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Canucks forward Derek Dorsett playing better than ever after scary injury

Canucks forward Derek Dorsett playing better than ever after scary injury

VANCOUVER — Derek Dorsett spent a recent day off playing with his kids in a gymnastics studio. That physical activity, however light, would have been next to impossible last winter.
Evra fired by Marseille, banned by UEFA for kicking fan

Evra fired by Marseille, banned by UEFA for kicking fan

NYON, Switzerland — Patrice Evra was fired by Marseille on Friday after being suspended by UEFA for all remaining European games this season for kicking a fan of the French club. The volatile defender was also fined 10,000 euros ($11,650) by UEFA.

Former champion Anderson Silva pulled from UFC China card for possible doping

Former middleweight champion Anderson (The Spider) Silva has been pulled from a Nov. 25 UFC card in China for a potential doping violation dating back to an Oct. 26 out-of-competition sample.

Litany of woes for Montreal's Olympic Stadium

MONTREAL — The Quebec government has announced Montreal's Olympic Stadium will have a new roof by 2023. The facility and its roofs have had a checkered history since the stadium was opened in July 1976.
Okpalaugo plans on giving star QB Reilly a rough welcome to Winnipeg in West semifinal

Okpalaugo plans on giving star QB Reilly a rough welcome to Winnipeg in West semifinal

WINNIPEG — Tristan Okpalaugo wasn't playing for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers when head coach Mike O'Shea made a lasting impression on him. After all, it's not every day someone saves your mother from being hit by a car.
Big O's new roof a reminder of the past and a sign of confidence in the future

Big O's new roof a reminder of the past and a sign of confidence in the future

MONTREAL — A new roof for Montreal's Olympic Stadium will serve as a reminder of the perils of unchecked ambition and vanity but also as a sign of confidence in the future, says the head of the agency that oversees the facility.
She The North: Ujiri says hiring of women is working for Raptors

She The North: Ujiri says hiring of women is working for Raptors

TORONTO — Masai Ujiri has asked the question likely dozens of times, of every young camper at every summertime Giants of Africa camp.
Redblacks hope rest, not rust,  will be a factor in East semifinal against Riders

Redblacks hope rest, not rust, will be a factor in East semifinal against Riders

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Redblacks hope rest, not rust, will be a factor Sunday afternoon against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Toronto Wolfpack awaiting word from City on timing of stadium renovations

TORONTO — Season tickets for the Toronto Wolfpack's second season go on sale Monday and while the price appears reasonable, there is some uncertainty about the home schedule at this stage.

Lou Gehrig biographer Ray Robinson dead at 96

NEW YORK — Ray Robinson, an author and magazine editor best known for a well-regarded biography of his childhood hero Lou Gehrig, has died. Robinson's friend Marty Appel said Friday that Robinson died Oct. 31 at New York Hospital.