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Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck, centre, looks on as Calgary Flames’ Andrew Mangiapane scores during second-period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Lindholm scores game-winner for Calgary Flames in 3-2 win over Winnipeg Jets

Calgary’s lone win over the Jets before Tuesday was in overtime

Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck, centre, looks on as Calgary Flames’ Andrew Mangiapane scores during second-period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Canada’s Nadia Moser competes during the mixed 4x7.5 km relay competition at the World Championships Biathlon event in Pokljuka, Slovenia, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Darko Bandic
Canada’s Nadia Moser competes during the mixed 4x7.5 km relay competition at the World Championships Biathlon event in Pokljuka, Slovenia, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Darko Bandic
Canada’s Bianca Andreescu makes a forehand return to Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-Wei during their second-round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Canada’s Bianca Andreescu loses second-round match at Australian Open

Andreescu struggled from the start against her 71st-ranked opponent

Canada’s Bianca Andreescu makes a forehand return to Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-Wei during their second-round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
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FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, July 21, 2019, The Claret Jug trophy for The Open golf tournament, seen during a press conference for the British Open Golf Championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. British Open organizers said Wednesday Feb. 10, 2021, they have “cautious optimism” despite the coronavirus, that golf’s oldest major will go ahead at Royal St. George’s course at Sandwich in southeast England in July 2021. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, FILE)

R&A has ‘cautious optimism’ that British Open will go ahead

Open was cancelled last year

  • Feb 10, 2021
FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, July 21, 2019, The Claret Jug trophy for The Open golf tournament, seen during a press conference for the British Open Golf Championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. British Open organizers said Wednesday Feb. 10, 2021, they have “cautious optimism” despite the coronavirus, that golf’s oldest major will go ahead at Royal St. George’s course at Sandwich in southeast England in July 2021. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, FILE)
Edmonton Oilers defenceman Darnell Nurse (25) celebrates a goal with teammates while taking on the Ottawa Senators during first-period NHL action in Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Oilers beat Senators again

Oilers 3 Senators 2 OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators are working hard…

Edmonton Oilers defenceman Darnell Nurse (25) celebrates a goal with teammates while taking on the Ottawa Senators during first-period NHL action in Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Hamilton Tiger-Cats' Alex Green gets tackled by Edmonton's Almondo Sewell, left, and Alex Bazzie, right, during the first half of CFL football action in Hamilton, Ont., on August 23, 2018. Montreal Alouettes GM Danny Maciocia said he expected to look towards defensive help in CFL agency. Maciocia did just that Tuesday, signing six defensive players, including Sewell. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch

Montreal Alouettes GM Maciocia dips into free-agent waters to shore up club’s defence

Danny Maciocia held true to his word Tuesday. Last week, the Montreal…

Hamilton Tiger-Cats' Alex Green gets tackled by Edmonton's Almondo Sewell, left, and Alex Bazzie, right, during the first half of CFL football action in Hamilton, Ont., on August 23, 2018. Montreal Alouettes GM Danny Maciocia said he expected to look towards defensive help in CFL agency. Maciocia did just that Tuesday, signing six defensive players, including Sewell. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch
Marnie McBean speaks after being named the Olympic chef de mission for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games during the Canada Day noon show on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, July 1, 2019. The International Olympic Committee's athletes "Playbook" might have been short on specifics more than five months out from the opening ceremonies, but a major takeaway was that the Tokyo Games amid a global pandemic will be unlike any before. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

McBean: Canadian athletes understand Tokyo will be unlike any other Olympics

From social distancing to careful monitoring to zero tolerance for a positive…

Marnie McBean speaks after being named the Olympic chef de mission for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games during the Canada Day noon show on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, July 1, 2019. The International Olympic Committee's athletes "Playbook" might have been short on specifics more than five months out from the opening ceremonies, but a major takeaway was that the Tokyo Games amid a global pandemic will be unlike any before. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
The snowboarding world championships have been moved to the United States. (Contributed photo)

Snowboarding world championships moved to Aspen from China

Championships to be held March 8-16

  • Feb 9, 2021
The snowboarding world championships have been moved to the United States. (Contributed photo)
Canada’s Leylah Annie Fernandez makes a forehand return to Denmark’s Clara Tauson during the girl’s singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mark Baker

Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez ousted from Australian Open

Fernandez was the first Canadian to be ousted from the Grand Slam tournament

Canada’s Leylah Annie Fernandez makes a forehand return to Denmark’s Clara Tauson during the girl’s singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mark Baker
Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet, left, handles the ball against Memphis Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks, right, in the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

VanVleet, Siakam lead Toronto rally to overcome Grizzlies

Raptors 128 Grizzlies 113 MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam…

Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet, left, handles the ball against Memphis Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks, right, in the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
Rocks wait for action during the college curling national championship, Friday, March 8, 2019, in Wayland, Mass. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Bill Sikes

Women’s world curling championship cancelled for a second straight year

The 2021 world women’s curling championship in Schaffhausen, Switzerland was cancelled Monday,…

Rocks wait for action during the college curling national championship, Friday, March 8, 2019, in Wayland, Mass. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Bill Sikes
Edmonton Oilers right wing Kailer Yamamoto tries to put the puck past Ottawa Senators goaltender Matt Murray during second-period NHL action Monday February 8, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Oilers beat Senators in close matchup

Oilers 3 Senators 1 OTTAWA — Former Senator Tyler Ennis scored the…

Edmonton Oilers right wing Kailer Yamamoto tries to put the puck past Ottawa Senators goaltender Matt Murray during second-period NHL action Monday February 8, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Toronto Maple Leafs right winger Wayne Simmonds (24) tries to deflect the puck in front of Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko (35) during first period NHL action in Toronto on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. The Maple Leafs will be without Simmonds until mid-March.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Maple Leafs winger Wayne Simmonds to miss six weeks with broken wrist

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without Wayne Simmonds until…

Toronto Maple Leafs right winger Wayne Simmonds (24) tries to deflect the puck in front of Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko (35) during first period NHL action in Toronto on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. The Maple Leafs will be without Simmonds until mid-March.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Montreal Alouettes running back William Stanback (31) is tackled by Ottawa Redblacks linebacker Jerod Fernandez (35) during first half CFL football action in Ottawa on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Offensive lineman David Foucault returns home, signs with Alouettes

CALGARY — The Montreal Alouettes have signed Canadian offensive lineman David Foucault.…

Montreal Alouettes running back William Stanback (31) is tackled by Ottawa Redblacks linebacker Jerod Fernandez (35) during first half CFL football action in Ottawa on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Canada’s Bianca Andreescu makes a forehand return to Romania’s Mihaela Buzarnescu during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Hamish Blair
Canada’s Bianca Andreescu makes a forehand return to Romania’s Mihaela Buzarnescu during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Hamish Blair
Japan’s Naomi Osaka gestures during her match against Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Djokovic: “makes my heart full” to see Aussie Open crowd

The crowd Monday at Melbourne Park was 17,922

  • Feb 8, 2021
Japan’s Naomi Osaka gestures during her match against Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
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Buccaneers batter Mahomes in 31-9 Super Bowl rout of Chiefs

What made the Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes one of the best quarterbacks in…

  • Feb 7, 2021
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, center, arrives with his teammates for the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

The biggest win: In 2020, NFL found ways to play every game

More than the youth of Patrick Mahomes or the agelessness of Tom…

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, center, arrives with his teammates for the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores his side's opening goal during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Crotone at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. (Spada/LaPresse via AP)

Ibrahimovic nets 500th club goal as Milan beats Crotone 4-0

MILAN — Zlatan Ibrahimovic took his tally to more than 500 club…

AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores his side's opening goal during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Crotone at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. (Spada/LaPresse via AP)
Montreal Canadiens right wing Josh Anderson (17) blasts the puck past Ottawa Senators goaltender Matt Murray (30) during third period NHL action in Ottawa on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Jake Allen holds off Sens with 34 saves, Habs edge Senators 2-1 in Ottawa

OTTAWA — The Canadiens continue to get victories from their backup goaltender.…

Montreal Canadiens right wing Josh Anderson (17) blasts the puck past Ottawa Senators goaltender Matt Murray (30) during third period NHL action in Ottawa on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick