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Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. falls at first base during the sixth inning in Game 4 of a baseball National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Braves 1 win from WS after 10-2 win over Dodgers in NLCS G4

Braves 1 win from WS after 10-2 win over Dodgers in NLCS G4

Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. falls at first base during the sixth inning in Game 4 of a baseball National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Western Hockey League announces Jan. 8 start date for next season

Western Hockey League announces Jan. 8 start date for next season

Members of the Carleton Ravens celebrate winning the USports men's basketball national championship over the University of Calgary Dinos in Halifax on Sunday, March 10, 2019. No national championships in Canadian university sport will happen this season.U Sports has cancelled its 2021 national tournaments because of the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

U Sports cancels remaining national championships in 2021 because of pandemic

U Sports cancels remaining national championships in 2021 because of pandemic

Members of the Carleton Ravens celebrate winning the USports men's basketball national championship over the University of Calgary Dinos in Halifax on Sunday, March 10, 2019. No national championships in Canadian university sport will happen this season.U Sports has cancelled its 2021 national tournaments because of the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
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Referee Carol Anne Chenard makes a call during FIFA Women's World Cup soccer action between Germany and Cote d'Ivoire, in Ottawa, Sunday, June 7, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada’s Chenard calls an end to storied career as international soccer referee

Canada’s Chenard calls an end to storied career as international soccer referee

Referee Carol Anne Chenard makes a call during FIFA Women's World Cup soccer action between Germany and Cote d'Ivoire, in Ottawa, Sunday, June 7, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Boston Bruins defenceman Torey Krug (47) and Florida Panthers right wing Evgenii Dadonov (63) battle for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. The Ottawa Senators have signed Dadonov to a three-year, US$15-million contract.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Wilfredo Lee

Senators sign forward Evgenii Dadonov to three-year, $15-million contract

Senators sign forward Evgenii Dadonov to three-year, $15-million contract

Boston Bruins defenceman Torey Krug (47) and Florida Panthers right wing Evgenii Dadonov (63) battle for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. The Ottawa Senators have signed Dadonov to a three-year, US$15-million contract.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Wilfredo Lee
Tampa Bay Rays' Austin Meadows tosses his helmet after flying out during the ninth inning in Game 5 of a baseball American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Correa hits walkoff homer to keep Astros alive in ALCS

Correa hits walkoff homer to keep Astros alive in ALCS

Tampa Bay Rays' Austin Meadows tosses his helmet after flying out during the ninth inning in Game 5 of a baseball American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Australia's Jake Gordon passes the ball in the tackle of New Zealand's Sam Whitelock during the Bledisloe Cup rugby game between the All Blacks and the Wallabies in Wellington, New Zealand, Sunday, Oct.11, 2020. (Andrew Cornaga/Photosport via AP)

World champion Springboks withdraw from Rugby Championship

World champion Springboks withdraw from Rugby Championship

Australia's Jake Gordon passes the ball in the tackle of New Zealand's Sam Whitelock during the Bledisloe Cup rugby game between the All Blacks and the Wallabies in Wellington, New Zealand, Sunday, Oct.11, 2020. (Andrew Cornaga/Photosport via AP)
Rugby Canada men's national team Head Coach Kingsley Jones passes a ball while posing for a photograph after he was introduced as the new coach of the team, in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday October 24, 2017. Jones has named a 36-player squad for a three-week camp next month in Langford, B.C.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Rugby Canada invites 36 players to November men’s camp in Langford, B.C.

Rugby Canada invites 36 players to November men’s camp in Langford, B.C.

Rugby Canada men's national team Head Coach Kingsley Jones passes a ball while posing for a photograph after he was introduced as the new coach of the team, in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday October 24, 2017. Jones has named a 36-player squad for a three-week camp next month in Langford, B.C.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, Green Bay Packers' Jaire Alexander, left, breaks up a pass intended for Minnesota Vikings' Stefon Diggs during the first half of an NFL football game in Green Bay, Wis. Alexander believes his meditation sessions have helped him develop into one of the game’s top young shutdown corners. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer, File)

Packers’ Alexander emerging as one of NFL’s top cornerbacks

Packers’ Alexander emerging as one of NFL’s top cornerbacks

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, Green Bay Packers' Jaire Alexander, left, breaks up a pass intended for Minnesota Vikings' Stefon Diggs during the first half of an NFL football game in Green Bay, Wis. Alexander believes his meditation sessions have helped him develop into one of the game’s top young shutdown corners. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer, File)
The Red Deer Rebels will return to the ice on Jan. 8, the league announced this week. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

