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San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Florian Jungwirth, right, and Sporting Kansas City forward Erik Hurtado (19) battle for the ball during overtime of an MLS soccer match Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Kansas City, Kan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Charlie Riedel

CF Montreal adds experienced MLS forward Erik Hurtado

MONTREAL — CF Montreal has signed American forward Erik Hurtado to a…

San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Florian Jungwirth, right, and Sporting Kansas City forward Erik Hurtado (19) battle for the ball during overtime of an MLS soccer match Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Kansas City, Kan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Charlie Riedel
Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole speaks at a press conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Kawai

O’Toole calls for relocation of Beijing Olympics due to China’s ‘genocide’ of Uighurs

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole is calling on the government to…

Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole speaks at a press conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Kawai
People snowshoe at the foot of the shutdown slopes of Blue Mountain Ski Resort in The Blue Mountains, Ont., Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. Ski hills re-opened in Ontario on Tuesday, joining other mountainous resorts across the country that have remained operational through the winter. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Skiers may be safe from COVID-19, but not those working to keep slopes open: experts

COVID outbreaks have been reported at larger resorts over the last couple months

People snowshoe at the foot of the shutdown slopes of Blue Mountain Ski Resort in The Blue Mountains, Ont., Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. Ski hills re-opened in Ontario on Tuesday, joining other mountainous resorts across the country that have remained operational through the winter. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
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Canada’s women soccer coach Bev Priestman is shown in a handout photo. Priestman releases her final roster for the SheBelieves Cup in Orlando. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canada Soccer

Canada coach Bev Priestman finalizes roster ahead of SheBelieves Cup in Orlando

FIFA is allowing clubs to keep players if they face a quarantine longer than five days

Canada’s women soccer coach Bev Priestman is shown in a handout photo. Priestman releases her final roster for the SheBelieves Cup in Orlando. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canada Soccer
Edmonton Oilers defenceman Darnell Nurse (25) is punched by Winnipeg Jets forward Adam Lowry (17) as they fight during first period NHL action in Edmonton on Monday. (Photo by The Canadian Press)

Wheeler’s third-period goal earns Winnipeg Jets exciting 6-5 win over Edmonton Oilers

Jets 6 Oilers 5 EDMONTON — Captain Blake Wheeler’s goal early in…

Edmonton Oilers defenceman Darnell Nurse (25) is punched by Winnipeg Jets forward Adam Lowry (17) as they fight during first period NHL action in Edmonton on Monday. (Photo by The Canadian Press)
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Young Canadian goalkeeper Rylee Foster enjoying life at Liverpool

Rylee Foster is right where she wants to be — and has…

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Manitoba skip, Kerri Einarson reacts in the 10th end of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts final against Ontario, in Moose Jaw, Sask., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. Uncertainty will be a prevalent theme at the Canadian women's curling championship due to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Upset Potential? Few curling options during season creates question marks at Scotties

Uncertainty will be a prevalent theme at the Canadian women’s curling championship.…

Manitoba skip, Kerri Einarson reacts in the 10th end of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts final against Ontario, in Moose Jaw, Sask., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. Uncertainty will be a prevalent theme at the Canadian women's curling championship due to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Vancouver Canucks centre Elias Pettersson (40) fights for control of the puck with Calgary Flames left wing Andrew Mangiapane (88) and Byron Froese (38) during first-period NHL action in Vancouver, Monday, February 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Gaudreau scores OT winner as Flames edge Canucks 4-3 in dramatic fashion

VANCOUVER — Johnny Gaudreau’s overtime goal put an end to a dramatic…

Vancouver Canucks centre Elias Pettersson (40) fights for control of the puck with Calgary Flames left wing Andrew Mangiapane (88) and Byron Froese (38) during first-period NHL action in Vancouver, Monday, February 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Cars collide on the 14th lap during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

McDowell beats 100-1 odds for upset Daytona 500 victory

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Michael McDowell was glued to Brad Keselowski’s bumper,…

Cars collide on the 14th lap during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Sharon Fichman of Canada serves to Jelena Jankovic of Serbia in their Rogers Cup women's tennis match in Toronto on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Toronto native Sharon Fichman reaches quarterfinals of Aussie Open women’s doubles

MELBOURNE, Australia — Toronto’s Sharon Fichman is heading to the women’s doubles…

