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Samuel Charron, Samuel Charron named Canada's top para, futsal players

TORONTO — Samuel Charron has been named Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year while Luis Rocha won top Canadian futsal honours.
After seven years, LaPolice ready for another run as CFL head coach with Redblacks

After seven years, LaPolice ready for another run as CFL head coach with Redblacks

OTTAWA — It's been nearly seven years since Paul LaPolice was a head coach in the CFL. After soaking up four more years of experience on the sidelines, LaPolice says he's ready for another opportunity.

Canadian Alen Marcina named head coach of San Antonio FC in USL Championship

SAN ANTONIO — Canadian Alen Marcina has been promoted to head coach of San Antonio FC of the USL Championship. The 40-year-old from Surrey, B.C., originally joined the team in 2018, serving most recently as an assistant coach.

Canada striker Jackson-Hamel back in Montreal on a one-year deal with an option

MONTREAL — The Montreal Impact have re-signed Canadian striker Anthony Jackson-Hamel to a one-year deal, with an option for 2021. The MLS club had declined his contact option last month while saying talks were continuing.

Caps' Carlson, Pens' Jarry, Sabres' Eichel named NHL three stars of the week

NEW YORK — Washington Capitals defenceman John Carlson, Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry and Buffalo Sabres centre Jack Eichel have been named the NHL's three stars of the week.
Tennis star Andreescu wins Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's athlete of the year

Tennis star Andreescu wins Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's athlete of the year

TORONTO — Tennis star Bianca Andreescu has won the 2019 Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's athlete of the year. Andreescu is the first tennis player to win the award. The native of Mississauga, Ont.

Montreal to host inaugural world sprint and team triathlon championships in 2022

Montreal will host the inaugural world sprint and team triathlon championships in 2022. The International Triathlon Union made the announcement Monday.
Toronto Blue Jays promote Jose Ministral to head athletic trainer

Toronto Blue Jays promote Jose Ministral to head athletic trainer

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays have promoted Jose Ministral to head athletic trainer. Ministral joined the Blue Jays in 2013 as an assistant athletic training co-ordinator, and was the club's assistant athletic trainer over the past two seasons.
Anti-doping agency imposes 4-year ban on Russia

Anti-doping agency imposes 4-year ban on Russia

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Russia was slapped Monday with a four-year ban from international sports events, including next summer's Tokyo Olympics, over a longstanding doping scandal, although its athletes will still be able to compete if they can show

Australia's Queensland state will bid for 2032 Olympics

BRISBANE, Australia — Australia's Queensland state will bid to host to the 2032 Olympic Games and Paralympics, state premier Annastacia Palaszczuk told reporters Monday.