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Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) is fouled by Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura (8), of Japan, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, in Washington. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Nick Wass

Road Warriors: Toronto Raptors will have to complete home schedule in Tampa

Decision made because of border restrictions and public safety measures in Canada

Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) is fouled by Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura (8), of Japan, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, in Washington. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Nick Wass
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 in clash of friends at Australian Open

Auger-Aliassime tied a career best by reaching the round of 16 at a Grand Slam

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
Icemaker Greg Ewasko checks the ice at the WinSport's Markin MacPhail centre where the Scotties Tournament of Hearts will take place, in Calgary, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Icemaker Greg Ewasko going the distance in Calgary’s curling bubble

CALGARY — Greg Ewasko will be an expert on curling bubble life…

Icemaker Greg Ewasko checks the ice at the WinSport's Markin MacPhail centre where the Scotties Tournament of Hearts will take place, in Calgary, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mike Smith (41) makes a save on Montreal Canadiens centre Nick Suzuki (14) during first-period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Mike Smith makes 38 saves as Oilers shut out reeling Canadiens 3-0

Oilers 3 Canadiens 0 MONTREAL — Mike Smith made 38 saves in…

Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mike Smith (41) makes a save on Montreal Canadiens centre Nick Suzuki (14) during first-period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Boston Celtics' Semi Ojeleye (37) shoots against Toronto Raptors' Chris Boucher (25) and Kyle Lowry during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Ojeleye scores 24 points to lead Celtics to 120-106 win over tired Raptors

Celtics 120 Raptors 106 BOSTON — Semi Ojeleye scored 24 points and…

Boston Celtics' Semi Ojeleye (37) shoots against Toronto Raptors' Chris Boucher (25) and Kyle Lowry during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher David Phelps delivers a pitch during the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Washington Nationals in Washington. Phelps and the Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a $1.75 million, one-year contract a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, because an announcement was not authorized before Toronto opens a space on the 40-man roster. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

David Phelps agrees to $1.75M deal with Blue Jays

TORONTO — Right-hander David Phelps and the Toronto Blue Jays have agreed…

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher David Phelps delivers a pitch during the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Washington Nationals in Washington. Phelps and the Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a $1.75 million, one-year contract a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, because an announcement was not authorized before Toronto opens a space on the 40-man roster. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) is fouled by Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura (8), of Japan, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, in Washington. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Nick Wass

Road warriors: Toronto Raptors will have to complete home schedule in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. — The Toronto Raptors will play all their home games…

Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) is fouled by Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura (8), of Japan, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, in Washington. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Nick Wass
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Quinn knows the type of players to recruit for Blackfalds Bulldogs

After spending the majority of the past decade as head coach of…

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Calgary Flames defenceman Nikita Nesterov (89) looks on as Vancouver Canucks right wing Brock Boeser (6) takes a shot on Flames goaltender Jacob Markstrom (25) during second-period NHL action in Vancouver, Thursday, February 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Markstrom dominant as Flames hand Canucks sixth loss in a row

VANCOUVER — Mark Giordano had a goal and an assist Thursday, helping…

Calgary Flames defenceman Nikita Nesterov (89) looks on as Vancouver Canucks right wing Brock Boeser (6) takes a shot on Flames goaltender Jacob Markstrom (25) during second-period NHL action in Vancouver, Thursday, February 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, left, talks with guard Jeremy Lin during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Los Angeles. For the G League Ignite, it was a beginning. For Jeremy Lin, it may be a new beginning. He’s one of the former NBA players in the G League bubble at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida this month, as part of the Santa Cruz Warriors. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

