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WADA president wants Montreal to become global anti-doping research hub

By Canadian Press
May 18, 2018 - 3:35pm

MONTREAL — The president of the World Anti-Doping Agency says he'd like to see Montreal become a global hub for anti-doping research as the organization looks to expand its scope in the wake of the Russian doping scandal.

Craig Reedie said Friday he would support an anti-doping research chair.....

Champion Adonis Stevenson, challenger Badou Jack make weight for title fight

By Canadian Press
May 18, 2018 - 2:50pm

TORONTO — WBC light-heavyweight champion Adonis (Superman) Stevenson and challenger Badou Jack (The Ripper) both made weight Friday and promised victories.

Stevenson, a native of Blainville, Que., weighed in at 173.4 pounds while Jack, a Las Vegas-based Swede, tipped the scales at 175 pounds ahead of Saturday's main event.....

Assistant GM Craig Heisinger is a bridge between first and second Winnipeg Jets

By Canadian Press
May 18, 2018 - 2:24pm

LAS VEGAS — Craig Heisinger is one of the few links between the past and present versions of the Winnipeg Jets.

Heisinger was an equipment manager for the Jets from 1988 until the team left the city for Phoenix in 1996. He's now assistant general manager, senior vice-president and.....

Benefactor sends Canada goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe to Champions League final

By Canadian Press
May 18, 2018 - 2:17pm

Canadian international goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe is heading to the Champions League final in Kyiv, thanks to a benefactor.

DAZN, a sports streaming service that counts Canada as one of its markets, offered Labbe a free trip to Ukraine to show its support for the goalkeeper after she was denied.....

Humboldt Broncos bus crash reminder of past accidents for Swift Current, Bathurst

By Canadian Press
May 18, 2018 - 12:54pm

REGINA — Trent McCleary remembers being a 14-year-old boy and attending the memorial after the 1986 Swift Current Broncos bus crash that killed four people.

McCleary is now the chairman of the Western Hockey League team's board of directors and said the wounds from that incident were re-opened after.....

Toronto Wolfpack look to bounce back against Toulouse after embarrassing loss

By Canadian Press
May 18, 2018 - 12:02pm

The Toronto Wolfpack look to regain some of their dignity and reputation this weekend after an embarrassing, franchise-worst 66-10 loss to Super League side Warrington in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.

But they will have to do it Saturday against a tough Toulouse Olympique XIII team — and without injured.....

Vancouver-born Angela Lee defends MMA crown, brother Christian loses title shot

By Canadian Press
May 18, 2018 - 10:52am

SINGAPORE — Vancouver-born (Unstoppable) Angela Lee retained her One Championship atomweight title via unanimous decision Friday, but younger brother Christian Lee was denied in his bid for the featherweight MMA title.

Angela Lee had her hands full with Japanese veteran Mei (V.V.) Yamaguchi at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The.....

Whitecaps hope to make good on their scoring chances against FC Dallas

By Canadian Press
May 18, 2018 - 10:20am

Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson admits he's walking a thin line between concern and worry.

The Whitecaps (4-5-3) have managed just one win in their last seven matches (1-4-2). In the last two games Vancouver dominated play and generated plenty of scoring chances but lacked the finish to.....