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Toronto FC rookie Ifunanyachi Achara looks to help those in need back home in Nigeria

Toronto FC rookie Ifunanyachi Achara looks to help those in need back home in Nigeria

TORONTO — Ifunanyachi Achara is a long way from home. But the Toronto FC rookie is watching Nigeria from a distance, not liking what he sees.
Junior hockey employment lawsuit on thin ice; judges refuse to OK $30-million deal

Junior hockey employment lawsuit on thin ice; judges refuse to OK $30-million deal

TORONTO — A $30-million settlement of three class actions over the alleged failure to pay junior hockey players the minimum wage has been thrown into jeopardy after three judges refused to sign off on the agreement.
2021 Boston Marathon postponed at least until the fall

2021 Boston Marathon postponed at least until the fall

Boston Marathon organizers said Wednesday that the 2021 race won't be run on Patriots Day because of the coronavirus pandemic, the second straight year that it has been moved from the April weekend that was its home for more than a century.
Canadian long-track speedskating team finds temporary home in B.C.

Canadian long-track speedskating team finds temporary home in B.C.

Canada's long-track speedskating team is chasing ice to Fort St. John, B.C. The country's top speedskaters have been without ice in Calgary's Olympic Oval since early September because of a mechanical failure.
American Hockey League's 31 teams aim to open next season in early February

American Hockey League's 31 teams aim to open next season in early February

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The American Hockey League hopes to start its next season in February. The AHL announced Wednesday it is targeting Feb. 5, 2021 as the start date for next season.

Pospisil upsets Auger-Aliassime in all-Canadian clash at Vienna Open

VIENNA — Vancouver's Vasek Pospisil upset Montreal's Felix Auger-Aliassime 7-5, 7-5 Wednesday in first-round action at the Erste Bank Open. Pospisil, a qualifier at the ATP 500 indoor hardcourt tournament, broke world No.
Senators sign veteran forward Alex Galchenyuk to one-year, $1.05-million contract

Senators sign veteran forward Alex Galchenyuk to one-year, $1.05-million contract

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators' busy off-season continued Wednesday with the signing of forward Alex Galchenyuk. The one-year deal is worth US$1.05 million.
After stint as England's No. 2, Bev Priestman takes over Canada women's soccer team

After stint as England's No. 2, Bev Priestman takes over Canada women's soccer team

TORONTO — Bev Priestman, Canada's new women's soccer coach, is looking for bravery on and off the field. Done right, she believes it will allow the eighth-ranked Canada women to move up the podium after winning back-to-back bronzes at the Olympics.
National Lacrosse League will wait until April to attempt to start next season

National Lacrosse League will wait until April to attempt to start next season

PHILADELPHIA — The National Lacrosse League hopes to start its next season in April. The NLL said Wednesday it is targeting the weekend of April 9-11 to begin play during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hendrick hires banished Kyle Larson to drive flagship No. 5

Hendrick hires banished Kyle Larson to drive flagship No. 5

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kyle Larson will be back in NASCAR next season driving the flagship No. 5 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports.