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Tokyo Olympic postponement has worked in Anicka Newell's favour

Tokyo Olympic postponement has worked in Anicka Newell's favour

TORONTO — Anicka Newell knew before her back hit the mat. The 27-year-old won the Expo Explosion pole vault meet in Belton, Texas last weekend, but far bigger than the victory was her winning height of 4.70 metres — the exact Tokyo Olympic standard.
Beleaguered Toronto Raptors head west looking for answers after dismal 1-5 start

Beleaguered Toronto Raptors head west looking for answers after dismal 1-5 start

Mired in 29th place in the NBA overall standings, the 1-5 Raptors travel west for a four-game road trip in search of answers. Games against Phoenix, Sacramento, Golden State and Portland await, starting with the surging Suns (5-2) on Wednesday.
If 2020 was a watershed year for athlete activism, will the momentum continue in '21?

If 2020 was a watershed year for athlete activism, will the momentum continue in '21?

TORONTO — An athlete with a megaphone, fist raised in furious protest. Teammates kneeling, heads bowed, linked arm-in-arm. Political slogans — "Vote Warnock" — across the chest of warmup shirts.
Former NHL coach and Stanley Cup winner John Muckler dies at 86

Former NHL coach and Stanley Cup winner John Muckler dies at 86

EDMONTON — Former NHL coach and Stanley Cup winner John Muckler has died. He was 86. The Edmonton Oilers confirmed Muckler's death Monday night. No cause of death was given.
Canada to play for gold after downing Russia 5-0 in semifinals

Canada to play for gold after downing Russia 5-0 in semifinals

EDMONTON — One image served as goalie Devon Levi's driving force as he and the other Canadian players waited out quarantine in their hotel rooms — playing for gold at the world junior hockey championship. Now the image is coming into focus.

U.S. beats Finland 4-3 will play Canada for gold at world juniors

EDMONTON — The United States will play for gold at the world junior hockey championship after beating Finland 4-3 on Monday in the tournament semifinals.

Raptors blow another lead as Celtics add to Toronto's early-season misery

TAMPA, Fla. — Six games into the season and the Toronto Raptors have, in the words of Fred VanVleet, "a boatload of problems.

Bev Priestman makes first hire as Canadian women's soccer coach

TORONTO — New Canada women's soccer coach Bev Priestman has brought Richie Kyle on board as an assistant coach in her first hire. Kyle, who has his UEFA Pro licence, was a specialist coach with England's Football Association from 2017 to 2020.
Canadians Milos Raonic, Vasek Pospisil won't play in season-opening event

Canadians Milos Raonic, Vasek Pospisil won't play in season-opening event

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Canadians Milos Raonic and Vasek Pospisil have pulled out of the season-opening Delray Beach Open. The ATP Tour 250 hard-court event opens Thursday.
Calgary bubble stay could be brief for some curlers and a long one for others

Calgary bubble stay could be brief for some curlers and a long one for others

The stay in the curling bubble starting next month in Calgary could be brief for some athletes and a very long one for others. "We're going to pack for two months," said Toronto-based skip John Epping. "The longer we're in there, the better.