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Canadians Melissa Humana-Paredes, Sarah Pavan win FIVB World Tour gold at home

EDMONTON — Canadians Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes have captured FIVB World Tour gold on home soil for the first time, adding to an already successful month of competition.

Carson, Percillier lead Canada to fifth-place finish at World Rugby U20 Trophy

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil — Nick Carson scored two tries and captain Will Percillier added a try and six conversions as Canada downed Kenya 52-13 Sunday in the fifth-place game at the second-tier World Rugby U20 Trophy.
Jets sign defenceman Neal Pionk to two-year, $US6-million contract

Jets sign defenceman Neal Pionk to two-year, $US6-million contract

WINNIPEG — Defenceman Neal Pionk has signed a two-year, US$6-million contract with the Winnipeg Jets. The Jets announced the signing of the restricted free agent on Sunday. The deal carries an average annual value of $3 million.
Toronto Wolfpack edge Widnes to clinch Betfred Championship regular-season crown

Toronto Wolfpack edge Widnes to clinch Betfred Championship regular-season crown

WIDNES, England — The Toronto Wolfpack clinched the regular-season title in the second-tier Betfred Championship on Sunday, running its rugby league win streak to 16 games with a hard-fought 24-19 comeback victory over the Widnes Vikings.
Mariano Rivera closes Baseball HOF induction ceremony

Mariano Rivera closes Baseball HOF induction ceremony

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — The chants began even before baseball's greatest closer stood to make his speech. "Mariano! Mariano! Mariano!" The former New York Yankees reliever paused and smiled.
Tigers beat Blue Jays 4-3 on Castellanos' HR in 10th

Tigers beat Blue Jays 4-3 on Castellanos' HR in 10th

DETROIT — Nicholas Castellanos gave the Detroit Tigers a chance to enjoy the type of celebration that's been awfully rare of late at Comerica Park.
Lowry wins British Open in celebrated return to Emerald Isle

Lowry wins British Open in celebrated return to Emerald Isle

PORTRUSH, Ireland — The outcome was never in doubt to just about everyone but Shane Lowry. A year ago, he sat in the parking lot at Carnoustie and cried after missing the cut in the British Open for the fourth straight year.

Newgarden dominates in IndyCar victory in Iowa

NEWTON, Iowa — With his championship lead in danger, Josef Newgarden strengthened his hold on the title chase with yet another blistering run in Iowa.
Li Na sets new mark: first Asian-born player in Tennis Hall

Li Na sets new mark: first Asian-born player in Tennis Hall

NEWPORT, R.I. — Li Na has broken new ground at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The 37-year-old former Chinese star on Saturday became the first Asian-born player to be inducted.

Canada holds off Mozambique in group stage at FIBA U19 Women's World Cup

BANGKOK — Taya Hanson had 19 points and six rebounds as Canada halted a late Mozambique comeback for a 60-59 victory on Sunday in round-robin play at the FIBA under-19 Women's World Cup.