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The Latest: US opens more distance in worldwide vaccine race

NEW YORK — In the coronavirus vaccine race, the U.S. is opening more distance between itself and much of the rest of the world....

Canadian lawmaker caught naked during video conference

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian Parliament member was caught stark naked in a virtual meeting of the House of Commons. ...

Conn Findlay, 4-time Olympic medalist, dies at 90

Conn Findlay, a four-time Olympic medalist in the sports of rowing and sailing and a member of two winning America’s Cup crews, has died....

The Latest: Governor bans vaccine passports for Montana

HELENA, Mont. — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte has issued an executive order banning the development or use of vaccine passports in Montana. ...

Lightning and Maple Leafs among NHL trade deadline winners

The defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning went into the NHL trade deadline without much money to make a move. ...

Stolarz has 46 saves as Ducks beat Sharks 4-0

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Stolarz made a career-high 46 saves for his third career shutout and the Anaheim Ducks beat the San...

Divisional arms races heat up at NHL trade deadline

Thank divisional play through the first two rounds of the playoffs for a little extra spice at the NHL trade deadline. ...

The Latest: Australia has 2nd likely Astra-Zeneca clot case

CANBERRA, Australia — Australian authorities have identified a second case of a rare blot clot likely linked to the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine. ...

Randle leads Knicks over Lakers and back above .500

NEW YORK (AP) — Same city, whole different kind of game for the Los Angeles Lakers. ...

Air Canada, Canadian government agree on pandemic bailout

TORONTO (AP) — Air Canada and the Canadian government agreed Monday on financing that will allow the airline to access as much as $5.9...

Quarantine requirements make for uneven NHL trade deadline

Nick Foligno is leaving his family back in Columbus to join Toronto and will have to isolate for seven days before getting on the...

All schools in Ontario to shut and go to online learning

TORONTO (AP) — All schools in Canada’s most populous province will be shut down and move to online learning because of a record number...

Huawei, HSBC agree on document deal for extradition case

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese telecommunications equipment firm Huawei said Monday that it has reached an agreement with HSBC in Hong Kong to obtain...

The Latest: Curling worlds back on, now with masked players

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

Angels OF Fowler needs season-ending surgery for torn ACL

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels outfielder Dexter Fowler has a torn ACL in his left knee that requires season-ending surgery. ...

Angels at Blue Jays rained out in Florida, makeup in Anaheim

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — The game between the Los Angeles Angels and Toronto scheduled for Sunday at the Blue Jays' temporary home in Florida...

The Latest: Michigan pushing for more vaccines amid spike

DETROIT — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vowed to keep pushing the White House for more COVID-19 vaccines as the state experiences a spike in...

Bichette drives in 5, Blue Jays rout Angels 15-1

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Bo Bichette had five RBIs, Randal Grichuk hit a three-run double during a seven-run second inning and the Toronto Blue...

The Latest: NHL’s Canucks get OK to reopen team facilities

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

Ohtani homers, drives in 4 as Angels beat Blue Jays 7-1

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani homered and drove in four runs, Andrew Heaney pitched six scoreless innings and the Los Angeles Angels beat...

Blue Jays’ Teoscar Hernández on IL after COVID close contact

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays have placed outfielder Teoscar Hernández on the injured list after he was exposed to someone with...

Virus-battered Canucks aim to complete condensed season

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks are recovering from the NHL’s worst COVID-19 outbreak and believe they can complete the pandemic-condensed season....

The Latest: MLB has 4 positive virus tests in past week

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

Patrick McCaw, reserve on 2019 title team, waived by Raptors

TORONTO (AP) — Patrick McCaw, a reserve who has played on three NBA championship teams, was waived Thursday by the Toronto Raptors. ...

Angels win 7-5 in home opener for Florida-based Blue Jays

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — The nomadic Toronto Blue Jays came up just short in their latest home opener location. ...

NHL grapples with vaccine inequity between U.S. and Canada

His smile covered by a light blue surgical mask, Jacob Trouba's eyes shined as the needle went into his left arm. ...

Van Vleet, Bembry, Horton-Tucker suspended for fighting

NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto Raptors guards DeAndre’ Bembry and Fred Van Vleet and Los Angeles Lakers guard Talen Horton-Tucker were suspended one game...

LEADING OFF: Blue Jays play home opener in new Florida nest

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ...

The Latest: 11 new COVID-19 cases in China’s lone outbreak

BEIJING — Chinese officials say 11 more people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in a southwestern city bordering Myanmar that is the scene of...

Toronto schools shutdown amid third wave of infections

TORONTO (AP) — Schools in Canada’s largest city will shut down Wednesday and move to online learning because of a third surge of coronavirus...

The Latest: N Korea says it still has no coronavirus cases

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea continues to claim a perfect record in keeping out the coronavirus in its latest report to the World...

Rangers fill stands with fans, who accept ‘calculated risk’

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Susanna Frare said her family decided to take a “calculated risk” attending the home opener of the Texas Rangers, the...

Abbott won’t throw pitch, rebuffing MLB voting-rights stance

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that he wouldn’t throw the ceremonial first pitch as planned at the Texas Rangers’...

Capela, Gallinari pace Hawks to third straight victory

ATLANTA (AP) — Clint Capela had 24 points and 18 rebounds, Danilo Gallinari scored 25 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Golden State...

Yanks’ Germán cheered in return, struggles vs Blue Jays

NEW YORK (AP) — Domingo Germán was cheered by Yankees fans in his return from a domestic violence suspension but struggled against the Toronto...

Raptors rout Warriors 130-77 for 2nd win in last 15 games

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Pascal Siakam scored 36 points in three quarters on his 27th birthday, and the Toronto Raptors routed the Golden State...

The Latest: NHL juggles schedule after COVID postponements

The Latest on the effects of the novel coronavirus on sports around the world: ...

The Latest: FDA authorizes 2 changes to Moderna’s vaccine

WASHINGTON— The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized two changes to Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine that can provide extra doses from each vial. ...

Oladipo makes his debut, Heat top Warriors 116-109

MIAMI (AP) — Victor Oladipo finally made his Miami debut, and the Heat ensured it was a memorable one. ...

Former USC star running back C.J. Gable retires from CFL

HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — Former USC star running back C.J. Gable has ended his professional football career where it began. ...

The Latest: NHL postpones 3 more Vancouver Canucks games

The Latest on the effects of the novel coronavirus on sports around the world: ...

Ontario imposes provincewide restrictions amid third wave

TORONTO (AP) — The leader of Canada’s most populous province announced Thursday what he calls a province wide shutdown for four weeks because of...

LEADING OFF: Crowds back on opening day, Cole starts season

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ...

The Latest: 6 more COVID cases found in local China outbreak

BEIJING — Health officials in China say six more people have become ill with COVID-19 in a southwestern Chinese city on the border with...

Blackhawks’ Bowman named as GM of 2022 US Olympic men’s team

With an opportunity to draw from what he considers the deepest pool of American-born talent ever assembled, Stan Bowman welcomes expectations that come with...

LEADING OFF: Crowds back on opening day, Cole starts season

A look at what’s happening around the majors Thursday: ...

The Latest: Wyoming governor sticks with ending mask mandate

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s governor is rejecting a call by President Joe Biden for states to reimpose mask orders in response to the coronavirus...

Mark Messier book on leadership, teamwork coming in October

NEW YORK (AP) — Hockey great Mark Messier wants fans to know he had a lot of help on his path to the NHL...

Birds as revelations: Atwood writes foreword for Gibson book

NEW YORK (AP) — When Margaret Atwood would receive invitations over the years to literary events around the world, literature wasn't the only factor...

Canada pauses AstraZeneca vaccine for under 55

TORONTO (AP) — Canada on Monday suspended the use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for people under age 55 following concerns it might be...

AP source: Canadian government panel on immunization recommends pause on AstraZeneca vaccine for people...

TORONTO (AP) — AP source: Canadian government panel on immunization recommends pause on AstraZeneca vaccine for people under 55.

Mad Bum gets opener for D-backs; Kluber is Yanks’ No. 2

The Arizona Diamondbacks are ready to open the season in familiar fashion: with Mad Bum on the mound. ...

China sanctions US, Canadian officials over Xinjiang

BEIJING (AP) — China announced new sanctions against U.S. and Canadian officials in a growing political and economic feud over its policies in the...

Canadian government OK’s reduced quarantine for NHL players

TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian government waived its mandatory 14-day quarantine period for players acquired by Canadian NHL teams from U.S. clubs “under national...

Barrier falls: Woman officiates men’s qualifier in Americas

Kathryn Nesbitt ran the sidelines, waving a flag, blending in for all the right reasons. ...

China sanctions Britons over West’s Xinjiang criticism

LONDON (AP) — China slapped sanctions on several British politicians and organizations Friday after the U.K. joined the European Union and others in sanctioning...

Stan Albeck, longtime NBA coach, dies at 89 in hospice care

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Stan Albeck, the former San Antonio, Cleveland, New Jersey and Chicago head coach during a long NBA career, died Thursday...

Trade deadline passes, and Kyle Lowry remains with Raptors

Kyle Lowry wound up staying with Toronto after all. Victor Oladipo is finally in Miami, a destination he's eyed in the past. And Rajon...

Canada’s Supreme Court says carbon price is constitutional

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Thursday that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s national carbon price is entirely constitutional. ...

AP source: Pistons agree to trade Delon Wright to Kings

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have agreed to trade guard Delon Wright to the Sacramento Kings for guard Cory Joseph and two second-round...

Mexico beats US 1-0 in men’s Olympic soccer qualifying

Sebastian Soto's sloppy giveaway cost the United States in a 1-0 loss to Mexico. ...

Conservationists sue to save spotted owl logging protections

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit seeking to preserve protections for 3.4 million acres (1.4 million hectares) of northern spotted...

EU moves toward stricter export controls for COVID-19 shots

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union moved Wednesday toward stricter export controls for coronavirus vaccines, seeking to make sure its 27 nations have more...

China bashes US over racism, inequality, pandemic response

BEIJING (AP) — China took the U.S. to task Wednesday over racism, financial inequality and the federal government’s response to the coronavirus in an...

Padres star Tatis has shoulder problem, to be re-evaluated

The flash and dash of Fernando Tatis Jr. came to a sudden halt Tuesday when the star San Diego Padres shortstop slowly walked off...

China summons foreign diplomats in protest over sanctions

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday said it summoned foreign diplomats in protest after the United States, the European Union, Canada and Britain jointly...

Jays’ Yates faces year-ending elbow surgery; Springer ailing

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays reliever Kirby Yates is expected to have season-ending surgery on his right elbow, general manager Ross Atkins said...

China-Europe sanctions fight shatters image of amicable ties

BEIJING (AP) — China looked to Europe as an amicable partner as the continent's leaders resisted being drawn into President Donald Trump’s conflicts with...

China, Russia officials meet in show of unity against EU, US

BEIJING (AP) — The foreign ministers of China and Russia affirmed their countries' close ties at a meeting Tuesday, amid intense criticism and new...

Diamondbacks’ Gallen has sore forearm, might miss opener

The Arizona Diamondbacks might be missing their best pitcher on opening day. ...

Rockets end skid at 20, Wall has 1st triple-double since ’16

HOUSTON (AP) — Stephen Silas walked off the court at halftime believing he'd seen a sign. ...

Big railroad deal seen more likely to gain regulators’ OK

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Wary regulators have not approved a major railroad merger since the 1990s, but industry analysts say Canadian Pacific's proposed $25...

The Latest: NHL postpones Oilers-Canadiens game

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

EU, US, UK, Canada target China officials over Uyghur abuses

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union, Britain, Canada and the United States on Monday launched coordinated sanctions against officials in China over human rights...

2nd Canadian goes on trial in China on spying charges

BEIJING (AP) — A second Canadian citizen held for more than two years on spying charges in apparent retaliation for Canada’s arrest of a...

Raptors’ Nurse fined $50,000 for mask-throwing, profanity

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA has fined Toronto coach Nick Nurse $50,000 for throwing his facemask behind the scorer’s table and toward the...

Yanks star Stanton off to strong start after smashing finish

Giancarlo Stanton is picking up where he ended the postseason last year. ...

In French woods, rivals take aim at senator’s WWI research

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The World War I exploits of Sgt. Alvin C. York netted Gary Cooper a best actor Academy Award and Pennsylvania...

Canadian tried in China on spy charges, no verdict announced

DANDONG, China (AP) — China on Friday put on trial one of two Canadians held for more than two years in apparent retaliation for...

The Latest: Australia seeks vaccine aid for Papua New Guinea

CANBERRA, Australia — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he is working with U.S., Indian and Japanese partners to provide emergency coronavirus vaccine to...

American League West Preview Capsules

Capsules of American League West teams, listed in order of finish last year: ...

Biden plans to send COVID shots to Mexico, Canada

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is planning to send a combined 4 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Mexico and Canada in...

States sue Biden in bid to revive Keystone XL pipeline

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys general from 21 states on Wednesday sued to to overturn President Joe Biden’s cancellation of the contentious Keystone XL...

Scientists in US and Canada set to battle murder hornets

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Scientists in the U.S. and Canada are opening new fronts in the war against so-called murder hornets as the giant...

Sabres fire coach Krueger while in midst of 12-game skid

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Firing Buffalo Sabres coach Ralph Krueger on Wednesday represents just the beginning of what could become Kevyn Adams’ major overhaul...

LA Galaxy sign former Toronto FC star Victor Vázquez

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The LA Galaxy have signed Victor Vázquez, reuniting the Spanish midfielder and MLS standout with former Toronto FC coach Greg...

Ex-Olympian pleads not guilty to molesting boys at camp

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A former Olympian and longtime track coach has pleaded not guilty and been ordered held on $200,000 bail on charges...

Lindor, Mets talk about new deal; Rosario struggles in CF

Just over two weeks before opening day, Francisco Lindor and the New York Mets have begun talking about keeping him in town beyond this...

Canada lags in vaccinations but expects to catch up quickly

TORONTO (AP) — Canada once was hailed as a success story in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, faring much better than the United States...

Bogaerts spring debut after shoulder woe, Tatis HR in return

The Boston Red Sox have plenty of questions heading into the season, and shortstop Xander Bogaerts doesn’t want to be one of them. ...

Norm Sherry, Dodgers teammate of Sandy Koufax, dies at 89

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Norm Sherry, whose suggestion to Los Angeles Dodgers teammate Sandy Koufax helped the future Hall of Fame pitcher reach his...

Newspaper: China to soon try 2 Canadians on spying charges

BEIJING (AP) — A Communist Party newspaper says China will soon begin trials for two Canadians who were arrested two years ago in apparent...

US-Canada border decision looms in playoffs for NHL

A year after the pandemic temporarily shut down the NHL, a handful of roadblocks remain to handing out the Stanley Cup again this season...

With ‘big one’ coming, quake alert system launches in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — People in Oregon will be better prepared for earthquakes — particularly important in the Pacific Northwest because experts say “the...

Facial recognition company sued by California activists

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Civil liberties activists are suing a company that provides facial recognition services to law enforcement agencies and private companies around...

The Latest: UK talk show host quits show over Meghan remarks

LONDON (AP) — The latest on Oprah Winfrey's interview with Meghan and Harry, their first since stepping away from royal life, and Buckingham Palace's...

Canadian Open canceled for 2nd straight year amid pandemic

TORONTO (AP) — The RBC Canadian Open, the fourth-oldest national championship in golf, has been canceled for the second straight year because of circumstances...

MLB lefty Cormier, pitched in 1988, ’08 Olympics, dies at 53

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rheal Cormier, the durable left-hander who spent 16 seasons in the majors and remarkably pitched in the Olympics before and after...

The Latest: Ireland reaches half million vaccinations

LONDON — Ireland has given out half a million coronavirus vaccinations about two months after the first inoculation. ...

‘Kim’s Convenience’ to end with 5th season finale in April

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian sitcom "Kim’s Convenience″ is set to close up shop after its fifth season. ...

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