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B.C. government approves plan in principle to allow WHL to resume in the province

VICTORIA — British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix says a plan has been approved in principle to allow the Western Hockey League to resume operations in the province.
Women provide successful test of Calgary's curling bubble ahead of Brier

Women provide successful test of Calgary's curling bubble ahead of Brier

CALGARY — All systems are go for the Canadian men's curling championship after the women proved elite curling can happen in a pandemic.
Vancouver Whitecaps looking to build on lessons learned in tumultuous season

Vancouver Whitecaps looking to build on lessons learned in tumultuous season

VANCOUVER — Axel Schuster's first season as sporting director of the Vancouver Whitecaps was anything but boring.
Canadian women's hockey team preparing for possible May world championship

Canadian women's hockey team preparing for possible May world championship

The Canadian women's hockey team opened a camp in Halifax on Monday wondering if and when there will be a world championship there.

Toronto Blue Jays tie Pittsburgh Pirates in spring-training home opener

DUNEDIN, Fla. — Six Toronto pitchers combined to give up three hits in a seven-inning pre-season game as the Blue Jays tied the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-2 on Monday.
Armas likes what he sees in Toronto FC camp but there are still issues to resolve

Armas likes what he sees in Toronto FC camp but there are still issues to resolve

Toronto FC can count on roster continuity and an extended training camp in the buildup to the 2021 MLS season.
Oilers claim goaltender Alex Stalock off waivers from Minnesota

Oilers claim goaltender Alex Stalock off waivers from Minnesota

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have claimed goaltender Alex Stalock off waivers from the Minnesota Wild. The 33-year-old Stalock did not appear in a game for Minnesota this season. The native of St. Paul, Minn.
Roughriders add Saskatoon native Brett Boyko to offensive line

Roughriders add Saskatoon native Brett Boyko to offensive line

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed offensive lineman Brett Boyko. The six-foot-seven, 305-pound Saskatoon native played 15 games for the B.C. Lions in 2019, his first season in the CFL.
Spruce Meadows cancels summer show jumping series again

Spruce Meadows cancels summer show jumping series again

CALGARY — Spruce Meadows is cancelling its summer show jumping series for a second straight year because of the pandemic.
Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime drops first-round match in Rotterdam

Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime drops first-round match in Rotterdam

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime lost 7-6 (4), 6-1 to Japan's Kei Nishikori in the first round of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament on Monday.