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Alvarez stops Bute in fifth to become mandatory WBC light heavyweight challenger

By The Canadian Press February 24, 2017 - 10:42pm Updated: February 24, 2017 - 11:15pm

QUEBEC — Eleider Alvarez dropped former champion Lucian Bute with a pair of right-hand shots in the fifth round to win a light heavyweight elimination bout between the two...

Braylon Shmyr scored the eventual game winner in Saskatoon's 3-1 win over Prince Albert.

Blades open key weekend with a win

By Ryan Brandt February 24, 2017 - 10:40pm Updated: February 24, 2017 - 10:40pm

It's two big points for the Saskatoon Blades after a 3-1 win over the Prince Albert Raiders on Friday.

Josh Paterson and Braylon Shymr scored in the second period, while...

Capitals beat Oilers to extend home winning streak to 13

By The Canadian Press February 24, 2017 - 9:43pm Updated: February 24, 2017 - 10:15pm

WASHINGTON — Without their usual offensive dominance at home and missing several key regulars, the Washington Capitals kept the puck almost all night and kept their home...

Canucks say they'll be ready to play regardless of lineup changes

By The Canadian Press February 24, 2017 - 9:38pm Updated: February 24, 2017 - 10:00pm

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks say they'll be ready to play on Saturday regardless of who dresses.

The Canucks locker-room has been hit with a case of the mumps and...

U.S. soccer captain Michael Bradley quotes one president to shed light on another

By The Canadian Press February 24, 2017 - 7:12pm Updated: February 24, 2017 - 7:30pm

TORONTO — In the wake of White House media restrictions, U.S. soccer captain Michael Bradley took to social media — quoting Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt on the need to be able to...

Newcomer P.J. Tucker excited to help Raptors in final push toward playoffs

By The Canadian Press February 24, 2017 - 6:37pm Updated: February 24, 2017 - 7:00pm

TORONTO — P.J. Tucker let out a loud laugh when asked how much he's changed since his first stint with the Toronto Raptors, back in 2006.

"Snotty-nosed kid," Tucker said...

Brett Beukeboom trades rain for sun with Canadian men's rugby team

By The Canadian Press February 24, 2017 - 4:20pm Updated: February 24, 2017 - 5:30pm

Brett Beukeboom didn't think twice about swapping English rain for Uruguay's sun and humidity.

After helping his rugby club to a league victory last weekend, the...

Former Montreal Impact player Maxim Tissot signs with D.C. United

By The Canadian Press February 24, 2017 - 4:05pm Updated: February 24, 2017 - 4:30pm

TORONTO — Canadian international Maxim Tissot has signed with D.C. United.

The 24-year-old defender-midfielder from Gatineau, Que., had been on trial with the MLS club...

Slumping Canadiens hoping to end goal drought against Maple Leafs

By The Canadian Press February 24, 2017 - 3:36pm Updated: February 24, 2017 - 4:45pm

BROSSARD, Que. — The goals have all but dried up for the Montreal Canadiens but they hope to break the drought when they visit the sometimes defensively suspect Toronto Maple...

National Basketball League teams brawl after game in New Brunswick

By The Canadian Press February 24, 2017 - 3:10pm Updated: February 24, 2017 - 3:30pm

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — New Brunswick police say no charges will be laid after a brawl between players of two National Basketball League of Canada teams.

Saint John police...

It was only a matter of time, data analytics makes its way into curling

By The Canadian Press February 24, 2017 - 2:59pm Updated: February 24, 2017 - 3:45pm

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — The coach of Rachel Homan's curling team is a clinical psychology student who believes in the power of numbers.

When Ontario is on the ice at the...

Toronto FC to unveil new expanded Wall of Honour at BMO Field this season

By The Canadian Press February 24, 2017 - 1:52pm Updated: February 24, 2017 - 2:15pm

Toronto FC plans to unveil a new, expanded Wall of Honour this season.

The previous Wall of Honour, which featured the names of first signing/captain Jim Brennan and...