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Canada's show jumping team dropped from Tokyo 2020 for doping violation

Canada's show jumping team dropped from Tokyo 2020 for doping violation

Canada's show jumping team has been expelled from next summer's Tokyo Olympics because of a doping violation. Nicole Walker of Aurora, Ont.

Canadian international forward Jenna Hellstrom signs with Washington Spirit

BOYDS, Md. — Canadian international forward Jenna Hellstrom has joined the Washington Spirit of the NWSL. The 24-year-old from Sudbury, Ont., played most recently for KIF Orebro in Sweden.

ESPN reaches settlement on harassment lawsuit

HARTFORD, Conn. — ESPN has reached a settlement with a former on-air personality who sued the cable sports giant alleging sexual harassment. In an agreement filed Dec. 12 in U.S.

Guelph fires longtime track coach Scott-Thomas for unprofessional conduct

TORONTO — Longtime Canadian track coach Dave Scott-Thomas has been fired from the University of Guelph for unprofessional conduct. Scott-Thomas has been on a leave of absence since Oct.
CPL's York 9 FC signs Canadian international midfielder Chris Mannella

CPL's York 9 FC signs Canadian international midfielder Chris Mannella

TORONTO — Chris Mannella is coming home. The former Toronto FC homegrown player, who found himself without a club after Ottawa Fury FC ceased operations, has signed with York 9 FC of the Canadian Premier League.
The Grim Reaper: Former tough guy details unconventional path in new book

The Grim Reaper: Former tough guy details unconventional path in new book

The worst beating of Stu Grimson's career turned into a moment of clarity for one of hockey's premier tough guys. Playing in just his fourth NHL game, Grimson and the Calgary Flames were hosting the Edmonton Oilers.
Captain Christine Sinclair honoured as Canada Soccer Player of the Decade

Captain Christine Sinclair honoured as Canada Soccer Player of the Decade

TORONTO — Christine Sinclair, who is one goal away from tying Abby Wambach's world-record total of 184, has been named the Canada Soccer Player of the Decade. The special award honours the 36-year-old from Burnaby, B.C.

Redblacks add former Lions head coach Benevides as defensive co-ordinator

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Redblacks have named former B.C. Lions head coach Mike Benevides as their defensive co-ordinator. Benevides, from Toronto, has been part of three Grey Cup championship teams since entering the CFL coaching ranks in 2000.
Whitecaps trade goalkeeper MacMath to Salt Lake for targeted allocation money

Whitecaps trade goalkeeper MacMath to Salt Lake for targeted allocation money

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Whitecaps have acquired US$50,000 of 2020 targeted allocation money from Real Salt Lake in exchange for goalkeeper Zac MacMath.
Eddy returns to Scotties for first time since dropping '97 final to Schmirler

Eddy returns to Scotties for first time since dropping '97 final to Schmirler

Chelsea Carey's team has a guaranteed spot in the 2020 Scotties Tournament of Hearts as Team Canada. Lori Eddy and her Nunavut teammates are the first to join the defending champions in the 16-team field.