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WHL's Thunderbirds, Silvertips open to NHL joining Seattle hockey market

WHL's Thunderbirds, Silvertips open to NHL joining Seattle hockey market

TORONTO — The Seattle area's major junior hockey teams aren't worried about competing for fans with the NHL expansion franchise coming to town.
Coach accused of sexual assault says apology letter was misinterpreted

Coach accused of sexual assault says apology letter was misinterpreted

SARNIA, Ont. — A former high-ranking gymnastics coach accused of sexual assault told his trial Thursday that when he apologized to his accuser for "crossing the line," he wasn't referring to any sexual transgressions.
Lions announce seven members of coaching staff not coming back for 2019

Lions announce seven members of coaching staff not coming back for 2019

VANCOUVER — With a new head coach coming in, the B.C. Lions announced Thursday that seven members of its coaching staff will not be offered a contract for the 2019 season.

Ontario city settles complaint over use of Indigenous mascots and logos

TORONTO — Indigenous-themed mascots, names, imagery and symbols used by non-aboriginal sports teams will be removed from arenas and other facilities in Mississauga, Ont.
Canadian freestyle skier Karker excited for Dew Tour's modified superpipe

Canadian freestyle skier Karker excited for Dew Tour's modified superpipe

Rachael Karker has a renewed sense of confidence heading into her second Dew Tour. Now the Canadian halfpipe skier just has to work on mastering the event's new modified superpipe layout. And she's not alone in that regard.

Canadian Paralympic skier Brian McKeever wins sprint gold at IPC World Cup event

VUOKATTI, Finland — Canada's Brian McKeever won a gold medal in a five-kilometre cross-country ski race Thursday at the first stop in the IPC World Cup circuit. The 17-time-Paralympic medallist from Canmore, Alta., clocking a time of 11 minutes 4.
Blue Jays select teen right-hander Luciano from Royals in Rule 5 draft

Blue Jays select teen right-hander Luciano from Royals in Rule 5 draft

LAS VEGAS — The Toronto Blue Jays picked up right-handed pitcher Elvis Luciano from the Kansas City Royals on Thursday in the Rule 5 draft while losing Canadian right-hander Jordan Romano in the selection process.
Curling Canada says officiating mistake led to timing error in Canada Cup final

Curling Canada says officiating mistake led to timing error in Canada Cup final

Curling Canada said an "officiating mistake" was made during a key fifth-end shot in the Canada Cup men's final between Team Brad Jacobs and Team Kevin Koe last Sunday in Estevan, Sask.
Valanciunas out indefinitely after surgery; Raptors call up Boucher

Valanciunas out indefinitely after surgery; Raptors call up Boucher

Toronto Raptors forward Jonas Valanciunas underwent surgery to repair a dislocated left thumb and will wear a cast for four weeks. Valanciunas suffered the injury in Toronto's 113-93 victory at Golden State on Wednesday.
FC Edmonton makes South Korean midfielder its first international signing

FC Edmonton makes South Korean midfielder its first international signing

EDMONTON — FC Edmonton has made South Korean midfielder Son Yongchan its first international signing. Son played most recently for Ozone FC, an Indian second-tier club.