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Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime earns berth in Lyon Open semifinals

LYON, France — Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime is off to the semifinals at the Lyon Open. The No. 4 seed from Montreal downed American Steve Johnson 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 in a quarterfinal at the ATP Tour 250 clay-court event on Thursday.
Mooseheads' Raphael Lavoie, a power forward, ready for the NHL draft

Mooseheads' Raphael Lavoie, a power forward, ready for the NHL draft

Halifax Mooseheads forward Raphael Lavoie is showing he can do a little bit of everything ahead of the NHL draft. Score, hit, even chirp.
A former royal marine and boxer, Wolfpack coach has compelling back story

A former royal marine and boxer, Wolfpack coach has compelling back story

TORONTO — As coach of the transatlantic Wolfpack, Brian McDermott doesn't have the presence or profile of some of his Toronto coaching counterparts. But the 49-year-old Englishman has a compelling back story.
Left-handed starter Clayton Richard called up to make his Blue Jays debut

Left-handed starter Clayton Richard called up to make his Blue Jays debut

TORONTO — The injury-depleted Toronto Blue Jays' rotation got a boost Thursday with the reinstatement of left-hander Clayton Richard from the 10-day injured list.
5 takeaways from the Memorial Cup round robin

5 takeaways from the Memorial Cup round robin

HALIFAX — After six days of preliminary-round action, sudden-death play is set to begin at the Memorial Cup.
Former Panthers assistant coach Paul McFarland joins Maple Leafs staff

Former Panthers assistant coach Paul McFarland joins Maple Leafs staff

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs have hired former Florida Panthers assistant coach Paul McFarland for the same role on head coach Mike Babcock's staff. McFarland replaces D.J. Smith, who was named head coach of the Ottawa Senators on Thursday.
Montreal Impact missing key midfielder Samuel Piette for game in L.A.

Montreal Impact missing key midfielder Samuel Piette for game in L.A.

MONTREAL — For the first time in nearly two years, the Montreal Impact will play a Major League Soccer match without midfielder Samuel Piette.

Faces of concussions: NHL's head-on battle with an epidemic

HOMER GLEN, Ill. — Wearing a black shirt with "Fight for your happiness" on the front and "Sick not weak" on the back, Daniel Carcillo eats an apple as his wife makes a cappuccino nearby and their oldest daughter scampers around the kitchen.

Federal government contributes $4.3 million to prepare for 2026 World Cup

TORONTO — The federal government is providing $4.3 million to help Canada prepare for the 2026 World Cup. Kirsty Duncan, minister of science and sport, made the announcement Thursday morning at BMO Field.

Scores and Schedule

Wednesday's Games Memorial Cup At Halifax Rouyn-Noranda 4 Halifax 3 --- AHL Playoffs Western Conference final San Diego 3 Chicago 2 (San Diego leads series 2-1) --- MLB American League Oakland 7 Cleveland 2 Texas 2 Seattle 1 N.Y.