WHL anticipating 50-game season, to start January 8

Teams will play in territorial cohorts for the entire 2020-21 campaign

The Red Deer Rebels will return to the ice on Jan. 8, the league announced this week. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Vancouver Whitecaps forward Lucas Cavallini, right, celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal during the first half of an MLS soccer match against Los Angeles FC in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)
Vancouver Whitecaps forward Lucas Cavallini, right, celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal during the first half of an MLS soccer match against Los Angeles FC in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)
Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher (11) celebrates his goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jeffrey T. Barnes
Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher (11) celebrates his goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jeffrey T. Barnes
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool (11) gets past Philadelphia Eagles safety Marcus Epps (22) after taking a pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Claypool’s climb: Steelers rookie WR drawing raves

Claypool’s climb: Steelers rookie WR drawing raves

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool (11) gets past Philadelphia Eagles safety Marcus Epps (22) after taking a pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
The QMJHL logo is shown in this undated handout photo. The league has suspended play in Quebec due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-QMJHL, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League suspends play in Quebec because of COVID-19

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League suspends play in Quebec because of COVID-19

The QMJHL logo is shown in this undated handout photo. The league has suspended play in Quebec due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-QMJHL, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Mackenzie Hughes, of Canada, plays his shot from the third tee during the second round of the US Open Golf Championship, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. Hughes started the 2021 PGA Tour season with the highest ranking of his career and he's already reaping the benefits.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-John Minchillo

Hughes pleased to set his own schedule in 2021 and prioritize big tournaments, family

Hughes pleased to set his own schedule in 2021 and prioritize big tournaments, family

Mackenzie Hughes, of Canada, plays his shot from the third tee during the second round of the US Open Golf Championship, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. Hughes started the 2021 PGA Tour season with the highest ranking of his career and he's already reaping the benefits.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-John Minchillo
Curling's free agent frenzy wasn't kind to Chelsea Carey. All three members of her rink moved on last March, leaving the two-time national champion without a team entering the most critical season of the quadrennial. Carey makes her way down ice during draw 17 against team Ontario at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., Thursday, February 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Two-time Scotties champ Carey may have to focus on mixed doubles to get to Games

Two-time Scotties champ Carey may have to focus on mixed doubles to get to Games

Curling's free agent frenzy wasn't kind to Chelsea Carey. All three members of her rink moved on last March, leaving the two-time national champion without a team entering the most critical season of the quadrennial. Carey makes her way down ice during draw 17 against team Ontario at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., Thursday, February 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Toronto FC's Omar Gonzalez controls the ball as New York Red Bulls' Daniel Royer defends during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in East Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Toronto FC settles for 1-1 tie with Red Bulls, ending five-game win streak

Toronto FC settles for 1-1 tie with Red Bulls, ending five-game win streak

Toronto FC's Omar Gonzalez controls the ball as New York Red Bulls' Daniel Royer defends during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in East Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
Los Angeles Dodgers' Max Muncy (13) celebrates his grand slam home run during the first inning in Game 3 of a baseball National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Dodgers huge 1st in 15-3 win over Braves in NLCS

Dodgers huge 1st in 15-3 win over Braves in NLCS

Los Angeles Dodgers' Max Muncy (13) celebrates his grand slam home run during the first inning in Game 3 of a baseball National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, left, and teammates wait with Minnesota Vikings players on the field for a final review of a play at the end of the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Seattle. The call went in the Seahawks' favor and they won 27-26. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

4th down tries on a record-setting pace early in NFL season

4th down tries on a record-setting pace early in NFL season

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, left, and teammates wait with Minnesota Vikings players on the field for a final review of a play at the end of the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Seattle. The call went in the Seahawks' favor and they won 27-26. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Michael Baldisimo of the Vancouver Whitecaps is the kind of midfielder who shows no fear as he strips opponents of the ball, but away from the field friends and family describe him as shy. Baldisimo celebrates his goal against Toronto FC during the second half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, on Saturday, September 5, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘Shy’ midfielder Michael Baldisimo catching attention with Vancouver Whitecaps

‘Shy’ midfielder Michael Baldisimo catching attention with Vancouver Whitecaps

Michael Baldisimo of the Vancouver Whitecaps is the kind of midfielder who shows no fear as he strips opponents of the ball, but away from the field friends and family describe him as shy. Baldisimo celebrates his goal against Toronto FC during the second half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, on Saturday, September 5, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck