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Calgary’s National Sport School that produces Olympic champions avoids axe

Calgary’s National Sport School that produces Olympic champions avoids axe

 

FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Indians president Paul Dolan speaks before a baseball game against the New York Yankees in Cleveland. The Cleveland Indians are changing their name _ they just don’t know to what or when. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, Dolan said: “The name is no longer acceptable in our world.”AP Photo/Phil Long, File)

AP Interview: Indians owner says name won’t change in 2021

‘Multi-stage’ process in early stages

  • Dec 15, 2020
FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Indians president Paul Dolan speaks before a baseball game against the New York Yankees in Cleveland. The Cleveland Indians are changing their name _ they just don’t know to what or when. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, Dolan said: “The name is no longer acceptable in our world.”AP Photo/Phil Long, File)
Mikael Kingsbury, of Canada, trains during the FIS Freestyle World Cup skiing competition Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Park City, Utah. Kingsbury will miss moguls races for the first time in his World Cup career after suffering a back injury in training on Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jeff Swinger

Canadian moguls star Mikael Kingsbury out four to six weeks with back injury

MONTREAL — Canada’s Mikael Kingsbury will miss moguls races for the first…

Mikael Kingsbury, of Canada, trains during the FIS Freestyle World Cup skiing competition Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Park City, Utah. Kingsbury will miss moguls races for the first time in his World Cup career after suffering a back injury in training on Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jeff Swinger
Canadian Olympic gymnast and National Sport School alumni Kyle Shewfelt announces his retirement in Calgary, Thursday, May 21, 2009. Calgary's board of education will close the National Sport School that has produced Olympic and Paralympic champions for 26 years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Calgary’s National Sport School to close, looks to join a different school division

Calgary’s National Sport School to close, looks to join a different school division

Canadian Olympic gymnast and National Sport School alumni Kyle Shewfelt announces his retirement in Calgary, Thursday, May 21, 2009. Calgary's board of education will close the National Sport School that has produced Olympic and Paralympic champions for 26 years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Louisiana-Lafayette running back Elijah Mitchell (15) is tackled by Coastal Carolina linebacker Enock Makonzo (43) and safety Cameron Mitchell (49) during the first half of an NCAA football game in Lafayette, La., Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. It's already been a season to remember but Canadian Enock Makonzo and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers will chase two more firsts Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Paul Kieu

Canadian Enock Makonzo, Chanticleers chase Sun Belt East regular-season crown

Canadian Enock Makonzo, Chanticleers chase Sun Belt East regular-season crown

Louisiana-Lafayette running back Elijah Mitchell (15) is tackled by Coastal Carolina linebacker Enock Makonzo (43) and safety Cameron Mitchell (49) during the first half of an NCAA football game in Lafayette, La., Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. It's already been a season to remember but Canadian Enock Makonzo and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers will chase two more firsts Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Paul Kieu
Canada’s Jeremie Cote, right, is challenged by United States’ Luca Cupido, during the men’s water polo final game at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. Eight Canadian teams had qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics when the Games scheduled to start July 24 were postponed to 2021 because of the COVID-19 virus. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Moises Castillo

Pandemic poses preparation challenges for Canada’s Tokyo-bound teams

Eight Canadian teams qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics

Canada’s Jeremie Cote, right, is challenged by United States’ Luca Cupido, during the men’s water polo final game at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. Eight Canadian teams had qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics when the Games scheduled to start July 24 were postponed to 2021 because of the COVID-19 virus. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Moises Castillo
Kim Huybrechts defeated Jeff Smith 4-1 to open the tie before Matt Campbell upset World Matchplay champion Dimitri Van den Bergh 4-1 to force the doubles decider. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Kim Huybrechts defeated Jeff Smith 4-1 to open the tie before Matt Campbell upset World Matchplay champion Dimitri Van den Bergh 4-1 to force the doubles decider. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

