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Analysis: The courting of Kawhi: Toronto, LA go to great lengths to entice NBA star

A pair of billboards appealing to the heart of NBA free agent Kawhi Leonard now greet motorists driving in the Los Angeles area. The intent is to lure Leonard back to his southern California roots, specifically to join the Los Angeles Clippers.
Shoulder injury forces Bianca Andreescu to pull out of Wimbledon

Shoulder injury forces Bianca Andreescu to pull out of Wimbledon

LONDON — Canada's Bianca Andreescu has dropped out of Wimbledon because of an ongoing shoulder injury. The 19-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., Canada's top-ranked women's player at No.
Italy's Milan-Cortina wins vote to host 2026 Winter Olympics

Italy's Milan-Cortina wins vote to host 2026 Winter Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Riding a wave of widespread Italian enthusiasm to be an Olympic host, Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo won the vote Monday to stage the 2026 Winter Games.
France to try former IAAF boss Diack and his son

France to try former IAAF boss Diack and his son

PARIS — Lamine Diack, once one of the most influential men in Olympic sport, has been ordered to stand trial in France for his alleged role in a system of corruption, extortion and doping coverups during his reign at the top of athletics.
Vasek Pospisil says he's ready to return from back injury at Wimbledon

Vasek Pospisil says he's ready to return from back injury at Wimbledon

LONDON — It appears at least four Canadian men will be in the main singles draw at Wimbledon after Vancouver's Vasek Pospisil announced he is ready to return from a back injury.
Olympic medallist Sam Edney returns to luge as high-performance manager

Olympic medallist Sam Edney returns to luge as high-performance manager

CALGARY — Four-time Olympic luger Sam Edney is returning to the sport as Luge Canada's high-performance manager.
Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse lands same job with Canada's men's team

Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse lands same job with Canada's men's team

TORONTO — With a potential deep playoff run cutting in on his summer, and with a new addition to his family on the way, Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse was on the fence when approached with an opportunity to lead Canada's men's basketball team

CP NewsAlert: Italy to host 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan and Cortina

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Italian bid of Milan-Cortina voted by IOC members to host 2026 Winter Olympics. More coming. The Associated Press
Alejandro Pozuelo, Mark-Anthony Kaye going to MLS all-star game

Alejandro Pozuelo, Mark-Anthony Kaye going to MLS all-star game

Toronto FC midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo and Canadian international midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye of Los Angeles FC have been named to the Major League Soccer all-star roster. The MLS all-stars will face Atletico Madrid on July 31 in Orlando, Fla.

Teenage fullback Jayde Riviere looks remarkably at ease at Women's World Cup

PARIS — In her first senior start for Canada, against Nigeria in April, Jayde Riviere was clattered in a tackle in the first half. The 18-year-old from Pickering, Ont.