The Gubble opens: G League’s bubble season begins

Season started Wednesday inside a bubble at Walt Disney World in Florida

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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, left, talks with guard Jeremy Lin during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Los Angeles. For the G League Ignite, it was a beginning. For Jeremy Lin, it may be a new beginning. He’s one of the former NBA players in the G League bubble at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida this month, as part of the Santa Cruz Warriors. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
Men’s 5000 metre gold medalist Mohammed Ahmed leads the pack ahead of silver medalist Justyn Knight at the Canadian Championships in Montreal on July 25, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Men’s 5000 metre gold medalist Mohammed Ahmed leads the pack ahead of silver medalist Justyn Knight at the Canadian Championships in Montreal on July 25, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Mollie Jepsen of Canada competes in the women's super-G, standing, at the 2018 Winter Paralympics in Jeongseon, South Korea, Sunday, March 11, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Lee Jin-man

Pandemic hits Paralympic sport hard, Canadians get few chances to compete

Mollie Jepsen feels a pang knowing the world alpine ski championships are…

Mollie Jepsen of Canada competes in the women's super-G, standing, at the 2018 Winter Paralympics in Jeongseon, South Korea, Sunday, March 11, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Lee Jin-man
Toronto Raptors guard Norman Powell (24) shoots against Washington Wizards center Alex Len (27) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Powell scores 28, Siakam adds 26 and Raptors beat Wizards 137-115

Raptors 137 Wizards 115 WASHINGTON — Norm Powell had 28 points, while…

Toronto Raptors guard Norman Powell (24) shoots against Washington Wizards center Alex Len (27) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen deflects a shot behind defenceman TJ Brodie and Montreal Canadiens' Tyler Toffoli during second-period NHL hockey action in Montreal on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Leafs score three in third, top Habs in North Division showdown

Maples Leafs 4 Canadiens 2 MONTREAL — Justin Holl and Ilya Mikheyev…

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen deflects a shot behind defenceman TJ Brodie and Montreal Canadiens' Tyler Toffoli during second-period NHL hockey action in Montreal on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
The Red Deer Rebels will finally kick off the WHL season later this month. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
The Red Deer Rebels will finally kick off the WHL season later this month. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Team Canada with Valerie Maltais, right, Ivanie Blondin, center, and Isabelle Weidemann, left, compete during the women's team pursuit race of the World Cup Speedskating at the Thialf ice arena in Heerenveen, northern Netherlands, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. THE CANADIN PRESS/AP/Peter Dejong

Canada’s speedskaters energized by unexpected results ahead of world championship

Canadian speedskaters are relishing a bit of normalcy in an abnormal season.…

Team Canada with Valerie Maltais, right, Ivanie Blondin, center, and Isabelle Weidemann, left, compete during the women's team pursuit race of the World Cup Speedskating at the Thialf ice arena in Heerenveen, northern Netherlands, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. THE CANADIN PRESS/AP/Peter Dejong
Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber speaks during the Major League Soccer 25th Season kickoff event in New York on February 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Richard Drew

Major League Soccer still mum on where Canadian teams will play in 2021

MLS commissioner Don Garber was short on optimism and answers Wednesday when…

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber speaks during the Major League Soccer 25th Season kickoff event in New York on February 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Richard Drew
Lisa MacLeod Ontario's Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport attends Ontario Premier Doug Ford's daily briefing in Toronto on June 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

NHL teams not going to private restaurants in Toronto despite Ontario green light

TORONTO — While Ontario’s sport minister says NHL teams could dine at…

Lisa MacLeod Ontario's Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport attends Ontario Premier Doug Ford's daily briefing in Toronto on June 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime serves to Australia's James Duckworth during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Andy Brownbill

Denis Shapovalov, Felix Auger-Aliassime set to square off at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — Felix Auger-Aliassime has been a fan of Denis Shapovalov…

Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime serves to Australia's James Duckworth during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Andy Brownbill
Brian Dalshaug, former Sylvan Lake Minor Hockey Coach. (Photo Submitted)

Sylvan Lake hockey community mourns the loss of former coach

Brian Dalshaug is remembered as the “father of competitive hockey in Sylvan Lake.”

Brian Dalshaug, former Sylvan Lake Minor Hockey Coach. (Photo Submitted)