In virus era, bubbles provide game-changing lessons learned

In virus era, bubbles provide game-changing lessons learned

A Canada soccer logo is seen on Alphonso Davies in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, March 24, 2019. Canada captains Scott Arfield and Christine Sinclair have been named Canada Soccer’s players of the month for October. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A Canada soccer logo is seen on Alphonso Davies in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, March 24, 2019. Canada captains Scott Arfield and Christine Sinclair have been named Canada Soccer’s players of the month for October. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Horses compete in a preliminary race before the Queen's Plate horse race at Woodbine Race Track, in Toronto, Sunday, July 2, 2017. The COVID-19 pandemic didn't prevent Woodbine Entertainment from staging harness and thoroughbred races this year but CEO Jim Lawson says it certainly dealt the organization a huge financial blow. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch

Despite racing in 2020, COVID-19 pandemic dealt Woodbine Entertainment economic blow

Despite racing in 2020, COVID-19 pandemic dealt Woodbine Entertainment economic blow

Horses compete in a preliminary race before the Queen's Plate horse race at Woodbine Race Track, in Toronto, Sunday, July 2, 2017. The COVID-19 pandemic didn't prevent Woodbine Entertainment from staging harness and thoroughbred races this year but CEO Jim Lawson says it certainly dealt the organization a huge financial blow. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch
Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League President Bill Chow speaks during a SJHL press conference at the Ramada Hotel in Regina, Thursday, April 12, 2018. Chow is hoping a new funding arrangement announced Monday will push conversations about mental health — and subsequent actions — even further. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell

Mental health awareness, suicide prevention program now available across CJHL

Fifth Line Foundation and NHL Foundation partner

  • Nov 2, 2020
Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League President Bill Chow speaks during a SJHL press conference at the Ramada Hotel in Regina, Thursday, April 12, 2018. Chow is hoping a new funding arrangement announced Monday will push conversations about mental health — and subsequent actions — even further. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell
Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes celebrates the final out by Tampa Bay Rays’ Willy Adames to win the baseball World Series in Game 6 Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

World Series TV ratings average drops 32% below previous low

An average of 12,627,000 viewers

  • Oct 29, 2020
Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes celebrates the final out by Tampa Bay Rays’ Willy Adames to win the baseball World Series in Game 6 Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Fresh Air Experience owner Jon Digney poses for a photo in his store Friday October 23, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Fresh Air Experience owner Jon Digney poses for a photo in his store Friday October 23, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Max Parrot of Canada competes in the men’s snowboard big air final at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. Parrot worried that his recent bout with cancer would put him at greater risk of contracting the virus. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Max Parrot of Canada competes in the men’s snowboard big air final at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. Parrot worried that his recent bout with cancer would put him at greater risk of contracting the virus. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Tall Dark Stranger driven by Yannick Gingras is shown in this undated handout photo. It’s been an impressive run for Gingras but the Canadian harness driver is looking forward to finally returning home. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, New Image Media
Tall Dark Stranger driven by Yannick Gingras is shown in this undated handout photo. It’s been an impressive run for Gingras but the Canadian harness driver is looking forward to finally returning home. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, New Image Media
Sports leagues and clubs across Canada are dealing with a new liability risk in the age of COVID-19, in a Sept. 25, 2020 story. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
Sports leagues and clubs across Canada are dealing with a new liability risk in the age of COVID-19, in a Sept. 25, 2020 story. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray (27) celebrates the team’s win over the Los Angeles Clippers in an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. John Calipari believes that what sets Denver Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray apart was his humble upbringing in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Mark J. Terrill
Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray (27) celebrates the team’s win over the Los Angeles Clippers in an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. John Calipari believes that what sets Denver Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray apart was his humble upbringing in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Mark J. Terrill
Team Brad Hall, Lawrence Taylor, Luke Dawes and Greg Cackett of Britain arrive the finish area during the four-man bobsled race at the Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships in Altenberg, eastern Germany, Sunday, March 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

Bobsled worlds moved to Germany over coronavirus worries

Updated schedule for entire bobsled and skeleton season

  • Sep 15, 2020
Team Brad Hall, Lawrence Taylor, Luke Dawes and Greg Cackett of Britain arrive the finish area during the four-man bobsled race at the Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships in Altenberg, eastern Germany, Sunday, March 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)