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Coyotes broadcaster charged with assault in casino fight

Coyotes broadcaster charged with assault, biting police officer's hand during casino fight
The Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. - An Arizona Coyotes broadcaster has been charged with becoming belligerent at a Buffalo casino and biting the hand of an officer trying to subdue the former NHL defencemen.

The charges against radio analyst Nick Boynton include assault and resisting arrest.

Whitecaps eager to bring road success home

Vancouver Whitecaps eager to bring road success home against Portland Timbers
Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Whitecaps have found themselves tied 0-0 late on the road twice already this season, and keeping the score that way probably would have suited the club just fine in years past.

But something's different early in 2015.

The Whitecaps won both games in dramatic fashion and look to continue a hot start to the Major League Soccer schedule Saturday when they return home to face the Portland Timbers.

Impact won't be distracted by superstar Kaka

Montreal Impact don't want to be distracted by Orlando City star Kaka
Kelsey Patterson, The Canadian Press

MONTREAL - The Montreal Impact won't be distracted by international superstar Kaka.

The Brazilian will lead expansion Orlando City SC into Olympic Stadium on Saturday in Montreal's Major League Soccer home opener.

After successful stints with Italian giant A.C. Milan and Spain's Real Madrid, Kaka made the move to MLS during the off-season. He has one goal in his first three games.

Hunter named coach of national under-18 squad

Tim Hunter named head coach of Canadian under-18 men's hockey squad
The Canadian Press

CALGARY - Former NHL player Tim Hunter was named the head coach of Canada's under-18 men's hockey team Friday.

Hunter, 54, will lead Canada into the world under-18 championship April 16-26 in Zug and Lucerne, Switzerland.

Hunter, the head coach of the WHL's Moose Jaw Warriors, will make his first appearance behind the bench for Canada. He played in 815 career NHL games over 16 seasons with Colorado, Calgary, Vancouver and San Jose.

Hernandez trial resumes after brief delay

Judge questions jurors in trial of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez
Michelle R. Smith, The Associated Press

FALL RIVER, Mass. - The murder trial of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez resumed Friday after a brief delay while the judge questioned nine jurors.

The reason for the delay was not immediately explained by the judge. It came the day the former New England Patriots star's fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, was expected to be called to the stand.

Canadian ice dancers settle for world bronze

Ice dancers Weaver and Poje fail to sweep season, settling for world bronze
Justin Bergman, The Associated Press

SHANGHAI - Canadian ice dancers Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje were unable to complete a perfect season as they settled for bronze at the world figure skating championship Friday.

The duo from Waterloo, Ont., were the favourites going into Shanghai having won all five international events they competed in this season, including the Grand Prix Finals and Four Continents Championships.

Beijing assures Olympic security as 2022 bid inspections end

Beijing offers Olympic security, anti-terrorism assurances as 2022 bid inspections end
Christopher Bodeen, The Associated Press

BEIJING, China - Chinese officials said Friday they can provide a secure environment for a Winter Olympics in Beijing, as IOC evaluators wrapped up their five-day inspection tour of the city's 2022 bid.

Bid official Zhang Jiandong said Beijing had a proven track record in providing security for the millions of visitors and thousands of events the city hosts annually.

Brook makes 1st title defence after life-threatening attack

Recovered from life-threatening knife attack, British boxer Kell Brook makes 1st title defence
Steve Douglas, The Associated Press

As he lay on the ground, blood pouring from a gash across his left thigh, British boxer Kell Brook's concern wasn't whether he would fight again. It was whether he would live to see his pregnant girlfriend and child again.

Kentucky overwhelms West Virginia 78-39 in NCAA Sweet 16

Perfectly powerful: Kentucky pulverizes West Virginia 78-39 in NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16
Tom Withers, The Associated Press

CLEVELAND - Like a massive, unstoppable blue wave, Kentucky hit quickly and just kept coming. There was no escape for West Virginia, no place to hide.

The Wildcats were as advertised: too big, too strong, too everything. Just too good.

Perfect and pulverizing.

Top-seeded Wisconsin, Notre Dame advance to Elite Eight

Wisconsin beats North Carolina, Notre Dame downs Wichita State to move on to Elite Eight
The Associated Press

CLEVELAND - Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina 79-72 on Thursday night and advance to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.

Reserve Zak Showalter scored six points in the Badgers' 19-7 run that sent them into the West Regional final Saturday against No. 2 seed Arizona.

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