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CFL will play with slightly different footballs during the 2018 campaign

TORONTO — The CFL will use a slightly different football this season. The new ball will be made of slightly harder leather and upon inflation could be up to an eighth of an inch larger. But it will sport the same laces and stripes as usual.
Calvillo among new faces on Toronto head coach Marc Trestman's staff

Calvillo among new faces on Toronto head coach Marc Trestman's staff

TORONTO — Anthony Calvillo was prepared to take the year off from coaching until Marc Trestman came calling.
Four billboards inside Ottawa, Ontario: Fan-funded '#MelnykOut' signs go up

Four billboards inside Ottawa, Ontario: Fan-funded '#MelnykOut' signs go up

OTTAWA — Disgruntled Ottawa Senators fans want team owner Eugene Melnyk to know exactly how they feel, and their message is hard to miss.

Larry Kwong, first player of Asian heritage to appear in the NHL, dies at age 94

Larry Kwong, the first player of Asian heritage to appear in an NHL game, has died at age 94.

Injured Winnipeg defenceman Kulikov forgoes surgery on injured back

WINNIPEG — There was an unexpected twist to the Winnipeg Jets' injury update after Monday's practice. Coach Paul Maurice said defenceman Dmitry Kulikov decided not to have back surgery planned for Monday after meeting with surgeons.
Talented teetotaller Patrik Laine gunning for league goal-scoring title

Talented teetotaller Patrik Laine gunning for league goal-scoring title

WINNIPEG — Patrik Laine wants to hoist the Stanley Cup, but drinking champagne out of the hallowed trophy is another matter. The Winnipeg Jets star sniper doesn't drink alcohol. Never has.

Canadian men get a better look at who might join them in World Cup repechage

TORONTO — Canada has a little more information on who it might face in a repechage tournament to decide the last Rugby World Cup qualifier. Belgium's 18-10 controversial upset win over No. 20 Spain on Sunday meant No.
Unified World Cup bid defends decision to have U.S. host lion's share of games

Unified World Cup bid defends decision to have U.S. host lion's share of games

The group hoping to bring the 2026 World Cup to North America has defended its decision for a 60-10-10 split in games. The plan calls for the U.S. to stage 60 games, including all games from the quarter-finals.
Correction: Flames-Golden-Knights story

Correction: Flames-Golden-Knights story

LAS VEGAS — In some versions of a story March 18 about the Vegas Golden Knights playing the Calgary Flames, The Associated Press erroneously reported the score. It was 4-0, not 3-0.
Impact sign Uruguayan midfielder Alejandro Silva to three-year contract

Impact sign Uruguayan midfielder Alejandro Silva to three-year contract

MONTREAL — The Montreal Impact boosted their attack with the acquisition of Uruguayan midfielder Alejandro Silva on Monday and are expected to make at least one more signing soon.