DARTMOUTH, Mass. - A Massachusetts sheriff is seeking a criminal complaint against former NFL star Aaron Hernandez after a recent jail scuffle with another inmate.
Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson told Boston's WHDH-TV Thursday the paperwork has been filed in district court. A clerk magistrate will review it.
TAMPA, Fla. - Tampa Bay Lightning star Steven Stamkos is back playing after missing 45 games with a broken right shin.
Stamkos, out since getting hurt Nov. 11 at Boston, was in the lineup for Thursday night's game against the Buffalo Sabres.
Stamkos received a partial standing ovation during pregame introductions, when it was announced that the centre was the new team captain.
TORONTO - Any other season, Friday's game against the visiting Sacramento Kings would be entirely about the return of Rudy Gay, and the handful of players on both sides facing off against old teammates.
Any other season, the Toronto Raptors wouldn't be looking to lock down homecourt advantage in the playoffs, and an Atlantic Division title.
"It's always important when you play against your former team, but more than that, I'm happy where I'm at," said guard Greivis Vasquez, one of four Kings acquired in the mammoth deal in early December that sent Gay to the Kings.
MONTREAL - Former coach Marc Trestman always had a slogan for the season, but the one for new coach Tom Higgins for the 2014 campaign ought to be Better Late Than Never.
Nine days after the Alouettes announced the veteran Higgins as their new head coach, he finally met with the media in the team's Olympic Stadium locker-room and introduced his coaching staff on Thursday.
The Alouettes are a couple of months behind the rest of the Canadian Football League in getting their staff settled, but at last it is in place.
BERWICK, N.S. - The owner of a sports artifact purported to be the world's oldest hockey stick is putting the item up for sale.
Mark Presley of Berwick, N.S., bought the nearly 180-year-old stick in 2008 from a retired barber in North Sydney, who had displayed it in his shop for over 30 years. Presley paid $1,000 for it but will be looking for much more than that when the 10-day selling window closes next week.
In December, Kevin Glenn was ecstatic about joining the Ottawa Redblacks. Now the veteran quarterback wants the CFL expansion squad to trade him elsewhere.
On Dec. 15, a jubilant Glenn was seen in a family video celebrating after being named a first-round pick by Ottawa in the CFL expansion draft. Following two productive seasons with the Calgary Stampeders, the 13-year veteran was looking forward to leading a first-year franchise and being able to call the Redblacks his team.
TORONTO - Just 13 weeks after walking away from his title, Georges St-Pierre is not forgotten. But he is devalued.
Once ranked among mixed martial arts' pound-for-pound elite, the former UFC welterweight champion from Montreal is finding past glory doesn't last long.
Fighters have short memories. So do fans.
"I can't think backwards," said top 170-pound contender Johny (Bigg Rigg) Hendricks. "I've got to think forwards.
LAWRENCE, Kan. - Andrew Wiggins remembers sitting in the bleachers of Allen Fieldhouse long after the final whistle, watching as the crowd showered the departing Kansas players with love.
It may not have been that exact moment that the nation's No. 1 recruit decided he would play his only season of college basketball with the Jayhawks. But the outpouring of support on senior night certainly played a role in his decision, one that he doesn't regret for a moment.
Kevin Sullivan joked that he might need to put an asterisk beside his Canadian indoor 3,000-metre record.
That's because Cam Levins nearly beat it wearing only one shoe.
Levins, the 24-year-old from Campbell River, B.C., who's been rewriting Canada's track and field record book, will race the 3,000 metres at the world indoor championships this weekend in Sopot, Poland.
He qualified for the worlds in a 3,000 in January in Boston, running a full third of the race in one navy-blue socked foot.
TORONTO - A helmet worn by Canada's Martin St. Louis in the men's Olympic final and pucks from the women's bronze-medal game are among the items being donated for an exhibition at the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Over 50 artifacts will make up two new displays that will commemorate the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The displays will be introduced later this month.