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Senators sign forward Connor Brown to three-year, $10.8M contract

OTTAWA–The Ottawa Senators have avoided arbitration with Connor Brown by signing the forward to a three-year, US$10.8-million contract.

The Senators and Brown were scheduled to have an arbitration hearing Thursday.

Brown had 16 goals and 27 assists over 71 games for the Senators last season. His 37 assists and 43 points were career highs.

Secret gives $1M to women’s hockey players association

TORONTO–The Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association is receiving a $1 million boost from Secret Deodorant to continue its barnstorming Dream Gap Tour of games and relieve any financial uncertainties resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The commitment is considered the largest for professional women’s hockey in North America, the PWHPA announced Thursday.

Lowe homers twice, Rays hold off Dodgers 6-4 to even Series

ARLINGTON, Texas - Brandon Lowe busted out early and Tampa Bay’s bullpen hung on late.

Rays and Dodgers, tied after two in Texas.

Lowe shook loose from his extended post-season slump with two opposite-field homers, and Tampa Bay held off Los Angeles 6-4 on Wednesday night to square the World Series at one game apiece.

Ottawa Senators sign forward J.C. Beaudin to one-year, two-way contract

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators have signed forward J.C. Beaudin to a one-year, two-way contract.

The deal is worth US$700,000 in the NHL and $80,000 in the American Hockey League.

Beaudin a 23-year-old from Longueuil, Que., had one assist and seven penalty minutes over 22 games with the Senators last season.

Catch this! Betts saves Dodgers with 3rd web gem in 3 nights

ARLINGTON, Texas - Mookie Betts is leaping into the World Series, carrying to the Los Angeles Dodgers with his glove rather than with his bat.

The star right fielder made his third terrific catch in three days, this time robbing Freddie Freeman of a home run and helping the Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 4-3 Sunday night in Game 7 of the NL Championship Series.

Tokyo to hold gymnastics meet featuring foreign teams

Tokyo is planning to hold an international gymnastics meet next month that will exempt non-Japanese athletes from a 14-day quarantine period, an approach that might foreshadow planning for next year’s postponed Olympics.

The Japanese Gymnastics Association announced the meet will feature athletes from the United States, Russia, China and Japan.