By Stephen WadeTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO – The Tokyo Olympics made a symbolic gesture toward gender equality on Tuesday by appointing 12 women to the body’s executive board. The board will now have 19 women among its 45 members, or 42%. To accommodate the new women, the size of the […]

Second straight win for Manitoba team By Donna SpencerTHE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY – Kerri Einarson won a second straight Canadian women’s curling championship with a 9-7 win over Ontario’s Rachel Homan on Sunday. Einarson, third Val Sweeting, second Shannon Birchard and lead Briane Meilleur from Manitoba’s Gimli Curling Club defeated […]

THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX – The Canadian women’s hockey team opened a camp Monday in Halifax, which is co-hosting the upcoming world championship. Hockey Canada invited 35 players to participate in the seven-day camp closed to the public and media at Scotiabank Centre. The women are training under restrictions because […]

By Donna SpencerTHE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY – Spruce Meadows is cancelling its summer show jumping series for a second straight year because of the pandemic. The equestrian and soccer facility in Calgary draws dozens of the world’s top riders to its annual summer and fall tournaments, but those competitions were […]

By Gemma Karstens-SmithTHE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER – Pierre-Luc Dubois scored the overtime winner Sunday night, vaulting the Winnipeg Jets to a 4-3 comeback victory over the Vancouver Canucks. It was his second goal of the night and his second in a Jets (11-6-1) uniform, coming 27 seconds into extra time. […]

The Canadian Press EDMONTON – Oilers captain Connor McDavid joined an elite club Wednesday night, recording his 500th NHL point. Edmonton’s star centre was quick to minimize the feat, however. “It’s a little milestone, I guess. A little thing along the way here, which is nice,” McDavid said after the […]

The Associated Press The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: The NHL’s COVID-19 numbers have dropped steadily over the past five days. After peaking at 59 players last Friday, the number was down to 18 after Wednesday night’s action. That marks the fewest […]

Rob Maaddi The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to trade Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts, according to a person familiar with the deal. The Eagles will receive a third-round pick in this year’s draft and a conditional second-round pick in 2022 that can turn into […]

Bernie Wilson The Associated Press Marty Schottenheimer, who won 200 regular-season games with four NFL teams thanks to his “Martyball” brand of smash-mouth football but regularly fell short in the playoffs, has died. He was 77. Schottenheimer died Monday night in Charlotte, North Carolina, his family said through Bob Moore, […]

Barry Wilner The Associated Press Credit Tom Brady. Or blame him. When it comes to the Super Bowl’s most successful performer, it all depends upon your perspective. Credit the quarterback, now 43, for his dominance of America’s most popular sporting event like no one before him. Blame him for making […]

Andrew Dampf The Associated Press CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy – No fans. Now no race. The opening event of the Alpine skiing world championships scheduled for Monday was postponed due to heavy snowfall. Organizers called the women’s combined off with no immediate new date for the race announced, although the International […]