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Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders purse, salaries: How much money will they make in 2021 fight?

Here's the money Alvarez and Saunders stand to make in their 2021 fight:

Blast from past as Mickelson opens with 64 at Quail Hollow

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Phil Mickelson has gone nine months since he finished among the top 20, and it looks as though that streak is about to end at the Wells Fargo Championship. The 50-year-old Mickelson kept his focus Thursday at Quail Hollow and blistered the course for a 7-under 64 to build a two-shot lead after the opening round. All but one of his eight birdies were inside about 5 feet. Mickelson ran off five birdies in a six-hole stretch...

Canucks snap six-game losing skid with dominant 6-3 win over Oilers

EDMONTON — Travis Hamonic says Thursday night was exactly the kind of result the beleaguered Vancouver Canucks needed. After losing six in a row, the Canucks stormed the ice in Edmonton on Thursday, dominating the Oilers in a 6-3 victory. Snapping the skid felt good, Hamonic said. "As the season grinds along, it’s never going to go necessarily the way you think or you want. But you’ve got to kind of slow things down and enjoy the wins when they...

Shane Wright's Run With Canada Was Something Special

Connor Bedard may have been the center of attention, but Shane Wright finished the U18s with one of the best performances Canada has ever seen at the tournament. It's yet another piece that makes Wright one of the best hockey prospects in the world right now.

Freeman sits; Smyly, Braves get 1st sweep of Nats since 2014

WASHINGTON — When Drew Smyly's previous start ended the way so many had recently — multiple homers, a loss for his Atlanta Braves — the left-hander looked at the calendar and took heart from realizing it was the last day of April. He was excited to see what his first start of May would bring. Rather different, turns out: No balls left the park. No earned runs at all. And, finally, a win — his first since September 2019. Smyly pitched into the...

What Elon Musk and SNL want from each other

Tech mogul Elon Musk will host Saturday Night Live this weekend despite rumblings from critics and even some cast members. Jackson Weaver looks at the rationale for the controversial booking.

Veteran defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson reportedly considering return to Sweden

Hjalmarsson is considering a return to the SHL’s HV71, which is where the blueliner played his developmental hockey.

Ryu’s return a welcome sight for injury-plagued Blue Jays

Ryu wasn’t at his best on Thursday, but his return was a breath of fresh air for a Blue Jays team plagued by injuries. The post Keith kneed in face by linesman, Necas scores on shorthanded 2-on-0 appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

About Last Night: No comeback for Habs after four-goal first for Leafs

The Montreal Canadiens allowed fivers on consecutive nights. After losing 5-1 Wednesday against the Ottawa Senators, the Habs followed it up with a 5-2 defeat at the hands of the Toronto Maple Leafs Thursday at Scotiabank Arena. Backup Cayden Primeau was chased by the Leafs after allowing four goals in the first period. First off, some fuzzy playoff math: The Habs entered the game needing one point in the standings to eliminate the Calgary...

Einarson's five-game win streak ends with loss to Japan at world curling playdowns

CALGARY — Mixed results Thursday have left Kerri Einarson's team in a precarious position entering the final day of round-robin competition at the world women's curling championship. Einarson beat Denmark's Madeleine Dupont 10-8 in the morning session but her five-game winning streak ended in the afternoon when she dropped a 7-5 decision to Japan's Sayaka Yoshimura. Canada will take a 6-6 record into its Friday morning game against China's Yu...

Opinion: Albert Pujols wants to play, but his career may be over after being cut by Angels

Albert Pujols didn't want to stay with the Angels if he wasn't playing, but now that he's about to be a free agent, will another team sign him?

Altuve's birthday HR answers boos, Astros top Torres, Yanks

NEW YORK — Booed relentlessly by angry fans for two days during losses in the Bronx, José Altuve was speaking with Astros manager Dusty Baker before Houston's series finale against the New York Yankees, a game played on the day the All-Star infielder turned 31. “He says, it would be really nice if I hit a home run every birthday, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day,” Baker recalled. And so Altuve did. And not just any home run. Altuve hit a go-ahead,...

Canucks' Tyler Graovac scores from behind the goal line in win over Oilers

Tyler Graovac shoots from behind the goal line and banks a shot off the back of Edmonton goalie Mike Smith. Vancouver went on to win by a final score of 6-3.

