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Thunderbirds force Game 7 showdown in Portland

SEATTLE — The Seattle Thunderbirds dug a deep hole in their Western Hockey League playoff series by dropping three of the first four games against the Portland Winterhawks.
Bichette and Chapman's home runs lift Blue Jays over Mariners 6-2

Bichette and Chapman's home runs lift Blue Jays over Mariners 6-2

TORONTO — Bo Bichette believes the Blue Jays' offensive outburst on Monday will help Toronto's hitting get back on track. But to do that, he and his teammates have to stick with their process.

Titan unable to stop Islanders potent offence, trail series 2-0

CHARLOTTETOWN — The Charlottetown Islanders showed no mercy in sweeping the Moncton Wildcats in the opening round of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoffs.
More training camp practices cancelled as CFL strike continues

More training camp practices cancelled as CFL strike continues

TORONTO — The cooling off process continues for the CFL and CFL Players' Association.
Calgary and Edmonton city councils make friendly wager on NHL playoffs

Calgary and Edmonton city councils make friendly wager on NHL playoffs

CALGARY — The Battle of Alberta has officially started with a friendly hockey wager between the city councils in Calgary and Edmonton, and some elite Canadian soccer players with ties to both cities have also made bets.
Ray skips Mariners trip to Toronto to face Jays

Ray skips Mariners trip to Toronto to face Jays

TORONTO — Robbie Ray did not travel with the Seattle Mariners for their series in Toronto against the Blue Jays. Instead, he was placed on Seattle's restricted list on Monday.
Battle of Alberta hockey allegiances split in Red Deer

Battle of Alberta hockey allegiances split in Red Deer

The old Crown and Anchor bar in Red Deer, Alta., was famous for its line drawn down the middle when hosting hockey fans during the fierce Battle of Alberta playoff games of the late-1980s. Calgary Flames fans sat on one side.

Canadian teams each get first win at world junior curling championships

JÖNKÖPING, Sweden — Canada's men's team won its only match of the day while its women's team split its games Monday on the second day of competition at the world junior curling championships.
Former CFL star Tony Gabriel knows what striking CFL players are going through

Former CFL star Tony Gabriel knows what striking CFL players are going through

Tony Gabriel can sympathize with striking CFL players. The Hall of Fame tight end was involved in the league's first strike in 1974, which was staged during training camp but settled before the season began.
Dubois strikes twice again, Canada remains perfect at worlds with win over Slovakia

Dubois strikes twice again, Canada remains perfect at worlds with win over Slovakia

HELSINKI — Pierre-Luc Dubois scored twice as Canada remained undefeated at the world hockey championship with a 5-1 win over Slovakia on Monday.