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Canadian field hockey team headed home from South Africa

Canada's women's junior field hockey team is scheduled to arrive home on Thursday after being stranded in South Africa due to the new COVID-19 variant. The team took off from Johannesburg on Wednesday, and was on a flight through Frankfurt, Germany.

CFL suspends Argos' VP of player personnel John Murphy indefinitely after altercation

HAMILTON — The CFL suspended Toronto Argonauts executive John Murphy indefinitely Wednesday for an altercation with fans after the East Division final. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeated Toronto 27-19 at BMO Field on Sunday to advance to the Grey Cup.
NHL Notebook: Olympics top agenda at board of governors' meeting in Florida

NHL Notebook: Olympics top agenda at board of governors' meeting in Florida

The Beijing Olympics open in less than 60 days. And the NHL has just over a month to decide if it will be there.
Some Hamilton football fans still give former Ticat O'Shea the gears for leaving town

Some Hamilton football fans still give former Ticat O'Shea the gears for leaving town

HAMILTON — He's been gone since 2000 but it seems some Hamilton football fans still haven't forgiven Mike O'Shea for leaving the Tiger-Cats. O'Shea had two separate stints as a linebacker with Hamilton (1993-95, 2000) during his Hall of Fame career.
Former NFL player Glenn Foster dies after arrest in Alabama

Former NFL player Glenn Foster dies after arrest in Alabama

REFORM, Ala. (AP) — Arrested for driving twice the speed limit through a rural Alabama community, former NFL player Glenn Foster Jr. wound up in a jail where he allegedly beat up another prisoner while trying to steal socks, authorities said.
Trudeau announces Canadian officials will boycott Winter Olympics in China

Trudeau announces Canadian officials will boycott Winter Olympics in China

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will join a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in Beijing next year, citing extensive human rights abuses by the Communist regime in the host country.
Veteran Winnipeg running back Andrew Harris more appreciative of Grey Cup experiences

Veteran Winnipeg running back Andrew Harris more appreciative of Grey Cup experiences

HAMILTON — Time has given Andrew Harris a deeper appreciation about what it takes to win the Grey Cup.
Ticats waste little time in naming Dane Evans their starting quarterback for Grey Cup

Ticats waste little time in naming Dane Evans their starting quarterback for Grey Cup

HAMILTON — Ticats linebacker Simoni Lawrence knew quarterback Dane Evans was ready when he saw him just prior to last Sunday's CFL East final.
Olympic decathlon champ Warner wins Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's Athlete of the Year

Olympic decathlon champ Warner wins Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's Athlete of the Year

TORONTO — Decathlete Damian Warner was named the winner of the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's Athlete of the Year on Wednesday, capping a triumphant season highlighted by his Olympic title at the Tokyo Games.
Mike O'Shea, Orlondo Steinauer have their respective teams back in 2021 Grey Cup game

Mike O'Shea, Orlondo Steinauer have their respective teams back in 2021 Grey Cup game

HAMILTON — Wins and losses are important, but Mike O'Shea and Orlondo Steinauer believe -- as CFL head coaches -- they're in the people business.