Canadians make controversial first-round choice to Logan Mailloux, who asked teams not to draft him

General manager Marc Bergevin defends the controversial selection of the Montreal Canadiens in the NHL Draft on Friday. The Habs took Logan Mailloux with the No.31 pick just days after the defender posted a statement on Twitter asking teams not to pick him in this year’s draft. Mailloux’s statement followed news that he had been charged and fined in Sweden […]

Tylor Megill and Pete Alonso take the Mets to the Blue Jays

Pete Alonso scored twice and rookie Tylor Megill allowed two singles in six crispy innings for his first career victory as the New York Mets opened an 11-game homestand with a 3-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday night. Alonso hit a two-run homerun against former teammate Steven Matz (8-5) in the first and added a 450-foot solo homerun […]

It’s a self-service medal ceremony as Chinese shooter wins first Tokyo Olympics gold

China’s Yang Qian won the first Tokyo Olympics gold medal in the women’s 10-meter rifle competition on Saturday and, due to COVID-19 protocols, showed up with her Olympic gear. The usual Olympic ceremony which features medalists having their prizes placed over their heads by various dignitaries has been replaced by athletes doing the honors themselves. We told you that these […]

Body search ends at Florida condo collapse site

Firefighters declared the end of their search for bodies at the site of a collapsed condominium building in Florida on Friday, concluding a month of painstaking work to clear layers of dangerous debris that were once piled up on several floors. The June 24 collapse in the oceanfront condo at Champlain Towers South killed 97 people, and at least one […]

Canucks acquire Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Conor Garland from Coyotes: reports

The Vancouver Canucks handed out their first-round pick in Friday’s draft to the Arizona Coyotes in return for right-winger Conor Garland and defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson. The trade also includes Vancouver forwards Jay Beagle, Loui Eriksson and Antoine Roussel, the Canucks’ second-round pick in 2022 and their seventh-round pick in 2023. Garland, 25, had 29 points (12 goals, 27 assists) in […]

More than 100 dead after monsoon in India that triggered landslides and floods

Landslides and flooding triggered by heavy monsoon rains have hit parts of western India, killing more than 100, officials and news reports said on Friday. More than 1,000 people trapped by the flood waters were rescued. The dead included 54 killed in four landslides in Raigad and Ratnagiri districts in western Maharashtra state on Thursday and Friday, according to district […]