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Canada's Quinn is pushed off balance by Nigeria's Onyenaturuchi Ucheibe (14) during second half soccer action during the national team celebration tour at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., Monday, April 11, 2022. Canadian soccer stars Quinn and Erin McLeod are among over 200 members of academic and sport communities that have signed a letter asking Sport Canada to withdraw financial support for a survey they say is discriminatory toward transgender athletes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Survey to be discontinued by Sport Canada following complaints of discrimination

Survey to be discontinued by Sport Canada following complaints of discrimination

Canada's Quinn is pushed off balance by Nigeria's Onyenaturuchi Ucheibe (14) during second half soccer action during the national team celebration tour at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., Monday, April 11, 2022. Canadian soccer stars Quinn and Erin McLeod are among over 200 members of academic and sport communities that have signed a letter asking Sport Canada to withdraw financial support for a survey they say is discriminatory toward transgender athletes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Cameron Smith, of Australia, hits off the ninth tee during the third round of the PGA Zurich Classic golf tournament, Saturday, April 23, 2022, at TPC Louisiana in Avondale, La. Smith is the latest player to be named to the RBC Canadian Open field. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

World No. 4 Cameron Smith enters RBC Canadian Open field

World No. 4 Cameron Smith enters RBC Canadian Open field

Cameron Smith, of Australia, hits off the ninth tee during the third round of the PGA Zurich Classic golf tournament, Saturday, April 23, 2022, at TPC Louisiana in Avondale, La. Smith is the latest player to be named to the RBC Canadian Open field. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Paralympic star Rivard, Olympians Oleksiak, Masse, Mac Neil on Commonwealth swim team

Paralympic star Rivard, Olympians Oleksiak, Masse, Mac Neil on Commonwealth swim team

Washington Capitals goaltender Ilya Samsonov (30) tries to grab the puck with Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov (16) nearby during the second period of Game 4 in the first-round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs, Monday, May 9, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Panthers beat Capitals in overtime in Game 4, tie series

Panthers beat Capitals in overtime in Game 4, tie series

Washington Capitals goaltender Ilya Samsonov (30) tries to grab the puck with Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov (16) nearby during the second period of Game 4 in the first-round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs, Monday, May 9, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Carlos Alcaraz during a men's semifinal at the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, May 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Djokovic playing his ‘best’ tennis ahead of French Open

MADRID — Novak Djokovic is optimistic about his game going into the…

Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Carlos Alcaraz during a men's semifinal at the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, May 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Charles Oliveira enters the octagon before a lightweight mixed martial arts title bout against Dustin Poirier at UFC 269, Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens)

Oliveira defeats Gaethje, Esparza earns title at UFC 274

PHOENIX — Charles Oliveira went to the canvas on two hard punches…

Charles Oliveira enters the octagon before a lightweight mixed martial arts title bout against Dustin Poirier at UFC 269, Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens)
Calgary Flames center Elias Lindholm (28) and Dallas Stars center Joe Pavelski fall during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series Saturday, May 7, 2022, in Dallas. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Tony Gutierrez

Pavelski scores twice for Stars in 4-2 win over Flames to lead series

DALLAS — Joe Pavelski’s first home playoff game for the Dallas Stars…

Calgary Flames center Elias Lindholm (28) and Dallas Stars center Joe Pavelski fall during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series Saturday, May 7, 2022, in Dallas. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Tony Gutierrez
Nashville Predators goaltender Connor Ingram (39) is consoled by Mattias Ekholm (14) and Alexandre Carrier (45) after giving up an overtime goal to Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar in Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series Thursday, May 5, 2022, in Denver. The Avalanche won 2-1. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Injuries could tip balance of some NHL first-round series

Injuries could tip balance of some NHL first-round series

Nashville Predators goaltender Connor Ingram (39) is consoled by Mattias Ekholm (14) and Alexandre Carrier (45) after giving up an overtime goal to Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar in Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series Thursday, May 5, 2022, in Denver. The Avalanche won 2-1. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jack Campbell (36) and center Auston Matthews (34) celebrate after the team defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning during Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Friday, May 6, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Campbell shines, Maple Leafs beat Lightning 5-2 in Game 3

Campbell shines, Maple Leafs beat Lightning 5-2 in Game 3

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jack Campbell (36) and center Auston Matthews (34) celebrate after the team defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning during Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Friday, May 6, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Canada faces do-or-die third-place match at CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship

Canada faces do-or-die third-place match at CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship

Carolina Hurricanes' Vincent Trocheck (16) celebrates his goal with Teuvo Teravainen (86) during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Boston Bruins, Friday, May 6, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Marchand, Swayman give Bruins 4-2 win, Canes lead series 2-1

Marchand, Swayman give Bruins 4-2 win, Canes lead series 2-1

Carolina Hurricanes' Vincent Trocheck (16) celebrates his goal with Teuvo Teravainen (86) during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Boston Bruins, Friday, May 6, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Four-time Olympian Bruny Surin poses for a photo, Friday, January 22, 2021 in Laval, Que. Former sprint star Bruny Surin, who was part of Canada’s 4x100-metre relay team that raced to gold at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, was named the Canadian team’s chef de mission for the 2024 Paris Olympics on Friday, and reflect on the unique Games last summer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Former sprint star Surin excited to mentor Canada’s athletes at 2024 Paris Olympics

