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Canadian women's basketball team says new coach Lapena has brought instant energy

Canadian women's basketball team says new coach Lapena has brought instant energy

Bridget Carleton laughed when describing Victor Lapena's infectious excitement at practice.
Canadian women face Fiji in final international test before Rugby World Cup

Canadian women face Fiji in final international test before Rugby World Cup

SUVA, Fiji — Canada plays its final test match ahead of next month's Women's Rugby World Cup when it takes on Fiji on Friday at HFC Bank Stadium in Suva. The third-ranked Canadians are en route to New Zealand, where they open Pool B play against No.
Montreal Alouettes "dialed in" for East Division clash with Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Montreal Alouettes "dialed in" for East Division clash with Hamilton Tiger-Cats

MONTREAL — Bye weeks haven’t been very kind to the Montreal Alouettes this season. The team has a 0-2 record coming out of bye weeks. Most recently, the Als suffered a crushing 38-24 home defeat to the bottom-dwelling Ottawa Redblacks on Sept. 2.
Junior Hoilett to captain Canada against Qatar in Vienna men's soccer friendly

Junior Hoilett to captain Canada against Qatar in Vienna men's soccer friendly

In the absence of the injured Atiba Hutchinson, David (Junior) Hoilett will captain Canada against Qatar in an international friendly against Qatar on Friday in Vienna.
Senators’ Batherson says he is ‘co-operating’ with Hockey Canada investigations

Senators’ Batherson says he is ‘co-operating’ with Hockey Canada investigations

Ottawa Senators forward Drake Batherson says he is co-operating with investigations into allegations of sexual assault involving players from the 2018 Canadian world junior team.
Canadian forward Deanne Rose sidelined by Achilles injury playing for Reading

Canadian forward Deanne Rose sidelined by Achilles injury playing for Reading

READING, United Kingdom — Canadian forward Deanne Rose has been sidelined "for an extended period" after suffering an Achilles injury playing for Reading FC in its season opener in its Barclays Women's Super League season opener.
Canadian Olympic Committee signs agreement with Abuse-Free Sport

Canadian Olympic Committee signs agreement with Abuse-Free Sport

TORONTO — The Canadian Olympic Committee has signed an agreement to join Abuse-Free Sport, Canada's new independent program to address maltreatment in sport.
Edmonton Oilers sign forward Ryan McLeod to one-year contract extension

Edmonton Oilers sign forward Ryan McLeod to one-year contract extension

EDMONTON — Forward Ryan McLeod has signed a one-year contract extension with the Edmonton Oilers, the club announced Thursday. The contract carries an average annual value of $798,000. McLeod is entering his second full season with the Oilers.
Czech government: NHL Russian players unwanted in Prague

Czech government: NHL Russian players unwanted in Prague

PRAGUE, Czech Republic — NHL teams playing in the Czech capital next month have been told their Russian players are not welcome. The Czech Foreign Ministry has told the NHL of its stance because of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
David Silva guilty of hurting woman during brawl in Spain

David Silva guilty of hurting woman during brawl in Spain

MADRID (AP) — Former Spain and Manchester City midfielder David Silva has been found guilty of hurting a woman during a brawl, a Spanish court has ruled.