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Secret gives $1M to women's hockey players association

Oct. 22, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association is receiving a $1 million boost from Secret Deodorant to continue its barnstorming Dream Gap Tour of games and relieve any financial uncertainties resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The commitment is considered the largest for...

Tampa Bay Rays' Brandon Lowe hits a home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning in Game 2 of the baseball World Series Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Randy and the Rays finally a group effort in World Series

Oct. 22, 2020 2:41 AM EDT

Randy Arozarena was a one-man show getting the Tampa Bay Rays to the World Series. Big swings, bat flips, bustin' moves — he did it all — and his fast hands and fanciful feet didn't need much help capturing an AL pennant. Winning the Fall Classic, though, that could take an ensemble cast —...

Canada avoids snap election after Parliament vote

Oct. 21, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Justin Trudeau's Liberal government avoided being toppled in a confidence vote Wednesday after a majority of Parliament members voted against a Conservative motion to create a special anti-corruption committee The Liberal government had declared the motion to be a matter of confidence....

FILE  - This Sept. 28, 2015, file photo shows then-Phoenix Suns assistant coach Nate Bjorkgren during the Suns NBA basketball media day in Phoenix. The Indiana Pacers were seeking someone who could communicate with today’s players, who was open to a new offensive philosophy and who could win some postseason games. On Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard found his man — Nate Bjorkgren. He comes to Indiana after spending two seasons as an assistant on Nick Nurse’s staff in Toronto. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Bjorkgren describes plan to take Pacers in new direction

Oct. 21, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — New Indiana Pacers coach Nate Bjorkgren went right to work Wednesday. Less than 24 hours after accepting the job, the 45-year-old former Toronto Raptors assistant started explaining his plan. He expects the Pacers to move the ball and take more 3-pointers. He wants the defense to be...

FILE  - This Sept. 28, 2015, file photo shows then-Phoenix Suns assistant coach Nate Bjorkgren during the Suns NBA basketball media day in Phoenix. The Indiana Pacers were seeking someone who could communicate with today’s players, who was open to a new offensive philosophy and who could win some postseason games. On Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard found his man — Nate Bjorkgren. He comes to Indiana after spending two seasons as an assistant on Nick Nurse’s staff in Toronto. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Indiana Pacers tab Raptors assistant Nate Bjorkgren as coach

Oct. 20, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana wanted its next coach to take the franchise in a new direction. The Pacers were seeking someone who could communicate with today’s players, who was open to a new offensive philosophy and who could win some postseason games. On Tuesday, president of basketball operations...

Opposition push to set up probe could force Canada election

Oct. 20, 2020 12:19 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Justin Trudeau’s minority Liberal government said Monday an opposition push for an anti-corruption committee will trigger a vote that could force a fall election in Canada. Liberal House Leader Pablo Rodriguez said the government considers the Conservative motion to be a matter of...

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland smiles as she responds to a question as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on during a news conference on parliament hill in Ottawa, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canada-China spat heats up over ambassador's alleged threat

Oct. 19, 2020 8:31 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The diplomatic spat between Canada and China grew more heated on Monday as Beijing denounced press criticism of its ambassador to Ottawa, only to have Canada's deputy prime minister and opposition leader echo the criticism. The exchange comes at a moment when ties between the countries are...

Tampa Bay Rays pose with the American League championship trophy following their victory against the Houston Astros in Game 7 of a baseball American League Championship Series, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in San Diego. The Rays defeated the Astros 4-2 to win the series 4-3 games. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

A capsule look at the Rays and Dodgers in the World Series

Oct. 19, 2020 7:57 PM EDT

A capsule look at the best-of-seven World Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers in Arlington, Texas, beginning Tuesday night: ___ Season Series: Did not play. ___ TAMPA BAY RAYS Record: 40-20. Playoff Entry: AL East champions. Playoff Seed: No. 1. Manager: Kevin Cash (sixth season). Projected...

White scores in stoppage time, Red Bulls tie Orlando 1-1

Oct. 19, 2020 12:36 AM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Brian White scored in stoppage time, helping the New York Red Bulls to a 1-1 tie with Orlando City on Sunday night. Orlando City clinched its first playoff spot when Toronto beat Atlanta United 1-0 later Sunday. After a New York corner kick bounced around and was eventually cleared...

FILE - In this March 11, 2020, file photo, San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton (19) moves the puck as Chicago Blackhawks' Brandon Saad (20) defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago. The Toronto Maple Leafs signed 41-year-old forward Thornton to a one-year, $700,000 contract Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

Joe Thornton points to talk with Joe Montana in Toronto move

Oct. 18, 2020 11:02 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Joe Thornton had plenty of conversations about the next, and perhaps final, stop in his NHL career. The 41-year-old forward picked the brains of former teammates Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski, asking them both to look back and analyze their moves away from the San Jose Sharks. One phone...