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Finland’s Niko Ojamaki, right, challenges for the puck with Canada’s Jacob Bernard-Docker, centre, and Canada’s goaltender Darcy Kuemper during the Ice Hockey World Championship group B match between Canada and Finland at the Arena in Riga, Latvia, Tuesday, June 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Sergei Grits

Five things to watch in Canadian sports this weekend

Canada takes on the United States in world hockey championship

 

PSG’s Angel Di Maria, left, sees a red card during the Champions League semifinal second leg soccer match between Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain at the Etihad stadium, in Manchester, Tuesday, May 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

CBS commentator apologizes for remark about PSG’s Di Maria

On-air apology made Tuesday

  • May 5, 2021

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady passes under pressure from Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Alex Okafor during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. Lawmakers are debating legislation to legalize single-event betting as a bill reaches final reading in the House of Commons. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark Humphrey

Bill on single-game sports passes third reading — but not for first time

Legislation has garnered renewed enthusiasm from MPs in all four main parties

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady passes under pressure from Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Alex Okafor during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. Lawmakers are debating legislation to legalize single-event betting as a bill reaches final reading in the House of Commons. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark Humphrey
Xena Szkotak passed through Revelstoke on March 19. She spent the next day resting, but left the day after. “Walking is addicting,” she said. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)

Edmonton woman walking 8,000 km across Canada

Xena Szkotak is hiking Highway 1 to raise awareness for MMIW

Xena Szkotak passed through Revelstoke on March 19. She spent the next day resting, but left the day after. “Walking is addicting,” she said. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
Red Deer hosted the Canada Winter Games, from Feb. 15 to March 3, 2019. (Photo contributed)

2019 Canada Winter Games wins national award

CSTA Canadian Sport Event of the Year Award recipient

Red Deer hosted the Canada Winter Games, from Feb. 15 to March 3, 2019. (Photo contributed)
FILE— In this Feb. 23, 2019, file photo, Vashti Cunningham poses for photographers after winning the women’s high jump final at the USA Track & Field Indoor Championships in New York. Cunningham is one of the athletes who will be competing in the American Track League, which opens a four-week-long series on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 in an indoor setting at the University of Arkansas. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez. File)

Back on track: Competing, not cash, lures big names to meet

American Track League begins a four-week indoor series at the University of Arkansas

  • Jan 25, 2021
FILE— In this Feb. 23, 2019, file photo, Vashti Cunningham poses for photographers after winning the women’s high jump final at the USA Track & Field Indoor Championships in New York. Cunningham is one of the athletes who will be competing in the American Track League, which opens a four-week-long series on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 in an indoor setting at the University of Arkansas. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez. File)

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

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

Speed skater Ivanie Blondin at the Olympic Oval in Calgary on December 20, 2019. Calgary’s Olympic Oval will be without ice until at least May because of a mechanical issue. Canada’s long-track speedskating team hasn’t had ice there to train on since Sept. 5. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Speed skater Ivanie Blondin at the Olympic Oval in Calgary on December 20, 2019. Calgary’s Olympic Oval will be without ice until at least May because of a mechanical issue. Canada’s long-track speedskating team hasn’t had ice there to train on since Sept. 5. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Jeff (The Silencer) Smith of Canada, takes on Keane Barry of Ireland in the first round of the William Hill World Darts Championship in London, England on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 in this handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Lawrence Lustig, PDC
Jeff (The Silencer) Smith of Canada, takes on Keane Barry of Ireland in the first round of the William Hill World Darts Championship in London, England on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 in this handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Lawrence Lustig, PDC
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