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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.

Halep breezes past Bouchard at WTA Finals

Simona Halep breezes past Eugenie Bouchard on opening night of WTA Finals
Chris Lines, The Associated Press

SINGAPORE - Romania's Simona Halep comfortably defeated Canada's Eugenie Bouchard 6-2, 6-3 on Monday's opening night of the WTA Finals.

In a clash of the only two players making their first appearance at the season-ending championships, Halep lost only four points when getting her first serve into play.

"Maybe I can believe," Halep said. "I have the chance to win this tournament, but I don't want to think about this."

Seguin, Andersen and Stamkos named 3 stars

Seguin, Andersen and Stamkos named NHL's three stars of the week
The Canadian Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Dallas Stars centre Tyler Seguin, Anaheim Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen and Tampa Bay Lightning centre Steven Stamkos are the NHL's three stars of the week.

Seguin earned first-star honours after recording four goals and four assists in three games last week, helping the Stars claim five out of a possible six points.

IOC seeks explanation of Russian member's comments

IOC seeks explanation from Russian member Tarpischev over comments on Williams sisters
The Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The International Olympic Committee is asking Russian member Shamil Tarpischev for a "full explanation" of his comments about Venus and Serena Williams that led to him being fined and suspended by the women's tennis tour.

Tarpischev, head of the Russian tennis federation, was fined $25,000 and banned from the WTA Tour for a year after referring to the Williams sisters as "brothers" and saying they were "scary" to look at.

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