The Canadian Press AIRDRIE, Alta. – Ryan Straschnitzki says there is nothing like the feel of being back on the ice. The former Humboldt Bronco junior hockey player, paralyzed from the chest down when a semi-trailer blew through a stop sign and into his team’s bus three years ago in […]

The Canadian Press EDMONTON – The Edmonton Football Team says it has a shortlist of seven candidates for its new name. Elk, Evergreens, Evergolds, Eclipse, Elkhounds, Eagles and Elements are listed as possibilities on an online survey released Monday. The CFL team dropped the name Eskimos last year. It followed […]

The Canadian Press SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland – The women’s world curling championship has been cancelled for a second straight year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The World Curling Federation says it had to cancel the March 19-28 competition in Schaffhausen, Switzerland after Swiss health authorities decided not to support the event. […]

The Canadian Press Marc Horton’s annual Super Bowl parties are usually epic, day-long events, garnering so much attention, the host says, that he had to create a waitlist for those eager to enjoy the festivities in the future. This year’s soiree in Keswick, Ont., will be exclusive to Horton and […]

Stephen Whyno The Associated Press The NHL has followed the NBA in revising its virus protocols early in the season as a response to COVID-19 problems cropping up around the league. Glass panels have been removed from behind benches for better air flow, players and coaches are not allowed at […]

Curt Anderson The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. – There have been four previous Super Bowls in Tampa, some amid war and economic distress, but none have faced the challenges this year’s event encounters because of the coronavirus pandemic and its fallout. Tickets for Sunday’s game are limited to about a […]

Gregory Strong The Canadian Press OTTAWA – There will be a strong Manitoba presence at the upcoming Scotties Tournament of Hearts as five teams from that province have been confirmed for the 18-team competition at Calgary’s Markin MacPhail Centre. Three wild-card teams – all from Manitoba – were on the […]

The Canadian Press TORONTO – The Toronto Argonauts have signed quarterback Nick Arbuckle to a one-year deal. The move completes a roundabout exchange of quarterbacks between the Argonauts and the Ottawa Redblacks. The Argonauts cut quarterback Matt Nichols on Sunday, and he was quickly picked up by the Redblacks, who […]

The Associated Press MOSCOW – The Russian anti-doping agency confirmed Monday that it will not file an appeal to further loosen restrictions on its teams at the Olympics and other major sporting events. The Court of Arbitration for Sport last month ruled that Russia’s name, flag and anthem would be […]

Barry Wilner The Associated Press Considering that there has been no repeat NFL champion since the 2004 season, clearly some major obstructions have gotten in the way. For the Chiefs, that hurdle wears a No. 12 jersey and is the last guy to pull off the feat. After demolishing Buffalo […]

The Associated Press ATLANTA – Third baseman Pablo Sandoval has signed a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves. Sandoval would receive a $1 million, one-year contract if he is added to the team’s 40-man roster under a deal the Braves confirmed Monday. The 34-year-old Sandoval hit .214 in 84 […]