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Canadian Vathje finishes third in overall World Cup skeleton standings

Canadian Vathje finishes third in overall World Cup skeleton standings

KONIGSSEE, Germany — Canada's Elisabeth Vathje captured her first career Crystal Globe for finishing third place in the overall World Cup skeleton standings on Friday after a ninth-place finish in the final race of the season.
Blue Bombers sign cornerback Chris Randle to two-year contract

Blue Bombers sign cornerback Chris Randle to two-year contract

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers signed cornerback Chris Randle to a two-year contract, the CFL team said Friday in a release. Randle, who was scheduled to be a free agent next month, will enter his fifth season with Winnipeg in 2018.
B.C. Lions sign Canadian wide receiver Shaq Johnson to contract for 2018

B.C. Lions sign Canadian wide receiver Shaq Johnson to contract for 2018

VANCOUVER — The B.C. Lions have signed Canadian wide receiver Shaq Johnson to a new contract for the 2018 season, the CFL team said Friday in a release. Johnson was drafted in the fourth round by the Lions in 2016.
Roughriders sign quarterback Zach Collaros to new deal for 2018 season

Roughriders sign quarterback Zach Collaros to new deal for 2018 season

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed quarterback Zach Collaros to a new contract for the 2018 season, the CFL team said Friday in a release. The Roughriders recently acquired Collaros in a trade with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Svindal beats Jansrud for Norwegian 1-2 in World Cup super-G

Svindal beats Jansrud for Norwegian 1-2 in World Cup super-G

KITZBUEHEL, Austria — Aksel Lund Svindal led a Norwegian 1-2 finish ahead of Kjetil Jansrud on Friday in the last World Cup super-G before the Pyeongchang Olympics.
IOC: More initiatives coming to promote Korean unity

IOC: More initiatives coming to promote Korean unity

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Olympics organizers on Friday welcomed an agreement between North and South Korea to unite athletes at the upcoming Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and promised that "much more exciting initiatives" promoting Korean unity will em
Goggia wins Cortina downhill as Vonn makes major mistake

Goggia wins Cortina downhill as Vonn makes major mistake

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy — Sofia Goggia of Italy won a World Cup downhill on home snow Friday after Lindsey Vonn made a major mistake.
Players turn up the heat on Australian Open weather policy

Players turn up the heat on Australian Open weather policy

MELBOURNE, Australia — French player Alize Cornet has called for the extreme heat policy at the Australian Open to be re-evaluated after she said she nearly fainted in the broiling temperatures during her third-round match Friday at Melbourne Park.
Nadal into 4th round; Ostapenko out of Australian Open

Nadal into 4th round; Ostapenko out of Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — The heat wasn't a factor for Rafael Nadal this time against Damir Dzumhur, despite the searing temperature causing trouble for players earlier Friday at the Australian Open.
Canadian welterweight Rory MacDonald riding cryptocurrency wave with new sponsor

Canadian welterweight Rory MacDonald riding cryptocurrency wave with new sponsor

In a sport traditionally synonymous with beer and motorcycle sponsors, Canadian welterweight Rory MacDonald is adding some cutting-edge sizzle. The 28-year-old mixed martial artist from Kelowna, B.C.