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'The Godfather' Wally Buono back to lead B.C. Lions into 2017 season

By The Canadian Press May 28, 2017 - 4:23pm Updated: May 28, 2017 - 5:30pm

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Halfway through the first practice of B.C. Lions' training camp, Wally Buono is leaning up against one of the goalposts observing his offence. The club's head...

Cashner pitches seven strong innings, Rangers avoid sweep with 3-1 win over Jays

By The Canadian Press May 28, 2017 - 3:11pm Updated: May 28, 2017 - 3:45pm

TORONTO — A solid start from Texas right-hander Andrew Cashner brought an end to the suddenly surging Toronto Blue Jays' season-high five-game winning streak.

Cashner (2...

Sato holds off Castroneves to win 101st running of the Indianapolis 500

By The Canadian Press May 28, 2017 - 2:54pm Updated: May 28, 2017 - 3:15pm

INDIANAPOLIS — Takuma Sato has won the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500.

The Japanese driver who wrecked on the final lap while duelling Dario Franchitti for the...

After hard injury road, Spencer savours MLS debut but looks to the future

By The Canadian Press May 28, 2017 - 1:55pm Updated: May 28, 2017 - 2:45pm

TORONTO — Ben Spencer's hard work paid off with an MLS debut for Toronto FC.

But the 22-year-old striker was already looking forward to what's next after completing a...

Pole-sitter Dixon in terrifying Indy 500 crash, leaves wreck on his own power

By The Canadian Press May 28, 2017 - 12:05pm Updated: May 28, 2017 - 12:30pm

INDIANAPOLIS — Pole sitter Scott Dixon has been involved in a terrifying wreck and is out of the Indianapolis 500.

Dixon's car struck the car of Jaye Howard, who had...

Frightening wreck knocks Scott Dixon out of Indianapolis 500

By The Canadian Press May 28, 2017 - 12:04pm Updated: May 28, 2017 - 12:30pm

INDIANAPOLIS — Pole sitter Scott Dixon was knocked out of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday by a terrifying crash that saw his car fly over the car of Jay Howard and land atop the...

Canadian decathlete Warner wins, Thiam breaks 7,000-point mark at Hypo Meeting

By The Canadian Press May 28, 2017 - 11:35am Updated: May 28, 2017 - 12:00pm

GOETZIS, Austria — Canadian decathlete Damian Warner won the Hypo Meeting for a third time Sunday.

Warner, from London, Ont., earned 8,591 points over the 10 events, 52...

Vettel wins Monaco GP ahead of Ferrari teammate Raikkonen

By The Canadian Press May 28, 2017 - 9:41am Updated: May 28, 2017 - 10:15am

MONACO — Sebastian Vettel beat his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen to win the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday and comfortably extend his lead at the top of the standings to 25...

NHL 100: The origin, evolution and adventures of the iconic Stanley Cup

By The Canadian Press May 28, 2017 - 8:43am Updated: May 28, 2017 - 11:00am

It's the grande dame of sports trophies, the oldest contested prize in North American athletics. The Stanley Cup will soon once again be awarded to hockey's top team, extending...

Otters forward Alex DeBrincat confident in his abilities despite the knock on size

By The Canadian Press May 28, 2017 - 6:00am Updated: May 28, 2017 - 10:15am

WINDSOR, Ont. — Alex DeBrincat has been told more than once he's too small to succeed.

It's a major reason why the 19-year-old waited so long to hear his named called at...

Controversial push for all girls hockey in B.C. "not a good idea:" mom

By The Canadian Press May 28, 2017 - 5:00am Updated: May 28, 2017 - 10:30am

VANCOUVER — A push to grow girls hockey on Vancouver Island is being criticized by some parents, but one advocate says the controversial move is the only way to save the sport...

Jim Bunning, tough pitcher, hard-nosed senator, dies at 85

By The Canadian Press May 28, 2017 - 12:29am Updated: May 28, 2017 - 1:00am

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Jim Bunning was an intimidating figure as a major-league pitcher and was just as hard-nosed and uncompromising as a U.S. senator.

"The main qualities...

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