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Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe bingeing his own team during NHL pause

Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe bingeing his own team during NHL pause

TORONTO — Sheldon Keefe doesn't have Netflix and hasn't seen "Tiger King." In fact, when the head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs heard about the cringe-inducing-but-can't-look-away series, he assumed it was a documentary about Tiger Woods.

Eighth NHL player, and third on Avalanche, tests positive for COVID-19

An eighth NHL player has tested positive for COVID-19. The league announced Tuesday that a third player from the Colorado Avalanche has the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
Wickenheiser plea for PPE, with Ryan Reynolds assist, scores big donations

Wickenheiser plea for PPE, with Ryan Reynolds assist, scores big donations

Hayley Wickenheiser saw what was coming and heard the fears of friends on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Russia flatly denies US allegation of World Cup bid bribes

Russia flatly denies US allegation of World Cup bid bribes

GENEVA — Russian officials on Tuesday flatly denied bribing a FIFA voter with millions of dollars to support the country's winning 2018 World Cup bid, after American prosecutors revealed new details about the alleged payments.

Atletico Ottawa signs 22-year-old Spanish midfielder Victor (Viti) Martínez

OTTAWA — Expansion Atletico Ottawa has signed Victor (Viti) Martinez, making the Spanish midfielder its sixth international player.

Canadian international and domestic sporting events impacted by COVID-19

A list of Canadian international and domestic sporting events impacted by COVID-19: OLYMPICS — 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics postponed until 2021.
Toronto Wolfpack hooker Andy Ackers moonlights as barber away from rugby league

Toronto Wolfpack hooker Andy Ackers moonlights as barber away from rugby league

Andy Ackers the Toronto Wolfpack hooker is now Andy the barber. With rugby league on hiatus due to COVID-19, the 26-year-old English forward has finished a college course and been certified as a barber.
Leafs sign Russian forward Alexander Barabanov to one-year, entry-level contract

Leafs sign Russian forward Alexander Barabanov to one-year, entry-level contract

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs signed forward Alexander Barabanov to a one-year, entry-level contract for the 2020-21 campaign Tuesday. The 25-year-old had 11 goals and 20 points in 43 games with SKA St.
Jets sign defenceman Dylan Samberg to three-year entry-level contract

Jets sign defenceman Dylan Samberg to three-year entry-level contract

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets have signed defenceman Dylan Samberg to a three-year entry-level contract, starting in the 2020-21 season. The deal carries an average annual value of US$1.175 million.
AP sources: MLB, union discuss playing all games in Arizona

AP sources: MLB, union discuss playing all games in Arizona

NEW YORK — Putting all 30 teams in the Phoenix area this season and playing in empty ballparks was among the ideas discussed Monday by Major League Baseball and the players’ association.