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Salt Lake City gets go-ahead to bid for Winter Olympics

Salt Lake City gets go-ahead to bid for Winter Olympics

Salt Lake City got the green light to bid for the Winter Olympics — most likely for 2030 — in an attempt to bring the Games back to the city that hosted in 2002 and provided the backdrop for the U.S.
Toronto FC trades backup 'keeper Clint Irwin, acquires versatile vet Nick DeLeon

Toronto FC trades backup 'keeper Clint Irwin, acquires versatile vet Nick DeLeon

Toronto FC picked up versatile veteran Nick DeLeon and shipped out backup goalkeeper Clint Irwin on Friday. The 28-year-old DeLeon, who played 180 regular-season games for D.C.
Montreal mayor applauds baseball study but will seek citizen input on stadium funds

Montreal mayor applauds baseball study but will seek citizen input on stadium funds

Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante says she's thrilled with progress made by a group seeking to bring Major League Baseball back to Montreal but remains cautious about committing public money to the project without first consulting the population.
Halifax middleweight Moncef (Buddy) Askri  returns to ring after 11-year absence

Halifax middleweight Moncef (Buddy) Askri returns to ring after 11-year absence

TORONTO — It's been 11 years since Moncef (Buddy) Askri walked away from boxing, leaving a 10-0-0 record in his trail. Now 37, the Halifax middleweight is finally returning to the ring.
Embarrassing loss at home sparked Calgary Flames charge to top of division

Embarrassing loss at home sparked Calgary Flames charge to top of division

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames bounced from humiliation into first place in their division in a few short weeks. Since an embarrassing 9-1 loss at home Oct. 25 to the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Flames have gone 15-5-2.
New Brunswick balks at skyrocketing cost of hosting 2021 Francophonie Games

New Brunswick balks at skyrocketing cost of hosting 2021 Francophonie Games

FREDERICTON — The 2021 Francophonie Games, expected to attract athletes from around the world, may prove too costly for New Brunswick's new Tory government.
Boxer Samuel Vargas and promoter Lee Baxter look to win world title together

Boxer Samuel Vargas and promoter Lee Baxter look to win world title together

TORONTO — Lee Baxter first met Samuel Vargas when the Colombian-Canadian boxer walked into Baxter's tattoo parlour in 2012.
Bitter gymnast made false sex assault allegations, defence argues in Brubaker case

Bitter gymnast made false sex assault allegations, defence argues in Brubaker case

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Bowes hopes to encourage kids to try sports through "Lucy Tries Sports" series

Bowes hopes to encourage kids to try sports through "Lucy Tries Sports" series

TORONTO — Lisa Bowes imagined her storybook character "Lucy" as a compilation of many young girls. The freckled redhead who lived in Bowes' imagination was a bit Pippi Longstocking. She was a bit of Bowes' own daughter Rachel.
Fresh start for Warriors extends to roster as Richardson focuses on local talent

Fresh start for Warriors extends to roster as Richardson focuses on local talent

After a new ownership group moved and rebranded Vancouver's National Lacrosse League franchise, new general manager Dan Richardson was given a mandate to remake the entire roster.