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Sweden beats Canada in shootout to win gold at world hockey championship

By The Canadian Press May 21, 2017 - 6:17pm Updated: May 21, 2017 - 6:45pm

COLOGNE, Germany — Canada felt the sting of its loss to Sweden at the world championship a little more than usual thanks to the tournament format.

Nicklas Backstrom and...

Murray shines as Penguins down Senators 7-0 in Game 5 for 3-2 series lead

By The Canadian Press May 21, 2017 - 4:57pm Updated: May 21, 2017 - 5:30pm

PITTSBURGH — Erik Karlsson had a different perspective after his Ottawa Senators lost Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final 7-0 to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday.


Estrada fans 12 as Blue Jays beat Orioles 3-1 to avoid sweep

By The Canadian Press May 21, 2017 - 3:39pm Updated: May 21, 2017 - 4:15pm

BALTIMORE — An error, a three-run homer and Marco Estrada provided the Toronto Blue Jays with a feel-good victory against the Baltimore Orioles.

Estrada matched his...

Arsenal, Wenger fail to make Champions League after 20 years

By The Canadian Press May 21, 2017 - 1:53pm Updated: May 21, 2017 - 2:15pm

LONDON — Arsene Wenger's proud record is over: Arsenal has failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years.

Arsenal's hope of squeezing into...

Otters' Darren Raddysh still hopeful for NHL career despite going undrafted

By The Canadian Press May 21, 2017 - 1:27pm Updated: May 21, 2017 - 2:00pm

WINDSOR, Ont. — Erie Otters defenceman Darren Raddysh still has something to prove at the Memorial Cup.

The 21-year-old blue liner is in his fifth and final season with...

Vasek Pospisil wins Busan Open Challenger; moves back into top 100

By The Canadian Press May 21, 2017 - 12:55pm Updated: May 21, 2017 - 2:15pm

BUSAN, Korea, Republic Of — Canada's Vasek Pospisil downed Go Soeda of Japan 6-1, 6-2 on Sunday to capture the Busan Open Challenger.

It's the fifth ATP Challenger title...

Canadian men finish World Series on high note, claiming bronze at London Sevens

By The Canadian Press May 21, 2017 - 11:48am Updated: May 21, 2017 - 12:30pm

LONDON — Canada capped off a stirring World Series season with a bronze medal Sunday at the London Sevens.

The Canadian men rallied from a 14-5 halftime deficit to...

Djokovic announces Agassi will coach him at French Open

By The Canadian Press May 21, 2017 - 11:07am Updated: May 21, 2017 - 11:30am

ROME — Novak Djokovic is joining forces with Andre Agassi in an effort to return to No. 1.

Djokovic announced Sunday that Agassi will coach him at the French Open, which...

Canada's DeGrasse wins 200-metre gold at Jamaica International Invitational

By The Canadian Press May 21, 2017 - 10:44am Updated: May 21, 2017 - 11:15am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Canada's Andre DeGrasse won his first 200-metre race of the season on Saturday, taking gold at the Jamaica International Invitational.

DeGrasse, from...

Gay former Ontario Hockey League player disappointed in Ryan Getzlaf

By The Canadian Press May 21, 2017 - 10:42am Updated: May 21, 2017 - 12:45pm

Brock McGillis couldn't hide his disappointment when he heard Ryan Getzlaf's statement after the Anaheim Ducks captain was punished for apparently using a homophobic slur...

Pope to kids: I wasn't 'bravo' at soccer, so I played goalie

By The Canadian Press May 21, 2017 - 10:32am Updated: May 21, 2017 - 11:00am

ROME — Pope Francis has told children at an Italian sports centre he didn't play soccer very well as a youth and was stuck with the nickname "tough leg."

An 11-year-old...

Aaron Brown wins 200 metres, Michael Mason takes high jump at Golden Grand Prix

By The Canadian Press May 21, 2017 - 9:20am Updated: May 21, 2017 - 9:45am

KAWASAKI, Japan — Canada's Aaron Brown won the men's 200 metres on Sunday at a Golden Grand Prix event.

The Toronto native finished with a time of 20.62 seconds, edging...