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CORRECTS TO ST. LOUIS CARDINALS' ALBERT PUJOLS, INSTEAD OF LOS ANGELES DODGERS' FREDDIE FREEMAN - St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols talks to friends from the dugout after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Cards’ Pujols hits 700th home run, 4th player to reach mark

LOS ANGELES — Albert Pujols seemed like a long shot in early…

Corey Conners, of Canada, reacts to missing his putt on the 13th green during their foursomes match at the Presidents Cup golf tournament at the Quail Hollow Club, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, in Charlotte, N.C. Conners and partner Sungjae Im of South Korea have lost the first match of the day at the Presidents Cup.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Julio Cortez

Canada’s Conners and South Korea’s Im lose in third round of Presidents Cup

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Canada’s Corey Conners and partner Sungjae Im of South…

United States' Davis Still, right fends ion the challenge of Canada's Brock Webster during rugby sevens action in Carson, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. After falling to Uruguay earlier in the day, the Canadian men survived a 19-point Welsh comeback in the second half to win 33-19 in consolation play at the Rugby World Cup Sevens on Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Marcio Jose Sanchez

Canadian men start hot then hang on to beat Wales at Rugby World Cup Sevens

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — After falling to Uruguay earlier in the…

FILE - Scottie Scheffler celebrates after winning the 86th Masters golf tournament on April 10, 2022, in Augusta, Ga. Scheffler was announced Saturday as the PGA Tour player of the year. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, file)

Scheffler overwhelming choice as PGA Tour player of the year

Scottie Scheffler went 58 tournaments over more than two years between getting…

FILE - Scottie Scheffler celebrates after winning the 86th Masters golf tournament on April 10, 2022, in Augusta, Ga. Scheffler was announced Saturday as the PGA Tour player of the year. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, file)
Ottawa Senators' Erik Brannstrom (26), Detroit Red Wings' Adam Erne (73) and Red Wings' Pius Suter (24) chase the puck during third period NHL hockey action in Ottawa on Sunday, April 3, 2022. Brannstrom has signed a one-year deal with the Ottawa Senators. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Defenceman Erik Brannstrom re-signs with Ottawa Senators after career season

OTTAWA — Defenceman Erik Brannstrom has signed a one-year deal with the…

Ottawa Senators' Erik Brannstrom (26), Detroit Red Wings' Adam Erne (73) and Red Wings' Pius Suter (24) chase the puck during third period NHL hockey action in Ottawa on Sunday, April 3, 2022. Brannstrom has signed a one-year deal with the Ottawa Senators. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
Toronto Blue Jays' Danny Jansen, left, is greeted by manager John Schneider after scoring on a hit by Teoscar Hernandez during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Surging Blues Jays edge Pirates 4-3 to complete 3-game sweep

PITTSBURGH — Toronto Blue Jays interim manager John Schneider has plenty of…

Toronto Blue Jays' Danny Jansen, left, is greeted by manager John Schneider after scoring on a hit by Teoscar Hernandez during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Canada players celebrate after Brianne Jenner (second right) scored her second goal of the game during the IIHF World Championship Woman's ice hockey gold medal match between USA and Canada in Herning, Denmark, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Bo Amstrup/Ritzau Scanpix via AP

Brianne Jenner leads Canada to 2-1 win over U.S. in women’s world hockey final

HERNING, Denmark — Canada defended its title with a 2-1 win over…

Canada players celebrate after Brianne Jenner (second right) scored her second goal of the game during the IIHF World Championship Woman's ice hockey gold medal match between USA and Canada in Herning, Denmark, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Bo Amstrup/Ritzau Scanpix via AP
Hilary Knight of the USA, centre, in action, during the IIHF World Championship Women’s hockey semi-final match between USA and the Czech Republic, in Herning, Denmark, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. (Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

Another Canada-US final set for women’s ice hockey worlds

Canada routed Switzerland 8-1 after the Americans beat the Czech Republic 10-1.

Hilary Knight of the USA, centre, in action, during the IIHF World Championship Women’s hockey semi-final match between USA and the Czech Republic, in Herning, Denmark, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. (Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
A pin with the Ultimate Fighting Championship logo and a maple leaf is shown in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. Canadian MMA fighter Charles Jourdain lost his bout in Paris today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A pin with the Ultimate Fighting Championship logo and a maple leaf is shown in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. Canadian MMA fighter Charles Jourdain lost his bout in Paris today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Former Vancouver Whitecaps soccer coach Bob Birarda arrives at provincial court for a sentencing hearing, in North Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘I am so sorry’: Former Vancouver Whitecaps coach apologizes for sex offences

Birarda plead guilty to 3 counts of sexual assault, 1 count of sexual touching with four female players

Former Vancouver Whitecaps soccer coach Bob Birarda arrives at provincial court for a sentencing hearing, in North Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Janine Beckie, left, of Canada battles fort the ball with Emily Gielnik of Australia during the women’s soccer friendly between Australia and Canada at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. (Darren England/AAP Image via AP)

Olympic champion Canada beats Australia in women’s soccer

Canada beat the Matildas 1-0 in a women’s soccer friendly on Saturday

Janine Beckie, left, of Canada battles fort the ball with Emily Gielnik of Australia during the women’s soccer friendly between Australia and Canada at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. (Darren England/AAP Image via AP)
Three Ottawa Redblacks teammates tackle Edmonton Elks Ante Litre (34) during first half CFL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Saturday August 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson.

