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Russia sweeps golds in World Cup skeleton at Lake Placid

Russia sweeps golds in World Cup skeleton at Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — Russia swept the gold medals at a World Cup skeleton race at Mount Van Hoevenberg on Friday, with Elena Nikitina’s winning margin in the women’s race the largest on tour in nearly three years.

Canadians Karker, Bowman earn bronze medals in ski halfpipe World Cup

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. — Canada's Rachel Karker won the bronze medal at a ski halfpipe World Cup on Friday while fellow Canadian Noah Bowman finished third in the men's event. The 22-year-old Karker from Guelph, Ont., scored 81.
'Canadian Mafia' intact: Bombers extend contracts of GM Walters, coach O'Shea

'Canadian Mafia' intact: Bombers extend contracts of GM Walters, coach O'Shea

WINNIPEG — Wade Miller is proud the "Canadian Mafia" will continue running the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
New head coach Ryan Dinwiddie tasked with making Argos winners again

New head coach Ryan Dinwiddie tasked with making Argos winners again

TORONTO — Ryan Dinwiddie had the head coaching bug back when he was a CFL quarterback, regularly drawing up plays for consideration by his bosses at the time. Now he's getting a chance to do the real thing with the Toronto Argonauts.
Are you ready for some curling? Team of ex-NFLers stepping up their game

Are you ready for some curling? Team of ex-NFLers stepping up their game

A downside of skipping a curling team of former NFL players is the team photo, says Jason Smith. "I hate taking pictures with them because I look like a little kid," the Minnesotan told The Canadian Press.

APTN to broadcast hockey games in Plains Cree starting with Jets at Blackhawks

WINNIPEG — APTN and Rogers Sportsnet agreed a three-year deal on Friday to broadcast NHL games in Plains Cree.

Stampeders sign offensive lineman Williams, defensive lineman Orimolade

CALGARY — The Calgary Stampeders have signed offensive lineman Ucambre Williams and defensive lineman Folarin Orimolade. The club says Williams's deal runs through the 2021 season.

Indigenous hockey player buoyed by support after sharing experience with racism

WAYCOBAH, N.S. — An Indigenous hockey player from Nova Scotia who shared his experience of racism on the ice says he's been inspired to stick with the sport after an outpouring of support from professionals and peers.
Canadian speedskaters Blondin, Belchos win World Cup mass start events

Canadian speedskaters Blondin, Belchos win World Cup mass start events

NAGANO, Japan — Canadians Ivanie Blondin and Jordan Belchos won mass start gold medals Friday at a World Cup speedskating event.

Canadian rugby women blank Brazil to open play at Cape Town Sevens

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Canada's women ran in six tries en route to a 32-0 win over Brazil on the opening day of play Friday at the Cape Town Sevens.