TORONTO - Skip Prince has thrown his hat into the ring to be the next CFL commissioner.
The Canadian Press has learned the former Montreal Alouettes executive has expressed an interest in the CFL's top job. Two league sources said Thursday that Prince has contacted the search committee mandated with finding commissioner Mark Cohon's successor.
CALGARY - Elisabeth Vathje may have hit a triple in her first at-bat in skeleton's big leagues, but the slider is hardly an overnight success.
Skeleton, and its sporting relative bobsled, commonly draw athletes later in their lives from track and field and other explosive sports.
Vathje (pronounced VAT-chee) is unique in that she began sliding head first on a sled at 14.
LONDON - Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli has been suspended for one game and fined 25,000 pounds ($39,000) by the governing body of English soccer for making a racially offensive online post.
The Football Association said Friday that Balotelli also has been ordered to attend an education program for the "aggravated breach" of its rules.
HAMILTON - The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have signed international defensive end Eric Norwood to a contract extension through the 2016 season.
Norwood finished the 2014 regular season tied for second in the CFL with a career-high 13 sacks.
He added 48 defensive tackles and two forced fumbles en route to being named an East Division all-star.
The challenge awaiting Canada's Adonis Stevenson at the Pepsi Colisee is not just opponent Dmitry Sukhotsky, but the distraction of a bigger fight waiting down the road.
Stevenson (24-1), the power punching lefthander from Montreal, will make the fourth defence of his World Boxing Council light heavyweight title on Friday night against little-known Sukhotsky (22-2). The fight is to be shown on the Showtime specialty channel in the U.S.
If he keeps his focus, Stevenson should win.
And a win would put him into what should be the top fight in the division in 2015.
MARRAKECH, Morocco - Amid another crisis at FIFA, President Sepp Blatter and his executive committee opened a two-day meeting Thursday to discuss the sudden resignation of ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia and whether to publish his confidential World Cup report.
There were some golden moments, a number of surprises and some unforgettable magic across the sports world in 2014. Here's a look back at 10 memorable Canadian stories:
Eugenie Bouchard showed she had arrived on the women's tennis scene by reaching the semifinals at the Australian Open last January. The young Canadian star proved it was no fluke a few months later by making the final four at the French Open.
LONDON - However many blips and bumps Arsenal endures through the season one outcome is a constant: finishing in the Premier League's top four.
Arsenal has spent 17 consecutive seasons among the elite, ensuring itself of a place in the Champions League year after year. Fans might be frustrated by the shortage of silverware, but it's a level of predictable consistency Liverpool would accept now.
DOHA, Qatar - Men crammed together, dozens to a room, on bunk beds so close they can reach over and shake hands.
Qatar, on paper at least, has rules that forbid such uncomfortable conditions for its massive workforce of migrant labourers. Yet this is how the government-owned transport company, which the Gulf nation will use to ferry visitors around the 2022 World Cup, has housed some of its workers.
ROME - Law enforcement authorities need to prevent banned physician Michele Ferrari from seeing riders and conclude his long-running stain on the sport, according to the president of the Italian Cycling Federation.
"It needs to be law enforcement and judicial officials that put an end to it," Renato Di Rocco told The Associated Press. "Unfortunately, teams don't have these means."