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Victoria teenager Quinn Ngawati, who became the first Canadian-born player to appear for the Toronto Wolfpack, interacts with fans after their game against the Gloucestershire All Golds in Kingstone Press League 1 rugby action in Toronto on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Ngawati now wears the colours of Rugby United New York. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Neil Davidson

Young Canadian back Quinn Ngawati enjoying life in Major League Rugby

Just 21, Victoria’s Quinn Ngawati has already played professionally in both of…

Victoria teenager Quinn Ngawati, who became the first Canadian-born player to appear for the Toronto Wolfpack, interacts with fans after their game against the Gloucestershire All Golds in Kingstone Press League 1 rugby action in Toronto on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Ngawati now wears the colours of Rugby United New York. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Neil Davidson
Montreal Canadiens' Tomas Tatar, right, and Calgary Flames' Derek Ryan chase the puck during third-period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Friday, April 23, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Monahan scores, assists on a pair of goals in Calgary’s 4-2 win over Montreal

Monahan scores, assists on a pair of goals in Calgary’s 4-2 win over Montreal

Montreal Canadiens' Tomas Tatar, right, and Calgary Flames' Derek Ryan chase the puck during third-period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Friday, April 23, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Jessica Korda stands at the first tee box during the third round of the LPGA's Hugel-Air Premia LA Open golf tournament at Wilshire Country Club Friday, April 23, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Jessica Korda keeps lead on day of big swings at LA Open

Jessica Korda keeps lead on day of big swings at LA Open

Jessica Korda stands at the first tee box during the third round of the LPGA's Hugel-Air Premia LA Open golf tournament at Wilshire Country Club Friday, April 23, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
Team Ontario skip Rachel Homan reacts to her shot against Team Canada in the final at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Canadian Rachel Homan ekes out big win at Grand Slam event

Canadian Rachel Homan ekes out big win at Grand Slam event

Team Ontario skip Rachel Homan reacts to her shot against Team Canada in the final at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Canadian Ian Bennett, a star forward with the Milwaukee Wave of the MASL, celebrates a goal in an undated handout photo. Bennett, named MVP of the Major Arena Soccer League this season, leads Canada's roster for the CONCACAF Futsal Championship next month in Guatemala. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Ian Bennett, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Canada names futsal roster for CONCACAF qualifier in Guatemala

Canada names futsal roster for CONCACAF qualifier in Guatemala

Canadian Ian Bennett, a star forward with the Milwaukee Wave of the MASL, celebrates a goal in an undated handout photo. Bennett, named MVP of the Major Arena Soccer League this season, leads Canada's roster for the CONCACAF Futsal Championship next month in Guatemala. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Ian Bennett, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Toronto Maple Leafs' John Tavares, right, and William Nylander celebrate Tavares' goal against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Tavares is partnering with Special Olympics Canada to promote and raise funds for its Unified Sports programs, which aims to integrate individuals with and without intellectual disabilities on teams for training and competition to promote social engagement and development. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Leafs’ Tavares set to ‘pay it forward’ in new partnership with Special Olympics

Leafs’ Tavares set to ‘pay it forward’ in new partnership with Special Olympics

Toronto Maple Leafs' John Tavares, right, and William Nylander celebrate Tavares' goal against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Tavares is partnering with Special Olympics Canada to promote and raise funds for its Unified Sports programs, which aims to integrate individuals with and without intellectual disabilities on teams for training and competition to promote social engagement and development. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Randy Arozarena (56) celebrates with shortstop Willy Adames in front of the dugout after Arozarena hit a three-run home run during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Friday, April 23, 2021, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Matz wins 4th straight start, Blue Jays beat Rays 5-3

Matz wins 4th straight start, Blue Jays beat Rays 5-3

Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Randy Arozarena (56) celebrates with shortstop Willy Adames in front of the dugout after Arozarena hit a three-run home run during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Friday, April 23, 2021, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
FILE - Kendall Coyne Schofield, left, of the United States and Nelli Laitinen of Finland vie for the puck during the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships final match between the United States and Finland in Espoo, Finland, in this Sunday, April 14, 2019, file photo. The International Ice Hockey Federation is scrambling to reschedule the women’s world hockey championships after health officials in Nova Scotia, Canada, on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, scrapped holding the tournament next month due to COVID-19 concerns. IIHF chief Rene Fasel told The Associated Press by phone he was blind-sided by the decision, which was made at essentially the last minute. (Mikko Stig/Lehtikuva via AP, File)

