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FIFA keeps 32 teams for 2022 World Cup, scrapping expansion

FIFA keeps 32 teams for 2022 World Cup, scrapping expansion

FIFA scrapped plans to expand the 2022 Qatar World Cup to 48 nations, deciding Wednesday to stick with 32 countries due to the political and logistical complexities of using another Persian Gulf nation.
Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney sees silver lining in a weekend off for Pozuelo

Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney sees silver lining in a weekend off for Pozuelo

TORONTO — It may be looking for a silver lining, but Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney says Alejandro Pozuelo missing Sunday's visit by the San Jose Earthquakes may not be such a bad thing.
Fans to fill Halifax stadiums, bars on what mayor calls 'glorious' sports day

Fans to fill Halifax stadiums, bars on what mayor calls 'glorious' sports day

Halifax sports fans were gearing up Wednesday for what Mayor Mike Savage called a "glorious" sports day that might require a little tenderness from employers the morning after.
Toronto Raptors star Kawhi Leonard earns all-defensive team spot

Toronto Raptors star Kawhi Leonard earns all-defensive team spot

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard has been named to the 2018-19 NBA all-defensive second team. Leonard, who has now made the all-defensive team five times, is the first player in Raptors history to receive the honour.
Chamblin back in double blue as Argonauts look to rebound after disastrous 2018

Chamblin back in double blue as Argonauts look to rebound after disastrous 2018

TORONTO — Shawn Lemon remembers the lecture well. And the one after that. And after that.

Montreal Alouettes sign ex-Calgary Stampeders defensive back Ciante Evans

MONTREAL — The Montreal Alouettes have signed veteran defensive back Ciante Evans. The 26-year-old played for the Calgary Stampeders the past four seasons, helping the team win the Grey Cup last year.
Canadian Rebecca Marino heading to second round of French Open qualifying

Canadian Rebecca Marino heading to second round of French Open qualifying

PARIS — Canada's Rebecca Marino has advanced to the second round of French Open women's singles qualifying. The Vancouver native ousted France's Tessah Andrianjafitrimo 6-7 (5), 6-4, 7-5 in the first round on Wednesday.
Land developer, Montreal baseball investors reach deal on potential stadium site

Land developer, Montreal baseball investors reach deal on potential stadium site

MONTREAL — Stephen Bronfman-owned Claridge Investments and real estate development firm Devimco have reached an agreement to develop a plot of land for sale known as the Peel Basin, where a group committed to bringing Major League Baseball back to Mo

Canadian Denis Shapovalov survives tough Lyon opener

LYON, France — Canada's Denis Shapovalov rallied for a 2-6, 7-6 (3), 6-2 win over France's Ugo Humbert in the second round of the Lyon Open on Wednesday. The No. 3 seed from Richmond Hill, Ont.
IIHF suspends Canada's Mantha one game for hit to head, will miss quarterfinal

IIHF suspends Canada's Mantha one game for hit to head, will miss quarterfinal

Canada will be without its leading scorer when it takes on Switzerland on Thursday in quarterfinal action at the world hockey championship in Slovakia.