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Former Syracuse linebacker Tyrell Richards, shown in a CFL handout photo, is expected to go first overall to the Montreal Alouettes in Tuesday's CFL draft. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-CFL **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Montreal Alouettes select versatile Richards first overall in CFL draft

Montreal Alouettes select versatile Richards first overall in CFL draft

Former Syracuse linebacker Tyrell Richards, shown in a CFL handout photo, is expected to go first overall to the Montreal Alouettes in Tuesday's CFL draft. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-CFL **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews (34) celebrates his goal with teammate Alexander Kerfoot (15) during third period, round one, NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey action against the Tampa Bay Lightning, in Toronto, Monday, May 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Matthews, Marner lead the way as Maple Leafs thump Lightning in Game 1

Matthews, Marner lead the way as Maple Leafs thump Lightning in Game 1

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews (34) celebrates his goal with teammate Alexander Kerfoot (15) during third period, round one, NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey action against the Tampa Bay Lightning, in Toronto, Monday, May 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Carolina Hurricanes' Seth Jarvis (24) moves the puck up the ice against the Boston Bruins during the second period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, May 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

Raanta, Hurricanes beat Bruins 5-1 in playoff series opener

Raanta, Hurricanes beat Bruins 5-1 in playoff series opener

Carolina Hurricanes' Seth Jarvis (24) moves the puck up the ice against the Boston Bruins during the second period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, May 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
Leylah Fernandez, of Canada, returns a shot against Paula Badosa, of Spain, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Tuesday, March 15, 2022, in Indian Wells, Calif.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mark J. Terrill

Canada’s Shapovalov through to men’s second round at Madrid Open

Canada’s Shapovalov through to men’s second round at Madrid Open

Leylah Fernandez, of Canada, returns a shot against Paula Badosa, of Spain, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Tuesday, March 15, 2022, in Indian Wells, Calif.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mark J. Terrill
Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse argues with a referee during first half NBA action against the Detroit Pistons in Toronto on Thursday March 3, 2022. Nurse brushed aside rumours connecting him to the Los Angeles Lakers in a season-ending meeting with reporters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

“I’m focused on coaching this team” — Nurse brushes aside Lakers rumours

“I’m focused on coaching this team” — Nurse brushes aside Lakers rumours

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse argues with a referee during first half NBA action against the Detroit Pistons in Toronto on Thursday March 3, 2022. Nurse brushed aside rumours connecting him to the Los Angeles Lakers in a season-ending meeting with reporters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Winner of the Jake Gaudaur Veterans award, B.C. Lions' Rolly Lumbala, holds his award during the Shaw CFL Awards in Edmonton on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. Former CFL player Lumbala will be among nine participants in the CFL's inaugural Officiating Academy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Former CFL player Lumbala among nine participants in inaugural Officiating Academy.

Former CFL player Lumbala among nine participants in inaugural Officiating Academy.

Winner of the Jake Gaudaur Veterans award, B.C. Lions' Rolly Lumbala, holds his award during the Shaw CFL Awards in Edmonton on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. Former CFL player Lumbala will be among nine participants in the CFL's inaugural Officiating Academy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Ross Stripling (48) throws the ball during the first inning of MLB action against the New York Yankees in Toronto on Monday, May 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Torres drives in three runs as Yankees edge Blue Jays for 10th straight win

Torres drives in three runs as Yankees edge Blue Jays for 10th straight win

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Ross Stripling (48) throws the ball during the first inning of MLB action against the New York Yankees in Toronto on Monday, May 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
FILE - The Olympic rings are seen during the closing ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics on Feb. 20, 2022, in Beijing. Will it be 2030, the first opening on the IOC calendar? Or might the International Olympic Committee make a double award and also name the 2034 host, which it did 4 1/2 years ago when it had two strong candidates and named Paris for the 2024 Olympics and Los Angeles for 2028. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)
FILE - The Olympic rings are seen during the closing ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics on Feb. 20, 2022, in Beijing. Will it be 2030, the first opening on the IOC calendar? Or might the International Olympic Committee make a double award and also name the 2034 host, which it did 4 1/2 years ago when it had two strong candidates and named Paris for the 2024 Olympics and Los Angeles for 2028. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)
Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid (97) celebrates a goal against the Philadelphia Flyers during second period NHL action in Edmonton. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS

Edmonton Oilers put lessons to the test against L.A. Kings in playoffs

EDMONTON — As the Edmonton Oilers prepare for another playoff run, they’re…

Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid (97) celebrates a goal against the Philadelphia Flyers during second period NHL action in Edmonton. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS
Calgary Flames left wing Matthew Tkachuk (19) celebrates his 40th goal and his 100th point of the season with teammate left wing Andrew Mangiapane (88) during second period NHL hockey action against the Dallas Stars in Calgary on Thursday April 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

