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Curling Hub? Alternate setting a virtual certainty for Scotties and Brier

Curling Canada will likely have to follow the lead of hockey and basketball by using a fan-less hub city approach in order to salvage showcase events like the Scotties Tournament of Hearts and Tim Hortons Brier this season.
Canadian downhill ski racer Manuel Osborne-Paradis announces retirement

Canadian downhill ski racer Manuel Osborne-Paradis announces retirement

A lot led up to the moment Manuel Osborne-Paradis decided to retire. During an August track workout when he would normally push hard, the decorated Canadian ski racer stopped sprinting and walked.
NHL teams, players primed for uncertain free-agency period amid pandemic

NHL teams, players primed for uncertain free-agency period amid pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a long list of unknowns and worries across society. Questions thought unimaginable just seven months ago — about health, jobs and the economy — are now being asked on a daily basis.
Sherbrooke Phoenix become second QMJHL team to face COVID-19 outbreak

Sherbrooke Phoenix become second QMJHL team to face COVID-19 outbreak

LONGUEUIL, Que. — The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League has a team dealing with multiple positive COVID-19 tests for the second-time this week. The Sherbrooke Phoenix announced Thursday that eight members of their organization have tested positive.
Iowa offensive lineman, Oklahoma State linebacker top CFL draft prospects list

Iowa offensive lineman, Oklahoma State linebacker top CFL draft prospects list

TORONTO — Amen Obgongbemiga admits his high-school football coach was right after all. When Ogbongbemiga was attending Notre Dame High School in Calgary, he said head coach Dale Diluzio routinely extolled the virtues of playing in the NCAA.
Finnish forward Jesse Puljujarvi ready for his second stint with Edmonton Oilers

Finnish forward Jesse Puljujarvi ready for his second stint with Edmonton Oilers

Jesse Puljujarvi returns to the Edmonton Oilers a more confident player, and thus more confident he can be a regular in the lineup. The fourth overall pick in the 2016 entry draft by the Oilers did not re-sign with the club last year.
Toronto FC goalkeeper Alex Bono shows class and maturity after record win

Toronto FC goalkeeper Alex Bono shows class and maturity after record win

It was hard to see if Alex Bono was smiling under his face mask this week after entering the Toronto FC record book with his 29th career shutout and 52nd victory. But his class was hard to miss. As was his appreciation for what he has.
Akinola goal lifts Toronto FC to fourth straight win as New England rues penalty miss

Akinola goal lifts Toronto FC to fourth straight win as New England rues penalty miss

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Toronto FC added to its road warrior reputation Wednesday, defeating the New England Revolution 1-0 for a fourth straight win while extending its unbeaten run to six.
LEADING OFF: Homers fly in playoffs, Atlanta arms dominate

LEADING OFF: Homers fly in playoffs, Atlanta arms dominate

A look at what's happening around the majors today: OCTOBER OCTANE Maybe it’s the Southern California air or the atmosphere indoors in Texas, but the ball is really flying this post-season .

San Jose Earthquakes down Whitecaps 3-0 for Vancouver's third straight loss

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A pair of red cards were the undoing of the Vancouver Whitecaps Wednesday. The undermanned club dropped a 3-0 decision to the San Jose Earthquakes in California, extending Vancouver's losing streak to three games.