Canada & World

BC Lions' James Butler jumps over the tackle of Toronto Argonauts' Royce Metchie during first half of CFL football action in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, June 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rich Lam

Lions QB Rourke throws record-setting 436 yards, B.C. dominates Toronto Argos 44-3

VANCOUVER — Even after setting a CFL record, B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan…

Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime returns a ball to Poland's Hubert Hurkacz in their ATP Tour men's singles quarterfinals tennis match in Halle, Germany, Thursday, June 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/dpa via AP-Friso Gentsch

Canadians focused on experiencing Wimbledon glory

WIMBLEDON, United Kingdom — There are no ranking points on offer at…

Linesman Kiel Murchison, second from right, separates Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos from Colorado Avalanche players during the first period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Saturday, June 18, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

‘Out to dry’: NHL champion Lightning in 2-0 hole to Avs

Arnie Stapleton, The Associated Press DENVER (AP) — This loss wasn’t as…

Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Cody Fajardo (7) gets by Edmonton Elks' Makana Henry (74) during first half CFL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Saturday June 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson.

Roughriders win 26-16, add to Elks’ home misery

EDMONTON — The Saskatchewan Roughriders’ recent dominance over the Edmonton Elks continued…

Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Cody Fajardo (7) gets by Edmonton Elks' Makana Henry (74) during first half CFL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Saturday June 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson.
Aston Martin Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel, of Germany, wears a patch on his helmet denouncing Canada's oil sands during the first practice session at the Canadian Grand Prix Friday, June 17, 2022 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Vettel feels a sense of responsibility to speak about climate change, LGBTQ issues

Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press MONTREAL — Sebastian Vettel arrived at the…

Aston Martin Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel, of Germany, wears a patch on his helmet denouncing Canada's oil sands during the first practice session at the Canadian Grand Prix Friday, June 17, 2022 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) high fives Golden State Warriors guard Gary Payton II (0) during the second quarter of Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Warriors beat Celtics 103-90 to win 4th NBA title in 8 years

Kyle Hightower, The Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — The Golden State Warriors…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) high fives Golden State Warriors guard Gary Payton II (0) during the second quarter of Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Ferrari mechanics work on the car of Carlos Sainz at the Canadian Grand Prix, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

For fans and tourist businesses, Sunday Montreal Grand Prix marks return to normal

Jacob Serebrin, The Canadian Press MONTREAL — For racing fans in downtown…

Ferrari mechanics work on the car of Carlos Sainz at the Canadian Grand Prix, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
B.C. Lions' James Butler, left, gets away from a tackle by Edmonton Elks' Trey Hoskins and runs the ball in for his first touchdown during the first half of CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, June 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Rourke shines as B.C. Lions dismantle Edmonton Elks 59-15 in season opener

VANCOUVER — The B.C. Lions opened their Canadian Football League season in…

B.C. Lions' James Butler, left, gets away from a tackle by Edmonton Elks' Trey Hoskins and runs the ball in for his first touchdown during the first half of CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, June 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) celebrates his goal against New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin (31) during the second period in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Stamkos scores twice, Lightning beat Rangers 2-1 in Game 6

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning’s bid for a three-peat is…

Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) celebrates his goal against New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin (31) during the second period in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Linn Grant of Sweden plays from the first tee during the final round of the Scandinavian Mixed at Halmstad Golf Club, Sweden, Sunday June 12, 2022. (Pontus Lundahl/TT via AP)

Grant becomes 1st female golfer to win on European tour

A female player has won an event on the European tour for…

Linn Grant of Sweden plays from the first tee during the final round of the Scandinavian Mixed at Halmstad Golf Club, Sweden, Sunday June 12, 2022. (Pontus Lundahl/TT via AP)
Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime prepares to serve against Spain's Rafael Nadal during their fourth round match at the French Open tennis tournament in Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, May 29, 2022. Auger-Aliassime is out of the Libema Open grass-court tennis tournament after being upset in the semifinals by  Tim van Rijthoven of the Netherlands on Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Thibault Camus

Auger-Aliassime suffers shock defeat to world No. 205 in Libema Open semifinals

’S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands — Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime is out of the Libema Open…

Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime prepares to serve against Spain's Rafael Nadal during their fourth round match at the French Open tennis tournament in Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, May 29, 2022. Auger-Aliassime is out of the Libema Open grass-court tennis tournament after being upset in the semifinals by  Tim van Rijthoven of the Netherlands on Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Thibault Camus
Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) puts up a shot against Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) during the second quarter of Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals, Friday, June 10, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Tatum’s Time: Celtics’ star vows to bounce back in Finals

BOSTON — Jayson Tatum knows he has taken his game to a…

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) puts up a shot against Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) during the second quarter of Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals, Friday, June 10, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Former Red Deer Rebels play-by-play announcer Cam Moon (right) began commentating for Edmonton Oilers games during the 2020-2021 NHL season. (Advocate file photo)
Former Red Deer Rebels play-by-play announcer Cam Moon (right) began commentating for Edmonton Oilers games during the 2020-2021 NHL season. (Advocate file photo)
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke knows that taking over the starter spot isn't going to be easy. Not only is the 24-year-old Ohio product under the spotlight as a rare Canadian QB, he's also stepping into a role vacated by Michael Reilly, the man who led the league in passing last season. Rourke passes during the first half of a pre-season CFL football game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, June 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. Lions look to capitalize on continuity heading into 2022 campaign

Nathan Rourke steps in at QB after Michael Reilly retired in January after 11 CFL seasons

B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke knows that taking over the starter spot isn't going to be easy. Not only is the 24-year-old Ohio product under the spotlight as a rare Canadian QB, he's also stepping into a role vacated by Michael Reilly, the man who led the league in passing last season. Rourke passes during the first half of a pre-season CFL football game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, June 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Phil Mickelson of the United States stands on the tee before starting the first round of the inaugural LIV Golf Invitational at the Centurion Club in St. Albans, England, Thursday, June 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

PGA Tour says Saudi-paid players no longer eligible for tour

Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson and other PGA Tour members who teed off…

Phil Mickelson of the United States stands on the tee before starting the first round of the inaugural LIV Golf Invitational at the Centurion Club in St. Albans, England, Thursday, June 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Patrick Reed hits from the 18th tee during the second round of the Memorial golf tournament Friday, June 3, 2022, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Report: DeChambeau, Reed to join Saudi-funded league in US

Major champions Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Reed plan to sign up with…

Patrick Reed hits from the 18th tee during the second round of the Memorial golf tournament Friday, June 3, 2022, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Calgary Stampeders' quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell throws the ball during first half CFL pre-season football action against the B.C. Lions in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, May 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Calgary QB Bo Levi Mitchell optimistic about shoulder, Stampeders in 2022

Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press CALGARY — Bo Levi Mitchell is confident…

Calgary Stampeders' quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell throws the ball during first half CFL pre-season football action against the B.C. Lions in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, May 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A Canada soccer logo is seen on Alphonso Davies in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, March 24, 2019. A planned training session for Canada’s men’s soccer team was scrapped Friday amid ongoing discussions about player compensation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada men back at practice after meeting with soccer federation

Canada set to play Thursday a week after refusing to play scheduled match due to a labour dispute

A Canada soccer logo is seen on Alphonso Davies in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, March 24, 2019. A planned training session for Canada’s men’s soccer team was scrapped Friday amid ongoing discussions about player compensation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A Canada soccer logo is seen on Alphonso Davies in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, March 24, 2019. A planned training session for Canada’s men’s soccer team was scrapped Friday amid ongoing discussions about player compensation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada men’s soccer training session scrapped amid compensation talks

Dispute in part over how much the athletes will get for playing in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

A Canada soccer logo is seen on Alphonso Davies in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, March 24, 2019. A planned training session for Canada’s men’s soccer team was scrapped Friday amid ongoing discussions about player compensation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Bayern's Alphonso Davies, front, duels for the ball with Stuttgart's Omar Marmoush during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and Stuttgart, at the Allianz Arena, in Munich, Germany, Sunday, May 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Probst )

Panama replaces Iran as Canada opponent in World Cup warmup

61st-ranked country will be opponent now for Sunday match in Vancouver

Bayern's Alphonso Davies, front, duels for the ball with Stuttgart's Omar Marmoush during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and Stuttgart, at the Allianz Arena, in Munich, Germany, Sunday, May 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Probst )