PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf has been suspended two games for his hit from behind on Kevan Miller of the Bruins.
Phaneuf boarded Miller, who clearly had his back turned, during Toronto's loss to Boston on Sunday night at Air Canada Centre. No boarding penalty was called on the play.
In announcing the suspension, NHL vice-president of player safety Brendan Shanahan said that Miller should never have been eligible to be hit like he was.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Winnipeg will most likely host a Heritage Classic soon, though NHL commissioner Gary Bettman sought to clarify that it has not been promised to the Jets for the 2015-16 season.
The Winnipeg Free Press reported that the Jets will have a future game at Investors Group Field, and that chairman Mark Chipman wants to hold it in 2016.
General manager Kevin Cheveldayoff didn't provide any more details than what was in that report.
Ex-NBA player Jason Collins and tennis great Martina Navratilova urged world sports bodies like the International Olympic Committee and FIFA to do more to support gay athletes at a special United Nations event Tuesday celebrating International Human Rights Day.
The two openly gay athletes appeared along with human rights activists at the U.N. events, which focused attention on the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
TORONTO - Georges St-Pierre will shed light on his future later this week in Quebec City.
There has been a question-mark hanging over the UFC welterweight champion since his controversial win over No. 1 contender Johny Hendricks last month at UFC 167. St-Pierre said immediately after the fight that he needed time away from his sport to take care of personal matters and ponder his future.
It appears the 32-year-old from Montreal has made up his mind.
LONDON - Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has scrapped promotional appearances in London because previous convictions bar him from entering Britain.
Tyson, 47, was due in London this week as part of a promotional tour for his autobiography "Undisputed Truth."
His publisher, HarperCollins U.K., said in a statement Tuesday that it had been "unaware" of recent changes to U.K. immigration law and for that reason Tyson had to reroute to Paris.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - James Neal was suspended five games for kneeing Brad Marchand in the head, and Shawn Thornton is looking at more than that after sucker-punching Brooks Orpik.
On top of that, Loui Eriksson has a concussion from a hit by Orpik, and Chris Kelly has a broken ankle after taking a slash from Pascal Dupuis. That was the mayhem that ensued Saturday night between the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins, and it won't soon be forgotten.
PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown has been suspended for the Ducks' upcoming bowl game because of his role in an on-campus snowball fight that got out of hand.
A YouTube video of Friday's fight shows players and other students pelting a car with dozens of snowballs in front of the Erb Memorial Union in Eugene. At one point, the overmatched driver opens his car door and is hit with a bucket of snow. The video had attracted more than 2.5 million views as of Monday afternoon.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A Los Angeles man who placed prank calls about job vacancies for prominent professional coaches was arrested Monday police said.
Kenneth Tarr was arrested at his home in Hollywood and booked on suspicion of felony eavesdropping, police spokeswoman Sally Madera said. The charge involves recording phone conversation without the consent of the people on the calls, Madera said.
Tarr, 32, was being held on $20,000 bail, LA County jail records showed.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - When the Anaheim Ducks play the Los Angeles Kings at Dodger Stadium, members of the Phoenix Coyotes ownership group will have an up-close view of the proceedings.
The Coyotes bought a suite for the Stadium Series game, which could serve as a test run for other warm-weather events, and the team would love to host one next season, president and CEO Anthony LeBlanc said.
VANCOUVER - Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella has a lot of admiration for his backup goalie.
Fans at Rogers Arena finally got to see Eddie Lack for themselves.
The 25-year-old Swedish rookie didn't disappoint in his first-ever home appearance Monday, backstopping Vancouver with 31 saves for his first NHL shutout as the Canucks downed the Carolina Hurricanes 2-0.