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Ice, ice horsey; Calgary Stampede says keeping horses, bulls cool a priority

CALGARY — Biz doesn't like a spray of water in the face, but isn't adverse to a soaking everywhere else according to the horse's owner.

Barrett scores 27, Canada books spot in U19 World Cup semis with win over France

CAIRO — Canada will play for its first ever medal at the FIBA U19 World Cup. R.J. Barrett of Mississauga, Ont., scored 27 points to lead the Canadians to a 73-67 victory over France in Friday's quarter-finals.
Soccer player rescued from Lake Tahoe likely suffered shock

Soccer player rescued from Lake Tahoe likely suffered shock

Authorities say the professional soccer player who went into a coma after nearly drowning in Lake Tahoe likely suffered from cold-water shock.

Redblacks hope to limit mistakes against provincial rival Argonauts

OTTAWA — For the Ottawa Redblacks, it's all about making smart choices right now. Winless heading into Saturday's game against the Toronto Argonauts (1-1), the Redblacks (0-1-1) know they can't afford any missed opportunities.
Canadian welterweight Jordan Mein credits family for helping him find balance

Canadian welterweight Jordan Mein credits family for helping him find balance

TORONTO — Just 27, Canadian welterweight Jordan (Young Gun) Mein already has 40 pro fights and one retirement under his belt.

Veteran cornerback Johnson takes on leadership role with Riders

REGINA — Jovon Johnson credits Roughrider veterans like Eddie Davis for helping him as a young cornerback breaking into the league.
Raptors officially re-sign point guard Lowry, forward/centre Ibaka

Raptors officially re-sign point guard Lowry, forward/centre Ibaka

TORONTO — With a rich new contract in his back pocket that will keep him in Toronto for three more years, Kyle Lowry joked he now needs a Canadian passport.

Former Calgary Stampeders tackle George Hansen dies at 83

CALGARY — Former Calgary Stampeders tackle George Hansen has died at age 83. The Stampeders confirmed Hansen's death in a release Friday.
Wolfpack wingers Liam Kay, Jonny Pownall making their mark in Toronto

Wolfpack wingers Liam Kay, Jonny Pownall making their mark in Toronto

TORONTO — When the Toronto Wolfpack braintrust sat down to build a rugby league team from scratch, director of rugby Brian Noble wondered why coach Paul Rowley made wingers Liam Kay and Jonny Pownall a priority.
Spotlight firmly on Stroll after brilliant podium in Baku

Spotlight firmly on Stroll after brilliant podium in Baku

SPIELBERG, Austria — The spotlight is on teenage driver Lance Stroll at this weekend's Austrian Grand Prix following his brilliant podium finish two weeks ago.