April 17th, 2014

National Sports

Montreal Alouettes sign former Pro Bowler Chad Johnson to two-year contract

By The Canadian Press on April 17th, 2014

MONTREAL – Former NFL star Chad Johnson is heading to the Canadian Football League. The 36-year-old receiver has signed a two-year contract with the Montreal Alouettes. Johnson attended the Alouettes’ mini-camp this week in Florida. The former Pro Bowler last appeared in an NFL game during the 2011 season with New England. Johnson — who ... Read More »

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Toronto brothers Brendan and Reilly Smith meet in playoffs for first time

By Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press on April 17th, 2014

Growing up in the Toronto neighbourhood of Mimico, Brendan and Reilly Smith never played organized hockey together. Just everything else. “We were always playing mini sticks or road hockey or shinny on the ice out on the rink, stuff like that,” Brendan Smith said. “We were always playing with or against each other.” Inevitably, one-on-one ... Read More »

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Greek police arrest PAOK fan for dumping anchovies on bench, just before cup semifinal

By The Associated Press on April 17th, 2014

THESSALONIKI, Greece – Police in Thessaloniki have arrested a PAOK fan accused of dumping a crate of fish on the visiting Olympiakos bench, in a stunt that delayed a tense Greek Cup semifinal for more than an hour. Another six PAOK supporters were arrested during clashes with police before and after Wednesday’s match, which PAOK ... Read More »

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Associate of New England Patriots ex-player Aaron Hernandez charged with lying to grand jury

By The Associated Press on April 17th, 2014

BOSTON – An associate of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been arrested on charges of obstruction of justice, witness tampering and lying to a federal grand jury. Oscar Hernandez Jr. was indicted Wednesday by a grand jury in Boston. Authorities say he is not related to Aaron Hernandez. Aaron Hernandez and ... Read More »

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Kennedy, Theodorou and Kaufman all stand out in Quebec City UFC wins

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on April 17th, 2014

QUEBEC CITY, Que. – Former Green Beret Tim Kennedy lamented the lack of a finish in his main event win over Michael Bisping, as dominant as it was. Toronto’s Elias (The Spartan) Theodorou was all smiles, however, after being crowned the 185-pound winner of “The Ultimate Fighter Nations” reality TV show. Despite their contrasting post-victory ... Read More »

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World Wrestling Entertainment’s stars in conservative Saudi Arabia for first live matches

By The Associated Press on April 17th, 2014

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Pro wrestlers with the WWE, including John Cena and champion Randy Orton, are in Saudi Arabia for three days of matches in the capital, Riyadh. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. says it is the first time its franchise has held matches in the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom, home to Islam’s holiest sites. WWE ... Read More »

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Aiming to end long drought, Westwood takes lead in 1st round of Malaysian Open

By The Associated Press on April 17th, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Determined to end a two-year title drought, Lee Westwood shot a 7-under 65 Thursday to take the lead at storm-affected Malaysian Open. Westwood had a bogey at his first hole but birdied four of his closing five to take a one-shot lead ahead of Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium before play was ... Read More »

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