Redblacks outlast Elks 25-18, post second win of season

EDMONTON — Even playing the last-place Ottawa Redblacks couldn’t help the Edmonton…

Three Ottawa Redblacks teammates tackle Edmonton Elks Ante Litre (34) during first half CFL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Saturday August 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson.
Serena Williams practices at Arthur Ashe Stadium before the start of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Serena Williams prepares to retire as US Open ends Slam year

NEW YORK — Thanks to Serena Williams, this U.S. Open will be…

Serena Williams practices at Arthur Ashe Stadium before the start of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mike Smith (41) gives up a goal to Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon as Nazem Kadri (91) watches during the third period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Western Conference finals Thursday, June 2, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Flames’ Nazem Kadri brings Stanley Cup to hometown for special celebration

LONDON, Ont. — The Calgary Flames’ Nazem Kadri will be bringing the…

Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mike Smith (41) gives up a goal to Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon as Nazem Kadri (91) watches during the third period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Western Conference finals Thursday, June 2, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
UFC fighter Leon Edwards, of Jamaica, celebrates his title as welterweight champion of the world after knocking out Nigerian UFC fighter Kamaru Usman during the UFC 278 mixed martial arts title bout in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

Edwards stops Usman late in 5th, wins UFC welterweight title

SALT LAKE CITY — Leon Edwards dropped Kamaru Usman with a kick…

UFC fighter Leon Edwards, of Jamaica, celebrates his title as welterweight champion of the world after knocking out Nigerian UFC fighter Kamaru Usman during the UFC 278 mixed martial arts title bout in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
Canada's Mason McTavish (23) saves the puck from going into the net on a shot from Finland during overtime IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal game action in Edmonton on Saturday August 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

‘This group just stuck with it’: Winning world juniors gold special for Canada

EDMONTON — Canada’s under-20 men’s hockey team got to know adversity intimately…

Canada's Mason McTavish (23) saves the puck from going into the net on a shot from Finland during overtime IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal game action in Edmonton on Saturday August 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Canada's Eugenie Bouchard hits a return to Sara Sorribes Tormo, of Spain, during the women's final in the Abierto of Zapopan tennis tournament in Zapopan, Mexico, Saturday, March 13, 2021. After a 17-month layoff recovering from right shoulder surgery, Bouchard is back playing tennis at the Odlum Brown VanOpen. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Refugio Ruiz

Eugenie Bouchard happy to feel the burn after successful return to tennis

VANCOUVER — Her first match left her exhausted physically and mentally, but…

Canada's Eugenie Bouchard hits a return to Sara Sorribes Tormo, of Spain, during the women's final in the Abierto of Zapopan tennis tournament in Zapopan, Mexico, Saturday, March 13, 2021. After a 17-month layoff recovering from right shoulder surgery, Bouchard is back playing tennis at the Odlum Brown VanOpen. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Refugio Ruiz
Wrestler Eekeeluak Avalak, who won Nunavut's first ever medal with a gold in the 52-kilogram category, is shown in a handout photo after his win at the Canada Summer Games. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canada Games-James Ruddy **MANDATORY CREDIT** 

‘Wrestling saved my life’: Nunavut athlete wants to spread hope to northern youth

YELLOWKNIFE — Eekeeluak Avalak says his historic win at the 2022 Canada…

Wrestler Eekeeluak Avalak, who won Nunavut's first ever medal with a gold in the 52-kilogram category, is shown in a handout photo after his win at the Canada Summer Games. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canada Games-James Ruddy **MANDATORY CREDIT** 
Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Cody Fajardo (7) gets tackled by Edmonton Elks defensive lineman Makana Henry (74) during first half CFL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Saturday August 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken

Roughriders end slump by edging Elks 34-23 in Edmonton

EDMONTON — Having a break definitely seemed to serve Saskatchewan well. Quarterback…

Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Cody Fajardo (7) gets tackled by Edmonton Elks defensive lineman Makana Henry (74) during first half CFL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Saturday August 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken
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Edmonton Oilers sign forward Tyler Benson to one-year extension

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Tyler Benson to a…

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