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  • Canadian Championship expands to 13 clubs with addition of seven CPL teams

    January 10, 2019 7:53 PM 23

    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

  • Vancouver Island centre back Callum Montgomery could go high in MLS SuperDraft

    January 10, 2019 6:48 PM 22

    After sending out a flood of emails to universities, the defender from Lantzville, B.C., didn’t get much of a response other than local U.S. options like the University of Washington and Seattle University. While he impressed at a Stanford University ID camp, his grades weren’t good enough. But a connection was made. Stanford coach Jeremy Gunn, a former

  • Maxime Comtois responds to cyber bullying after missed penalty shot

    January 10, 2019 3:55 PM 21

    The left winger was stopped on a penalty shot in overtime in Canada’s 2-1 quarter-final loss to Finland Jan. 2, and when Finland subsequently scored, Canada failed to make the medal round for the first time in 21 years. He faced a barrage of hateful messages on social media after the loss, some of which criticized him for missing the penalty shot and others

  • Canada's Milos Raonic to face home-nation Nick Kyrgios at Australian Open

    January 10, 2019 3:50 PM 22

    On the women’s side, Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., is scheduled to play wild-card Shuai Peng of China. Bianca Andreescu of Mississauga won her second-round qualifying match Thursday — 6-2, 6-2 over Valentini Grammatikopoulou. Andreescu, who reached the final of the ASB Classic in New Zealand last weekend, began the week ranked No. 107 and needs

  • Raptors adding to depth at guard with former Warrior Patrick McCaw

    January 10, 2019 2:14 AM 24

    He would appear to be a solid fit for the Raptors, who can assume his minimum salary without any significant tax implications and who have a need for a promising backcourt player. Toronto waived guard Lorenzo Brown earlier this week and filling that hole with a proven NBA player makes sense, providing depth behind Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, Norm Powell

  • Seattle will get to host draft, all-star game: Gary Bettman

    January 10, 2019 1:55 AM 20

    “If you talk about in terms of kicking the tires, the tires are in great shape,” Bettman said. “We couldn’t be more excited. When the board made the decision to come to Seattle, we knew it was the right decision, it would be a great decision and everything that has transpired has not only lived up to expectation but has exceeded our expectations.” The franchise

  • Heavyweight Ryan Reaves-Adam McQuaid scrap a microcosm of NHL fighting debate

    January 9, 2019 6:03 PM 23

    According to statistics on hockeyfights.com, only 18.9 per cent of games this season have had a fighting major on the scoresheet. In 2017-18, 17.9 per cent of games had fights. Compare that to five seasons ago (2013-14) when 29.8 per cent of NHL games had fights, or 10 seasons ago (2008-09) when it was at 41.4 per cent. With the all-star break two weeks

  • Canada’s Andreescu advances to second round of Australian Open qualifiers

    January 9, 2019 3:34 PM 25

    Brayden Schnur was the second Canadian of the day to get knocked from the qualifying bracket. The Pickering, Ont., player fell 6-4, 6-3 to the 176th-ranked Kamil Majchrzak of Poland. Schnur is No. 197. Andreescu, Felix Auger-Aliassime of Montreal and Peter Polansky of Thornhill, Ont., all play in the second round of the three-round qualifying event on Thursday

  • Kane, Donskoi each score two goals as Sharks pummel Oilers

    January 9, 2019 6:44 AM 22

    SAN JOSE, CALIF.—Evander Kane and Joonas Donskoi each scored two goals, Erik Karlsson had three assists again and the San Jose Sharks defeated the Edmonton Oilers 7-2 on Tuesday night. Marcus Sorensen, Brent Burns and Joe Thornton also scored for San Jose, which has won four straight and six of seven — totalling 36 goals during that stretch. The Sharks

  • Miami Heat veteran Udonis Haslem is leaving the NBA quietly

    January 9, 2019 2:09 AM 26

    MIAMI—It was a quiet moment before another Dwyane Wade moment, which is the way Udonis Haslem said he prefers it. Moments later, his friend would win over another crowd in his final appearance in Atlanta. But as Haslem winds down a 16th NBA season of his own, it is being done in the shadows. “I mean, stuff like that doesn’t really matter to me,” the chiseled