LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Slava Voynov's attorney says the Los Angeles Kings defenceman never hit his girlfriend, and he blames Voynov's arrest on a misunderstanding partly caused by the couple's limited English.
Craig Renetzky is hopeful the NHL will end Voynov's indefinite suspension after reviewing the events that led to Voynov's arrest at a hospital near his home.
B.C. Lions linebacker Solomon Elimimian could have two big reasons to smile Saturday night.
First, B.C. (8-7) can clinch a playoff berth with a victory over the struggling Winnipeg Blue Bombers (6-10). Elimimian also needs 10 tackles to break the CFL single-season mark of 130 held by J.C. Sherritt of the Edmonton Eskimos.
The Lions linebacker has recorded 10 or more tackles seven times this season.
TORONTO - The Toronto Raptors will have extra security in place for Wednesday night's pre-season game following the Parliament Hill shootings in Ottawa.
The team encouraged fans to arrive early for the Raptors' game against Maccabi Haifa so they have enough time to clear security at Air Canada Centre.
A Canadian Forces soldier at the National War Memorial was killed Wednesday morning by a masked gunman, who then moved up the street to launch an attack on nearby Parliament Hill, in which at least two people were injured.
CALGARY - Calgary coach John Hufnagel says star running back Jon Cornish is unlikely to play when the Stampeders host the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Friday.
In a post on the Stampeders' official Twitter account, Hufnagel says Cornish will likely miss the game "due to general soreness."
The Stampeders (13-2) have already clinched first place in the West Division and will want to have a healthy Cornish in the post-season.
Cornish, from New Westminster, B.C., leads the league in rushing with 977 yards despite missing seven games this season to injury.
TORONTO - George Chuvalo is already in Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. And now so is the bell he answered 15 times against Muhammad Ali some 48 years ago at Maple Leaf Gardens.
TORONTO - Two of Canada's largest sports broadcasters are scrambling to score points with hockey fans through a regulatory battle over whether certain NHL game content can be offered exclusively to Rogers customers.
Bell TV says that the GamePlus mobile app should be made available for free to all NHL GameCentre Live subscribers, not just those who are customers of Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B).
SINGAPORE - Eugenie Bouchard's struggles continued at the WTA Finals on Wednesday.
The Westmount, Que., native lost 6-1, 6-3 to Serbia's Ana Ivanovic to drop to 0-2 in her group. She will face Serena Williams in her final round-robin match Thursday but has only a very slim mathematical chance of advancing to the semifinals.
Williams was hammered 6-0, 6-2 by Simona Halep on Wednesday in one of the most lopsided losses of the star American's career.
JOHANNESBURG - Oscar Pistorius spent his first night of a five-year jail term in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in the capital, Pretoria, said a prison official.
He seemed confused and tired when he entered the Kgosi Mampuru facility, prison commissioner Zebilon Monama told the South African Press Association. Monama said Pistorius was tense as wardens took his fingerprints and the prison chaplain met with him soon after his prison number was issued on Tuesday.
TOKYO - The head of Tokyo's Olympic organizing committee is concerned that delays in the demolition of the old Olympic stadium will have a negative impact on the 2020 Games and the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Demolition of the old National Stadium was supposed to begin on Sept. 29 but has been delayed by bidding problems. A new round of bidding has been ordered, further delaying the start of demolition until the middle of December.
(All Times Eastern)
San Francisco 7 Kansas City 1
(first game of series)
Boston 5 San Jose 3
N.Y. Rangers 4 New Jersey 3
Toronto 5 N.Y. Islanders 2
Montreal 2 Detroit 1 (OT)
Nashville 4 Arizona 3 (OT)
Winnipeg 3 Carolina 1
Chicago 4 Philadelphia 0
Dallas 6 Vancouver 3
Florida 4 Colorado 3 (OT)
Tampa Bay 2 Calgary 1 (OT)
St. John's 6 Binghamton 5
Hartford 5 Worcester 4
Albany 4 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 0