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MLS Cup teams ready to play, tired of pre-game media, hype and hoopla

MLS Cup teams ready to play, tired of pre-game media, hype and hoopla

TORONTO — While reporters shivered on the sidelines, the MLS Cup final teams just went about their business in their final practice Friday. Thanks to a strong biting wind, the temperature of -1 Celsius felt a lot frostier at BMO Field.
Peru captain Paolo Guerrero to miss World Cup, banned 1 year

Peru captain Paolo Guerrero to miss World Cup, banned 1 year

ZURICH — Peru captain Paolo Guerrero will miss the World Cup after being banned by FIFA for one year because of a positive test for cocaine.
Lawyer: No one at Michigan State knew about doc's assaults

Lawyer: No one at Michigan State knew about doc's assaults

DETROIT — A former federal prosecutor hired by Michigan State University says there's no evidence that campus officials knew a sports doctor was sexually abusing young female athletes.
Vonn happy to mix sport and politics ahead of Olympics

Vonn happy to mix sport and politics ahead of Olympics

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland — Lindsey Vonn says she won't stop expressing her political views, though her main goal is regaining her Olympic downhill title.
Toronto, Seattle look to add to their respective success stories in MLS Cup

Toronto, Seattle look to add to their respective success stories in MLS Cup

TORONTO — One more chance. Or one more championship. For Toronto FC, Saturday's MLS Cup final is an opportunity for redemption and to punctuate a record-breaking season with an unprecedented treble, adding the Philip F.
Toronto, Seattle mayors make friendly wager over MLS Cup game

Toronto, Seattle mayors make friendly wager over MLS Cup game

TORONTO — As Toronto and Seattle prepare to face each other on the soccer pitch Saturday, their mayors are making a friendly wager on who will take home the MLS Cup.
Canada's Osmond first after short program at skating Grand Prix finale

Canada's Osmond first after short program at skating Grand Prix finale

NAGOYA, Japan — Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond executed a near-perfect performance Friday to take first place in the women's short program at the ISU Grand Prix Final figure skating event. The 22-year-old from Marystown, N.L.
Usmanov urges IOC to let Russia flag fly at 2018 Olympics

Usmanov urges IOC to let Russia flag fly at 2018 Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — A leading Russian sports official has urged the IOC to reverse a ban on the country's flag from the Pyeongchang Olympics.
Canucks acquire forward Nic Dowd from Kings for defenceman Jordan Subban.

Canucks acquire forward Nic Dowd from Kings for defenceman Jordan Subban.

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks have acquired forward Nic Dowd from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for defenceman Jordan Subban. The deal was announced late Thursday evening, shortly after Vancouver's 4-1 loss to Philadelphia at home.
Toronto FC players ready if needed for penalties in MLS  Cup final rematch

Toronto FC players ready if needed for penalties in MLS Cup final rematch

TORONTO — With Sebastian Giovinco subbed off in the 103rd minute after feeling sub-par, Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney was looking for penalty-takers.