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Canada junior star Lafreniere first among draft-eligible North American skaters

Canada junior star Lafreniere first among draft-eligible North American skaters

NEW YORK — Alexis Lafreniere, who was named most valuable player of the 2020 world junior hockey championship after helping Canada capture a gold medal, is the top North American skater in the NHL's mid-season draft rankings.
Bolts G Vasilevskiy, Rangers D DeAngelo, Flames G Talbot named 3 stars of week

Bolts G Vasilevskiy, Rangers D DeAngelo, Flames G Talbot named 3 stars of week

NEW YORK — Tampa Bay goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, New York Rangers defenceman Tony DeAngelo and Calgary goaltender Cam Talbot are the NHL's three stars of the week. Vasilevskiy won three games in as many starts, recording a 0.
Leafs lose Morgan Rielly for eight weeks with broken foot, recall Rasmus Sandin

Leafs lose Morgan Rielly for eight weeks with broken foot, recall Rasmus Sandin

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs have dealt with a number of significant injuries this season. Now add Morgan Rielly's name to the list.

Canada loses warmup game in advance of Under-19 Cricket World Cup.

SOWETO, South Africa — Canada lost by three wickets to West Indies on Monday in a warmup game in advance of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup. The 16-country tournament starts Friday and runs through Feb. 9.
Canadian teams pass as MLS SuperDraft resumes with third and fourth rounds

Canadian teams pass as MLS SuperDraft resumes with third and fourth rounds

After trading away its first-round pick last week, the Montreal Impact elected to pass three times Monday as the MLS SuperDraft resumed with Rounds 3 and 4.
Alouettes hire University of Montreal coach Danny Maciocia as GM

Alouettes hire University of Montreal coach Danny Maciocia as GM

MONTREAL — After 19 years, Danny Maciocia is coming "back home" — and he likes who he sees there.
Former Canadian goalkeeper Asmir Begovic signs on loan with AC Milan

Former Canadian goalkeeper Asmir Begovic signs on loan with AC Milan

MILAN — Former Canadian under-20 goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has joined AC Milan on loan from England's Bournemouth through the end of June. Born in Trebigne in 1987, Begovic was four when his family fled war-torn Bosnia.

CP NewsAlert: Astros manager, GM suspended through World Series for sign-stealing

NEW YORK — Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow have suspended through the 2020 World Series in the fallout of the team's sign-stealing scandal. The club has also been fined US$5 million. More coming The Associated Press
Vasek Pospisil to play in Calgary's ATP Challenger tennis tournament

Vasek Pospisil to play in Calgary's ATP Challenger tennis tournament

CALGARY — Canadian tennis pro Vasek Pospisil has entered a Challenger tournament in Calgary. The 29-year-old from Vancouver is in the field Feb. 24 to March 1 for the Calgary National Bank Challenger, organizers announced Monday. The world No.

Canadian veteran Brian McKeever takes silver at Para-Nordic World Cup stop

DRESDEN, Germany — Brian McKeever sprinted to the silver medal in the men's visually impaired category Monday at a Para-Nordic World Cup stop. The 40-year-old McKeever, of Canmore, Alta.