LONDON - A senior Olympic powerbroker turned his back on Marius Vizer on Tuesday and threw his full support behind IOC President Thomas Bach in the latest backlash against the leader of umbrella body SportAccord.
A non-Olympic sport, orienteering, meanwhile raised the possibility of breaking with SportAccord and setting up a new organization for the federations.
TORONTO - The timing was right for Karina LeBlanc. After 17 years in goal for Canada, the chance to call it quits on home soil just seemed to make sense.
The 35-year-old from Maple Ridge, B.C., who has made 110 appearances for her country, is retiring from international soccer after Canada's last match at the Women's World Cup.
CALGARY - Denny Morrison came back from a broken left leg to win Olympic speedskating medals. He'll need all that resilience and more on the road to the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Prior to breaking his right leg and sustaining numerous other injuries in a motorcycle accident May 7 in Calgary, the three-time Olympian was in New Zealand preparing to climb a mountain in Tongariro National Park.
HOUSTON - When Golden State's Stephen Curry crashed into Trevor Ariza's shoulder, was upended and sent flying toward the court on Monday night against Houston, it felt like forever before he landed.
"That was the worst (fall ever) because you're in the air for a long time," Curry said. "And not knowing how you're going to hit the floor, knowing that it's going to happen, it's inevitable, but you're up there just trying to brace yourself."
SAN FRANCISCO - The Chicago Bears released defensive end Ray McDonald following a domestic violence arrest in Northern California that police say stemmed from an assault on a woman who was holding a baby.
McDonald was taken into custody Monday morning on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment, Santa Clara police Lt. Kurt Clarke said.
Police say the assault happened at his home in Santa Clara. He was found about three hours later at a home in San Jose and arrested.
ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Anaheim Ducks stumbled back to their dressing room after regulation in disbelief. Jonathan Toews had just scored two improbable goals in 72 seconds, and Game 5 of the Western Conference finals was headed into an overtime where everything seemed tilted toward Chicago.
These Ducks were stunned, but not staggered. And they needed less than a minute of extra time to get to the brink of the Stanley Cup finals.
HOUSTON - James Harden was not happy after a poor performance in Houston's embarrassing loss to Golden State in Game 3.
Coach Kevin McHale told him the best thing to do was take that frustration out on the other team.
Harden did just that, scoring a playoff career-high 45 points as the Rockets led from start to finish to avoid elimination in the Western Conference finals with a 128-115 victory over the Warriors on Monday night.
"James had a phenomenal game," McHale said.
Anaheim 5 Chicago 4 (OT)
(Ducks lead series 3-2)
Grand Rapids 4 Utica 2
(Series tied 1-1)
At Quebec City
Kelowna 7 Rimouski 3
Houston 128 Golden State 115
(Golden State leads series 3-1)
N.Y. Yankees 14 Kansas City 1
Baltimore 4 Houston 3
Minnesota 7 Boston 2
Oakland 4 Detroit 0
Texas 10 Cleveland 8
Toronto 6 Chicago White Sox 0
QUEBEC - Leon Draisatl was glad to see what he called the "real" Kelowna Rockets show up at the Mastercard Memorial Cup.
Draisaitl, Nick Merkley and Gage Quinney each scored twice as the Western Hockey League champion Rockets downed the Rimouski Oceanic 7-3 on Monday night, erasing the bitter taste of a loss to the host Quebec Remparts in their opening game of the four-team tournament.
"It's nice to show the hockey world what we're capable of," said Draisaitl. "We played, in my opinion, one of the worst games we played all year against Quebec.
TORONTO - Toronto right-hander Drew Hutchison was a little under the weather for his start against the Chicago White Sox on Monday night.
You wouldn't know it by looking at his stats line.
Hutchison threw a four-hit shutout as the Blue Jays kicked off a three-game series with a 6-0 victory at Rogers Centre. He had eight strikeouts and went the distance for the first time this season.