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Jesperi Kotkaniemi primed for Montreal return after bolting for Carolina

Jesperi Kotkaniemi primed for Montreal return after bolting for Carolina

Jesperi Kotkaniemi had already mentioned the "two good options" he faced.
Jets captain Blake Wheeler in COVID-19 protocol before game against Wild

Jets captain Blake Wheeler in COVID-19 protocol before game against Wild

SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Jets captain Blake Wheeler will miss Winnipeg's game against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday after being placed in COVID-19 protocols. The Jets announced Wheeler's absence hours before the puck dropped.
Raptors guard VanVleet says he's ready to lead by example this season

Raptors guard VanVleet says he's ready to lead by example this season

TORONTO — Fred VanVleet arrived for the first day of his rookie training camp early, keen to prove he was ready to work. He arrived at 9 a.m. for an 11 a.m. practice only to find Kyle Lowry stretching after a weight workout. He'd been there since 6.
All-star defensive back Tre Roberson returns to Calgary Stampeders

All-star defensive back Tre Roberson returns to Calgary Stampeders

CALGARY — Defensive back Tre Roberson has signed with Calgary Stampeders for a second stint with the team. The American played 32 regular-season games for Calgary in 2018 and 2019.
Veteran kicker Paredes named CFL's top performer after kicking six field goals in win

Veteran kicker Paredes named CFL's top performer after kicking six field goals in win

TORONTO — Rene Paredes of the Calgary Stampeders and Montreal Alouettes Jake Wieneke and David Menard were named the CFL's top performers Tuesday. Paredes was named the No. 1 performer after kicking six field goals in Calgary's 39-10 win over the B.
Olympic track cycling champ Kelsey Mitchell rides whirlwind into world championship

Olympic track cycling champ Kelsey Mitchell rides whirlwind into world championship

Kelsey Mitchell didn't have time for a post-Olympic letdown. Just over two months after winning track cycling's women's sprint in Tokyo, the 27-year-old from Sherwood Park, Alta., will attempt to pair a world championship gold with her Olympic gold.
MacKinnon clears COVID protocols, could play for Avs at Caps

MacKinnon clears COVID protocols, could play for Avs at Caps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Colorado Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon has cleared NHL coronavirus protocols and could make his season debut Tuesday night against the Washington Capitals.
About a third of Premier League players not fully vaccinated

About a third of Premier League players not fully vaccinated

LONDON (AP) — Almost a third of Premier League soccer players have yet to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus and about 20% have yet to receive a first dose.
USOPC says it is trying to help Humphries' Olympic quest

USOPC says it is trying to help Humphries' Olympic quest

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76ers suspend Simmons 1 game for conduct detrimental to team

76ers suspend Simmons 1 game for conduct detrimental to team

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Ben Simmons has been suspended by the Philadelphia 76ers for one game due to conduct detrimental to the team. Simmons will miss the 76ers’ season opener Wednesday night at New Orleans.