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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)
Tourism Calgary and WinSport at Canada Olympic Park want Calgary to be an international hub for a sport, in a Sept. 9, 2020 story. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Calgary wants to be a hub city as Canada loses international sports to virus

Canada Olympic Park is scheduled to host World Cup moguls in January

Tourism Calgary and WinSport at Canada Olympic Park want Calgary to be an international hub for a sport, in a Sept. 9, 2020 story. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
A pair of customized bicycles were stolen from Para athlete Amanda Rummery’s Edmonton home, in a Sept. 1, 2020 story. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Aspiring Paralympian Amanda Rummery hopes for return of stolen bikes

EDMONTON — Para athlete Amanda Rummery hopes for the return of a…

A pair of customized bicycles were stolen from Para athlete Amanda Rummery’s Edmonton home, in a Sept. 1, 2020 story. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Players take a knee during the Canadian national anthem before an NBA basketball game between the Toronto Raptors and the Milwaukee Bucks, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Mike Ehrmann, Pool Photo
Players take a knee during the Canadian national anthem before an NBA basketball game between the Toronto Raptors and the Milwaukee Bucks, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Mike Ehrmann, Pool Photo
In this Feb. 3, 2017, photo, the scoreboard shows “Pride Night,” before the start of an NHL hockey game between the Florida Panthers and the Anaheim Ducks in Sunrise, Fla. Athletes who have played in diversity-themed games that celebrate pride and inclusion use homophobic language less often than players who have not, according to new research from Australia’s Monash University and Ryerson University in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Wilfredo Lee

Study finds players who play in pride games use homophobic language less often

Most teams in North America’s top leagues hold Pride Games

In this Feb. 3, 2017, photo, the scoreboard shows “Pride Night,” before the start of an NHL hockey game between the Florida Panthers and the Anaheim Ducks in Sunrise, Fla. Athletes who have played in diversity-themed games that celebrate pride and inclusion use homophobic language less often than players who have not, according to new research from Australia’s Monash University and Ryerson University in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Wilfredo Lee
Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez notches upset in first round of Top Seed Open

Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez notches upset in first round of Top Seed Open

Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez notches upset in first round of Top Seed Open

Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez notches upset in first round of Top Seed Open
Sports media types adjust on the fly to new normal of league coverage

Sports media types adjust on the fly to new normal of league coverage

Sports media types adjust on the fly to new normal of league coverage

Sports media types adjust on the fly to new normal of league coverage
Larry Walker, former Colorado Rockies and Montreal Expos all-star, became just the second Canadian elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, in a July 23, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Canada’s Walker content with waiting for Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Larry Walker has been waiting 10 years to get into the National…

Larry Walker, former Colorado Rockies and Montreal Expos all-star, became just the second Canadian elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, in a July 23, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Canadian welterweight Jordan (Young Gun) Mein takes on Jason (The Ass-Kicking Machine) Jackson at Bellator 242, in a July 15, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Canada’s Jordan Mein returns to action with Bellator later this month

LOS ANGELES — Canadian welterweight Jordan (Young Gun) Mein will make his…

Canadian welterweight Jordan (Young Gun) Mein takes on Jason (The Ass-Kicking Machine) Jackson at Bellator 242, in a July 15, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Games are restarting, but few reporters will be there

Games are restarting, but few reporters will be there

Games are restarting, but few reporters will be there

Games are restarting, but few reporters will be there