Hockey legend Gordie Howe talks to the media as he takes part in a press conference to announce the return of the Scotiabank Pro-Am hockey tournament to Edmonton on Nov. 1, 2011. (DAVID BLOOM EDMONTON SUN/QMI AGENCY)

Howe 'showing signs of improvement'

The family of Gordie Howe gathered by his side in Texas Wednesday despite the legendary Hockey Hall of Famer showing improvement from a serious stroke he suffered on Sunday.

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Former wrestler sues WWE for negligence

Retired wrestler Billy Jack Haynes is reportedly suing World Wrestling Entertainment for allegedly failing to protect its wrestlers from head trauma while promoting steroid use and the violence that led the 61-year-old suffering multiple concussions.

Former soccer star Diego Maradona controls the ball during a special interreligious "Match for Peace" at the Olympic stadium in Rome September 1, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Maradona denies hitting former fiancee

Retired soccer legend Diego Maradona has denied allegations of domestic abuse after video footage emerged online appearing to show the sportsman lashing out at his former fiancee.

Stopping FC Dallas's Blas Perez, right, will be of prime importance for the Whitecaps in Wednesday's playoff match. REUTERS

Four keys to 'Caps playoff success

The Major League Soccer season has ended and now it’s time to celebrate a visit to the post-season with Vancouver Whitecaps FC making their second ever appearance in the MLS Playoffs.

Retired NHL player Stan Jonathan will stand trial for the death of a Hamilton man who was shot while hunting on Six Nations. (Jason Halstead/QMI Agency/Files)

Ex-NHLer to stand trial

Former NHLer Stan Jonathan has been committed to stand trial on charges of criminal negligence causing death and careless use of a firearm.