Canada & World

Canada’s players celebrate after winning 1-0 to United States during a women’s semifinal soccer match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, in Kashima, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Fernando Vergara

Canada, Sweden ask organizers to push back start time for women’s soccer final

Canada’s first-ever appearance in an Olympic women’s soccer final

FILE — Damian Warner, of Canada bronze, smiles during the medal ceremony for the decathlon at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Nariman El-Mofty

Strong start for Canada’s decathlon and canoe sprint athletes in Tokyo

Damian Warner held a commanding lead after three of 10 events

Ireland's Darragh Kenny, riding Cartello, competes during the equestrian jumping individual competition during the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Sumo scare? Riders say horses might be spooked by statue

Sumo scare? Riders say horses might be spooked by statue

Ireland's Darragh Kenny, riding Cartello, competes during the equestrian jumping individual competition during the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Blue Jays ace Hyun Jin Ryu pitches during first-inning AL baseball action against Cleveland in Toronto on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jon Blacker

Teoscar Hernandez’s three-hit night leads Blue Jays over Cleveland 7-2

Teoscar Hernandez’s three-hit night leads Blue Jays over Cleveland 7-2

Blue Jays ace Hyun Jin Ryu pitches during first-inning AL baseball action against Cleveland in Toronto on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jon Blacker
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Zach Collaros throws the ball during first half football action in the 107th Grey Cup against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, November 24, 2019.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Blue Bombers finally get to unfurl Grey Cup banner, with a familiar foe watching

Blue Bombers finally get to unfurl Grey Cup banner, with a familiar foe watching

Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Zach Collaros throws the ball during first half football action in the 107th Grey Cup against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, November 24, 2019.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Lisa Carrington, left, and Caitlin Regal, of New Zealand, celebrate their gold medals after winning the women’s kayak double 500m final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Biles returns to competition with a bronze medal and a smile

Biles changed her routine a bit

  • Aug 3, 2021
Lisa Carrington, left, and Caitlin Regal, of New Zealand, celebrate their gold medals after winning the women’s kayak double 500m final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Andre De Grasse, of Canada, competes in a heat of the men’s 200-meters at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in Tokyo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Petr David Josek
Andre De Grasse, of Canada, competes in a heat of the men’s 200-meters at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in Tokyo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Petr David Josek
Cleveland Indians’ Ahmed Rosario, right, slides safely into second base as Toronto Blue Jays’ Cavan Biggio misses the ball in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, in Toronto on Monday, August 2, 2021. Rosario would advance to third base on the play. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jon Blacker

Blue Jays fall 5-2 to Cleveland in extra-inning loss

Blue Jays fall 5-2 to Cleveland in extra-inning loss

Cleveland Indians’ Ahmed Rosario, right, slides safely into second base as Toronto Blue Jays’ Cavan Biggio misses the ball in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, in Toronto on Monday, August 2, 2021. Rosario would advance to third base on the play. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jon Blacker
FILE - Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher John Axford throws against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, in this Saturday, July 28, 2018, file photo. Reliever John Axford’s comeback attempt is taking a detour from Toronto to Milwaukee, where the right-hander started his major league career. Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns announced Monday, Aug., 2, 2021, the team had acquired the 38-year-old Axford from the Blue Jays for cash considerations. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Brewers acquire veteran reliever John Axford from Blue Jays

Brewers acquire veteran reliever John Axford from Blue Jays

FILE - Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher John Axford throws against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, in this Saturday, July 28, 2018, file photo. Reliever John Axford’s comeback attempt is taking a detour from Toronto to Milwaukee, where the right-hander started his major league career. Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns announced Monday, Aug., 2, 2021, the team had acquired the 38-year-old Axford from the Blue Jays for cash considerations. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry celerates during the 2019 Toronto Raptors Championship parade in Toronto on Monday, June 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

A look at five memorable moments from Kyle Lowry’s time in Toronto

A look at five memorable moments from Kyle Lowry’s time in Toronto

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry celerates during the 2019 Toronto Raptors Championship parade in Toronto on Monday, June 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Angela Bailey is shown in this August 2, 1985 photo competing at the National Track and Field Championships in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Jones

Record-holding Canadian sprinter, Olympic medallist Angela Bailey dies at 59

Record-holding Canadian sprinter, Olympic medallist Angela Bailey dies at 59

Angela Bailey is shown in this August 2, 1985 photo competing at the National Track and Field Championships in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Jones
Costa Rica defender Ronald Matarrita (22) keeps control of the ball while under pressure from Canada forward Tajon Buchanan (12) as teammate Borges (5) looks on in first half  2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals soccer action in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, July 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Brandon Wade

Canada’s Tajon Buchanan wins Youth Player Award at CONCACAF Gold Cup

LAS VEGAS — Canadian Tajon Buchanan has won the Youth Player Award…

Costa Rica defender Ronald Matarrita (22) keeps control of the ball while under pressure from Canada forward Tajon Buchanan (12) as teammate Borges (5) looks on in first half  2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals soccer action in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, July 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Brandon Wade
FILE - Colorado Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer (31) watches the puck in the first period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series in Denver, in this Tuesday, June 8, 2021, file photo. Several goaltenders were on the move in NHL free agency Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Vezina Trophy finalist Philipp Grubauer left Colorado for the expansion Seattle Kraken. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Expansion Kraken revise Grubauer’s deal after CBA violation

The expansion Seattle Kraken have revised their contract with goaltender Philipp Grubauer…

FILE - Colorado Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer (31) watches the puck in the first period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series in Denver, in this Tuesday, June 8, 2021, file photo. Several goaltenders were on the move in NHL free agency Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Vezina Trophy finalist Philipp Grubauer left Colorado for the expansion Seattle Kraken. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
Canada's Jessie Fleming, 17, celebrates scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot during a women's semifinal soccer match against United States at the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, in Kashima, Japan, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. Fleming scored on a penalty kick in the 74th minute to help the Canadian women's soccer team to a 1-0 semifinal victory over the United States on Monday at the Tokyo Games. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Martin Mejia

Canada through to Olympic women’s soccer final

TOKYO — Canada was left off the podium for the first time…

Canada's Jessie Fleming, 17, celebrates scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot during a women's semifinal soccer match against United States at the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, in Kashima, Japan, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. Fleming scored on a penalty kick in the 74th minute to help the Canadian women's soccer team to a 1-0 semifinal victory over the United States on Monday at the Tokyo Games. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Martin Mejia
FILE - Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) plays in the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series against the Colorado Avalanche in Denver, in this Tuesday, June 8, 2021, file photo. Reigning Vezina Trophy-winning goaltender Marc Andre Fleury has been traded from Vegas to Chicago and is contemplating his future, according to his agent. Allan Walsh tweeted Tuesday, July 27, 2021, that Fleury had still not heard from the Golden Knights about the deal.AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

‘Hey Chicago’: Fleury commits to playing for Blackhawks

Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury has committed to playing for the Chicago Blackhawks this…

FILE - Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) plays in the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series against the Colorado Avalanche in Denver, in this Tuesday, June 8, 2021, file photo. Reigning Vezina Trophy-winning goaltender Marc Andre Fleury has been traded from Vegas to Chicago and is contemplating his future, according to his agent. Allan Walsh tweeted Tuesday, July 27, 2021, that Fleury had still not heard from the Golden Knights about the deal.AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
FILE - In this March 26, 2021, file photo, San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane moves the puck during the team's NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz.T he NHL says it will investigate an allegation made by Kane’s wife that he bets on his own games and has intentionally tried to lose for gambling profit. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Sharks’ Kane denies game-fixing allegations from wife

San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane denied allegations his wife made on…

FILE - In this March 26, 2021, file photo, San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane moves the puck during the team's NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz.T he NHL says it will investigate an allegation made by Kane’s wife that he bets on his own games and has intentionally tried to lose for gambling profit. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
Canada's Maggie Mac Neil, left to right, Sydney Pickrem, Kylie Masse and Penny Oleksiak, in the water, celebrate a bronze medal in the women's 4 x 100m medley relay final during the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, in Tokyo, Sunday, August 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Oleksiak makes history with seventh Olympic medal, De Grasse wins 100m bronze

TOKYO — The Canadian women finished their impressive medal haul in the…

Canada's Maggie Mac Neil, left to right, Sydney Pickrem, Kylie Masse and Penny Oleksiak, in the water, celebrate a bronze medal in the women's 4 x 100m medley relay final during the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, in Tokyo, Sunday, August 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Carolina Hurricanes left wing Warren Foegele (13) loses his stick as he moves the puck in front of Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev (98) during the first period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series Saturday, June 5, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Edmonton Oilers sign Warren Foegele to three-year contract

EDMONTON — Warren Foegele has signed onto a three-year contract with the…

Carolina Hurricanes left wing Warren Foegele (13) loses his stick as he moves the puck in front of Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev (98) during the first period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series Saturday, June 5, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Boston Bruins' Nick Ritchie skates in front of the Washington Capitals' empty net during third period Game 4 NHL Stanley Cup first-round playoff hockey action in Boston, Friday, May 21, 2021. The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed forward Nick Ritchie to a two-year contract. The contract carries an annual average value of US$2.5 million. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Michael Dwyer

Toronto Maple Leafs sign forward Nick Ritchie to two-year contract

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed forward Nick Ritchie to…

Boston Bruins' Nick Ritchie skates in front of the Washington Capitals' empty net during third period Game 4 NHL Stanley Cup first-round playoff hockey action in Boston, Friday, May 21, 2021. The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed forward Nick Ritchie to a two-year contract. The contract carries an annual average value of US$2.5 million. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Michael Dwyer