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FIFA finally approves video review to use at World Cup

FIFA finally approves video review to use at World Cup

BOGOTA — FIFA has finally and fully approved video review to help referees at the World Cup. The last step toward giving match officials high-tech help in Russia was agreed to on Friday by FIFA's ruling council chaired by President Gianni Infantino.
FIFA budgets $6.56BN income tied to 2022 World Cup in Qatar

FIFA budgets $6.56BN income tied to 2022 World Cup in Qatar

ZURICH — FIFA expects to earn $6.56 billion in a four-year financial cycle to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, despite a drop in ticket and corporate hospitality sales.

Toronto Raptors give Kyle Lowry the night off against the Dallas Mavericks

TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors faced the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night without star guard Kyle Lowry and Norman Powell. Lowry, who has been averaging 16.3 points a game, was given the night off to rest.
Blue Jays pitching prospect Pannone suspended 80 games after positive test

Blue Jays pitching prospect Pannone suspended 80 games after positive test

Toronto Blue Jays left-handed pitching prospect Thomas Pannone says he doesn't know how an anabolic steroid ended up in his system.
Lawes returns, Officer soon leaving as Jones aims for world women's curling gold

Lawes returns, Officer soon leaving as Jones aims for world women's curling gold

NORTH BAY, Ont. — There are some moving parts to the Canadian entry at this edition of the world women's curling championship. Kaitlyn Lawes is back throwing third for skip Jennifer Jones after winning Olympic mixed doubles gold.
Canada's Raonic tops Querrey to advance to semis of BNP Paribas Open

Canada's Raonic tops Querrey to advance to semis of BNP Paribas Open

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Canadian Milos Raonic advanced to the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open on Friday with a 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 win over American Sam Querrey.

Kay scores three tries as Wolfpack advances in rugby Ladbrokes Challenge Cup

WHITEHAVEN, United Kingdom — Liam Kay scored three tries while Ryan Brierley had one and eight conversions as the Toronto Wolfpack advanced to the fifth round of the rugby Ladbrokes Challenge Cup with a convincing 56-6 win over Kells ARLFC on Friday.
Vancouver-born MMA fighter Angela Lee returns after November car crash

Vancouver-born MMA fighter Angela Lee returns after November car crash

Sidelined by a car crash in November, Vancouver-born MMA fighter (Unstoppable) Angela Lee will defend her One Championship atomweight title against Japan's Mei (V.V) Yamaguchi in May in Singapore.

Leafs' Kadri back excelling at both ends of the ice after tough stretch

TORONTO — When Toronto Maple Leafs centre Nazem Kadri was in the midst of recording just two points over a 20-game stretch earlier this season — including 12 straight outings where he was held entirely off the scoresheet — his head coach refused to c
Former Devils forward Kovalchuk aiming for NHL return after five years away

Former Devils forward Kovalchuk aiming for NHL return after five years away

MOSCOW — Former NHL forward Ilya Kovalchuk says he wants to return to the league this summer and play there for "several more years.