This year’s NFL draft has lowest number of early entrants since 2011. That trend figures to continue

The lure of starting a pro career early apparently isn’t quite as tempting for underclassmen now as it was in the days before college stars could profit off their name, image and likeness. This month’s draft features 58 early entrants, the lowest number of players to enter the draft with college eligibility remaining since 2011. … Read more

Blue Jays activate closer Romano, reliever Swanson

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 16, 2024 5:14 pm Updated April 16, 2024 5:40 pm 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size TORONTO – The Toronto Blue Jays reinstated right-handed closer Jordan Romano and right-handed reliever Erik Swanson from the 15-day injured list and activated them for their game … Read more

Dozens of Russian athletes are likely to qualify for the Paris Olympics. Will Moscow let them go?

DUESSELDORF, Germany — With 100 days to go until the Paris Olympics, it’s still not clear whether any athletes from Russia who are expected to qualify will actually go. The question is whether Moscow will accept the conditions that the International Olympic Committee set for Russia in the wake of its invasion of Ukraine. Ultimately, … Read more

Kikuchi, Guerrero help Jays edge Yankees 5-4

TORONTO – The Toronto Blue Jays will not tire of seeing their sleepy left-hander Yusei Kikuchi perform as he did against the New York Yankees on Tuesday. Kikuchi (1-1), who claimed last fall after a late-season win that he sleeps 13 to 14 hours the night before a start, spearheaded the Blue Jays to a … Read more

OJ Simpson was chilling with a beer on a couch before Easter, lawyer says. 2 weeks later he was dead

LAS VEGAS — O.J. Simpson’s last robust discussion with his longtime lawyer was just before Easter, at the country club home Simpson leased southwest of the Las Vegas Strip. “He was awake, alert and chilling,” attorney Malcom LaVergne recalled Tuesday. “He’s on the couch … drinking a beer and watching TV. And so that was … Read more

Jiri Smejkal gets 1st goal, Senators beat Bruins 3-1 in regular-season finale

BOSTON — Jiri Smejkal scored his first career goal midway through the second period and Jakob Chychrun scored less than a minute later as the Ottawa Senators beat the Boston Bruins 3-1 on Tuesday night in the regular-season finale for both teams. Artem Zub added an empty-net goal with 1:48 remaining and Anton Forsberg had … Read more

Darko Rajakovic carries Raptors through adversity

TORONTO – Most fans would describe the Toronto Raptors’ 2023-24 season as tumultuous, even chaotic, with a series of trades significantly remaking the roster and then a raft of injuries and other issues directly contributing to a 15-game losing skid. But head coach Darko Rajakovic’s lasting memory of this lost season will be how through … Read more

West Virginia transgender sports ban discriminates against teen athlete, appeals court says

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s transgender sports ban violates the rights of a teen athlete under Title IX, the federal civil rights law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in schools, an appeals court ruled Tuesday. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that the law cannot be applied to a 13-year-old who has been … Read more

Go, Canada! The 2024 Olympics uniforms celebrate each province, territory – National

Drumroll, please… Canadian clothing giant Lululemon has unveiled its Team Canada designs for the 2024 Olympics in Paris, giving Canadians a glimpse of what the country’s Olympians and Paralympians will be wearing at the opening and closing ceremonies. Lululemon and the Canadian Olympic team unveiled the official uniforms Tuesday. Team Canada will enter the stadium … Read more

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley calls for women’s sports investment

Dawn Staley just finished leading South Carolina’s undefeated season and witnessing the end of Caitlin Clark’s record-breaking college career — and she thinks women’s basketball is only getting started. “I think we are in a moment … from a place where our game has been held back to now it’s at a place where it’s … Read more