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Columbus coach Tortorella drives Blue Jackets into showdown with Bruins

Columbus coach Tortorella drives Blue Jackets into showdown with Bruins

COLUMBUS, Ohio — John Tortorella was being battered on social media a month or so ago by doubters who thought his act had gotten stale in Columbus.
Man City 3 wins from retaining Premier League title

Man City 3 wins from retaining Premier League title

MANCHESTER, England — As an excitable Pep Guardiola congratulated his players one by one in the centre of the field, a chant of "Champions" rang out from the Manchester City fans in one corner of an otherwise-deserted Old Trafford.
Ambrosie remains confident CFL, CFLPA can reach agreement in time

Ambrosie remains confident CFL, CFLPA can reach agreement in time

TORONTO — The clock is ticking, but CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie remains confident the league and its players can agree on a new contract in time for the start of training camp.
Canucks sign goalie Thatcher Demko to two-year extension worth $2.1 million

Canucks sign goalie Thatcher Demko to two-year extension worth $2.1 million

VANCOUER, B.C. — The Vancouver Canucks have signed goalie Thatcher Demko to a two-year extension. The club announced the deal on Wednesday, saying in a release that the new contract carries an annual average value of US$1.05 million.

Olympic moguls skier Andi Naude announces retirement

VANCOUVER — Canadian moguls skier Andi Naude has announced her retirement. The 23-year-old from Penticton, B.C., placed sixth in women's moguls at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime downs Malek Jaziri in opener in Barcelona

Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime downs Malek Jaziri in opener in Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain — Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime is off to the third round of the Barcelona Open. The No. 16 seed from Montreal beat Malek Jaziri of Tunisia 6-3, 7-6 (7) at the ATP Tour 500 clay-court event on Wednesday.
Calgary Flames face conundrum in net with a pair of free-agent goalies

Calgary Flames face conundrum in net with a pair of free-agent goalies

CALGARY — Goaltending is a big-ticket puzzle for the Calgary Flames to solve this summer. Calgary got the goaltending it needed to be successful in 2018-19. It wasn't the reason for an early playoff exit.

B.C. Lions equipment manager Ken Kasuya remembered as 'treasured friend'

VANCOUVER — Longtime B.C. Lions equipment manager Ken (Kato) Kasuya is being remembered as a tireless worker and valued friend. The CFL team released a statement on Wednesday saying it was "deeply saddened" to report that Kasuya had died.

Canada close to mixed doubles playoff spot; women's and men's senior teams qualify

STAVANGER, Norway — Canada's Jocelyn Peterman and Brett Gallant are one step closer to reaching the playoffs at the 2019 world mixed doubles curling championship. Winnipeg's Peterman and Gallant of St. John's, N.L.
Two teams retooled for the playoffs will be put to the test in Raps-76ers series

Two teams retooled for the playoffs will be put to the test in Raps-76ers series

TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors significantly retooled their team for a deep playoff run this season. So did the Philadelphia 76ers, Toronto's opponent in the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals.