DENVER - Patrick Roy and Joe Sakic formed a productive partnership on the ice during their playing days, leading the Colorado Avalanche to two Stanley Cup titles.
Now, Avalanche fans are hoping they're reunited again to steer the foundering franchise back to the glory days. According to reports, the Hall of Fame goaltender could possibly be in line to become the next coach.
IVREA, Italy - Benat Intxausti of Spain won the 16th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday, and favourite Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead as the race entered the final week.
Intxausti won in a time of 5 hours, 52 minutes, 48 seconds, along the hilly 238 kilometres (148 miles) from Valloire, France, to Ivrea beating Tanel Kangert and Przemyslaw Niemiec in a final sprint.
TORONTO - Bryan Colangelo fought "like heck" to stay on as president and general manager of the Toronto Raptors.
It was enough to save one of his jobs.
The Raptors announced Tuesday that they will not pick up the option year on Colangelo's contract as general manager. However, the team is extending Colangelo's term as president and he will report directly to Tim Leiweke, the new CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment.
JOHANNESBURG - One Pistorius brother is free of charges — acquitted Tuesday of culpable homicide in the death of a woman in a road accident. The famous younger brother, Olympian double-amputee Oscar Pistorius, still must face his day in court for shooting and killing his girlfriend.
TORONTO - Veteran NHL goaltender Martin Brodeur is joining "Hockey Night in Canada" as a guest analyst.
CBC says he will make his debut during Wednesday's Game 4 of the Ottawa-Pittsburgh Eastern Conference semifinal.
Trevor Pilling, CBC's head of sports programming, says the New Jersey Devils netminder will bring an "extra layer of insight and expertise."
Brodeur says he's looking forward to bringing that insight to viewers.
TORONTO - Canada's track and field super couple is about to become a threesome.
Nikkita Holder and husband Justyn Warner are expecting their first child, the latest chapter in an Olympic-sized love story that began way back when the hurdler and sprinter were childhood friends.
"It's what we both wanted, and for it to happen, it's kind of surreal," Warner said of his growing family. "We are both happy, very happy, excited."
LONDON - Manchester United earned a record 60.8 million pounds ($92.7 million) in Premier League television revenue this season en route to a 20th English title.
Deposed champion Manchester City, which finished 11 points behind United in second, received 58.1 million pounds ($88.6 million), according to figures released by the league on Tuesday.
Even finishing last was lucrative, with Queens Park Rangers returning to the second tier after earning 39.8 million pounds ($60.6 million) from TV companies.
Western Conference Semifinals
Detroit 3 Chicago 1
(Detroit leads series 2-1)
Memorial Cup at Saskatoon
Portland 6 London 3
Eastern Conference semifinals
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2 Providence 1 (OT)
(Providence leads series 3-2)
Toronto 7 Tampa Bay 5
Cleveland 10 Seattle 8 (10 innings)
N.Y. Yankees 6 Baltimore 4
Oakland 9 Texas 2
Chicago White Sox 6 Boston 4
SASKATOON - After seeing their three-goal lead evaporate, the Portland Winterhawks' quick-strike offence ensured the race for the MasterCard Memorial Cup title is still wide open.
Derrick Pouliot and Chase De Leo scored 23 seconds apart in the third period Monday as Portland picked up its first win at the tournament with a 6-3 victory over the London Knights.
DENVER - Hall of Fame goalie Patrick Roy is reportedly on the verge of being the next head coach of the Colorado Avalanche.
A report posted on the Denver Post's website Monday night says Roy's younger brother, Stephane Roy, leaked the impending announcement.
"They're discussing the final details of an arrangement," Stephane Roy told the denverpost.com. "Colorado is going to be very happy. Patrick is looking for a new challenge."