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Roman Sadovsky wins the Challenge, his only event of the figure skating season

Roman Sadovsky wins the Challenge, his only event of the figure skating season

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, left, speaks with International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel during their meeting in Minsk, Belarus, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (Nikolai Petrov/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)

IIHF pulls hockey worlds from Belarus, seeks new host

IIHF pulls hockey worlds from Belarus, seeks new host

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, left, speaks with International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel during their meeting in Minsk, Belarus, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (Nikolai Petrov/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)
Former Buffalo Bills head coach Marv Levy, left, speaks to current head coach Sean McDermott, right, before an NFL football game between the Bills and the New England Patriots, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Orchard Park, N.Y. He's coached in both Kansas City and Buffalo but Levy will firmly be behind the Bills in the AFC championship game Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Adrian Kraus

Former Buffalo and Montreal coach Marv Levy behind Buffalo Bills during playoff march

Former Buffalo and Montreal coach Marv Levy behind Buffalo Bills during playoff march

Former Buffalo Bills head coach Marv Levy, left, speaks to current head coach Sean McDermott, right, before an NFL football game between the Bills and the New England Patriots, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Orchard Park, N.Y. He's coached in both Kansas City and Buffalo but Levy will firmly be behind the Bills in the AFC championship game Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Adrian Kraus
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Hamilton Tiger-Cats wide receiver Jalen Saunders (89) is upended after getting hit by Calgary Stampeders defensive back Ciante Evans (0) during first half CFL football action in Hamilton, Ont., on Friday, October 13, 2017. The Ottawa Redblacks have re-signed linebacker Jerod Fernandez, Saunders and running back Timothy Flanders.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

Ottawa Redblacks re-sign LB Fernandez, WR Saunders and RB Flanders

Ottawa Redblacks re-sign LB Fernandez, WR Saunders and RB Flanders

Hamilton Tiger-Cats wide receiver Jalen Saunders (89) is upended after getting hit by Calgary Stampeders defensive back Ciante Evans (0) during first half CFL football action in Hamilton, Ont., on Friday, October 13, 2017. The Ottawa Redblacks have re-signed linebacker Jerod Fernandez, Saunders and running back Timothy Flanders.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
Team Alberta skip Brendan Bottcher visualizes his delivery as he takes on Team Wild Card during the championship round at the Brier in Kingston, Ont., on March 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Bottcher and Walker to skip Alberta teams at nationals, Koe gets wild-card spot

Bottcher and Walker to skip Alberta teams at nationals, Koe gets wild-card spot

Team Alberta skip Brendan Bottcher visualizes his delivery as he takes on Team Wild Card during the championship round at the Brier in Kingston, Ont., on March 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
World Juniors’ referee Mike Langin makes a called during the Canada vs. Slovakia at the 2021 World Junior Championship at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Dec. 27, 2020. (Photo by Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada)

Former Sylvan Lake man lives his dream at World Junior Championships

Mike Langin was one the 25 Canadian officials who worked during the tournament

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World Juniors’ referee Mike Langin makes a called during the Canada vs. Slovakia at the 2021 World Junior Championship at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Dec. 27, 2020. (Photo by Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada)
Toronto Maple Leafs Nick Robertson looks on as training camp opens in Toronto, on Monday, July 13, 2020, ahead of the resumption of the NHL season.Toronto Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe says rookie forward Robertson will miss around four weeks with an injury sustained during his NHL debut. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Maple Leafs lose goalie Dell to waivers; forward Robertson out around four weeks

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs have lost goaltender Aaron Dell to…

Toronto Maple Leafs Nick Robertson looks on as training camp opens in Toronto, on Monday, July 13, 2020, ahead of the resumption of the NHL season.Toronto Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe says rookie forward Robertson will miss around four weeks with an injury sustained during his NHL debut. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Winnipeg Jets’ Patrik Laine (29) skates during the first day of their NHL training camp in Winnipeg, Monday, January 4, 2021. Winnipeg coach Paul Maurice says Laine is day-to-day with an upper body injury.THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Winnipeg Jets star forward Patrik Laine day-to-day with upper-body injury

TORONTO — Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice says star forward Patrik Laine…

Winnipeg Jets’ Patrik Laine (29) skates during the first day of their NHL training camp in Winnipeg, Monday, January 4, 2021. Winnipeg coach Paul Maurice says Laine is day-to-day with an upper body injury.THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
United States forward Brianna Decker (14) and Canada forward Marie-Philip Poulin battle for the puck during first period of 2018 Four Nations Cup gold medal game in Saskatoon, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. The Canadian women’s hockey team has opened a 35-player camp in a Calgary “bubble.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

Canadian women’s hockey team holds Calgary “bubble” camp

CALGARY — The Canadian women’s hockey team has opened a 35-player camp…

United States forward Brianna Decker (14) and Canada forward Marie-Philip Poulin battle for the puck during first period of 2018 Four Nations Cup gold medal game in Saskatoon, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. The Canadian women’s hockey team has opened a 35-player camp in a Calgary “bubble.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards
Hamilton Tiger-Cats wide receiver Jalen Saunders (89) is upended after getting hit by Calgary Stampeders defensive back Ciante Evans (0) during first half CFL football action in Hamilton, Ont., on Friday, October 13, 2017. The Ottawa Redblacks have re-signed linebacker Jerod Fernandez, Saunders and running back Timothy Flanders.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

Ottawa Redblacks re-sign LB Fernandez, WR Saunders and RB Flanders

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Redblacks have re-signed linebacker Jerod Fernandez, wide receiver…

Hamilton Tiger-Cats wide receiver Jalen Saunders (89) is upended after getting hit by Calgary Stampeders defensive back Ciante Evans (0) during first half CFL football action in Hamilton, Ont., on Friday, October 13, 2017. The Ottawa Redblacks have re-signed linebacker Jerod Fernandez, Saunders and running back Timothy Flanders.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
Canada forward Cyle Larin, left, vies for the ball with Mexico defender Nestor Araujo during the second half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at Mile High Stadium in Denver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, David Zalubowski

Canadian forward Cyle Larin plays provider in Besiktas win over Istanbul rival

Larin into the game having scored six times in his previous three outings

Canada forward Cyle Larin, left, vies for the ball with Mexico defender Nestor Araujo during the second half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at Mile High Stadium in Denver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, David Zalubowski
Skip Brendan Bottcher celebrates his victory over Team Koe in the men’s final of the Humpty’s Champions Cup in Saskatoon, Sask., on April 28, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matt Smith

Curling Alberta decision will have ripple effect on potential wild-card teams

National federation adds two more wild-card teams to the field at Scotties Tournament of Hearts and Tim Hortons Brier

Skip Brendan Bottcher celebrates his victory over Team Koe in the men’s final of the Humpty’s Champions Cup in Saskatoon, Sask., on April 28, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matt Smith
Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) is stopped by Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) during second period NHL action in Edmonton on Saturday, January 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Petry, Tatar each score a pair as Canadiens dominate Oilers 5-1

EDMONTON — Carey Price and the Canadiens achieved a major feat Saturday…

Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) is stopped by Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) during second period NHL action in Edmonton on Saturday, January 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Vancouver Canucks' Nils Hoglander, right, scrambles for the puck in front of Calgary Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom, centre, and Mark Giordano during first period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Markstrom’s 32-save shutout spurs Calgary Flames to 3-0 win over Vancouver Canucks

Flames 3 Canucks 0 CALGARY — Jacob Markstrom overcame the oddness of…

Vancouver Canucks' Nils Hoglander, right, scrambles for the puck in front of Calgary Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom, centre, and Mark Giordano during first period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel reacts while speaking with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko during their talks in Minsk, Belarus, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (Nikolai Petrov/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)

Decision on Belarus hockey worlds near amid sponsor pressure

DÜSSELDORF, Germany — The International Ice Hockey Federation will make a decision…

International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel reacts while speaking with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko during their talks in Minsk, Belarus, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (Nikolai Petrov/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)
Winnipeg Jets' Blake Wheeler (26) just misses the net against goaltender Laurent Brossoit (30) during  scrimmage at their NHL training camp practice in Winnipeg, Wednesday, January 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Jets return to practice a day after suspending workouts due to COVID concerns

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets have returned to practice a day after…

Winnipeg Jets' Blake Wheeler (26) just misses the net against goaltender Laurent Brossoit (30) during  scrimmage at their NHL training camp practice in Winnipeg, Wednesday, January 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, holds up the championship trophy after defeating Serena Williams in the women's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships in New York. Reigning U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu has pulled out of the Grand Slam tournament. She says the coronavirus pandemic prevented her from properly preparing for competition. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, FIle)

Andreescu’s coach tests positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in Melbourne

Bianca Andreescu’s coach says he tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving in…

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, holds up the championship trophy after defeating Serena Williams in the women's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships in New York. Reigning U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu has pulled out of the Grand Slam tournament. She says the coronavirus pandemic prevented her from properly preparing for competition. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, FIle)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 file photo Britain's Andy Murray reacts during a press conference following his first round loss to Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Former world number one Murray's participation at the upcoming Australian Open is in doubt after the Briton tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

Australian Open arrivals hit by 3 COVID-19 positive tests

Three coronavirus cases have been detected among charter flights carrying tennis players,…

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 file photo Britain's Andy Murray reacts during a press conference following his first round loss to Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Former world number one Murray's participation at the upcoming Australian Open is in doubt after the Briton tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
Winnipeg Jets' Nathan Beaulieu (88) and Nikolaj Ehlers (27) defend against Jansen Harkins (12) during scrimmage at their NHL training camp practice in Winnipeg, Wednesday, January 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Winnipeg Jets cancel practice due to possible COVID-19 exposure

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets have cancelled their practice today due to…

Winnipeg Jets' Nathan Beaulieu (88) and Nikolaj Ehlers (27) defend against Jansen Harkins (12) during scrimmage at their NHL training camp practice in Winnipeg, Wednesday, January 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Manchester United's Tobin Heath celebrates scoring against West Ham United during the FA Women's Super League match at Victoria Road Stadium, London, Sunday Oct. 18, 2020. (John Walton/PA via AP)

Double 1st: Man U men, women leading 2 leagues, play champs

Double 1st: Man U men, women leading 2 leagues, play champs

Manchester United's Tobin Heath celebrates scoring against West Ham United during the FA Women's Super League match at Victoria Road Stadium, London, Sunday Oct. 18, 2020. (John Walton/PA via AP)