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Flames-Hurricanes blockbuster deal highlights second day of NHL draft

DALLAS — The NHL draft provided few fireworks in Friday's first round. It looked like there would be a repeat Saturday until a five-player trade finally shook things up.
IndyCar rookie Robert Wickens returns to Road America

IndyCar rookie Robert Wickens returns to Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. — Robert Wickens emerged from his trailer after a meeting with engineers, taking a brief break after practice at Road America. Finally, the IndyCar rookie has to get ready for a race at the rural Wisconsin road course.
Flames deal Hamilton, Ferland and a prospect to Hurricanes for Lindholm, Hanifin

Flames deal Hamilton, Ferland and a prospect to Hurricanes for Lindholm, Hanifin

DALLAS — The Calgary Flames made a splash at the NHL draft Saturday, dealing star defenceman Dougie Hamilton to the Carolina Hurricanes in a five-player trade.
Belgium looks best yet at World Cup in 5-2 rout of Tunisia

Belgium looks best yet at World Cup in 5-2 rout of Tunisia

MOSCOW — Belgium seems to be getting better and better — maybe even the best yet at the World Cup. It's still early, but a hugely talented Belgian squad made a big statement on Saturday in its 5-2 rout of Tunisia.
Mexico's 2-1 victory over South Korea silences critics

Mexico's 2-1 victory over South Korea silences critics

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia — The criticism of Mexico's national team heading into the World Cup was loud and scathing. The answer has been emphatic.
Friendship between players has limits at World Cup

Friendship between players has limits at World Cup

YEKATERINBURG, Russia — Even a great friendship between players who used to be at the same club has its limits when it comes to the World Cup. Senegal forward Sadio Mane can attest to that.
COC session vote approves Calgary as potential host for 2026 Olympics

COC session vote approves Calgary as potential host for 2026 Olympics

OTTAWA — The Canadian Olympic Committee session voted Saturday to approve Calgary as a potential host for the 2026 Winter Olympics. International Olympic Committee members will vote on a 2026 host city in September 2019.
Hurting Neymar gets emotional at the World Cup

Hurting Neymar gets emotional at the World Cup

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Neymar is hurting, probably physically and almost for sure emotionally.
R. J. Barrett leads Canada to win over China at Pacific Rim Basketball Classic

R. J. Barrett leads Canada to win over China at Pacific Rim Basketball Classic

VANCOUVER — Things were a little different for R. J. Barrett. The 18-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., is usually the best player on the floor.
R. J. Barrett leads Canada to win over China at Pacific Rim Basketball Classic

R. J. Barrett leads Canada to win over China at Pacific Rim Basketball Classic

VANCOUVER — Teenager R. J. Barrett scored 16 points and had a pair of assists in his first game with the national men's basketball team as Canada defeated a team from China 97-62 Friday night in the opening game of the Pacific Rim Basketball Classic.