Canada & World

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 )
Finland’s Sakari Manninen reacts to his game-winning goal during the Hockey World Championship final match between Finland and Canada, Sunday May 29, 2022, in Tampere, Finland. Finland won 4-3 in overtime. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Martin Meissner

Finland defeats Canada in overtime 4-3 to win world hockey championship

Canada took Finland into overtime with 2 last-minute goals, before losing

Finland’s Sakari Manninen reacts to his game-winning goal during the Hockey World Championship final match between Finland and Canada, Sunday May 29, 2022, in Tampere, Finland. Finland won 4-3 in overtime. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Martin Meissner
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jason Spezza speaks to the media after being eliminated in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs during a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Spezza announced his retirement Sunday after a 19-season NHL career. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Veteran forward Jason Spezza announces retirement, will join Maple Leafs front office

Spezza played with the Senators and Dallas Stars before joing the Leafs in 2019

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jason Spezza speaks to the media after being eliminated in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs during a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Spezza announced his retirement Sunday after a 19-season NHL career. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Edmonton Oilers winger Zach Hyman, left, celebrates his goal with teammate defenceman Darnell Nurse during second period NHL second-round playoff hockey action against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Thursday, May 26, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

McDavid scores in OT, Oilers down Flames to advance to Western Conference final

CALGARY — The Edmonton Oilers are off to the Western Conference final.…

Edmonton Oilers winger Zach Hyman, left, celebrates his goal with teammate defenceman Darnell Nurse during second period NHL second-round playoff hockey action against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Thursday, May 26, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Photos of some of the victims stand among candles as members of Toronto’s Iranian community attend a vigil in Toronto on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, to mourn victims of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 that crashed after takeoff near Tehran, Iran. Canada Soccer has cancelled a planned friendly with Iran in the face of growing criticism. At issue is whether Canada should be hosting Iran given the Canadians who died on Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 when it was shot down on Jan. 8, 2020, minutes after taking off from Tehran, by an Iranian surface-to-air missile. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Canada Soccer calls off planned friendly match with Iran in face of rising criticism

Soccer Canada gave no reason as it faced criticism tied to Iran’s shooting down of Flight 752 in 2020

Photos of some of the victims stand among candles as members of Toronto’s Iranian community attend a vigil in Toronto on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, to mourn victims of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 that crashed after takeoff near Tehran, Iran. Canada Soccer has cancelled a planned friendly with Iran in the face of growing criticism. At issue is whether Canada should be hosting Iran given the Canadians who died on Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 when it was shot down on Jan. 8, 2020, minutes after taking off from Tehran, by an Iranian surface-to-air missile. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
St. Louis Blues center Brayden Schenn, right, looks to control the puck as Colorado Avalanche defensemen Bowen Byram, front left, and Erik Johnson pursue during the first period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series Wednesday, May 25, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Bozak caps rally with OT goal, Blues beat Avs 5-4 in Game 5

Bozak caps rally with OT goal, Blues beat Avs 5-4 in Game 5

St. Louis Blues center Brayden Schenn, right, looks to control the puck as Colorado Avalanche defensemen Bowen Byram, front left, and Erik Johnson pursue during the first period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series Wednesday, May 25, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Edmonton Oilers head coach Jay Woodcroft speaks at a media availability in Edmonton, Monday, May 23, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Woodcroft has Oilers one win from WCF: ‘Unbelievable job to turn our season around’

Woodcroft has Oilers one win from WCF: ‘Unbelievable job to turn our season around’

Edmonton Oilers head coach Jay Woodcroft speaks at a media availability in Edmonton, Monday, May 23, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Brigitte Thibault watches her shot during the CP Canadian Open All-Star Pro-Am golf tournament in Aurora, Ont., in a Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Golf Canada, Gary Yee *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Canada’s Brigitte Thibault plans to turn pro this summer after exemplary NCAA career

Canada’s Brigitte Thibault plans to turn pro this summer after exemplary NCAA career

Brigitte Thibault watches her shot during the CP Canadian Open All-Star Pro-Am golf tournament in Aurora, Ont., in a Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Golf Canada, Gary Yee *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Toronto Blue Jays' Danny Jansen, centre, is congratulated by teammates Vladimir Guerrero Jr., right, and Alejandro Kirk (30) after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in St. Louis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jeff Roberson

By the Numbers: Rare blowout win gives Blue Jays hope that offence will turn around

By the Numbers: Rare blowout win gives Blue Jays hope that offence will turn around

Toronto Blue Jays' Danny Jansen, centre, is congratulated by teammates Vladimir Guerrero Jr., right, and Alejandro Kirk (30) after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in St. Louis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jeff Roberson
Canada's Alphonso Davies eyes the ball against Panama during second half World Cup qualifying action in Toronto on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Alphonso Davies back in squad for Canada’s three matches in June international window

Alphonso Davies back in squad for Canada’s three matches in June international window

Canada's Alphonso Davies eyes the ball against Panama during second half World Cup qualifying action in Toronto on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
CFL football seen during the Hamilton Tiger-Cats opening day training camp at Ron Joyce Stadium in Hamilton, Ont., Thursday, May 19, 2022. CFL players have rejected the new collective bargaining agreement with the league. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn

CFL delivers ‘final’ amended contract proposal to its players

CFL delivers ‘final’ amended contract proposal to its players

CFL football seen during the Hamilton Tiger-Cats opening day training camp at Ron Joyce Stadium in Hamilton, Ont., Thursday, May 19, 2022. CFL players have rejected the new collective bargaining agreement with the league. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn
Calgary Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom, right, blocks the net on Edmonton Oilers winger Zach Hyman, centre, during first period NHL second-round playoff hockey action in Edmonton, Tuesday, May 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Oilers outlast Flames to grab 3-1 series lead

Oilers outlast Flames to grab 3-1 series lead

Calgary Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom, right, blocks the net on Edmonton Oilers winger Zach Hyman, centre, during first period NHL second-round playoff hockey action in Edmonton, Tuesday, May 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Toronto Blue Jays' Danny Jansen watches his three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Jansen, Guerrero homer, Blue Jays beat Cardinals 8-1

Jansen, Guerrero homer, Blue Jays beat Cardinals 8-1

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Toronto Blue Jays' Danny Jansen watches his three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
New York Rangers center Frank Vatrano (77) breaks away from Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Brett Pesce (22) in the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Rangers whip Hurricanes 4-1 to even series

Rangers whip Hurricanes 4-1 to even series

New York Rangers center Frank Vatrano (77) breaks away from Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Brett Pesce (22) in the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)