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Alpine Canada recalls some national-team athletes from Europe due to pandemic

Alpine Canada recalls some national-team athletes from Europe due to pandemic

CALGARY — Alpine Canada is recalling some of its national-team athletes from Europe because of the deteriorating COVID-19 pandemic situation there.
UEFA asks FIFA for handball law change to stop harsh calls

UEFA asks FIFA for handball law change to stop harsh calls

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has received a request from UEFA to adjust the handball law again to provide more flexibility for referees and prevent players being unfairly punished.
ESPN announces 300 layoffs, citing 'disruption' amid virus

ESPN announces 300 layoffs, citing 'disruption' amid virus

ESPN announced Thursday it is laying off about 300 employees and cutting about 500 jobs from its global workforce.
Like the NHL, Electronic Arts forced to adapt to pandemic in making hockey game

Like the NHL, Electronic Arts forced to adapt to pandemic in making hockey game

TORONTO — Like the NHL, EA Sports was forced to adapt to the pandemic. While the league opted to finish out its season in a bubble, the video game developer moved to remote production.
Vancouver council waits until staff report in 2021 before making Olympic bid decision

Vancouver council waits until staff report in 2021 before making Olympic bid decision

VANCOUVER — City council will wait until early 2021 before deciding whether Vancouver should make a bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics. In a message posted on social media, Coun.
In virus era, bubbles provide game-changing lessons learned

In virus era, bubbles provide game-changing lessons learned

The NBA wants to be back in December. The NHL is aiming at games resuming in January. Baseball’s spring training may begin in February, like normal. They almost certainly won’t be in bubbles if and when any or all of that happens.
Former Wolfpack assistant Simon Finnigan named head coach of the Widnes Viking

Former Wolfpack assistant Simon Finnigan named head coach of the Widnes Viking

Former Toronto Wolfpack assistant coach Simon Finnigan has been named head coach of the Widnes Vikings, the team he used to play for. Finnigan left the Wolfpack in March 2019 to become head coach of the Newcastle Thunder.
Slow Game: Curlers waiting, watching, wondering what might happen to season

Slow Game: Curlers waiting, watching, wondering what might happen to season

The slow game is on for the country's top curling teams who are waiting, watching and wondering what might become of the season.
Edmonton Oilers sign defenceman William Lagesson to two-year contract

Edmonton Oilers sign defenceman William Lagesson to two-year contract

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman William Lagesson to a two-year contract. The contract is two-way in year one and a one-way in year two and has an annual average value of US$725,000 at the NHL level.
Nadal earns 1,000th win, reaches 3rd round at Paris Masters

Nadal earns 1,000th win, reaches 3rd round at Paris Masters

PARIS — Rafael Nadal became only the fourth man to reach 1,000 match wins when he beat fellow Spanish veteran Feliciano Lopez 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the second round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday.