Canadian defenceman Tara Watchorn announces retirement

CALGARY — Defenceman Tara Watchorn, who won an Olympic gold medal with Canada’s women’s hockey team at the Sochi Olympics, announced her retirement from international competition on Monday. The 27-year-old Watchorn, who made her debut with Canada’s team in 2011, …

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AP Exclusive: Corruption probe prompts reviews of NCAA teams

The spate of arrests, details of under-the-table bribes to teenagers and the expected downfall of one of the sport’s best-known coaches has triggered uncomfortable soul-searching among the institutions at the heart of college basketball, including internal reviews by more than …

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Newcastle United up for sale by owner Mike Ashley

NEWCASTLE, England — English Premier League club Newcastle is up for sale. Newcastle owner Mike Ashley’s company, St. James Holdings, released a statement Monday saying the decision was taken “to give the club the best possible opportunity of securing the …

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Oilers place forward Leon Draisaitl on injured reserve

The Edmonton Oilers have placed forward Leon Draisaitl on injured reserve, the team announced Monday. Draisaitl suffered a concussion last week against the Winnipeg Jets. It was initially believed to be an eye injury, but in actuality produced concussion symptoms. …

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RANKED: The 15 most powerful millennials in the world

With Sebastian Kurz expected to become Austria’s next chancellor, Europe is about to have its first millennial leader. The young generation, though, has already made itself known around the world. Roughly defined as people born between 1980 and 2000, millennials …

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Rick Pitino has been officially fired in unanimous vote

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville’s Athletic Association has officially fired coach Rick Pitino nearly three weeks after the school acknowledged that its men’s basketball program is being investigated as part of a federal corruption probe. The association, which oversees Louisville’s …

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