Skip to content

National Sports

Paris joins big screen boycott of World Cup games from Qatar

Paris joins big screen boycott of World Cup games from Qatar

PARIS (AP) — Paris will not broadcast World Cup matches on giant screens in public fan zones amid concerns over rights violations of migrant workers and the environmental impact of the tournament in Qatar.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers re-acquire Darby Jr. from Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Winnipeg Blue Bombers re-acquire Darby Jr. from Hamilton Tiger-Cats

WINNIPEG — Alden Darby Jr. is back with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Bombers acquired Darby from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Tuesday for defensive end Cedric Wilcots II. This marks the second time in as many years Winnipeg has traded for Darby.
Naomi Osaka to publish picture book 'The Way Champs Play'

Naomi Osaka to publish picture book 'The Way Champs Play'

NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka has some life lessons she'd like to share. The tennis superstar has a deal with HarperCollins Publishers for a children's picture book, “The Way Champs Play," scheduled to come out Dec. 6.
Indonesia soccer group: Some gates locked in deadly crush

Indonesia soccer group: Some gates locked in deadly crush

MALANG, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s national soccer association says delays in unlocking the gates at a stadium after violence broke out at the end of a match contributed to a disaster in which at least 131 people died.
Beverette, Demski and Collaros all earn CFL top performer honours

Beverette, Demski and Collaros all earn CFL top performer honours

TORONTO — Defensive back Tyrice Beverette of the Montreal Alouettes as well as receiver Nic Demski and quarterback Zach Collaros, both of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, were named the CFL's top performers Tuesday.
Queen's Plate champion Moira to run in $750,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes event

Queen's Plate champion Moira to run in $750,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes event

TORONTO — Queen's Plate champion Moira will run in the $750,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack. Woodbine Entertainment made the announcement Tuesday. The remainder of the field is expected to be revealed Wednesday.

Montreal Canadiens sign second-round pick Owen Beck to three-year, entry-level deal

MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens have signed forward Owen Beck to a three-year, entry-level contract, the club announced on Tuesday. The deal will see Beck earn (US)$775,000 at the NHL level in 2022-23, $835,000 in 2023-24 and $855,000 in 2024-25.
ParticipAction gives kids and youth a D for activity, F for screen time

ParticipAction gives kids and youth a D for activity, F for screen time

TORONTO — A new study attempts to quantify what many parents likely already know: dismal activity levels for kids and youth fell even further during the pandemic, while screen use soared.
Basketball players fleeing Ukraine find home with University of Lethbridge Pronghorns

Basketball players fleeing Ukraine find home with University of Lethbridge Pronghorns

The squeak of their shoes and the thump of the ball on the court feels blessedly normal for Vika Kovalevska and Vlada Hozalova.
Hockey Canada's board chairs to answer to feds, Nicholson deferred to later date

Hockey Canada's board chairs to answer to feds, Nicholson deferred to later date

OTTAWA — Hockey Canada's board chairs, past and present, will answer to the federal government today on the hockey body's handling of alleged sexual assaults and how money was paid out in lawsuits.