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Junior hockey league in the Maritimes seeking women for coaching, operations jobs

Junior hockey league in the Maritimes seeking women for coaching, operations jobs

HALIFAX — A junior hockey league on the East Coast wants to create new opportunities for women by hiring up to 10 of them as assistant coaches and scouts for the upcoming season.
Andrea Skinner appointed interim board chair at Hockey Canada

Andrea Skinner appointed interim board chair at Hockey Canada

CALGARY — Toronto lawyer Andrea Skinner has been appointed interim chair of Hockey Canada's board of directors. Skinner is the first woman to hold the position in the organization's history.
National Bank Open in Toronto to be one of Serena Williams' final events

National Bank Open in Toronto to be one of Serena Williams' final events

TORONTO — Serena Williams' appearance at the National Bank Open in Toronto will be the final one of her career. The tennis legend said earlier Tuesday she is planning to retire from tennis sometime following the U.S.

BetMGM becomes one of the NFL's official sportsbook partners in Canada

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — BetMGM has become one of the NFL's official sportsbook partners in Canada . The sports-betting and iGaming operator announced a multi-year partnership extension with the NFL on Tuesday.
Canada's Pospisil drops opener to Paul, Shapovalov to resume rain-suspended match

Canada's Pospisil drops opener to Paul, Shapovalov to resume rain-suspended match

MONTREAL — Canada's Vasek Pospisil was eliminated from singles play at the National Bank Open on Tuesday after dropping a 6-4, 6-4 decision to American Tommy Paul. Pospisil, a native of Vernon, B.C.
Canada's Rebecca Marino falls in opening match at National Bank Open

Canada's Rebecca Marino falls in opening match at National Bank Open

TORONTO — Canada's Rebecca Marino lost 6-3, 6-7 (5), 4-6 to China's Zheng Qinwen in the opening round of the National Bank Open on Tuesday.
Meaghan Mikkelson has unfinished business with Canadian women's hockey team

Meaghan Mikkelson has unfinished business with Canadian women's hockey team

CALGARY — Meaghan Mikkelson wasn't done playing hockey. After three Olympic Games and two gold medals, the 37-year-old defender could have moved on from the Canadian women's team with her head held high.
Insigne pulls out of MLS all-star skills challenge due to family medical situation

Insigne pulls out of MLS all-star skills challenge due to family medical situation

TORONTO — A medical issue involving Italian star Lorenzo Insigne's family promoted Toronto FC to delay its flight out of Nashville on the weekend.
Russia's Medvedev focusing on the positives after being forced to skip Wimbledon

Russia's Medvedev focusing on the positives after being forced to skip Wimbledon

MONTREAL — There's a blank space in the nationality column beside Daniil Medvedev's name on the drawsheet at the National Bank Open. The Russian flag is also missing from the Moscow native's bio on the ATP Tour website.
Nurse, LeBlanc among group that will study, advise on women's pro sport in Canada

Nurse, LeBlanc among group that will study, advise on women's pro sport in Canada

Kia Nurse and Karina LeBlanc are among a star-studded group of Canadian women tasked with helping determine the course for professional women's sport in Canada.