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Qualifying congestion affects draw plans for 2022 World Cup

GENEVA — The tournament draw for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar could be made before the 32-team lineup is complete, or be delayed for two months, after FIFA rescheduled a qualifying playoff on Thursday.
'The noose was real' - NASCAR releases photo from Talladega

'The noose was real' - NASCAR releases photo from Talladega

Declaring “the noose was real,” NASCAR officials on Thursday released a photo of the rope found in the speedway garage stall of Black driver Bubba Wallace that prompted a federal investigation into whether he had been the target of a hate crime.
Australia, New Zealand to co-host 2023 Women’s World Cup

Australia, New Zealand to co-host 2023 Women’s World Cup

GENEVA — Australia and New Zealand will co-host the 2023 Women’s World Cup. The island neighbours beat Colombia 22-13 in a vote Thursday by FIFA's ruling council, which judged them as having the best commercial prospects for women’s soccer.
Former receiver Adarius Bowman humbled to be included on CFL all-decade list

Former receiver Adarius Bowman humbled to be included on CFL all-decade list

Adarius Bowman was a top receiver for much of his CFL career, but he's content to share that spotlight now. The 34-year-old native of Chattanooga, Tenn., was among 24 receivers nominated for the CFL's all-decade squad.
Scott hopes heat and altitude will help hometown Utah at NWSL Challenge Cup

Scott hopes heat and altitude will help hometown Utah at NWSL Challenge Cup

With the NWSL Challenge Cup taking place in the Utah Royals' backyard, Canadian international Desiree Scott hopes her team starts with a slight edge.
World Health Organization takes an interest Canada's back-to-sport strategy

World Health Organization takes an interest Canada's back-to-sport strategy

Canada's strategy for a return to sport is receiving international attention.
Worth the Wait: Doug Wilson, Kevin Lowe finally get Hall of Fame call

Worth the Wait: Doug Wilson, Kevin Lowe finally get Hall of Fame call

TORONTO — Doug Wilson was in the pool playing with his grandkids when the phone rang. Lanny McDonald was on the other end of the line.

Canadian Elite Basketball League announces tournament in St. Catharines

The Canadian Elite Basketball League has announced plans to hold a tournament in St. Catharines, Ont., starting next month.
Toronto FC confirms new long-term deal for midfielder Marky Delgado

Toronto FC confirms new long-term deal for midfielder Marky Delgado

Toronto FC confirmed Thursday that midfielder Marky Delgado has signed a new long-term contract.
St-Pierre breaks ground for female goalies in Hockey Hall of Fame

St-Pierre breaks ground for female goalies in Hockey Hall of Fame

A young Kim St-Pierre saw magic in that plain, brown goaltending equipment. But she lost the first game she put it on. Parents Louise and André encouraged her to continue, even though there were no girls' teams in Chateauguay, Que., in the 1980s.