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January 10, 2019 7:53 PM Canadian Championship expands to 13 clubs with addition of seven CPL teams

The Canadian Championship will expand to 13 teams in 2019 with the addition of seven Canadian Premier League clubs. They join Toronto FC, Montreal Impact and Vancouver Whitecaps from Major League Soccer, Ottawa Fury FC from the United Soccer League and a team from both League 1 Ontario and the Premiere Ligue du Soccer de Quebec (PLSQ). As defending champion 11

January 7, 2019 11:22 PM Adam Hadwin aims for Presidents Cup, return to PGA majors

With the Presidents Cup in his sights and high hopes to return to major championship fields, Adam Hadwin knows a strong start to 2019 is essential. The Abbotsford, B.C., golfer is in the field this week at the Sony Open in Hawaii — the first full-field event of the 2019 portion of the PGA Tour season — alongside fellow Canadians Mackenzie Hughes, Ben Silverman 9

January 5, 2019 10:00 PM Mikaela Shiffrin wins her seventh World Cup slalom in a row

She was challenged by a furious final run by Vlhova, who posted the fastest second-run time on a course set by her coach, Livio Magoni. The Slovakian is the only skier beside Shiffrin to have won a women’s World Cup slalom since the start of last season. Carrying a lead of 1.34 over Vlhova from the opening run, Shiffrin started fast in her final run but briefly 13

January 2, 2019 7:51 PM Canadian speedskater Isabelle Weidemann catches up to world’s elite

CALGARY—Isabelle Weidemann has hit her stride, literally and figuratively, in long-track speedskating. Currently ranked No. 1 in the world in distance racing, the 23-year-old from Ottawa points to last February’s Winter Olympics as her defining moment of 2018. Weidemann placed sixth in the 5,000 metres and seventh in the 3,000 in her first Olympic Games 8

January 2, 2019 5:38 PM Toronto FC GM Tim Bezbatchenko reportedly leaving for Columbus Crew

Sam Stejskal of MLS Soccer also reported that the Reds are in advanced discussions with former New York Red Bulls sporting director Ali Curtis to replace the 37-year-old Bezbatchenko. The 30-year-old Curtis held the Red Bulls job from 2014 to 2017, but has been out of MLS since. Bezbatchenko’s hiring in 2013 signalled the beginning of TFC’s transformation 8

January 1, 2019 4:29 PM Advantage Federer against Williams in Hopman Cup mixed doubles

PERTH, AUSTRALIA—Roger Federer won bragging rights over fellow tennis great Serena Williams in their first head-to-head match Tuesday, with Federer spearheading Switzerland’s 4-2, 4-3 (3) victory over the United States in a mixed doubles decider at the Hopman Cup. “I was nervous returning. People talk about her serve so much, and I see why it is such a wonderful 11

December 28, 2018 11:18 PM With Fry still on leave, Team Jacobs to solidify lineup plans in coming days

With the Canadian Open just over a week away, Team Brad Jacobs is planning to discuss lineup plans over the weekend before unveiling its foursome for the next stop on the Grand Slam of Curling circuit. Jacobs used substitute players for third Ryan Fry at two events earlier this month. Fry is on leave from the team and his return date is uncertain 13

December 27, 2018 12:58 AM Canada opens Spengler Cup with victory over host HC Davos

Although most participating teams in the event are club teams from around Europe, Hockey Canada puts together a team of free agents and other Canadians playing abroad to compete. Canada has won the tournament 15 times since first taking part in 1984, including the past three years. “There were a lot of positives in the game and a lot of things we can take in to Friday’s 17

December 20, 2018 6:18 PM Bieksa to lead Canada in push for fourth straight Spengler Cup title

“We are excited with this year’s group of players, as we believe we have assembled a team that combines experience from previous Spengler Cup appearances and the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, and a group of new faces who will contribute to the success of our team,” general manager Sean Burke said in a statement. “The Spengler Cup is always an exciting tournament 14

December 17, 2018 9:04 PM MLS shortens season by month, goes to all-knockout playoffs

The league expands to 24 teams with the addition of Cincinnati next year, and 14 teams will make the playoffs. Each of the two conference winners will get first-round byes and be joined in the conference semifinals by the winners of the three first-round series. The league will finish before the November international break — and before the start of the 2022 World 15