Canada & World

Toronto Maple Leafs' Alexander Kerfoot, centre, tries to get the puck past Calgary Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom, right, as Noah Hanifin looks on during first period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Morgan Reilly’s three assists lifts Maple Leafs to 3-2 win over Flames

Leafs 3 Flames 2 CALGARY — Morgan Reilly’s three assists helped the…

Green Bay Packers' Adrian Amos (31) reacts after intercepting a pass intended for Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Mike Evans during the second half of the NFC championship NFL football game in Green Bay, Wis., Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

Road warriors: Bucs win 31-26 at Green Bay, reach Super Bowl

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ road…

Indiana Pacers guard Justin Holiday (8) shoots over Toronto Raptors forward DeAndre' Bembry (95) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Anunoby’s hot hand helps short-handed Raptors beat Pacers

Raptors 107 Pacers 102 INDIANAPOLIS — OG Anunoby scored a season-high 30…

Toronto Maple Leafs alumni George Armstrong, right, and son of Maple Leafs alumni Syl Apps, Syl Apps Jr., shake hands during a pre-game ceremony before the Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets NHL game in Toronto on February 21, 2015. George Armstrong, who captained the Toronto Maple Leafs to four Stanley Cups in the '60s and wore the blue and white his entire career, has died. He was 90. The Maple Leafs confirmed the death Sunday on Twitter. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Former Maple Leafs captain George Armstrong dies

TORONTO — George Armstrong, who captained the Toronto Maple Leafs to four…

Toronto Maple Leafs alumni George Armstrong, right, and son of Maple Leafs alumni Syl Apps, Syl Apps Jr., shake hands during a pre-game ceremony before the Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets NHL game in Toronto on February 21, 2015. George Armstrong, who captained the Toronto Maple Leafs to four Stanley Cups in the '60s and wore the blue and white his entire career, has died. He was 90. The Maple Leafs confirmed the death Sunday on Twitter. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Fans take their socially distanced seats in Lambeau Field before an NFL divisional playoff football game between the Los Angeles Rams and Green Bay Packers, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Elderly fan’s streak of Packers playoff games will go on

GREEN BAY, Wis. — An 85-year-old Green Bay Packers fan who has…

Fans take their socially distanced seats in Lambeau Field before an NFL divisional playoff football game between the Los Angeles Rams and Green Bay Packers, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Reece Howden will represent Canada on the international ski-cross circuit in 2020-21. (Alpine Canada photo)

Canadian Reece Howden reverts back to aggressive style to win third World Cup event

IDRE FJÄLL, SWEDEN — Another day, another World Cup ski cross gold…

Reece Howden will represent Canada on the international ski-cross circuit in 2020-21. (Alpine Canada photo)
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Winnipeg Jets' Patrik Laine (29) shoots during practice prior to their first round of NHL playoff action against the St. Louis Blues in Winnipeg, Monday, April 8, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Winnipeg Jets trade Patrick Laine to Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Pierre-Luc Dubois

The Winnipeg Jets acquired forward Pierre-Luc Dubois and a 2022 third-round draft…

Winnipeg Jets' Patrik Laine (29) shoots during practice prior to their first round of NHL playoff action against the St. Louis Blues in Winnipeg, Monday, April 8, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Atlanta Braves' Hank Aaron looks over his shoulder during a news conference in New Orleans, Monday, April 1, 1974. Aaron is only one home run from tying and two from breaking Babe Ruths all-time home run record. (AP Photo)

Aaron lauded for grace amid racism during home run pursuit

Reaction to Hank Aaron’s death from former presidents to fellow Hall of…

Atlanta Braves' Hank Aaron looks over his shoulder during a news conference in New Orleans, Monday, April 1, 1974. Aaron is only one home run from tying and two from breaking Babe Ruths all-time home run record. (AP Photo)
David Shoemaker, chief executive officer of the Canadian Olympic Committee, speaks during the Olympic Partnership kick off event at the Sobey’s office in Mississauga, Ont. on Monday, October 7, 2019. Shoemaker says the IOC remains committed to staging the Summer Games in Tokyo this summer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
David Shoemaker, chief executive officer of the Canadian Olympic Committee, speaks during the Olympic Partnership kick off event at the Sobey’s office in Mississauga, Ont. on Monday, October 7, 2019. Shoemaker says the IOC remains committed to staging the Summer Games in Tokyo this summer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
Shin Wook Lim, 45, is shown in this undated police handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Toronto Police Services
Shin Wook Lim, 45, is shown in this undated police handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Toronto Police Services
Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) drives around Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic (7) and guard Duncan Robinson (55) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. Siakam is questionable for Friday’s game against the Heat.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Chris O’Meara

Toronto Raptors star forward Pascal Siakam misses practice after hard fall on dunk

TAMPA, Fla. — Toronto Raptors star forward Pascal Siakam is questionable for…

Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) drives around Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic (7) and guard Duncan Robinson (55) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. Siakam is questionable for Friday’s game against the Heat.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Chris O’Meara
United States defender Aaron Long (23) and Canada forward Lucas Cavallini (19) battle for the ball during second half of CONCACAF Nations League soccer action in Toronto, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
United States defender Aaron Long (23) and Canada forward Lucas Cavallini (19) battle for the ball during second half of CONCACAF Nations League soccer action in Toronto, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Canada’s Ted-Jan Bloemen competes during the men’s 5,000 meters at the world single distances speedskating championships Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Kearns, Utah. Canada’s long-track speedskating team has entered a Dutch “bubble” to compete in its first international races in over 10 months. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Rick Bowmer

Canada’s long-track speedskating team racing internationally again in Dutch “bubble”

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands — Canada’s long-track speedskating team has entered a Dutch “bubble”…

Canada’s Ted-Jan Bloemen competes during the men’s 5,000 meters at the world single distances speedskating championships Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Kearns, Utah. Canada’s long-track speedskating team has entered a Dutch “bubble” to compete in its first international races in over 10 months. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Rick Bowmer
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, left, greets International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel during their meeting in Minsk, Belarus, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (Nikolai Petrov/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)

Lithuania offers to replace Belarus as hockey worlds co-host

Tournament scheduled to run May 21 to June 6

  • Jan 21, 2021
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, left, greets International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel during their meeting in Minsk, Belarus, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (Nikolai Petrov/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)
Canadian international midfielder Jeremy Gagnon-Lapare, left, is seen in action against St. Louis FC in an undated handout photo. Gagnon-Lapare has joined HFX Wanderers FC on a two-year deal with a club option for 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-HFX Wanderers FC

Canadian international Jeremy Gagnon-Lapare joins CPL’s HFX Wanderers FC

Gagnon-Lapare most recently with Ottawa Fury FC and St. Louis FC

Canadian international midfielder Jeremy Gagnon-Lapare, left, is seen in action against St. Louis FC in an undated handout photo. Gagnon-Lapare has joined HFX Wanderers FC on a two-year deal with a club option for 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-HFX Wanderers FC
Japan’s Yuto Totsuka competes during the men’s World Cup freestyle halfpipe snowboard event in Calgary, Alta., Friday, Feb. 15, 2019.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

World freestyle, snowboard championship in Calgary won’t happen

Calgary will not host the world snowboard and freestyle championship next month.…

Japan’s Yuto Totsuka competes during the men’s World Cup freestyle halfpipe snowboard event in Calgary, Alta., Friday, Feb. 15, 2019.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Demarcus Ayers (82) makes a catch in drills during NFL football rookie minicamp in Pittsburgh, Saturday, May 7, 2016. The American wide receiver and defensive back Christian Campbell have opted back into their contracts with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Keith Srakocic

Two Saskatchewan Roughriders players opt back into contracts

REGINA — American wide receiver Demarcus Ayers and defensive back Christian Campbell…

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Demarcus Ayers (82) makes a catch in drills during NFL football rookie minicamp in Pittsburgh, Saturday, May 7, 2016. The American wide receiver and defensive back Christian Campbell have opted back into their contracts with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Keith Srakocic
Houston Astros’ George Springer celebrates after a two-run home run against the Washington Nationals during the ninth inning of Game 5 of the baseball World Series Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Washington. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Patrick Semansky

Blue Jays sign All-Star outfielder George Springer

The Blue Jays have signed star free agent outfielder George Springer, with…

Houston Astros’ George Springer celebrates after a two-run home run against the Washington Nationals during the ninth inning of Game 5 of the baseball World Series Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Washington. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Patrick Semansky
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ian Cole, front, picks up the puck as St. Louis Blues center Brayden Schenn defends durg the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

NHL pulls microchipped ‘tracking’ pucks 6 days into season

The first 44 games were played with the ‘tracking’ pucks

  • Jan 20, 2021
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ian Cole, front, picks up the puck as St. Louis Blues center Brayden Schenn defends durg the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Canadian Premier League commissioner David Clanachan is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Premier League-Darren Goldstein

CPL targets season kickoff on Victoria Day Weekend, providing authorities agree

The hope is to have each of the eight teams play a normal 28-game season

Canadian Premier League commissioner David Clanachan is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Premier League-Darren Goldstein