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Brock Boeser scores twice, Vancouver defeats Edmonton 5-3 in season opener

EDMONTON — Brock Boeser and the Vancouver Canucks took advantage of the Edmonton Oilers' defensive lapses to win their opening game of the NHL season Wednesday night.
Game On: Morgan Rielly scores winner, Maple Leafs beat Canadiens 5-4 in OT

Game On: Morgan Rielly scores winner, Maple Leafs beat Canadiens 5-4 in OT

TORONTO — The Maple Leafs spent a large chunk of the off-season remaking the edges of their roster. Grit and veteran leadership were added to a talented group desperate to change the narrative of past playoff failures.
Jets, Canucks face potential COVID issues as NHL season gets underway

Jets, Canucks face potential COVID issues as NHL season gets underway

The 2020-21 NHL season got underway Wednesday with a tribute to front-line health care workers.
North Carolina's Emily Fox, Washington State's Trinity Rodman go 1-2 in NWSL draft

North Carolina's Emily Fox, Washington State's Trinity Rodman go 1-2 in NWSL draft

U.S. international Emily Fox and Trinity Rodman, daughter of former NBA bad boy Dennis Rodman, went 1-2 in the NWSL draft Wednesday evening.
Curling Canada adds three wild-card teams to field for the Scotties and the Brier

Curling Canada adds three wild-card teams to field for the Scotties and the Brier

Teams on the bubble for the so-called Calgary curling bubble could breathe a little easier Wednesday after Curling Canada expanded the field for its upcoming national championships.
Olympic rowing champion Kathleen Heddle dead of cancer at age 55

Olympic rowing champion Kathleen Heddle dead of cancer at age 55

VANCOUVER — Three-time Olympic rowing champion Kathleen Heddle has died of cancer at age 55. Canada's Heddle and Marnie McBean won Olympic gold medals in 1992 and 1996 in the coxless pair and double sculls respectively.
Calgary Flames, Winnipeg Jets renew hostilities to start their seasons

Calgary Flames, Winnipeg Jets renew hostilities to start their seasons

CALGARY — Recent history built heat into Thursday's first game of the NHL season for the Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets. The last NHL game the Jets played was a 4-0 loss Aug. 6 to the Flames, which ended Winnipeg's post-season.
J.T. Miller, Jordie Benn out of Canucks' lineup due to COVID-19 protocols

J.T. Miller, Jordie Benn out of Canucks' lineup due to COVID-19 protocols

VANCOUVER — Two Vancouver Canucks players are self isolating under the NHL's COVID-19 protocols. The NHL released a list of players unavailable due to COVID-19 protocol Wednesday, and it included defenceman Jordie Benn and forward J.T. Miller.
MLS Players Association says delaying season "best solution" for Canadian teams

MLS Players Association says delaying season "best solution" for Canadian teams

The executive director of the MLS Players Association says delaying the start of the 2021 season would be the "best solution" for Canadian teams given the pandemic-related border issues.
Former Red Bulls coach Chris Armas named as Greg Vanney's successor at Toronto FC

Former Red Bulls coach Chris Armas named as Greg Vanney's successor at Toronto FC

Toronto FC confirmed former New York Red Bulls coach Chris Armas as Greg Vanney's successor on Wednesday. The 48-year-old Armas becomes Toronto's 10th head coach.