Football

Peter Crouch: Chelsea make contact with Stoke over veteran striker

Peter Crouch has scored 22 goals in 42 games for England Chelsea have made contact with Stoke about signing veteran striker Peter Crouch but no deal is imminent, BBC Sport understands. Blues boss Antonio Conte wants to bring in a striker, which would allow Michy Batshuayi to leave the club this month. West Ham’s Andy […]

Hockey

Team Canada pins Olympic hockey hopes on veteran roster

‘There are some tremendous stories here, guys who have had adversity through some phase of their careers,’ says Team Canada general manager When general manager Sean Burke delivered his 25-player Canadian men’s Olympic team on Thursday there wasn’t the sort of scrutiny that Steve Yzerman or Wayne Gretzky or Bobby Clarke endured while they put […]

Basketball

New Orleans Pelicans reach deal with veteran guard Jameer Nelson

5:33 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN Free-agent guard Jameer Nelson, just two days after being waived by the Denver Nuggets, has agreed to a deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources told ESPN on Saturday. New Orleans had wanted to sign Nelson under the injury exception granted by the NBA, but the league office denied […]

Hockey

Canadiens place veteran Mark Streit on waivers: report – NHL on CBC Sports

Veteran defenceman Mark Streit is suddenly the odd-man out in the Montreal Canadiens’ ongoing blue-line shuffle. A person with direct knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Thursday that the Canadiens placed the 39-year-old on waivers. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Canadiens have not announced the move. The […]

Football

EFL: Bad first impressions, a veteran strikeforce and unwanted Bolton records

“Now, about this two-and-half-year deal I signed…” Making a woefully bad first impression, rolling back the years in style with the oldest strikeforce in England, and local rivals coming together in tragic circumstance. It’s been another hectic day in the Football League. BBC Sport takes you through five things you may have missed from Saturday’s […]