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China opens Everest's north side to 38 virus-tested climbers

China opens Everest's north side to 38 virus-tested climbers

BEIJING — China has opened Mount Everest's northern slope to a few dozen mountaineers who will be tested for the coronavirus and must keep their distance while ascending the world's highest peak.

Wright, Bedard lead Canadian under-18 squad to gold, beat Russia 5-3

FRISCO, Texas — Canada is golden at the under-18 men's hockey championship after another strong performance from two of the youngest players at the tournament.
Canucks snap six-game losing skid with dominant 6-3 win over Oilers

Canucks snap six-game losing skid with dominant 6-3 win over Oilers

EDMONTON — Travis Hamonic says Thursday night was exactly the kind of result the beleaguered Vancouver Canucks needed. After losing six in a row, the Canucks stormed the ice in Edmonton on Thursday, dominating the Oilers in a 6-3 victory.
Einarson's five-game win streak ends with loss to Japan at world curling playdowns

Einarson's five-game win streak ends with loss to Japan at world curling playdowns

CALGARY — Mixed results Thursday have left Kerri Einarson's team in a precarious position entering the final day of round-robin competition at the world women's curling championship.
Wizards beat Raptors in OT, Toronto playoff bid nearly over

Wizards beat Raptors in OT, Toronto playoff bid nearly over

TAMPA, Fla.
Matthews scores 40th goal of the season, Leafs use early barrage to down Habs 5-2

Matthews scores 40th goal of the season, Leafs use early barrage to down Habs 5-2

TORONTO — Sheldon Keefe saw a different Auston Matthews back in January. Creating offence had never been a problem for the Maple Leafs' star sniper.
Grichuk drives in 5, Jays beat A's 10-4 for series split

Grichuk drives in 5, Jays beat A's 10-4 for series split

OAKLAND, Calif. — Randal Grichuk homered, doubled and drove in five runs to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 10-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Thursday.
Organizers, media, viewers pivot after curling TV and streaming feeds shut down

Organizers, media, viewers pivot after curling TV and streaming feeds shut down

The venerable supports of pandemic-era sports media coverage — television and streaming — have been critical lifelines for reporters tasked with remote filing in the absence of regular in-person access.
Canadian athletes, coaches applaud news of vaccine doses ahead of Tokyo

Canadian athletes, coaches applaud news of vaccine doses ahead of Tokyo

Canadian athletes and officials applauded Thursday's news that Pfizer and BioNTech are donating COVID-19 doses to inoculate athletes and officials preparing for the Tokyo Games. The Olympics and Paralympics are happening, they said.
OF Springer expected to miss more than 10 days, Jays GM says

OF Springer expected to miss more than 10 days, Jays GM says

TORONTO — Blue Jays outfielder George Springer is not expected to be ready to return to Toronto’s lineup when his latest stint on the 10-day injured list ends May 13, general manager Ross Atkins said Thursday.