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Katie Vincent of Canada competes in the women’s canoe single 200m semifinal at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Kirsty Wigglesworth

Canada’s Katie Vincent claims world sprint canoe gold after Olympic bronze

2022 ICF canoe sprint world championship will be held in Nova Scotia

 

A crocheted jersey is shown in this undated handout photo. Newfoundland artist Lucas Morneau spent much of the COVID-19 pandemic crocheting and rug-hooking jerseys for the 14 teams — like the St. John’s Sissies and the Dildo Dykes — in his make-believe Queer Newfoundland Hockey League. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Lucas Morneau

Artist faces off against homophobia with fantasy Queer Newfoundland Hockey League

Provincial art gallery purchased St. John’s Sissies jersey for permanent collection

 

Canada’s Rory MacDonald, left, kicks Neiman Gracie during the third round of a welterweight championship mixed martial arts bout at Bellator 222 early Saturday, June 15, 2019, in New York. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Frank Franklin II

Rory MacDonald looks to put controversial loss behind him as he returns to PFL action

Last man, or woman, standing in each of the PFL’s six weight classes wins US$1 million

 

Red Deer Pickleball Club is hosting a para pickleball demonstration event on July 22. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deer Pickleball Club is hosting a para pickleball demonstration event on July 22. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Canada’s Mackenzie Hughes walks onto the 18th green during the first round British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George’s golf course Sandwich, England, Thursday, July 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Ian Walton)

Five things to watch in Canadian sports this weekend

Canada’s men’s soccer team square off with U.S.

Canada’s Mackenzie Hughes walks onto the 18th green during the first round British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George’s golf course Sandwich, England, Thursday, July 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Ian Walton)

Changes still needed to Canada’s safe sport program, Olympian Jennifer Heil says

Changes still needed to Canada’s safe sport program, Olympian Jennifer Heil says

FILE - Great Britain’s Andrew Matthews, from left to right, Ben Simons, Toby Olubi and Lamin Deen celebrate after their second-place finish in a four-man World Cup Bobsleigh race in Whistler, British Columbia, in this Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, file photo. British Bobsleigh and Skeleton announced Thursday, June 17, 2021, that the four-man team of Deen, Simons, Olubi and Matthews has been upgraded to the gold medal for a race that occurred Nov. 25, 2017 in Whistler, Canada. The Russian crew that beat them that day has since been disqualified. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Britain upgraded to World Cup bobsled gold from 2017 race

Driver of Russian sled was sanctioned for doping violations

  • Jun 17, 2021
FILE - Great Britain’s Andrew Matthews, from left to right, Ben Simons, Toby Olubi and Lamin Deen celebrate after their second-place finish in a four-man World Cup Bobsleigh race in Whistler, British Columbia, in this Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, file photo. British Bobsleigh and Skeleton announced Thursday, June 17, 2021, that the four-man team of Deen, Simons, Olubi and Matthews has been upgraded to the gold medal for a race that occurred Nov. 25, 2017 in Whistler, Canada. The Russian crew that beat them that day has since been disqualified. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
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

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
Team Canada lead Briane Meilleur, left, and second Shannon Birchard look on Estonia makes a shot at the Women’s World Curling Championship in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, May 5, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Team Canada lead Briane Meilleur, left, and second Shannon Birchard look on Estonia makes a shot at the Women’s World Curling Championship in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, May 5, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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
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)
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