Women’s hockey feels sting from latest virus cancellation

Women’s hockey feels sting from latest virus cancellation

FILE - Kendall Coyne Schofield, left, of the United States and Nelli Laitinen of Finland vie for the puck during the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships final match between the United States and Finland in Espoo, Finland, in this Sunday, April 14, 2019, file photo. The International Ice Hockey Federation is scrambling to reschedule the women’s world hockey championships after health officials in Nova Scotia, Canada, on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, scrapped holding the tournament next month due to COVID-19 concerns. IIHF chief Rene Fasel told The Associated Press by phone he was blind-sided by the decision, which was made at essentially the last minute. (Mikko Stig/Lehtikuva via AP, File)
Brooke Henderson, of Canada, watches her tee shot on the 17th hole during the final round of the Tournament of Champions LPGA golf tournament, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Brooke Henderson, of Canada, watches her tee shot on the 17th hole during the final round of the Tournament of Champions LPGA golf tournament, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Switzerland’s skip Silvana Tirinzoni makes a call during a women’s curling match against Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Natacha Pisarenko
Switzerland’s skip Silvana Tirinzoni makes a call during a women’s curling match against Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Natacha Pisarenko
Toronto Maple Leafs' Nick Foligno (71) and Mitchell Marner (16) celebrate Marner's goal on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Laurent Brossoit (30) during second-period NHL action in Winnipeg on Thursday, April 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Leafs end five-game winless skid with 5-3 win over Jets in North Division battle

Leafs end five-game winless skid with 5-3 win over Jets in North Division battle

Toronto Maple Leafs' Nick Foligno (71) and Mitchell Marner (16) celebrate Marner's goal on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Laurent Brossoit (30) during second-period NHL action in Winnipeg on Thursday, April 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Taylor Pendrith from Richmond Hill, Ont. salutes the crowd after sinking a birdie on the 18th hole to come in at five under par during first round of play at the Canadian Open golf championship Thursday, July 24, 2014 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

PGA Tour Canada splits into Canadian, American circuits for 20201

PGA Tour Canada splits into Canadian, American circuits for 20201

Taylor Pendrith from Richmond Hill, Ont. salutes the crowd after sinking a birdie on the 18th hole to come in at five under par during first round of play at the Canadian Open golf championship Thursday, July 24, 2014 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Toronto Raptors' Khem Birch (24) defends against Brooklyn Nets' Blake Griffin during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 21, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Raptors ride strong 3rd quarter to 114-103 win over Nets

Raptors ride strong 3rd quarter to 114-103 win over Nets

Toronto Raptors' Khem Birch (24) defends against Brooklyn Nets' Blake Griffin during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 21, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
Toronto Blue Jays center fielder George Springer (4) walks on the field during a team workout, Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Blue Jays face the New York Yankees on opening day Thursday in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Injured Jays OF Springer to play in intrasquad game Friday

Injured Jays OF Springer to play in intrasquad game Friday

Toronto Blue Jays center fielder George Springer (4) walks on the field during a team workout, Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Blue Jays face the New York Yankees on opening day Thursday in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Like father, like son: Floreal emerges as one of Canada’s top sprinters

Like father, like son: Floreal emerges as one of Canada’s top sprinters

Team Canada's Jocelyne Larocque celebrates her goal past the U.S.A. with goaltender Embrace Maschmeyer during first period of Women's Rivalry Series hockey action in Vancouver, Wednesday, February 5, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Stunned Canadian players head home after women’s world hockey cancellation

Stunned Canadian players head home after women’s world hockey cancellation

Team Canada's Jocelyne Larocque celebrates her goal past the U.S.A. with goaltender Embrace Maschmeyer during first period of Women's Rivalry Series hockey action in Vancouver, Wednesday, February 5, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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Volunteering played major role in RDC awards

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Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Jeremy Beasley works against the Colorado Rockies during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Denver.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-David Zalubowski

Blue Jays acquire right-hander Beasley from Arizona for cash considerations

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired right-handed pitcher Jeremy Beasley…

Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Jeremy Beasley works against the Colorado Rockies during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Denver.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-David Zalubowski
Welterweight Michel Pereira, right, fights Tristan (Boondock) Connelly during UFC Fight Night at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on September, 14, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. fighter Tristan Connelly returns to action at UFC 261 after extended layoff

Tristan (Boondock) Connelly won his UFC debut on five days notice. Slowed…

Welterweight Michel Pereira, right, fights Tristan (Boondock) Connelly during UFC Fight Night at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on September, 14, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
FILE - In this March 19, 2021, file photo, people take pictures of the Olympic rings installed by the Japan Olympic Museum in Tokyo. The vaccine rollout in Japan has been very slow with less than 1% vaccinated. This of course is spilling over to concerns about the postponed Tokyo Olympics that open in just over three months.(AP Photo/Hiro Komae, File)

Olympic bodies launch competitive series in virtual sports

Olympic body hopes to reach more young people

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FILE - In this March 19, 2021, file photo, people take pictures of the Olympic rings installed by the Japan Olympic Museum in Tokyo. The vaccine rollout in Japan has been very slow with less than 1% vaccinated. This of course is spilling over to concerns about the postponed Tokyo Olympics that open in just over three months.(AP Photo/Hiro Komae, File)