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The struggling New York Islanders fired Jack Capuano on Tuesday, ending his tenure as head coach. General manager Garth Snow named assistant GM, coach Doug Weight, as Capuano's interim replacement. more »
Conor Sheary scored 34 seconds into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins ended the Washington Capitals' nine-game winning streak with a wild 8-7 victory Monday night that included nine second-period goals. more »
The Blue Jays have retained one of their free-agent sluggers as Jose Bautista followed Edwin Encarnacion's recent signing with Cleveland by returning to Toronto on Tuesday, agreeing to a reported one-year guaranteed contract worth $18 million US with two mutual option years. more »
After 276 events in sports ranging from skiing, to bobsled to figure skating, Canada is currently sitting second in the overall standings, 23 total medals behind Germany and just three ahead of Russia. more »