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Wolves owner wants meeting with Wiggins before max contract

Wolves owner wants meeting with Wiggins before max contract

MANKATO, Minn. — Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said Monday that he is ready to commit nearly $150 million to Andrew Wiggins with a max-level extension of his rookie contract.
Running means much more than medals for refugee team at world championships

Running means much more than medals for refugee team at world championships

LONDON — When Rose Nathike Lokonyen crouches at the start line of the 800 metres on Thursday, her race will be a victory before the starting gun even sounds.

Roman Lyubimov scores winner as Russia edges Canada at Sochi Hockey Open

SOCHI, Russia — Roman Lyubimov scored the winner on the power play as Russia held on for a 3-2 victory over Canada on Monday to wrap-up preliminary round play at the Sochi Hockey Open.
Chapecoense crash survivor returns to pitch at Barcelona

Chapecoense crash survivor returns to pitch at Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain — Eight months after surviving the plane crash that killed most of his Chapecoense teammates, Alan Ruschel played his first minutes of football on Monday when his Brazilian club met Barcelona in a friendly.
Kayaking runs deep in Vincent family at summer Canada Games and beyond

Kayaking runs deep in Vincent family at summer Canada Games and beyond

WINNIPEG — Lexy Vincent was excited and proud to watch her parents win a 200-kilometre marathon canoe race last month in Ontario.

New Hampshire gov challenges Vermont counterpart to race

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu is challenging his Vermont counterpart to a drag race. Sununu tweeted to Vermont Gov. Phil Scott on Monday, saying that " rumour on the street is that you race cars.
NHL: Players under contract in minors can't go to Olympics

NHL: Players under contract in minors can't go to Olympics

Not only will Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and most of the best hockey players in the world not be going to the Olympics, neither will anyone on an NHL contract.
What they're saying: top seeds hold media round tables ahead of Rogers Cup

What they're saying: top seeds hold media round tables ahead of Rogers Cup

TORONTO — The top eight women's seeds at the Rogers Cup held round table interviews with media on Monday.

Canadian rugby coach Francois Ratier has high hopes for Women's World Cup

For Canadian coach Francois Ratier, the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup marks an end to one chapter of his working life. The French-born Ratier, who now calls Montreal home, took the Canadian women to the final in 2014 when they lost 21-9 to England.

Veteran defensive back Matt Black returns to the Toronto Argonauts

TORONTO — Matt Black is back with the Toronto Argonauts. The veteran defensive back rejoined the Argos on Monday after being released by the CFL club last week.