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Marlins' Dee Gordon traded to Mariners for 3 prospects

Marlins' Dee Gordon traded to Mariners for 3 prospects

MIAMI — The Marlins' latest payroll purge began not with Giancarlo Stanton, but with Dee Gordon.

Citing health issues, Georges St-Pierre gives up UFC middleweight title

TORONTO — Citing health issues, Georges St-Pierre is giving up his newly won UFC middleweight title. The 36-year-old from Montreal won the 185-pound crown Nov. 4 when he dethroned Michael Bisping at UFC 217 in New York.
NHL commissioner Bettman says league will consider Seattle expansion bid

NHL commissioner Bettman says league will consider Seattle expansion bid

MANALAPAN, Fla. — The NHL is opening its doors to Seattle.

Orioles pitcher Gausman changes number to honour Halladay

BALTIMORE — Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman will wear No. 34 next season as a tribute to Roy Halladay, who was killed in a plane crash last month. Gausman announced the switch Thursday on his Twitter account. The right-hander wore No. 39 last year.
Tkachuk banned 1 game for spearing; Babcock calls incident 'junior hockey stuff'

Tkachuk banned 1 game for spearing; Babcock calls incident 'junior hockey stuff'

TORONTO — Matthew Tkachuk's teammates on the Calgary Flames would like him to cut out the needless suspensions, but don't want any change in his gritty, high-skilled game.
Michigan doctor gets 60-year prison sentence for child porn

Michigan doctor gets 60-year prison sentence for child porn

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A former elite sports doctor whose sexual assault cases have rocked Michigan State University and the group that trains U.S.
Sidelined with heart condition last season, Dempsey happy to be in MLS Cup

Sidelined with heart condition last season, Dempsey happy to be in MLS Cup

TORONTO — Clint Dempsey was on the BMO Field sidelines for last year's MLS Cup final, shelved by a heart condition that threatened his future.
Ronaldo moves level with archrival Messi with 5 Ballon d'Ors

Ronaldo moves level with archrival Messi with 5 Ballon d'Ors

PARIS — A decade of dominance as the world's two best soccer players has left Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi level with five Ballon d'Or awards each.
Like Altidore, Toronto FC is done with the small talk as MLS Cup final looms

Like Altidore, Toronto FC is done with the small talk as MLS Cup final looms

TORONTO — It appears Toronto FC striker Jozy Altidore will do his talking on the field Saturday in the MLS Cup final. The U.S. international certainly had little to say Thursday at a news conference.
Former WBC champ Pascal to face prospect Elbiali, then retire from ring

Former WBC champ Pascal to face prospect Elbiali, then retire from ring

MONTREAL — Jean Pascal wants to leave the ring as a winner. The Laval, Que.