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Kings terminate Richards' contract

Kings terminate Richards' contract, Habs complete buyout of Parenteau
The Canadian Press

The Los Angeles Kings have terminated the contract of forward Mike Richards, while the Montreal Canadiens finished the buyout of P.A. Parenteau.

The Kings said in a statement on Monday that they have "exercised the team's right to terminate the contract of Mike Richards for a material breach of the requirements of his standard player's contract."

The team said it would not comment further.

Raonic advances to second round at Wimbledon

Canada's Raonic beats Gimeno-Traver, advances to second round at Wimbledon
The Canadian Press

LONDON - Canadian tennis player Milos Raonic is through to the second round of Wimbledon after defeating Spain's Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (4) on Monday.

The hard server from Thornhill, Ont., fired 25 aces in the win, but had 34 unforced errors and converted three of nine break point opportunities.

Players think 3-on-3 will end games faster

Players preferred all 3-on-3 OT to AHL format to end games faster
Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press

NHL players were instrumental in making three-on-three overtime happen, and Mathieu Schneider of the NHL Players' Association says they're excited about the change that will go into effect next season.

NHL general managers agreed in March that they wanted to reduce the number of shootouts and were OK with either the AHL format of four-on-four for three minutes and then three-on-three for four minutes or going to a full five minutes of three-on-three.

Canada's Hesjedal to ride in Tour de France

Canadian Ryder Hesjedal named team co-leader for 2015 Tour de France
The Canadian Press

TORONTO - Canadian Ryder Hesjedal joins Andrew Talansky and Dan Martin as co-leaders of the Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling team for the 102nd Tour de France.

The 34-year-old from Victoria is coming off a fifth-place finish at the Giro d'Italia, a race he won in 2012.

It marks Hesjedal's seventh Tour and first since 2013. His best overall result at the Tour de France was sixth in 2010.

Henderson withdraws from Pan Am Games

Rising Canadian star Brooke Henderson withdraws from Pan Am Games
The Canadian Press

TORONTO - Rising Canadian star Brooke Henderson has withdrawn from the upcoming Pan Am Games golf competition to focus on her professional career.

In a statement, Golf Canada said it will work with the Canadian Olympic Committee to determine who will replace Henderson and join Lorie Kane of Charlottetown on the women's team at the July 16-19 competition.

Discovery secures European Olympic TV rights through 2024

Discovery acquires European TV rights for 4 Olympics through 2024 for $1.45 billion
Stephen Wilson, The Associated Press

LONDON - U.S.-based media giant Discovery Communications Inc. secured the European broadcast rights for four Olympics through 2024 on Monday in a landmark deal worth 1.3 billion euros ($1.45 billion).

The parent company of the Discovery Channel and Eurosport won the rights to the games of 2018, 2020, 2022 and 2024, and also agreed to collaborate with the IOC on its new year-round Olympic Channel.

Sunday's Scoreboard

Sunday's Scoreboard
The Canadian Press

Sunday's Games

MLB

American League

Toronto 3 Texas 2

Detroit 5 Chicago White Sox 4

Boston 5 Tampa Bay 3

Baltimore 4 Cleveland 0

Houston 3 N.Y. Yankees 1

L.A. Angels 3 Seattle 2 (10 innings)

Kansas City 5 Oakland 3

Baltimore 8 Cleveland 0, 2nd game

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National League

N.Y. Mets 2 Cincinnati 1 (13 innings)

L.A. Dodgers 2 Miami 0

Atlanta 2 Pittsburgh 1

Washington 3 Philadelphia 2, 1st game

San Francisco 6 Colorado 3

Arizona 6 San Diego 4

Philadelphia 8 Washington 5, 2nd game

Sunday's Scoreboard

Sunday's Scoreboard
The Canadian Press

Sunday's Games

MLB

American League

Toronto 3 Texas 2

Detroit 5 Chicago White Sox 4

Boston 5 Tampa Bay 3

Baltimore 4 Cleveland 0

Houston 3 N.Y. Yankees 1

L.A. Angels 3 Seattle 2 (10 innings)

Kansas City 5 Oakland 3

Baltimore 8 Cleveland 0, 2nd game

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National League

N.Y. Mets 2 Cincinnati 1 (13 innings)

L.A. Dodgers 2 Miami 0

Atlanta 2 Pittsburgh 1

Washington 3 Philadelphia 2, 1st game

San Francisco 6 Colorado 3

Arizona 6 San Diego 4

Philadelphia 8 Washington 5, 2nd game

Rookie Osuna leads Blue Jays past Rangers

Rookie Osuna earns second career save as Blue Jays edge Rangers 3-2
Melissa Couto, The Canadian Press

TORONTO - Roberto Osuna relishes those high-pressure save situations.

So when the Toronto Blue Jays rookie — and newly minted closer — gave up a lead-off double in the ninth inning of Sunday's 3-2 win against the Texas Rangers, it didn't even faze him.

"I'm going to be honest — nothing," Osuna said when asked what went through his mind after issuing the double to Rougned Odor. "What I thought was 'I've got to make better pitches' ... I just focused on the game."

Bouchard, Raonic look for revival at Wimbledon

Canadian tennis stars Raonic, Bouchard hope for another career boost at Wimbledon
Tom Tebbutt, The Canadian Press

WIMBLEDON, United Kingdom - A year after Eugenie Bouchard and Milos Raonic made big breakthroughs at Wimbledon, the two Canadians face big challenges at the 2015 edition of the storied Grand Slam.

Bouchard, from Westmount, Que., was runner-up to 2014 winner Petra Kvitova while Raonic, from Thornhill, Ont., lost in the semi-finals to seven-time champion Roger Federer.

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