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February 19, 2018 6:05 PM Hedley withdraws from Junos, plans to discuss ‘how we have let some people down’

The Canadian band withdrew from the Juno awards in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations that had been circulated by anonymous social media users. The members of the embattled rock band Hedley say they have withdrawn from consideration for three awards at this year’s Junos and plan to “talk about how we have let some people down, and what we intend 7

February 19, 2018 5:27 AM Women’s hockey tournament will expand to 10 teams at 2022 Olympics

Beijing's organizing committee asked for an expansion for the tournament to help the hosts field a team in 2022. PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA—Women’s hockey has gone from having an uncertain future at the Winter Olympics to expansion. International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel says the women’s hockey field in 2022 will increase by two countries 11

February 18, 2018 9:59 PM U.S. figure skater Adam Rippon to join NBC broadcast team for remainder of Games

Rippon’s profile rose sharply in mid-January when he sparred with U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence over the politician’s homophobia and support for conversion therapy. U.S. figure skater Adam Rippon is the breakout star of the Pyeongchang Olympics and NBC has made sure he’ll keep shining until closing ceremonies. Sunday morning Christine Brennan of USA Today 11

February 18, 2018 1:21 PM Russian delegation at Olympics confirms doping case, reports say

Technically, Russia was banned from the 2018 Paralympic Games because of a government-sponsored doping scheme at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The Russian delegation at the Pyeongchang Olympics says one of its athletes has failed a doping test. Two Russian state news agencies cite Konstantin Vybornov, spokesman for the “Olympic Athletes from Russia,” as saying 10

February 18, 2018 1:03 PM Homan’s roller-coaster ride continues with improbable win over Swiss

PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA—Deep breaths, everyone. Deep breaths, shake it out, go for a walk. Usually at the Olympics, you don’t have to start living and dying with every damned stone thrown in the curling, if you are Canadian. Usually you can ease into it a little. But these Olympics are different. Kevin Koe’s rink losing two straight; eh, it happens 11

February 18, 2018 5:35 AM Koe drops second straight game at Olympics after 8-6 loss to Swiss

Calgary skip gives up four in first end, tying with Switzerland for second in standings. GANGNEUNG, South Korea—Canadian curler Kevin Koe fell to 4-2 at the Winter Olympics on Sunday after an 8-6 loss to Switzerland. It was the Calgary skip’s second straight defeat in the tournament after a 5-2 loss to Sweden on Saturday. Benoit Schwarz, Switzerland’s 9

February 18, 2018 3:17 AM Penguins score two in third to end Leafs’ five-game win streak

Pittsburgh extends its run at home to 11 games. The Pittsburgh Penguins look like they’re gearing up for another run at the Stanley Cup. Even the Maple Leafs have to acknowledge that much after the Penguins, who have won back-to-back titles, rolled to a 5-3 win over Toronto on Saturday in a battle of two of the NHL’s hottest teams. Defenceman Olli Maatta 11

February 17, 2018 11:01 PM Southampton bounces West Bromwich Albion from FA Cup

The Baggies sacked two executives this week, had four players face a theft rap in Spain and were ousted from the FA Cup by Southhampton LONDON—Misfortune comes in threes, so the saying goes, and West Bromwich Albion knows it well. Capping a miserable week, West Brom was dumped from the FA Cup by Southampton, a 2-1 winner in the fifth round on Saturday 8

February 17, 2018 10:09 PM Drake puts spotlight on Canadian hockey player Sarah Nurse

Drake, the chart-topping musician and Toronto-based sports fan, posted an Instagram story that paid flirty tribute to the Canadian winger, competing at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA—Laura Schuler, the head coach of Canada’s women’s Olympic hockey team, interrupted practice to deliver a message on Saturday. “We’re here to win a gold medal 8

February 17, 2018 8:58 PM Dutch speedskater makes most of her Winter Olympic Games

Jorien ter Mors of the Netherlands finished fifth in the women’s 1,500-metre short-track speedskating event, but placed first in versatility. Jorien ter Mors of the Netherlands finished fifth in the women’s 1,500-metre short-track speedskating event but placed first in versatility at the Pyeongchang Winter Games. Three days prior, the 28-year-old won gold in the 1,000-metre 8