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Residential school survivor throws first pitch at Jays game for Orange Shirt Day

Residential school survivor throws first pitch at Jays game for Orange Shirt Day

TORONTO — Dolores (McLeod) Naponse hopes that her presence at a Toronto Blue Jays game will spark important conversation. Naponse, from Atikameksheng Anishnawbek, near Sudbury Ont.
Canada's Hughes birdies last 2 holes to catch Detry in Mississippi

Canada's Hughes birdies last 2 holes to catch Detry in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Canada's Mackenzie Hughes thought he had a chance to be picked for the Presidents Cup because of his putting.
Charley Hull with 8 birdies posts 64 to take lead in Texas

Charley Hull with 8 birdies posts 64 to take lead in Texas

THE COLONY, Texas (AP) — Charley Hull has forced herself to work a little harder on the putting and she saw it pay off Friday with eight birdies in her round of 7-under 64 to take the 36-hole lead in The Ascendant LPGA.
CEO Storey adjourns heated bobsled/skeleton AGM over voter eligibility concerns

CEO Storey adjourns heated bobsled/skeleton AGM over voter eligibility concerns

A move by Canadian bobsled and skeleton athletes to unseat Sarah Storey hit a snag this week with the abrupt adjournment of the federation's annual general meeting.

Alaska reality star injured while cleaning up storm damage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A reality television star and Iditarod musher was injured this week while helping clean up storm damage along Alaska's western coast.

Americans blank Canada 4-0 in final of International Para Hockey Cup

OSTRAVA, Czechia — Canada settled for silver at the International Para Hockey Cup on Friday after dropping a 4-0 decision to the United States at the RT Torax Arena. Declan Farmer scored twice — including an empty-net goal — and added an assist.
'We need to win': Vancouver Whitecaps look to contain Austin FC in home finale

'We need to win': Vancouver Whitecaps look to contain Austin FC in home finale

VANCOUVER — If you squint really, really hard, you can still see a possible path to the playoffs for the Vancouver Whitecaps. The club needs a lot of results to go its way, however, starting with a win over visiting Austin FC on Saturday.

Canada beats Bulgaria 3-1 at women's volleyball world championship

LODZ, Poland — Kiera Van Ryk scored 22 points to lead Canada to a 3-1 victory over Bulgaria on Friday at the FIVB women's volleyball world championship.
Edmonton Elks look to avoid setting CFL futility record against visiting Alouettes

Edmonton Elks look to avoid setting CFL futility record against visiting Alouettes

EDMONTON — Maybe the Edmonton Elks should wear their road whites when they take the field Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium.
Canada's Wilkerson and Bukovec ousted from Paris Elite16 beach volleyball event

Canada's Wilkerson and Bukovec ousted from Paris Elite16 beach volleyball event

PARIS — Canadians Brandie Wilkerson and Sophie Bukovec were eliminated from the Paris Elite16 beach volleyball event after splitting a pair of matches on Friday.