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Organizers, media, viewers pivot after curling TV and streaming feeds shut down

Organizers, media, viewers pivot after curling TV and streaming feeds shut down

The venerable supports of pandemic-era sports media coverage — television and streaming — have been critical lifelines for reporters tasked with remote filing in the absence of regular in-person access.
Canadian athletes, coaches applaud news of vaccine doses ahead of Tokyo

Canadian athletes, coaches applaud news of vaccine doses ahead of Tokyo

Canadian athletes and officials applauded Thursday's news that Pfizer and BioNTech are donating COVID-19 doses to inoculate athletes and officials preparing for the Tokyo Games. The Olympics and Paralympics are happening, they said.
OF Springer expected to miss more than 10 days, Jays GM says

OF Springer expected to miss more than 10 days, Jays GM says

TORONTO — Blue Jays outfielder George Springer is not expected to be ready to return to Toronto’s lineup when his latest stint on the 10-day injured list ends May 13, general manager Ross Atkins said Thursday.
Canada's Tokyo hopefuls hit with credit card fraud on top of pandemic challenges

Canada's Tokyo hopefuls hit with credit card fraud on top of pandemic challenges

Brent Hayden didn't need this on top of everything else. The Canadian swimmer is among athletes trying to prepare for the Tokyo Olympics amid the COVID-19 pandemic while also dealing with credit card fraud.

Rugby Canada says some members of women's sevens team have tested positive for COVID

The Canadian women's rugby sevens team, already embroiled in an ugly split with its coach arising from a formal complaint under Rugby Canada's harassment and bullying policy, is now dealing with an outbreak of COVID-19.

Frederik Andersen returns from injury, makes rehab start for Marlies

TORONTO — Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen returned from injury on Thursday to make a rehab start with Toronto's American Hockey League affiliate.
Three Canadian teams to play in women's hockey Dream Gap Tour in Calgary

Three Canadian teams to play in women's hockey Dream Gap Tour in Calgary

CALGARY — Canada's top players in women's hockey will finally get to play real games later this month in Calgary.
Venezuelan winger Yeferson Soteldo unfazed by high expectations at Toronto FC

Venezuelan winger Yeferson Soteldo unfazed by high expectations at Toronto FC

While Yeferson Soteldo has just one training session with Toronto FC under his belt, the expectations for the 23-year-old Venezuelan international winger are already sky-high.
Former Ranger, Capital Nick Kypreos not surprised by brawl between teams

Former Ranger, Capital Nick Kypreos not surprised by brawl between teams

Former NHL player and longtime broadcaster Nick Kypreos doesn't believe stiffer discipline against Washington's Tom Wilson would've prevented what ensued in the Capitals-New York Rangers game Wednesday night.
NHL fines Rangers $250K for criticizing player safety call

NHL fines Rangers $250K for criticizing player safety call

The New York Rangers in less than 72 hours lost their best player to injury, fired their president and general manager, and will likely see another player suspended.