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Veteran Canadian centre Tristan Thompson setting tone in Cleveland

Veteran Canadian centre Tristan Thompson setting tone in Cleveland

Tristan Thompson gleefully bounded around the Cleveland dressing room, his teammates enthusiastically showering him with buckets of water.
Marc Gasol expects to return from hamstring injury for Raptors' next game

Marc Gasol expects to return from hamstring injury for Raptors' next game

TORONTO — Marc Gasol's return to health has been an around-the-clock group effort. After sitting out 12 games with a hamstring injury, the Raptors centre is expected to play on Wednesday when Toronto visits Oklahoma City.
Ottawa Redblacks re-sign Canadian defensive back Justin Howell

Ottawa Redblacks re-sign Canadian defensive back Justin Howell

OTTAWA — Canadian defensive back Justin Howell has signed a one-year contract extension with the Ottawa Redblacks. The native of Bradford, Ont., has 21 defensive tackles and 16 special-teams tackles over the past two years with the Redblacks.

Toronto FC unveils pre-season plans, with training stints in Florida, California

Toronto FC will play five pre-season friendlies with training camp stops in both Florida and California. Players report Saturday for medicals at the team's north Toronto training facility, with the first training session set for Jan. 20.
Thierry Henry sees need for better defence after first practice with Impact

Thierry Henry sees need for better defence after first practice with Impact

MONTREAL — Thierry Henry is fully aware the Montreal Impact are lacking depth on defence after just one practice.
Raptors forward Pascal Siakam appreciates Canadian Gilgeous-Alexander's feat

Raptors forward Pascal Siakam appreciates Canadian Gilgeous-Alexander's feat

TORONTO — Pascal Siakam knows how tough it is to grab 20 rebounds in a game.
'He messed with the wrong guy': Kassian sends warning to Tkachuk ahead of rematch

'He messed with the wrong guy': Kassian sends warning to Tkachuk ahead of rematch

EDMONTON — It doesn't appear Edmonton Oilers forward Zack Kassian is ready to drop his feud with Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk.

Canadian curling team improves to 5-0 at Youth Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The Canadian mixed curling team will carry a perfect record into the quarterfinals at the Youth Olympics. Canada defeated Estonia 10-2 on Tuesday to improve to 5-0. Skip Nathan Young of Torbay, N.L.
N.S. hockey group withdraws from Hockeyville competition to support P.E.I. rival

N.S. hockey group withdraws from Hockeyville competition to support P.E.I. rival

HALIFAX — A minor hockey organization in Nova Scotia has withdrawn its entry from a national competition for funding, saying it is throwing its support behind a small P.E.I. town that lost its rink to a fire a few days after Christmas.

N.S. hockey group withdraws from Hockeyville competition to support P.E.I. rival

HALIFAX — A minor hockey organization in Nova Scotia has withdrawn its entry from a national competition for funding, saying it is throwing its support behind a small P.E.I. town that lost its rink to a fire a few days after Christmas.