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Canadian alpine skier and former world champion John Kucera retires

CALGARY - John Kucera's career was shorter than he wanted but he leaves alpine ski racing knowing he achieved two firsts for Canada.

Suspended Cooke apologizes for kneeing Barrie, says his intent was not to injure

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Wild left wing Matt Cooke apologized Thursday for the knee-to-knee hit on Tyson Barrie that sidelined the Colorado Avalanche defenceman for at least a month, saying he did not intend to injure him.

Konecny's goal earns Canada 3-2 quarter-final victory over Switzerland

IMATRA, Finland - Canada is off to the semifinal round at the world under-18 hockey championship, thanks to Travis Konecny.

Paul McCartney to play at final concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO - Pop legend Paul McCartney is set to return to Candlestick Park to offer a swan song to the San Francisco 49ers' former stadium.

Toronto FC watching Raptors' playoff run, wondering how it might play for them

TORONTO - Toronto FC, in its eighth MLS season, has yet to see the playoffs. But it's getting a taste of what the promised land might look like thanks to the Toronto Raptors.

Walter Gretzky, Adam Beach to receive honorary degrees from Wilfrid Laurier

WATERLOO, Ont. - The father of The Great One and a Canadian film and TV star and will soon have new titles to add to their resumes.

Toronto FC benefiting from bye week but team trainers still working overtime

TORONTO - It's a bye week for Toronto FC but team trainers are still working overtime.

Canadian skier and former world downhill champion John Kucera retires

CALGARY - Former world downhill champion John Kucera is retiring from skiing.

Bruins' Bergeron, Blackhawks' Toews, Kings' Kopitar are Selke finalists

DETROIT - To no one's surprise, Patrice Bergeron, Jonathan Toews and Anze Kopitar are the finalists for the Selke Trophy, given to the NHL's best defensive forward.

Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg a game-time decision for Game 4 vs. Bruins

DETROIT - When Henrik Zetterberg aggravated a back injury at the Olympics, Zdeno Chara was there to lend a helping hand.

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