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Pandemic poses preparation challenges for Canada's Tokyo-bound teams

Pandemic poses preparation challenges for Canada's Tokyo-bound teams

Getting a bunch of people together from across Canada to play sports against a bunch of people from another country is logistically complex at the best of times.
'Champions Start Small' motto stuck with figure skater and new mom Meagan Duhamel

'Champions Start Small' motto stuck with figure skater and new mom Meagan Duhamel

Meagan Duhamel noticed a small sign by a family room door while staying with her baby daughter in a neonatal intensive care unit last fall.
Ottawa Redblacks GM Marcel Desjardins, coach Paul LaPolice returning in 2021

Ottawa Redblacks GM Marcel Desjardins, coach Paul LaPolice returning in 2021

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Redblacks will bring back general manager Marcel Desjardins, head coach Paul LaPolice and the majority of the football operations staff in 2021.
Nashville SC's Walker Zimmerman named MLS Defender of the Year

Nashville SC's Walker Zimmerman named MLS Defender of the Year

NEW YORK — Nashville SC centre back Walker Zimmerman has been named the 2020 MLS Defender of the Year. Zimmerman was runner-up to Minnesota's Ike Opara last year. The 27-year-old U.S. international received 28.
"I know he's there" - Bishop-Nriagu says her future success will be due to Fairall

"I know he's there" - Bishop-Nriagu says her future success will be due to Fairall

Melissa Bishop-Nriagu kept every training program coach Dennis Fairall had written for her over the decade the two had worked together.

Quarterback Mike Reilly expected to return to B.C. Lions: team president

VANCOUVER — When the B.C. Lions return to training camp, club president Rick LeLacheur expects star quarterback Mike Reilly to be tossing the football with his teammates.
Canada reviewing NBA plan to play in Toronto amid pandemic

Canada reviewing NBA plan to play in Toronto amid pandemic

TORONTO — The Canadian government is reviewing a proposal from the NBA and the Raptors to play in Toronto amid the pandemic.
NBA draft one of several huge tasks facing the Raptors this month

NBA draft one of several huge tasks facing the Raptors this month

TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors have the 29th and 59th picks in Wednesday night's NBA draft, capping the longest and most convoluted pre-draft period in league history.
Calgary Stampeders reduce coaching staff amid pandemic economic pain

Calgary Stampeders reduce coaching staff amid pandemic economic pain

CALGARY — The Calgary Stampeders coaching staff remains mostly intact for 2021 with the exception of a pair of position coaches. Running backs coach George Cortez and defensive backs coach Joshua Bell will not return because of economic reasons.

York 9 FC names Eva Havaris executive vice-president of strategy and operations

TORONTO — York 9 FC has named Eva Havaris its executive vice-president of strategy and operations/chief of staff.