OTTAWA - The University of Ottawa lived up to its billing as the number-one seed at the CIS Men's Basketball Championship with an impressive 94-73 victory over the Saskatchewan Huskies Friday night.
With the win the Gee-Gees will face the No. 4 Victoria Vikes in semifinal action Saturday night.
The Gee-Gees made things look easy as they ran away with the game with a solid fourth quarter where they took a 21-point lead, but they were forced to work for it.
The Gee-Gees took control early on as the Huskies struggled to find its range from the floor.
TORONTO - The game marked the return of Rudy Gay, but the night belonged to the Toronto Raptors.
Terrence Ross scored 18 points to lead the Raptors to a 99-87 victory over Sacramento on Friday, the Kings' first visit since the mammoth seven-player deal in December that sent Gay to the west coast.
A month after the Kings manhandled Toronto in Sacramento, the Raptors turned the tables on their visitors, putting their personal feelings aside and showing just how much they've improved since the roster remake.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The producer of early Grammy and National Football League telecasts has died.
Ted Bergmann's wife, Beverly, says the veteran producer died Sunday following surgery in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 93.
MINNEAPOLIS - Matt Cassel was one day away from hitting the free agent market and fielding offers from other suitors. Then the Minnesota Vikings swooped in at the last minute.
The Vikings agreed to terms with Cassel on Friday on a deal that will keep him in Minnesota, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person requested anonymity because an official announcement had not been made. Terms of the deal, which was first reported by NFL Network, were not immediately available.
DORAL, Fla. - The new Doral in raging wind looked a lot like an old U.S. Open on Friday.
Matt Kuchar played out of the rough to tap-in range for birdie on the 18th hole for a 2-over 74 that allowed him to join an exclusive group at the Cadillac Championship — one of only four survivors to par.
The Blue Monster gobbled up just about everyone else.
EDMONTON - Fresh off her second Olympic gold medal and a practice with the NHL's Edmonton Oilers, goaltender Shannon Szabados will join the Columbus Cottonmouths of the Southern Professional Hockey League next week.
The Cottonmouths announced Friday the team intended to sign the Edmonton goalie. Szabados would be the first female to play in the 10-team SPHL since its formation 10 years ago, the team said.
It's been an eventful two weeks for Szabados, who backstopped the Canadian women's hockey team to Olympic gold Feb. 20 in Sochi.
MONTREAL - The spotlight is on Andrew Wenger as the Montreal Impact begin their third Major League Soccer regular season with a visit to FC Dallas on Saturday.
The first overall pick in the 2012 SuperDraft is expected to start at striker in place of star scorer Marco DiVaio, who is suspended for the opening three games.
"Marco scored 20 goals last year, we all know that, so I don't think it's going to land on any one guy to replace him," Wenger said this week. "I'll do my best to contribute, but it'll be on every player on the team to contribute to a larger factor."
PRETORIA, South Africa - In a day of potentially damaging testimony, a former girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius said at his murder trial Friday that he once shot his gun out of a car sunroof and later cheated on her with the woman he killed last year. And a security guard recalled the athlete telling him everything was "fine" after neighbours reported gunshots coming from Pistorius' house on the night of her death.
SAN FRANCISCO - A transgender woman in Northern California has sued the company behind the popular CrossFit workouts for refusing to let her compete in the female division of its annual fitness competitions.
The lawsuit brought Thursday by Chloie Jonsson, 34, accuses CrossFit Inc. of violating her rights under a California law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity.
SOPOT, Poland - That's what the Eatons call a fun day out at the world indoor championships.
Canada's Brianne Theisen-Eaton already has a pentathlon world silver medal to show off in front of her husband. Ashton Eaton, though, looks like he has heptathlon gold as good as wrapped up before Saturday's finale.
Don't count out another indoor world record — he already did that at the last opportunity two years ago. And he's now got his wife's attention.