Sharon Fichman of Canada serves to Jelena Jankovic of Serbia in their Rogers Cup women's tennis match in Toronto on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Spain's Garbine Muguruza hits a forehand return to Japan's Naomi Osaka during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021.(AP Photo/Hamish Blair)

Down but not out, Serena Williams into Australian Open QFs

MELBOURNE, Australia — Serena Williams tumbled to the ground, her heavily taped…

Spain's Garbine Muguruza hits a forehand return to Japan's Naomi Osaka during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021.(AP Photo/Hamish Blair)
Buglaria's Grigor Dimitrov hits a backhand return to Austria's Dominic Thiem during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021.(AP Photo/Hamish Blair)

Injured Djokovic advances to quarters at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — Novak Djokovic wore tape above his right hip, and…

Buglaria's Grigor Dimitrov hits a backhand return to Austria's Dominic Thiem during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021.(AP Photo/Hamish Blair)
Ottawa Senators goaltender Matt Murray (30) makes a save as Edmonton Oilers right wing Jesse Puljujarvi (13) attempts to knock the puck loose during third period NHL action in Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Oilers’ Puljujarvi eligible to resume team activities, will be at practice Sunday

Edmonton forward Jesse Puljujarvi has been deemed eligible to resume all team…

Ottawa Senators goaltender Matt Murray (30) makes a save as Edmonton Oilers right wing Jesse Puljujarvi (13) attempts to knock the puck loose during third period NHL action in Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada's Ivanie Blondin, right, Netherlands Marijke Groenwoud, center, and Germany's Mareike Thum, left, compete in the semi-final of the women's mass start race of the World Championships Speedskating Single Distance at the Thialf ice arena in Heerenveen, northern Netherlands, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Peter Dejong

Canadian speedskaters Blondin and Dubreuil reach podium at world championships

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands — Canada’s Ivanie Blondin won silver and Laurent Dubreuil took…

Canada's Ivanie Blondin, right, Netherlands Marijke Groenwoud, center, and Germany's Mareike Thum, left, compete in the semi-final of the women's mass start race of the World Championships Speedskating Single Distance at the Thialf ice arena in Heerenveen, northern Netherlands, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Peter Dejong
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No positive COVID-19 tests for Alberta WHL teams

League tested players and staff twice this week

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Spain's Rafael Nadal, left, shakes hands with Britain's Cameron Norrie after winning their third round match a the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

Facing a Grand Slam great: Dream come true? Big loss? Both?

Ahead of his match against Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open, Cameron…

Spain's Rafael Nadal, left, shakes hands with Britain's Cameron Norrie after winning their third round match a the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
United States' Jessica Pegula celebrates a point against France's Kristina Mladenovic during their match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Hamish Blair)

Djokovic skips practice; scheduled to play Raonic at night

MELBOURNE, Australia — Novak Djokovic skipped practice at the Australian Open ahead…

United States' Jessica Pegula celebrates a point against France's Kristina Mladenovic during their match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Hamish Blair)
Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime celebrates after defeating compatriot Denis Shapovalov in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Feb. 12, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Andy Brownbill

Canada’s Auger-Aliassime beats Shapovalov, Raonic also through to round of 16

MELBOURNE, Australia — Felix Auger-Aliassime beat Denis Shapovalov in an all-Canadian clash…

Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime celebrates after defeating compatriot Denis Shapovalov in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Feb. 12, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Andy Brownbill
Regina Pats forward Cameron Hebig (41) fights for control of the puck with Acadie-Bathurst Titan forward Samuel Asselin (28) during third period of the Memorial Cup final in Regina on Sunday, May 27, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Western Hockey League’s East Division set to play season in Regina hub

CALGARY — The Western Hockey League says it has approval from the…

Regina Pats forward Cameron Hebig (41) fights for control of the puck with Acadie-Bathurst Titan forward Samuel Asselin (28) during third period of the Memorial Cup final in Regina on Sunday, May 27, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Canada's Phil Scrubb struggles for the ball during a Group H match against Lithuania for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in Dongguan in south China's Guangdong province on Tuesday, Sep. 3, 2019. Lithuania won over Canada 92-69. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo

Canada sending a team to Puerto Rico for final FIBA AmeriCup qualifying window

TORONTO — After missing two FIBA AmeriCup 2022 qualifying games due to…

Canada's Phil Scrubb struggles for the ball during a Group H match against Lithuania for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in Dongguan in south China's Guangdong province on Tuesday, Sep. 3, 2019. Lithuania won over Canada 92-69. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo