Canadian Scott Arfield signs four-year deal with Glasgow Rangers

GLASOW, Scotland — Glasgow Rangers have confirmed the signing of Canadian international midfielder Scott Arfield. The 29-year-old, who agreed to a four-year deal with the Scottish Premier League team, is the first signing for newly appointed manager Steven Gerrard. Arfield, who had been at England’s Burnley since 2013, told a news conference Monday that he was keen to play for the former Liverpool midfield great. “I’m buzzing,” Arfield said. “I’m absolutely ecstatic at getting this (move) over the line. The next chapter is going to exciting. I hope it’s as successful as my time in England. I’m back here to make it successful and I’ll do everything to make it… Read More

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Manitoba junior football exec resigns after post about P.K. Subban

WINNIPEG – The president of the Winnipeg Rifles of the Canadian Junior Football League has resigned after writing a Facebook post that made reference to Nashville Predators defenceman P.K. Subban. Todd Wilson posted an image Saturday night of a beer vendor working at Winnipeg’s Bell MTS Place as the Jets were playing the Vegas Golden Knights in the opening game of the Stanley Cup Western Conference final. The vendor appears to be black; Subban is black. The caption reads: “Two nights ago he was in game 7. Tonight PK Suban (sic) is selling me beer” in reference to the Jets’ downing of Nashville in the second round of the playoffs.… Read More

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Canada’s Denis Shapovalov cracks top 30 in men’s world tennis rankings

Canada’s Denis Shapovalov cracked the top 30 in the ATP World Tour men’s singles rankings for the first time Monday after his strong performance at the recent Madrid Open. Shapovalov, from Richmond Hill, Ont., rose 14 spots to No. 29, the biggest jump of any player in the top 50. The 19-year-old left-hander reached the semifinal of the clay-court tournament last week, falling to eventual champion Alexander Zverev of Germany. Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., remained the top-ranked Canadian on the list, rising two spots to No. 22. Raonic was eliminated by Shapovalov in the third round in Madrid. Switzerland’s Roger Federer returned to the No. 1 spot for the… Read More

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Brent Musburger’s sports betting company has message for N.J. wagerers

Make your first bet one on the Eagles, Giants or Jets? You are looking live at legalized sports betting coming to New Jersey. And the Vegas Stats and Information Network – founded by legendary broadcaster Brent Musburger and his family – want to make sure Garden State bettors know what the action is on their NFL teams once sports books officially open in the coming weeks following Monday’s Supreme Court ruling a federal ban preventing states from regulating sports betting is unconstitutional. In a statement attributed to Brian Musburger, Brent’s nephew and the founder of VSiN, the outlet congratulates New Jersey on its win in Murphy vs. NCAA and throws… Read More

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Peru captain Guerrero banned from World Cup in doping case

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Peru captain Paolo Guerrero has been banned from playing at the World Cup because of a positive doping test. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it has upheld an appeal by the World Anti-Doping Agency to extend Guerrero’s six-month FIFA ban, which expired this month. CAS says Guerrero will be banned for 14 months, until January. The 34-year-old Guerrero was set to captain Peru at its first World Cup appearance since 1982. Guerrero tested positive for benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine, at a World Cup qualifying game against Argentina in October. His lawyers argued the stimulant had not been performance enhancing, and was accidentally consumed in… Read More

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With retirement expected, Buffon to hold news conference

TURIN, Italy — Italy and Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon will hold a news conference on Thursday when the goalkeeper is expected to announce his retirement. Juventus released details of the conference to be held at Allianz Stadium, on Monday. The 40-year-old Buffon helped Juventus win a record-extending seventh straight Serie A on Sunday, four days after he led Juventus to a fourth straight Italian Cup title. Juventus concludes the season on Saturday at home against Hellas Verona. Buffon was also an integral member of the Italy squad that won the 2006 World Cup. He announced his retirement from the national team in November when Italy lost a World Cup playoff… Read More

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