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Canadian rugby sevens teams finish runner-up at Emirates Invitational 7s

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Canada's men and women finished runner-up Friday at the Emirates Invitational 7s tournament. The Canadian women lost 17-12 to France in the final while the men were beaten 26-19 by Argentina.
Leafs acquire centre Riley Nash from Blue Jackets for conditional seventh-round pick

Leafs acquire centre Riley Nash from Blue Jackets for conditional seventh-round pick

TORONTO — Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas has added some depth to his forward group ahead of the NHL's trade deadline.

Blue Jays place Hernandez on injured list due to possible COVID exposure

DUNEDIN, Fla. — The Toronto Blue Jays have placed outfielder Teoscar Hernandez on the injured list due to exposure to a positive COVID-19 case with a close contact outside of the team.
Canada blanks Wales in soccer friendly but has injury scare with Christine Sinclair

Canada blanks Wales in soccer friendly but has injury scare with Christine Sinclair

CARDIFF, United Kingdom — Canada coach Bev Priestman got the offence she wanted with three classy goals in a decisive 3-0 win over Wales on Friday, but it came with a scare in the first half.
QMJHL hopes to start playoffs later this month, while two WHL teams press pause

QMJHL hopes to start playoffs later this month, while two WHL teams press pause

MONTREAL — The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League announced a playoff plan in the midst of a COVID-19 suspension for all Quebec-based teams on Friday, while two teams in the Western Hockey League are halting activities following a positive test.
Canucks players 'mostly on the other side' of COVID outbreak: GM

Canucks players 'mostly on the other side' of COVID outbreak: GM

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks are recovering from the NHL's worst COVID-19 outbreak and believe they can complete the pandemic-condensed season.
Injured Canada captain Christine Sinclair forced to leave Wales friendly

Injured Canada captain Christine Sinclair forced to leave Wales friendly

CARDIFF, United Kingdom — Captain Christine Sinclair, playing her first game for Canada in more than a year, was injured in the first half of a friendly against Wales on Friday.
Canadian welterweight Rory (Red King) MacDonald gets new opponent for PFL debut

Canadian welterweight Rory (Red King) MacDonald gets new opponent for PFL debut

Canadian welterweight Rory (Red King) MacDonald has a new opponent for his Professional Fighters League debut April 29. The PFL confirmed Friday that Curtis (Curtious) Millender (18-6-0) is replacing David (Bulldawg) Michaud for the 2021 season.
Balancing Olympic training, med school 'a learning experience' for Canadian cyclist

Balancing Olympic training, med school 'a learning experience' for Canadian cyclist

VANCOUVER — Canadian cyclist Annie Foreman-Mackey didn't want to squeeze training for the Tokyo Olympics into the hectic schedule of a first-year medical school student.
Buffalo Bisons head to New Jersey to start season, opening door for Toronto Blue Jays

Buffalo Bisons head to New Jersey to start season, opening door for Toronto Blue Jays

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bisons will relocate to Trenton, N.J., for the start of the 2021 season, clearing the path for the Toronto Blue Jays to return to the home of their triple-A affiliate.