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B.C. ultra marathoner conquers 678 km race with hours to spare

MINERAL, Va. — Ultra marathon veteran Shanda Hill from Vernon, British Columbia, had already caught her breath just minutes after conquering a 678 kilometre race with hours to spare.

St-Gelais, Girard, win golds as Canada nets five medals at speedskating World Cup

DORDRECHT, Netherlands — Marianne St-Gelais and Samuel Girard each won gold in their 500-metre events as Canada won five medals on Saturday at a short-track speedskating World Cup.

Canada's Black finish fourth as Paseka takes vault gold at gymnastics worlds

MONTREAL — There was no dishonour for Canada's Ellie Black in finishing fourth among a star-studded entry list at the World Gymnastics Championships on Saturday afternoon.

Raptors waive Meeks, Rautins, Wiltjer; Toronto roster down to 17 players

TORONTO — Canadian guard Andy Rautins, centre Kennedy Meeks and forward Kyle Wiltjer were all waived by the Toronto Raptors on Saturday.
Jaromir Jagr postpones debut with Calgary Flames, skips home-opener

Jaromir Jagr postpones debut with Calgary Flames, skips home-opener

CALGARY — Jaromir Jagr wants more time before making his debut with the Calgary Flames. The 45-year-old right-winger opted not to play in Calgary's home-opener Saturday against the Winnipeg Jets.

High-scoring Wolfpack winger named to Ireland's Rugby League World Cup squad

Toronto Wolfpack winger Liam Kay has been named to Ireland's team for the Rugby League World Cup.

Dazzling basketball great Connie Hawkins dies at 75

PHOENIX — Basketball great Connie Hawkins has died at 75. The Hall of Famer's death was announced in a statement Saturday by the Phoenix Suns, the team with which he spent his most productive NBA seasons.

Canada's Julia Budd to defend Bellator featherweight title against Blencowe

TORONTO — Canadian Julia (The Jewel) Budd will make the first defence of her Bellator featherweight title against Australian Arlene (Angerfist) Blencowe on Dec. 1 in Thackerville, Okla.
At the Turn: Once snow falls, indoor golf offers chance to hone game for spring

At the Turn: Once snow falls, indoor golf offers chance to hone game for spring

OTTAWA — The secret, golfer Ben Hogan famously declared, is in the dirt. But on Dave Druken's high-tech practice range, there's not a speck of the stuff.
Turner's record 5 RBIs drive Dodgers to 9-5 win over D-backs

Turner's record 5 RBIs drive Dodgers to 9-5 win over D-backs

LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw still hasn't figured out how to dominate in October. This time, he couldn't even keep the ball in the yard. Justin Turner and the Los Angeles Dodgers made sure it hardly mattered in a strong post-season opener.