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Blue Bombers look for rare win against Stampeders in 2017 home opener

WINNIPEG — Matt Nichols gave a little grin after he was reminded about something Bo Levi Mitchell said the last time the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Calgary Stampeders clashed.
Framework fleshed out for CONCACAF joint bid for 2026 men's World Cup

Framework fleshed out for CONCACAF joint bid for 2026 men's World Cup

TORONTO — The CONCACAF joint bid for the 2026 World Cup now has a board of directors and an executive team. What lies ahead is a lot of work in a short time frame. Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will learn Aug.
Professional runner outruns 2 bears while training in woods

Professional runner outruns 2 bears while training in woods

AUBURN, Maine — A professional runner from Kenya who was out training on a nature trail in the woods near his home in Maine says he encountered two charging black bears but was able to outrun them during a frantic sprint to a nearby vacant house for
'I broke everything:' Canadian snowboarder McMorris weighs in on near-fatal crash

'I broke everything:' Canadian snowboarder McMorris weighs in on near-fatal crash

TORONTO — Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris has always had an amazing ability to quickly recover from significant injuries. His comeback from a near-fatal crash in the B.C. backcountry earlier this year is just the latest example.
Lawsuit: Atlanta arena security measures based on race

Lawsuit: Atlanta arena security measures based on race

ATLANTA — A former security manager at the arena where the Atlanta Hawks play says white entertainers performing there were allowed to bypass security measures while similar requests by black entertainers were denied.
Hacking shows Mo Farah flagged for suspicious blood data

Hacking shows Mo Farah flagged for suspicious blood data

MOSCOW — Data posted by Russian-linked hackers show four-time Olympic gold medallist runner Mo Farah's blood readings were once flagged by track's governing body. The findings were part of his biological passport.
Canadian middleweight Elias Theodorou takes on tough Hawaiian in Las Vegas

Canadian middleweight Elias Theodorou takes on tough Hawaiian in Las Vegas

Canadian middleweight Elias (The Spartan) Theodorou knows exactly what to expect from hard-nosed Hawaiian Brad Tavares on "The Ultimate Fighter Finale" UFC card in Las Vegas on Friday. Tavares (14-5-0) will be in his face all night.
Zambrano era set to start for real as Canadian men open play at Gold Cup

Zambrano era set to start for real as Canadian men open play at Gold Cup

Canada plays its first competitive game under Octavio Zambrano on Friday when it takes on French Guiana to open the 2017 Gold Cup.
Tall in the saddle: Alberta saddle bronc phenom chases Stampede three-peat

Tall in the saddle: Alberta saddle bronc phenom chases Stampede three-peat

CALGARY — To say rodeo is in Zeke Thurston's blood doesn't quite go far enough. It seems to be drilled into his DNA.
Toronto Raptor DeMar DeRozan an all-star and now video game cover athlete

Toronto Raptor DeMar DeRozan an all-star and now video game cover athlete

TORONTO — An all-star with a US$139-million contract, Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan is living large in the NBA. But the 27-year-old from Compton, Calif., never thought he would grace the cover of a video game.