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Monday's Scoreboard

Monday's Scoreboard
The Canadian Press

Monday's Games

NFL

Pittsburgh 30 Houston 23

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NHL

Edmonton 3 Tampa Bay 2

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NBA Pre-season

New Orleans 88 Washington 74

Cleveland 107 Chicago 98

Brooklyn 99 Philadelphia 88

Milwaukee 120 New York 107

Atlanta 117 Charlotte 114 (OT)

Dallas 108 Memphis 103

San Antonio 106 Sacramento 99

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Concussion lawsuit vs. NHL filed in federal court

Combined class action concussion lawsuit by former players filed against NHL in federal court
The Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The consolidated class-action lawsuit by former NHL players against the league over concussion-related injuries has been filed in federal court.

Attorneys for the ex-players filed the complaint Monday in Minnesota. The case had been assigned to U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson. It's a combination of several lawsuits previously filed.

Yearwood, Santana to perform at World Series

Trisha Yearwood, Carlos Santana, others set to perform national anthem during World Series
The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Trisha Yearwood and Carlos Santana are among the musicians set to perform the national anthem during the World Series.

Major League Baseball says Yearwood will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" before Game 1 on Tuesday when the San Francisco Giants play the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

Santana will perform an instrumental rendition of the national anthem with his son before Game 4 on Saturday at the AT&T Park in San Francisco.

Class action lawsuit filed against CHL

More labour unrest in Canadian Hockey League faced with class action lawsuit
Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

A class action lawsuit launched against the Canadian Hockey League alleges its players are underpaid and seeks millions in financial compensation.

The suit claims players have been paid less than the minimum wage required by law in their regions and asks for $180 million in back wages, overtime and vacation pay, as well as punitive damages.

Voynov suspended on domestic violence suspicion

NHL indefinitely suspends LA Kings defenceman Slava Voynov over domestic violence suspicions
Greg Beacham, The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The NHL suspended Los Angeles Kings defenceman Slava Voynov indefinitely Monday after the two-time Stanley Cup winner's arrest on suspicion of domestic violence.

Voynov was booked and released at the Redondo Beach jail after his arrest early Monday morning at a Torrance hospital on suspicion of corporal injury to a spouse, Redondo Beach police Lt. Joe Hoffman said. The 24-year-old Russian defenceman posted US$50,000 bail.

San Francisco radio stations ban hit song 'Royals'

San Francisco radio stations ban hit song 'Royals' during World Series with Kansas City Royals
The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO - The popular song "Royals" by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervour over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.

Two San Francisco radio stations say they won't play the song during the duration of the World Series. A Kansas City, Missouri, station responded with plans to play the Grammy-winning track every hour from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, the first day of the series.

Flames sign Brodie to long contract extension

Calgary Flames sign defenceman T.J. Brodie to five-year contract extension
The Canadian Press

CALGARY - The Calgary Flames have signed defenceman T.J. Brodie to a five-year contract extension.

Brodie is in the final year of a two-year deal signed in 2013 which paid him an average annual salary of $2.1 million.

The 24-year-old from Chatham, Ont., has three goals and four assists in seven games to start this season for the Flames.

Calgary drafted Brodie in the fourth round, 114th overall, in 2008.

Barkley to tip off NBA season in Times Square

Barkley coming to Times Square to tip off NBA season; Kendrick Lamar to perform in Cleveland
The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Charles Barkley is coming to Times Square to tip off the NBA season.

Barkley, Kenny Smith, Shaquille O'Neal and Ernie Johnson will host live pregame, halftime and postgame shows from the New York landmark Oct. 28 when TNT airs a doubleheader on opening night.

Two days later, TNT will televise a live pregame concert from Cleveland featuring a performance by Kendrick Lamar before LeBron James makes his regular-season home debut in his return to the Cavaliers.

Firm to hire 5,000 for Pan Am security

Company to hire 5,000 students to provide security for Pan Am Games
The Canadian Press

BRAMPTON, Ont. - Ontario Provincial Police say more than 5,000 college youth enrolled in police and justice programs are being recruited to provide security for the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games.

The OPP says it is working in partnership with Contemporary Security Canada, a company that also provided security for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, to hire the personnel for the Games that open on July 10.

Jacobs rink looking to maintain top form

Strong chemistry allows Olympic men's curling champions to keep dreaming big
Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press

TORONTO - Never mind the new quadrennial. Team Brad Jacobs wants to be a force on the men's curling scene for at least the next eight years.

The new season is underway and the reigning Olympic champions are trying to build on their strong results from the last two years. The 2018 Winter Olympics is one long-term goal and they're even looking ahead to the 2022 Games as another.

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