By Abdulhamid Ibrahim
THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – The opportunity at hand is not lost on Toronto Maple Leafs captain John Tavares. And he says it’s a great one for his team to rise to. Toronto holds a 3-1 lead in its first-round playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning heading into Game 5 on Thursday […]

By Donna Spencer
THE CANADIAN PRESS

Morgan Barron’s stitched face sends a shudder through his NHL brethren, but players find the idea of more facial protection equally distasteful. While many players have voluntarily adopted cut-resistance socks and wristbands, they’ve historically met any augmentation of head gear with resistance. Barron is currently playing with a full cage […]

By Nick Wells
THE CANADIAN PRESS

Canada’s former sport minister is calling for “real leaders to step up” over fears the country may repeat history if the federal government doesn’t launch a national inquiry into sports culture. Kirsty Duncan, a Liberal MP who served as Minister of Science and Sport from 2015 to 2019, said more […]

By Neil Davidson
THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – The Canadian Premier League has bought back York United FC as a precursor to transferring the club to new ownership. The franchise has actually been purchased from the Baldassarra family by Canadian Soccer Business, whose investors are the CPL team owners. The Baldassarra family was part of the […]

By Donna Spencer
THE CANADIAN PRESS

Steeped in international curling experience, Jennifer Jones and Brent Laing are about to embark on something new. The couple have a combined nine national championships, five world titles, three Olympic appearances and an Olympic gold medal between them in men’s and women’s team curling. The husband and wife duo will […]

By Arnie Stapleton
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DENVER (AP) – Jamal Murray scored 40 points and Michael Porter Jr. had 13 of his 16 in the fourth quarter, powering the Denver Nuggets past the Minnesota Timberwolves 122-113 on Wednesday night for a 2-0 lead in the NBA playoff series. Murray hadn’t ever produced even a 30-point playoff […]

By Aaron Beard
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Andrei Svechnikov shed his suit jacket, grabbed the top of the siren with his left hand and started turning the crank with his right. Faster and faster he went, putting his entire body into sounding the “storm warning” announcing the Carolina Hurricanes’ charge onto the ice […]

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WEST BROMWICH, England (AP) — United States striker Daryl Dike will be sidelined for up to nine months because of an Achilles tendon injury, his English second-division club said on Tuesday. West Bromwich Albion said Dike will require surgery to repair a full rupture of the Achilles in his right […]

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The last time Golden State faced a 2-0 series deficit, Stephen Curry was finishing his freshman year at Davidson and coach Steve Kerr was still in broadcasting. It’s been a while. It was 2007, to be precise. But that’s where the Warriors are again now, having dropped the first two […]

By John Chidley-Hill
THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Alek Manoah wants to start throwing punches instead of wearing them. Manoah took the loss as the Toronto Blue Jays dropped an 8-1 decision to Tampa Bay on Sunday as the Rays avoided a three-game sweep. Manoah gave up seven over those runs on nine hits over 4 […]

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BRAMPTON, Ont. – The Canadian government has restored funding to Hockey Canada. Hockey Canada made the announcement Sunday – and Canadian sport minister Pascale St-Onge made it official – before the Canada-United States gold medal game at the world women’s hockey championship. Hockey Canada saw its funding shut off by […]