EDMONTON - Canadian women's hockey goaltender Shannon Szabados has gone from winning gold in Sochi to helping out the Edmonton Oilers.
The Team Canada goalie filled in at practice for the National Hockey League team Wednesday while the Oilers waited for Viktor Fasth to arrive after a trade with Anaheim.
Szabados, 27, said she got the invite Tuesday night after fans on Twitter tried to persuade the team to put her on the roster as backup goalie for its game against Ottawa.
In the week before the NHL trade deadline, a total of 11 goaltenders were dealt. Martin Brodeur stayed put with the New Jersey Devils, while Jaroslav Halak got moved twice, first from the St. Louis Blues to the Buffalo Sabres for Ryan Miller and then to the Washington Capitals for Michal Neuvirth.
Here's a look at those trades and what the goalies fetched in return:
Ryan Miller — From the Sabres with F Steve Ott to the Blues for G Jaroslav Halak, F Chris Stewart, F William Carrier, a 2015 1st-round pick and a 2006 conditional 3rd-round pick
HOUSTON - It took 10,000 retweets but a Houston-area teenager got his dream date for the high school prom: A Houston Texans cheerleader.
Seventeen-year-old Michael Ramirez, a Crosby High School senior, asked cheerleader Caitlyn on Twitter if she would be his prom date if he could get 10,000 retweets. She responded, "Of course I will," and within 24 hours, it was a done deal.
VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Whitecaps have added to their offence by signing Chilean international Pedro Morales.
The attacking midfielder arrives on a free transfer from Spain's Malaga.
The 28-year-old joins Scottish striker Kenny Miller and Argentine midfielder Matias Laba as designated players on the Whitecaps roster.
Morales arrived in Vancouver on Tuesday night and was slated to train Wednesday with the Whitecaps.
He will wear No. 77.
TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs stood pat Wednesday, deciding that the cost to make a move on trade deadline day was too much.
"We would have been hurting ourselves long-term and we weren't prepared to do that," Dave Nonis, Toronto's senior vice-president and general manager, told reporters.
Nonis, who said he made plenty of calls to test the waters, said the asking prices were high and the talent on offer limited. The sense he got was there might be more movement come the summer.
TORONTO - Kaillie Humphries' first full day back in Canada included 18 interviews, a hair appointment, and a Calgary Flames game.
Life has yet to slow down for the Calgarian since she drove her bobsled to Olympic gold at the Sochi Olympics. She's one of the fortunate ones — an Olympic medallist who is making the most of her medal before the small window for endorsements and appearances is slammed shut.
JOHANNESBURG - A hat trick from Neymar helped Brazil to a 5-0 rout of South Africa on Wednesday in the World Cup host's final friendly before announcing its squad for the tournament.
The Barcelona striker took his international tally to 30 goals in 47 games after scoring either side of halftime and bringing up the hat trick in stoppage time. Chelsea playmaker Oscar opened the scoring in the 10th minute and Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho struck in the 79th.
WASHINGTON - Jaroslav Halak didn't spend much time with the Buffalo Sabres.
The Slovak goaltender has been traded for the second time in six days, as the Sabres sent him to Washington just before the NHL trade deadline.
The Sabres received goaltender Michal Neuvirth and defenceman Rostislav Klesla in return, also sending a 2015 third-round pick to the Capitals.
Halak was dealt to the Sabres by St. Louis last week in a move that saw the Blues acquire star goaltender Ryan Miller.
DORAL, Fla. - The only tools Tiger Woods used Wednesday at Doral were a wedge, a putter and a gold pair of scissors.
Three days after he withdrew in the middle of the final round at the Honda Classic with lower back pain, Woods returned to work at the Cadillac Championship by saying he feels better after a few days of constant treatment, and that he was good enough to try to defend his title.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race musher was flown to a hospital after a harrowing ordeal that included crashing his sled, hitting his head on a stump and later falling through ice and breaking his ankle.
Scott Janssen, an Anchorage undertaker known as the Mushing Mortician, was back home early Wednesday after getting a cast for the broken bone he suffered on Tin Creek, about 40 miles from Nikolai.