Poised to face Predators, Calgary Flames suddenly see Stars

CALGARY — En route back to Calgary from Winnipeg after their last…

Calgary Flames left wing Matthew Tkachuk (19) celebrates his 40th goal and his 100th point of the season with teammate left wing Andrew Mangiapane (88) during second period NHL hockey action against the Dallas Stars in Calgary on Thursday April 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal
The Tampa Bay Lightning celebrate their series win over the Montreal Canadiens to clinch the Stanley Cup in Game 5 of the NHL hockey finals in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday, July 7, 2021. The Lightning won the Stanley Cup inside the NHL's 2020 post-season bubble and repeated last July following a pandemic-shortened campaign accented by one-and-done divisions based on geography. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Gerry Broome

Stanley Cup playoff preview: A look at some of the key storylines

The Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup inside the NHL’s 2020…

The Tampa Bay Lightning celebrate their series win over the Montreal Canadiens to clinch the Stanley Cup in Game 5 of the NHL hockey finals in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday, July 7, 2021. The Lightning won the Stanley Cup inside the NHL's 2020 post-season bubble and repeated last July following a pandemic-shortened campaign accented by one-and-done divisions based on geography. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Gerry Broome
Curlers sweep a rock during in Brandon, Man., on March 5, 2019. Canada's top curling teams are trying to cobble together a competitive fall season despite the COVID-19 pandemic decimating the calendar.The Grand Slam of Curling was whittled from six events this winter to just two scheduled for next April and November's Canada Cup of Curling was cancelled, creating a competitive void for the country's elite curlers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Curlers sweep a rock during in Brandon, Man., on March 5, 2019. Canada's top curling teams are trying to cobble together a competitive fall season despite the COVID-19 pandemic decimating the calendar.The Grand Slam of Curling was whittled from six events this winter to just two scheduled for next April and November's Canada Cup of Curling was cancelled, creating a competitive void for the country's elite curlers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Winnipeg Jets' Mason Appleton (22) scores on Calgary Flames goaltender Dan Vladar (80) during second period NHL action in Winnipeg, Friday, April 29, 2022. The Winnipeg Jets continued putting up a positive ending to their season with a 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames that halted the playoff-bound club's point streak at seven games. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Winnipeg Jets down playoff-bound Calgary Flames 3-1 in penultimate game

Winnipeg Jets down playoff-bound Calgary Flames 3-1 in penultimate game

Winnipeg Jets' Mason Appleton (22) scores on Calgary Flames goaltender Dan Vladar (80) during second period NHL action in Winnipeg, Friday, April 29, 2022. The Winnipeg Jets continued putting up a positive ending to their season with a 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames that halted the playoff-bound club's point streak at seven games. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Edmonton Oilers celebrate a goal against the Vancouver Canucks during third period NHL action in Edmonton, Friday, April 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Shore, Oilers use shootout to edge Canucks 3-2 in final game of regular season

Shore, Oilers use shootout to edge Canucks 3-2 in final game of regular season

Edmonton Oilers celebrate a goal against the Vancouver Canucks during third period NHL action in Edmonton, Friday, April 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Toronto Maple Leafs' Pierre Engvall (47) takes the puck down the ice against the Boston Bruins during the first period of their final regular season game in Toronto on Friday, April 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim

Leafs down Bruins 5-2, will play Lightning in first round of the playoffs

Leafs down Bruins 5-2, will play Lightning in first round of the playoffs

Toronto Maple Leafs' Pierre Engvall (47) takes the puck down the ice against the Boston Bruins during the first period of their final regular season game in Toronto on Friday, April 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim
Charley Hull hits from the fourth fairway during the second round of the LPGA's Palos Verdes Championship golf tournament on Friday, April 29, 2022, in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Hannah Green opens 3-shot lead in Palos Verdes Championship

Hannah Green opens 3-shot lead in Palos Verdes Championship

Charley Hull hits from the fourth fairway during the second round of the LPGA's Palos Verdes Championship golf tournament on Friday, April 29, 2022, in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Matt Chapman (26) scores on a double hit by left fielder Raimel Tapia (15) during the second inning of MLB baseball action against the Houston Astros in Toronto on Friday, April 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Peña and Alvarez’s home runs in five-run sixth inning lead Astros past Blue Jays 11-7

Peña and Alvarez’s home runs in five-run sixth inning lead Astros past Blue Jays 11-7

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Matt Chapman (26) scores on a double hit by left fielder Raimel Tapia (15) during the second inning of MLB baseball action against the Houston Astros in Toronto on Friday, April 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
Montreal Canadiens' Cole Caufield celebrates his third goal against the Florida Panthers for the hat trick during third period NHL hockey action in Montreal on Friday, April 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Last-placed Canadiens end season with 10-2 rout of league-best Panthers

Last-placed Canadiens end season with 10-2 rout of league-best Panthers

Montreal Canadiens' Cole Caufield celebrates his third goal against the Florida Panthers for the hat trick during third period NHL hockey action in Montreal on Friday, April 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Canada ties Jamaica, wins opening-round group at CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship

Canada ties Jamaica, wins opening-round group at CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship

Canada's women's rugby sevens team celebrate after defeating the United States to win the gold medal at the Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru on Sunday, July 28, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Canada’s women’s sevens squad ready to test its mettle against top-ranked Aussies

Canada’s women’s sevens squad ready to test its mettle against top-ranked Aussies

Canada's women's rugby sevens team celebrate after defeating the United States to win the gold medal at the Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru on Sunday, July 28, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan