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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

December 28, 2018 5:22 PM De Grasse has swapped coaches, training bases in hopes of turning around career

De Grasse was forced to withdraw just days before the 2017 world track and field championships in London with a hamstring injury, and then shut down last season early when he suffered another hamstring strain to the same leg at the Canadian championships in Ottawa. The 24-year-old from Markham, Ont., burst onto the international scene when he won double 12

December 11, 2018 6:40 PM Mikael Kingsbury wins Lou Marsh trophy as Canada’s top athlete of 2018

The award, voted on by a panel of sports editors and broadcasters, is given annually to Canada’s outstanding athlete by the Toronto Star and named after the former sports editor. A spirited debate among the voting panel of sports media surrounded the inclusion of ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, who captured their eighth national title at the Canadian 13

December 11, 2018 6:22 PM David Shoemaker named chief executive officer of Canadian Olympic Committee

“It is a dream job and a homecoming too, to be able to come back to Canada after spending so much time abroad in sport and be able to contribute to Team Canada.” Prior to joining the NBA, Shoemaker served as WTA president from 2009 to 2011. He was promoted to that position from Beijing where he’d spent almost two years heading up the WTA’s Asia-Pacific 14

November 30, 2018 5:09 PM Canadian women lose to New Zealand in final of Dubai Rugby Sevens

Canada opened the day with a 24-7 win over Ireland in the Cup quarterfinal before edging defending Series champion Australia 15-10 on a last-ditch Farella try. Benn and Landry scored the other tries for Canada, which led 10-5 at the half. That set up the final showdown with New Zealand, which advanced by blanking Russia 31-0 and the U.S. 22-0 in the knockout 25

November 13, 2018 7:09 PM Campbell-Pascall, Chipman added to Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee

TORONTO — Former women’s hockey star Cassie Campbell-Pascall and executive Mark Chipman have been added to the Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee. The Hockey Hall of Fame said in a release Tuesday that Campbell-Pascall and Chipman will start their duties starting with the 2019 nomination and election proceedings. Campbell-Pascall was captain of the Canadian 18

November 11, 2018 1:49 AM Lucie Safarova sets Australian Open as her retirement tournament

She won seven WTA singles titles and 15 doubles titles, including five Grand Slams with American Bethanie Mattek-Sands. Safarova reached her highest singles ranking, No. 5, in 2015, and was top-ranked in the doubles in 2017. Safarova reached the French Open final in 2015 — losing to Serena Williams — and the Wimbledon semifinals in 2014. She teamed with Barbora 33

November 9, 2018 1:33 AM New Hockey Canada director of women’s teams finds job comes with ‘many balls in the air’

How much pressure do you feel in this job? How did your experience as a national-team player prepare you to handle it? It’s a very similar feeling as a player. You have less control in this position, but it’s the same feeling. It’s the same type of desire to win I had as an athlete. As soon as you’ve worn the jersey once in your life, you always have that pride 31

November 3, 2018 12:53 PM Stop right now. The Spice Girls are having a reunion

The newspaper says the band has recorded a message that will be broadcast Monday announcing a 2019 U.K. stadium tour. Apart from Beckham, now a successful fashion designer, the lineup includes Melanie “Sporty Spice” Chisholm, Emma “Baby Spice” Bunton, Melanie “Scary Spice” Brown and Geri “Ginger Spice” Horner. The band was a 1990s phenomenon with hits including 30

November 1, 2018 10:11 PM NHL plans regular season games in Prague, Stockholm, says Bettman

HELSINKI—NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said that the NHL is planning to play a season-opening game in Prague and another two games in Stockholm next season. Bettman, speaking before the Florida Panthers and the Winnipeg Jets play for the first of their two regular-season games in Finland on Thursday, said the league is planning to keep a presence in Europe 32