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Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry slips as he brings the ball upcourt against the New York Knicks during an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden, Sunday, April 11, 2021, in New York. (Rich Schultz/Pool Photo via AP)

Star guard Kyle Lowry pens emotional farewell message to teammates, Toronto, Canada

Star guard Kyle Lowry pens emotional farewell message to teammates, Toronto, Canada

Canadian Football League commissioner Randy Ambrosie delivers his annual state of the league address to reporters during the CFL Grey Cup week in Calgary, Alta., Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. The focus remains on the 2021 season but CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie hasn't closed the door on partnership talks with the XFL. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol

CFL commissioner Ambrosie not closing the door on resumption of XFL partnership talks

CFL commissioner Ambrosie not closing the door on resumption of XFL partnership talks

Canadian Tajon Buchanan of the New England Revolution wears his MLS jersey in an undated handout photo. The 22-year-old winger from Brampton, Ont., who plays for the New England Revolution, was one of two picks by commissioner Don Garber for the Aug. 25 all-star game against a Mexican league all-star side at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Major League Soccer, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Canadian Tajon Buchanan continues remarkable rise with MLS all-star selection

Canadian Tajon Buchanan continues remarkable rise with MLS all-star selection

Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell passes during first half CFL football action against the B.C. Lions, in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. The Calgary Stampeders enter the CFL season with a healthy Bo Levi Mitchell, after taking time off during training camp to rest a sore groin, and a host of fresh faces. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Bo Levi Mitchell leads a Calgary Stampeders lineup with a lot of new faces

Bo Levi Mitchell leads a Calgary Stampeders lineup with a lot of new faces

Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell passes during first half CFL football action against the B.C. Lions, in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. The Calgary Stampeders enter the CFL season with a healthy Bo Levi Mitchell, after taking time off during training camp to rest a sore groin, and a host of fresh faces. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

After tough competition in training camp, new-look Edmonton Elks ready to charge

After tough competition in training camp, new-look Edmonton Elks ready to charge

Zeke Thurston, of Big Valley, Alta., rides Lunatic Party during saddle bronc rodeo semi-final action at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Sunday, July 14, 2019. Thurston is among five Canadians competing in the 2020 world championship of rodeo Dec. 3-12 in Arlington, Texas. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Big Valley’s Zeke Thurston turns in big performances over August long weekend

Lacombe’s Justine Elliot third in ladies barrel racing in Strathmore

Zeke Thurston, of Big Valley, Alta., rides Lunatic Party during saddle bronc rodeo semi-final action at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Sunday, July 14, 2019. Thurston is among five Canadians competing in the 2020 world championship of rodeo Dec. 3-12 in Arlington, Texas. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Long-time Red Deer Rebels assistant GM and director of player personnel was named the club’s new associate general manager on Wednesday. (Contributed Photo)

Shaun Sutter named Rebels associate GM

Shaun Sutter has been moved into the role of associate general manager…

Long-time Red Deer Rebels assistant GM and director of player personnel was named the club’s new associate general manager on Wednesday. (Contributed Photo)
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

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
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

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
Canada’s Andre De Grasse races to a gold medal in the Men’s 200m final during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Canada’s Andre De Grasse races to a gold medal in the Men’s 200m final during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
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
A new CFL ball is photographed at the Winnipeg Blue Bomber stadium in Winnipeg Thursday, May 24, 2018. Teams will resume play, following the cancellation of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with an abbreviated 14-game regular season that begins Thursday night. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

CFL unveils its COVID-19 game cancellation policy

CFL unveils its COVID-19 game cancellation policy

A new CFL ball is photographed at the Winnipeg Blue Bomber stadium in Winnipeg Thursday, May 24, 2018. Teams will resume play, following the cancellation of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with an abbreviated 14-game regular season that begins Thursday night. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Red Deer’s Hayley Lalor (middle) has been invited to the Baseball Canada’s Women’s National Team showcase later this month in Quebec. (Photo courtesy of Baseball Canada)
Red Deer’s Hayley Lalor (middle) has been invited to the Baseball Canada’s Women’s National Team showcase later this month in Quebec. (Photo courtesy of Baseball Canada)
Sylvan Lake Gulls centre fielder Jake Lanferman helped power the club to a pair of wins in Western Canadian Baseball League action over the weekend. (Advocate file photo)

Sylvan Lake Gulls move into tie for second in tight WCBL standings

Gulls back on the field Wednesday night in Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake Gulls centre fielder Jake Lanferman helped power the club to a pair of wins in Western Canadian Baseball League action over the weekend. (Advocate file photo)
Red Deer’s Mike McAdam captured the 99th annual RBC Central Alberta Amateur at the Red Deer Golf and Country Club. (Contributed Photo)

Mike McAdam wins third title at 99th Central Alberta Amateur

At the Red Deer Golf and Country Club, McAdam shot a three-round score of even-par for the victory

Red Deer’s Mike McAdam captured the 99th annual RBC Central Alberta Amateur at the Red Deer Golf and Country Club. (Contributed Photo)
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

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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
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