OF Springer expected to miss more than 10 days, Jays GM says

TORONTO — Blue Jays outfielder George Springer is not expected to be ready to return to Toronto’s lineup when his latest stint on the 10-day injured list ends May 13, general manager Ross Atkins said Thursday. Also Thursday, the Blue Jays activated left-hander Hyun Jin Ryu off the injured list to start an afternoon game against Oakland. Ryu left an April 25 start at Tampa Bay because of a strained right gluteal muscle. Springer landed on the...

Jake Paul takes Floyd Mayweather’s hat, starts scuffle at promo event

On Thursday, Floyd Mayweather squared off — sort of — with Logan Paul’s brother, Jake, who prompted the scuffle when he took boxing Hall of Famer’s cap. The post Marner out waits and dekes Primeau for pretty goal appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

‘Nothing will dissuade’ Ford from continuing with sports lockdown

Prepare yourself, Ontario, for two more weeks of no-sports misery. Although sports organizers — on behalf of millions of frustrated, idled, even depressed young athletes across the province — are valiantly fighting back against the Ontario government’s current ban, it’s all for naught, apparently. Postmedia has learned Premier Doug Ford’s office told tennis leaders this week it has no plans to budge from its decision early last month to prevent...

Stephen Curry scores 34 points, leads Warriors past Thunder

SAN FRANCISCO — Stephen Curry had 34 points and seven assists and the Golden State Warriors raced past the Oklahoma City Thunder 118-97 on Thursday night. The Warriors moved into eighth place in the Western Conference, a half-game ahead of Memphis. "I just liked that we took care of business," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. "I thought we played a pretty a solid game. Our defence was good. We basically took care of the ball and rebounded well.”...

Packed trains, drinking: Japanese impatient over virus steps

TOKYO — Trains packed with commuters returning to work after a weeklong national holiday. Frustrated young people drinking in the streets because bars are closed. Protests planned over a possible visit by the Olympics chief. As the coronavirus spreads in Japan ahead of the Tokyo Olympics starting in 11 weeks, one of the world’s least vaccinated nations is showing signs of strain, both societal and political. The government — desperate to show a...

Canada Wins Gold at the U-18 World Championship

In a game highlighted by some of the game's top young players from the past decade, Team Canada has taken gold for the first time since 2013 in an electric bout with Russia on Thursday.

World Women's Curling Championship 2021: Results, standings, schedule and TV channel

After the 2020 event was cancelled, the 2021 world championship will begin on April 30 in Calgary, Alta.

Organizers, media, viewers pivot after curling TV and streaming feeds shut down

The venerable supports of pandemic-era sports media coverage — television and streaming — have been critical lifelines for reporters tasked with remote filing in the absence of regular in-person access. When those feeds are not available, viewers, fans and media members alike are forced to scramble for unusual alternatives. The unforeseen broadcast shutdown at this week's world women's curling championship in Calgary has forced a significant...

Slumping slugger Pujols cut by Angels, still wants to play

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Albert Pujols was cut by the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, abruptly ending the 41-year-old superstar slugger's decade with his second major league team. The Angels surprisingly announced the move to designate Pujols for assignment one day after he wasn't in the lineup for the slumping club's fourth consecutive loss. The decision was made after Pujols, dissatisfied with irregular playing time, had a late-night meeting with...

Tokyo Olympic head says Bach visit to Japan could be 'tough'

TOKYO — The president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee said Friday that a visit to Japan this month by IOC President Thomas Bach seemed unlikely with a state of emergency order being extended by the government to Tokyo and other areas until May 31. Cancelling the trip could be embarrassing for the International Olympic Committee and local organizers who say they can hold a “safe and secure” Olympics in the middle of a pandemic as cases...

Grichuk drives in five runs as Jays beat A’s for series split

Randal Grichuk homered, doubled and drove in five runs to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 10-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Thursday. The post Blue Jays’ bats came alive in final game against Athletics appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

McLeod, Blackwood lead Devils to 2-1 win over Islanders

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Michael McLeod scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period, Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 32 shots and the New Jersey Devils beat the playoff-bound New York Islanders 2-1 Thursday night for their fifth win in six games. Pavel Zacha also scored for the Devils, who beat the Islanders for just the second time in seven meetings this season. Coming off an overtime win against Boston, the Devils have won consecutive games...

Clippers rout Lakers 118-94, move into No. 3 spot in West

LOS ANGELES — Paul George led seven players in double figures with 24 points and the Los Angeles Clippers routed a Lakers team minus LeBron James 118-94 on Thursday night, moving into the No. 3 spot in the Western Conference playoff race. The loss kept the defending NBA champion Lakers at No. 6. The Staples Center co-tenants could potentially face each other in the first round. The Lakers have lost four of five, with six games remaining in the...

López escapes jam to help Marlins beat Arizona 3-1 for sweep

MIAMI — Pablo López came through with a strikeout when he needed it most, and the Miami Marlins won a close game for a change to complete their first sweep of the season. López fanned Carson Kelly with two on to end the fifth inning, and four relievers completed a five-hitter to help beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 on Thursday night. The score was 1-all when a double and an error brought Kelly to the plate. “The biggest at-bat of the night,”...

El Trafico LA showdown, Portland Timbers-Seattle Sounders Cascadia Derby highlight weekend in MLS

LA Galaxy vs. LAFC in El Tráfico, Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders in Cascadia Derby featured among MLS matchups on major network TV.

What a run! Yanks' Torres scores from 1st on infield single

NEW YORK — Gleyber Torres kept going and going and going. No matter that a grounder by Aaron Hicks barely reached the outfield grass, Torres never stopped. By the time Torres tumbled across home plate, he had amazingly scored from first base on an infield single, a daring dash by an infielder not known for speed. “Incredibly heads-up play by Gleyber,” New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone said after Thursday's 7-4 loss to Houston. “I saw him...

Indiana Pacers suspend assistant coach Greg Foster, fine center Goga Bitadze for argument

Greg Foster and Goga Bitadze got into an on-court argument in Wednesday's game against the Sacramento Kings. Foster's suspension is for one game.

NFL free agent tracker 2021: Keep pace with offseason's major moves

As NFL free agency rolls on and top players get cut and sign new deals, we're updating this page with all the latest moves.

Canelo vs. Saunders PPV price: How much does it cost to watch Canelo Alvarez's fight on DAZN?

Here's what you need to know to watch the Canelo-Saunders fight on DAZN.

Bottas edges Verstappen, Hamilton in 1st practice in Spain

MONTMELÓ, Spain — Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas clocked the fastest time during the first practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix on Friday. Red Bull driver Max Verstappen was next, followed by Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton in his Mercedes. Only eight points separate Hamilton from Verstappen at the top of the standings after they finished 1-2 in the first three races. McLaren drivers Lando Norris, the surprise of the season in a...

Accuser speaks out against junior hockey coach facing sexual assault charge

The man accusing longtime junior hockey coach Bernie Lynch of sexual assault and assault tells CBC News what he says happened and why it took him more than 30 years to press charges.

Canada vs. Russia results: Shane Wright, Connor Bedard lead Canadians to 2021 U18 gold

The last time Canada won gold was in 2013.

'Polarizing topic': Sides grapple with fairness of trans women competing on female teams

Republican lawmakers in several U.S. states have introduced more than 100 bills related to transgender issues, many of them aimed at preventing transgender women and girls from competing on female sports team.

Rays score 7 runs in 8th to complete 4-game sweep of Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mike Zunino and the Tampa Bay Rays once again were able to rally against the Los Angeles Angels' bullpen. Zunino's home run in the seventh inning began Tampa Bay's comeback Thursday night. Brett Phillips continued the momentum with two hits during a seven-run eighth as the Rays completed a four-game sweep with an 8-3 victory. “We were kind of biding our time, keeping it close and then when the big hit comes we ultimately find a...

What channel is Formula 1 on today? TV schedule, start time for 2021 Spanish Grand Prix

Here's a complete guide to watching the 2021 Spanish Grand Prix, Round 4 of the 2021 F1 season.

Altuve responds to jeers with homer, Astros beat Yankees 7-4

NEW YORK — José Altuve responded to jeering fans by marking his 31st birthday with a go-ahead, three-run homer off Chad Green in the eighth inning, and the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 7-4 on Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep. Booed throughout the series by fans getting to express their anger directly at the Astros since their cheating scandal en route to the 2017 World Series title was exposed, Altuve turned on a shoulder-high 96...

Bruins beat Rangers 4-0 for 5th victory in 6 games

BOSTON — Patrice Bergeron scored in his fourth straight game, Jeremy Swayman needed to stop only 15 shots for his second career shutout and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Rangers 4-0 on Thursday night. Jake DeBrusk, Charlie McAvoy and Brandon Carlo also scored and Brad Marchand and David Krejci had two assists apiece to help the Bruins win for the fifth time in six games. The teams will meet again on Saturday in Boston. The Rangers, in the...

Jake Paul Sparks Chaos At Press Conference For Brother Logan’s Fight With Floyd Mayweather Jr.

A press conference for the upcoming boxing match between Logan Paul and legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. went off the rails on Thursday, thanks to Paul’s brother, YouTuber Jake Paul. Ahead of the big pay-per-view exhibition match on Sunday June 6, Logan Paul and Mayweather got in each other’s faces; then, Jake likewise had words

Carter scores career-high 4 goals, Penguins beat Sabres 8-4

PITTSBURGH — Jeff Carter scored a career-high four goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins moved back into first place in the crowded East Division with an 8-4 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. The 36-year-old Carter, acquired from Los Angeles at the trade deadline, beat Michael Houser three times in the first 25 minutes for his first hat trick since March 28, 2018. He added his fourth with a pretty backhander — the 398th goal of his...

Jake Ehlinger, brother of Colts QB Sam Ehlinger, dead at 20

Jake Ehlinger walked on to the Texas football team as a linebacker in 2019 and was a member of the Longhorns squad with his brother for two seasons.

Del Crandall, star Braves catcher and ex-manager, dies at 91

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. — Del Crandall, a star catcher who played on two Milwaukee Braves teams that reached the World Series in the 1950s before managing the Milwaukee Brewers and Seattle Mariners, has died. He was 91. He had Parkinson’s disease and died Wednesday in Mission Viejo, California, surrounded by family, son Bill Crandall said. “Dad was a humble man,” Bill Crandall said. “He was just a good man, a good example of what a man should be....

LEADING OFF: Pujols seeks new home, Arenado vs Rockies

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ NOT DONE YET Albert Pujols wants to hook on with a new team and be an everyday player. The 41-year-old superstar was cut Thursday by the Los Angeles Angels, abruptly ending a decade-long stint with his second major league club. He was designated for assignment one day after Pujols, dissatisfied with irregular playing time, had a late-night meeting with general manager Perry Minasian and...

Matthews scores 40th goal of the season, Leafs use early barrage to down Habs 5-2

TORONTO — Sheldon Keefe saw a different Auston Matthews back in January. Creating offence had never been a problem for the Maple Leafs' star sniper. It was everything else about the 23-year-old's game during a tough training camp that stood out to Toronto's head coach. "He's come in, I think, on a mission," Keefe said. "He's put in such great work defensively away from the puck that you want to see him reach the goals he has for himself. "And...

What now for Arteta? Arsenal manager in firing line as Villarreal leave season in ruins

The Gunners are at risk of missing out on European football next season having seen their Europa League campaign ended by Unai Emery

Former Syracuse QB Eric Dungey not giving up on his dreams

Former Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey has been on an emotional ride that would test the mettle of most. Not selected in the NFL draft despite a record-setting college career. Cut as a free agent by the Giants and Browns. Saying goodbye to his father, who lost his life to cancer just over a year ago. The demise of the XFL before he could take a snap, a victim of the global pandemic. Working part time in medical device sales to keep money coming...

Bulls complete sweep of Hornets in LaVine's return, 120-99

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — For one night, the Chicago Bulls looked like a playoff-worthy team. The return of Zach LaVine to the floor certainly had something to do with the Bulls' inspired effort, which ended a four-game skid. Nikola Vucevic had 29 points and 14 rebounds, LaVine had 13 points after missing 11 games due to the league’s health and safety protocols, and the Bulls swept the season series from the Charlotte Hornets with a 120-99 win on...

DeBrincat's OT score lifts Blackhawks past Hurricanes 2-1

RALEIGH, N.C. — Alex DeBrincat beat Petr Mrazek at 2:02 of overtime to help the Chicago Blackhawks rally past the NHL-leading Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Thursday night, salvaging the final game of a three-game set. Collin Delia had 36 saves for the Blackhawks, who were eliminated from post-season contention Monday to start the series and gave up 11 goals in the first two losses to the Hurricanes. “It’s nice to see our guys get rewarded, because...