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Kenya's hockey team gets boost from viral video featuring Crosby and MacKinnon

By Canadian Press
October 16, 2018 - 5:51pm

TORONTO — Benard Azegere can't believe how the past two months — especially the past two days — have transformed hockey in Kenya.

Azegere and his teammates on the Ice Lions, Kenya's only hockey team, were featured in a video released on Monday in which Tim Hortons brought them.....

'These are the games you play for': short-handed Whitecaps in must-win situation

By Canadian Press
October 16, 2018 - 4:05pm

Vancouver Whitecaps fullback Brett Levis knows that people don't expect his squad to be in the playoffs this season.

But Levis and his teammates are using their underdog status as fuel for their final three regular-season games of 2018.

"Nobody thinks we're going to make it and that's.....

Canadian teenage forward Quinn Ngawati leaves the Toronto Wolfpack

By Canadian Press
October 16, 2018 - 3:58pm

TORONTO — Canadian forward Quinn Ngawati has left the Toronto Wolfpack.

The transatlantic rugby league team says the 19-year-old has returned home to Victoria "to continue his professional development."

Ngawati (pronounced Now-r-tee) plays to play rugby union — fifteens and sevens — and rugby league as well as.....

Kapanen taking full advantage of his opportunity with Nylander nowhere in sight

By Canadian Press
October 16, 2018 - 3:56pm

TORONTO — William Nylander is never very far from Kasperi Kapanen's thoughts these days.

Kapanen's teammate, former roommate and best friend is mired in a contract stalemate with the Toronto Maple Leafs, one that has seen the restricted free agent miss the first seven games of the NHL season......

Alberta Opposition leader wary of estimated pricetag for Calgary Olympic bid

By Canadian Press
October 16, 2018 - 3:16pm

CALGARY — Alberta's Opposition leader says he wants to see hard numbers about what it would cost the province if Calgary hosts the 2026 Winter Olympics.

Alberta has committed $700 million if Calgary bids for and wins the right to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

It's about.....

Leafs' Andersen unsure if he'll be ready to start Thursday against Pittsburgh

By Canadian Press
October 16, 2018 - 3:03pm

TORONTO — After his No. 1 goalie was a surprise injury scratch for Monday's 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings, Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock said definitively that Frederik Andersen would be back in Toronto's crease Thursday against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Everyone was a lot less confident.....

After mounting complaints, MLSE moves to upgrade BMO Field playing surface

By Canadian Press
October 16, 2018 - 1:37pm

TORONTO — Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment is moving to improve the much-maligned playing surface at BMO Field.

A new grass surface will be laid next month, with improved lighting and irrigation. And in April, the field will be strengthened by artificial fibres that will hold the surface together,.....