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Friday night.
Receiver Ricky Collins Jr. acquired by Tiger-Cats in trade with Roughriders

Receiver Ricky Collins Jr. acquired by Tiger-Cats in trade with Roughriders

HAMILTON — Wide receiver Ricky Collins Jr. was acquired by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Friday night in a trade with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Hamilton also got a seventh round pick in the 2018 CFL draft.

New York Knicks sign undrafted Canadian guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes

NEW YORK — Canadian guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes signed with the New York Knicks on Friday night. The six-foot-three, 210-pound native of Markham, Ont., went undrafted in the 2017 draft out of Florida State. He had 1,236 points in 100 career NCAA games.
Jake Arrieta, Javier Baez lead Cubs over Blue Jays 7-4

Jake Arrieta, Javier Baez lead Cubs over Blue Jays 7-4

CHICAGO — Jake Arrieta may never duplicate the second half he had two years ago in winning the NL Cy Young Award. The Cubs don't care. They'll take what the right-hander is giving them now.
Celtics to retire Paul Pierce's No. 34

Celtics to retire Paul Pierce's No. 34

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics will retire Paul Pierce's No. 34 during their Feb. 11 game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The longtime Celtics forward will be the 22nd player so honoured — the first since 2003.
Quarterback Ray returns to starting lineup in time for Argos to face Alouettes

Quarterback Ray returns to starting lineup in time for Argos to face Alouettes

TORONTO — The Toronto Argonauts have their offensive leader back. Veteran quarterback Ricky Ray will start Saturday afternoon when Toronto (3-5) hosts the Montreal Alouettes (3-4).
Whitecaps set to host Houston Dynamo as Vancouver kicks off busy stretch

Whitecaps set to host Houston Dynamo as Vancouver kicks off busy stretch

VANCOUVER — Carl Robinson raised his arm above his head to make a point while addressing the Vancouver Whitecaps in the middle of their training pitch this week.
Impact can move into MLS playoff position with win over Real Salt Lake

Impact can move into MLS playoff position with win over Real Salt Lake

MONTREAL — Riding a three-game winning streak, the Montreal Impact are within striking distance of a playoff position for the first time this season.
After doping scandals, Russia touts reformed testing agency

After doping scandals, Russia touts reformed testing agency

MOSCOW — After almost two years under suspension, the Russian anti-doping agency wants to show it's capable of cleaning up a tainted sports scene.
Blue Bombers beat Eskimos 33-26, hand Edmonton first loss of season

Blue Bombers beat Eskimos 33-26, hand Edmonton first loss of season

WINNIPEG — Andrew Harris accomplished something he had never done before in his professional career on Thursday.