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Canadian women's basketball team punches its Olympic ticket with win over Sweden

Canadian women's basketball team punches its Olympic ticket with win over Sweden

OSTEND, Belgium — Canada's women's basketball team celebrated at centre court holding aloft a giant ticket that read: "Qualified.

Four different players on target as Toronto FC beats Colorado in pre-season play

IRVINE, Calif. — Jozy Altidore and three others scored as Toronto FC defeated the Colorado Rapids 4-0 in its first game of the MLS pre-season Saturday.
Canada's Bloemen, Blondin, Fish reach speedskating podium in Calgary World Cup

Canada's Bloemen, Blondin, Fish reach speedskating podium in Calgary World Cup

CALGARY — Striving for the perfect speedskating stride motivates Ted-Jan Bloemen after achieving the pinnacle of his sport.
Patrick Laine's hat trick - all power-play goals - leads Jets past Senators 5-2

Patrick Laine's hat trick - all power-play goals - leads Jets past Senators 5-2

WINNIPEG — Patrik Laine was proud he wasn't predictable when he scored a hat trick in the Winnipeg Jets' 5-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday afternoon.

Canada's Courtney Sarault wins World Cup silver medal in 1,000-metre event

DRESDEN, Germany — Canadian Courtney Sarault won a silver medal in the women's 1,000-metre event at the ISU short track World Cup on Saturday. Sarault, from Moncton, N.B., took second place with a time of 1:55.
Canada, U.S., women qualify for Tokyo Olympics, now meet for bragging rights

Canada, U.S., women qualify for Tokyo Olympics, now meet for bragging rights

CARSON, Calif. — Fresh from celebrating Olympic qualification with semifinal wins Friday, Canada and the U.S., clash Sunday with bragging rights on the line at the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship.
Canadian Jeff Smith reaches final in first event back on pro darts tour

Canadian Jeff Smith reaches final in first event back on pro darts tour

BARNSLEY, England — Canadian Jeff Smith, who won his way back to the pro darts tour last month, made it to the final in his first event. The 44-year-old from Saint John, N.B.

Pospisil advances to Open Sud de France final with three-set upset of Goffin

MONTPELLIER, France — Vancouver's Vasek Pospisil upset Belgium's David Goffin 6-3, 1-6, 7-5 to advance to the final of the Open Sud de France on Saturday. Pospisil entered the match ranked 132nd on the ATP Tour, while Goffin was No. 10.
Ancelotti effect kicking in at in-form Everton

Ancelotti effect kicking in at in-form Everton

Carlo Ancelotti’s priority upon taking over at Everton just before Christmas was to get the team out of relegation danger in the English Premier League. Job done.
Toronto Wolfpack comeback falls short in 24-16 Super League loss to Salford

Toronto Wolfpack comeback falls short in 24-16 Super League loss to Salford

SALFORD, England — Dan Sarginson and Niall Evalds scored late tries as Salford Red Devils survived a Toronto rally Saturday to down the Wolfpack 24-16 in Betfred Super League play.