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Canada rugby sevens coach sees positives ahead of New Zealand event

Canada rugby sevens coach sees positives ahead of New Zealand event

Two events into the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, Canada coach Damian McGrath is seeing plenty of positives despite a labour dispute that cut into the team's pre-season preparations.
NHLers intrigued by player and puck tracking, but unsure of its on-ice impact

NHLers intrigued by player and puck tracking, but unsure of its on-ice impact

Mark Giordano and John Tavares are keen to see what player and puck tracking brings to the NHL.
Hard work paves way to All-Star game for Vancouver Canucks Elias Pettersson

Hard work paves way to All-Star game for Vancouver Canucks Elias Pettersson

VANCOUVER — Elias Pettersson didn't always envision himself skating among the greats. "I always believe in myself. But to be honest, growing up I didn't think I would play in the NHL," the Vancouver Canucks' star rookie said Tuesday.
Toronto police appeal for help to find two stolen Stanley Cup rings

Toronto police appeal for help to find two stolen Stanley Cup rings

TORONTO — Police say a pair of Stanley Cup Championship rings have been stolen from a west Toronto home. The rings were taken during a break-and-enter from a home on Monday in the East Mall and Burnhamthorpe Road area.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers sign defensive back Gaitor to contract extension

Winnipeg Blue Bombers sign defensive back Gaitor to contract extension

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers signed American defensive back Anthony Gaitor on Wednesday to a contract extension through the 2020 season. Gaitor was entering the final year of his agreement this season.

Canada's Gabriela Dabrowski eliminated in Australian Open mixed doubles

MELBOURNE, Australia — Canada's Gabriela Dabrowski and Croatia's Mate Pavic will not defend their Australian Open mixed doubles title.

Vancouver Whitecaps add Guinean international winger Alhassane Bangoura

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Whitecaps have acquired Guinean international winger Alhassane Bangoura on a one-year loan from Spanish La Liga club Rayo Vallecano. The Whitecaps made the move with the use of targeted allocation money.

Canadian Milos Raonic has Australian Open run end in quarterfinals

MELBOURNE, Australia — Canadian Milos Raonic is done at the Australian Open — and now is facing another health concern.
1 point away, Serena stunned by Pliskova at Australian Open

1 point away, Serena stunned by Pliskova at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — Four times, Serena Williams was only one point — a single point — from closing out a victory in the Australian Open quarterfinals. On the first such chance, at 5-1, 40-30 in the third set, she turned her left ankle awkwardly.
Search resumes to find soccer player after plane disappears

Search resumes to find soccer player after plane disappears

LONDON — The search to find missing Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala and his pilot resumed Wednesday with authorities in the Channel Islands looking at whether the pair may have landed safely and been unable to make contact.