Former sprint star Surin excited to mentor Canada’s athletes at 2024 Paris Olympics

Four-time Olympian Bruny Surin poses for a photo, Friday, January 22, 2021 in Laval, Que. Former sprint star Bruny Surin, who was part of Canada’s 4x100-metre relay team that raced to gold at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, was named the Canadian team’s chef de mission for the 2024 Paris Olympics on Friday, and reflect on the unique Games last summer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Salimah Mussani poses at Legacy Golf Club on November, 25, 2021 in this handout photo received May 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Golf Canada **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Former LPGA player Salimah Mussani named Golf Canada’s new women’s head coach

Former LPGA player Salimah Mussani named Golf Canada’s new women’s head coach

Salimah Mussani poses at Legacy Golf Club on November, 25, 2021 in this handout photo received May 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Golf Canada **MANDATORY CREDIT**

International federation’s ethics committee to review Boxing Canada, Trepanier

International federation’s ethics committee to review Boxing Canada, Trepanier

Redwoods' Clarke Petterson runs during a Premier Lacrosse League game against the Archers on June 8, 2019 in Harrison, N.J. The co-founder of the Premier Lacrosse League is open to having discussions with Canada's two leading senior leagues about how to best share players. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Steve Luciano for Premier Lacrosse League

Premier Lacrosse League ‘open’ to talks with Canada’s senior indoor leagues

Premier Lacrosse League ‘open’ to talks with Canada’s senior indoor leagues

Redwoods' Clarke Petterson runs during a Premier Lacrosse League game against the Archers on June 8, 2019 in Harrison, N.J. The co-founder of the Premier Lacrosse League is open to having discussions with Canada's two leading senior leagues about how to best share players. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Steve Luciano for Premier Lacrosse League
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman walks next to Lake Union after taking part in an interview in Seattle, Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Bettman says the Ottawa Senators are not currently for sale following the death of owner Eugene Melnyk. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ted S. Warren

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says Ottawa Senators aren’t currently for sale

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says Ottawa Senators aren’t currently for sale

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman walks next to Lake Union after taking part in an interview in Seattle, Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Bettman says the Ottawa Senators are not currently for sale following the death of owner Eugene Melnyk. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ted S. Warren
Los Angeles Kings’ Carl Grundstrom (91) looks on as Edmonton Oilers’ Evander Kane (91), Connor McDavid (97) and Jesse Puljujarvi (13) celebrate a goal during third period NHL playoff action in Edmonton on Wednesday, May 4, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Oilers take long route from Edmonton to L.A., avoiding COVID-19 testing

NHL team elects to drive over the border in Vancouver on its way to playoff game

Los Angeles Kings’ Carl Grundstrom (91) looks on as Edmonton Oilers’ Evander Kane (91), Connor McDavid (97) and Jesse Puljujarvi (13) celebrate a goal during third period NHL playoff action in Edmonton on Wednesday, May 4, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Linesman Mike Cvik prepares to drop the puck for a faceoff during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. A committee established by the Quebec government to promote hockey in the province says the sport needs to become more affordable. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Committee tasked with promoting hockey in Quebec says game should be ‘national’ sport

Committee tasked with promoting hockey in Quebec says game should be ‘national’ sport

Linesman Mike Cvik prepares to drop the puck for a faceoff during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. A committee established by the Quebec government to promote hockey in the province says the sport needs to become more affordable. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada's Mary Spencer returns to her corner after losing 17-14 against China's Jinzi Li during their 68-75kg women's quarterfinal bout at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London, U.K., Monday, Aug. 6, 2012. Spencer, an eight-time national middleweight champion — and one of Canada's most recognizable boxers — was among the 121 athletes and coaches who signed Wednesday's letter to Sport Canada calling for the resignation of Daniel Trepanier, Boxing Canada's high performance director, plus an independent report into what they say is a toxic culture in their sport. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Ex-world champ Spencer says Boxing Canada boss should’ve been fired “a long time ago”

Ex-world champ Spencer says Boxing Canada boss should’ve been fired “a long time ago”

Canada's Mary Spencer returns to her corner after losing 17-14 against China's Jinzi Li during their 68-75kg women's quarterfinal bout at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London, U.K., Monday, Aug. 6, 2012. Spencer, an eight-time national middleweight champion — and one of Canada's most recognizable boxers — was among the 121 athletes and coaches who signed Wednesday's letter to Sport Canada calling for the resignation of Daniel Trepanier, Boxing Canada's high performance director, plus an independent report into what they say is a toxic culture in their sport. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Louis Domingue (70) and Chad Ruhwedel (2) stops a shot on goal by New York Rangers' Chris Kreider (20) during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Thursday, May 5, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Panarin, Vatrano help Rangers beat Penguins 5-2 in Game 2

Panarin, Vatrano help Rangers beat Penguins 5-2 in Game 2

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Louis Domingue (70) and Chad Ruhwedel (2) stops a shot on goal by New York Rangers' Chris Kreider (20) during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Thursday, May 5, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)