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Rick Bowness is returning to his roots. The Winnipeg Jets announced the hiring of Bowness as their head coach on Sunday after several days of speculation. The 67-year-old Bowness, who becomes the team’s eighth head coach in franchise history and third since the club’s relocation to Winnipeg, began his coaching […]

By Chris Lehourites
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Four activists wearing “Where is Peng Shuai?” T-shirts were stopped by security at Wimbledon on Monday and had their bags searched. Peng is a retired professional tennis player from China who last year accused a former high-ranking member of the country’s ruling Communist Party of sexual assault. She has made […]

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SAINT JOHN, N.B. – The Saint John Sea Dogs turned a devastating playoff loss into a Memorial Cup championship, thanks to renewed focus, 40 days of sweat and a university coach who pushed all the right buttons. Considered a long shot at the beginning of the Canadian Hockey League championship […]

By Gregory Strong
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TORONTO – His activation not official until Wednesday, Blue Jays pitcher Sergio Romo watched from a stadium restaurant as his new team earned a walkoff victory over Boston a night earlier at Rogers Centre. Enjoying a beverage on his own after passing his physical, the 39-year-old reliever – a three-time […]

By Howard Fendrich
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Matteo Berrettini, last year’s runner-up at Wimbledon, dropped out of the grass-court Grand Slam tournament hours before he was scheduled to play his first-round match Tuesday, saying that he tested positive for COVID-19. The All England Club announced Berrettini’s withdrawal, and he posted about it on Instagram, saying that he […]

By Elias Grigoriadis
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After bouncing back from two consecutive losses, CF Montreal are heading west to take on one of the better Major League Soccer sides. While only sitting seventh in the Western Conference stand- ings, the CONCACAF Cham- pions League winner Seattle Sounders FC are by no means an easy game for […]

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Scotiabank says it is pausing its sponsorship of Hockey Canada. The longtime sponsor says the pause will last until the bank is confident the right steps are taken to improve the culture within the sport. The development comes after the federal government froze public funding to the national sport organization […]

By Stephen Whyno
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Playing hockey on fast forward, the Colorado Avalanche blazed their way to the Stanley Cup championship with a mix of speed and high-end skill that needed only a defined focus to get over the top. There was never any denying a team featuring Nathan MacKinnon, Cale Makar, Gabriel Landeskog and […]

By Stephen Whyno
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The NHL, NHL Players’ Association and NHL Alumni Association are teaming up to get hockey into the NFT marketplace. The organizations announced a multiyear deal Thursday making Sweet their official digital collectibles partner. While not confirming exact terms, NHL executive VP of business development and innovation Dave Lehanski said the […]

By Jenna Fryer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – From Italy to Iowa to the simulator and finally the Finger Lakes, there’s been no rest for Jimmie Johnson. He heads this weekend to Watkins Glen for one of this final two scheduled appearances in the IMSA sports car. Then he’ll turn his attention to planning […]

By Stephen Wade
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TOKYO (AP) – The final price tag for last year’s COVID-delayed Tokyo Olympics was put at $13 billion (1.4 trillion Japanese yen), the organizing committee said Tuesday in its final act before it is dissolved at the end of the month. The cost was twice what was forecast in 2013 […]