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CFL balls are photographed at the Winnipeg Blue Bombers stadium in Winnipeg Thursday, May 24, 2018. The CFL has cancelled its 2020 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It marks the first year the Grey Cup won’t be presented since 1919. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

CFL cancels 2020 season during pandemic, ends 100-plus year run for Grey Cup

The CFL becomes one of the few major North American pro sports leagues to wipe out play in 2020

CFL balls are photographed at the Winnipeg Blue Bombers stadium in Winnipeg Thursday, May 24, 2018. The CFL has cancelled its 2020 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It marks the first year the Grey Cup won’t be presented since 1919. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
FILE – Toronto Raptors center Serge Ibaka (9) passes the ball over San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills (8) and forward Rudy Gay (22) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Raptors lament absence of ‘best fans in the NBA’ ahead of playoffs

The coronavirus forced the NBA playoffs into a so-called bubble at Walt Disney World

FILE – Toronto Raptors center Serge Ibaka (9) passes the ball over San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills (8) and forward Rudy Gay (22) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
FILE – A football with the new CFL logo sits on a chair in Winnipeg, Friday, November 27, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Sources: CFL’s $30-million federal loan request falls through

The $30-million, interest-free loan request was essentially seen as the league’s last-ditch effort

FILE – A football with the new CFL logo sits on a chair in Winnipeg, Friday, November 27, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
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Specimens to be tested for COVID-19 are seen at a lab in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, March 26, 2020. The NHL says the laboratories hired to conduct daily COVID-19 tests on players in Edmonton and Toronto keep their supply chains separate from the public’s to ensure never the twain shall meet. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

NHL and its labs say COVID-19 testing doesn’t overlap with public’s

Roughly 1,500 samples are collected and analysed daily in each city

Specimens to be tested for COVID-19 are seen at a lab in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, March 26, 2020. The NHL says the laboratories hired to conduct daily COVID-19 tests on players in Edmonton and Toronto keep their supply chains separate from the public’s to ensure never the twain shall meet. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
New York has won six in a row and 11 of 12 against Boston since last July. AP photo
New York has won six in a row and 11 of 12 against Boston since last July. AP photo
Toronto watched video, discussed tactics and practised different ways to break down an opponent with a grinding, soul-sucking defensive structure. CP photo
Toronto watched video, discussed tactics and practised different ways to break down an opponent with a grinding, soul-sucking defensive structure. CP photo
NHL returns to action 142 after COVID-19 forced suspension of season

NHL returns to action 142 after COVID-19 forced suspension of season

It became clear pretty quickly Saturday hockey hadn’t missed a beat

NHL returns to action 142 after COVID-19 forced suspension of season
Winnipeg didn’t recover from losing centre Mark Scheifele to a left-leg injury in the first period. The Jets were outshot 33-18 and dominated by the Flames in the second period. CP photo

Flames ground Jets 4-1 to take series lead, Winnipeg’s Scheifele injured

Playoff animosity didn’t take long to brew in Calgary’s 4-1 win over the Jets

Winnipeg didn’t recover from losing centre Mark Scheifele to a left-leg injury in the first period. The Jets were outshot 33-18 and dominated by the Flames in the second period. CP photo
Kubalik nets 5 points as Blackhawks stun Oilers 6-4 in NHL qualifier opener
Kubalik nets 5 points as Blackhawks stun Oilers 6-4 in NHL qualifier opener
The Blue Jays are turning to a backup plan after finding out they wouldn’t be allowed to play any games at Toronto’s Rogers Centre this season. CP photo

Blue Jays looking at backup plan for home stadium

The Blue Jays will be the lone MLB team not to be playing in their usual home stadium

The Blue Jays are turning to a backup plan after finding out they wouldn’t be allowed to play any games at Toronto’s Rogers Centre this season. CP photo
NFL tells teams training camps will open on time
NFL tells teams training camps will open on time
Defenceman Teemu Kivihalme and the Toronto Maple Leafs agreed to a two-year extension on his two-way contract on Saturday. CP photo

Defenceman Teemu Kivihalme signs contract extension with Maple Leafs

The NHL salary of the contract carries an average annual value of $725,000

Defenceman Teemu Kivihalme and the Toronto Maple Leafs agreed to a two-year extension on his two-way contract on Saturday. CP photo
Mackenzie Hughes doesn’t think of himself as an ambassador for golf, but when he has the opportunity to promote the sport he loves he embraces that role. CP photo
Mackenzie Hughes doesn’t think of himself as an ambassador for golf, but when he has the opportunity to promote the sport he loves he embraces that role. CP photo
Canadian international forward Conor Keys has signed a two-year contract extension with Atlanta’s Major League Rugby team. CP photo

Canadian international Conor Keys signs contact extension with Rugby ATL

“We saw Conor beginning to grow into his own during the 2020 season”

Canadian international forward Conor Keys has signed a two-year contract extension with Atlanta’s Major League Rugby team. CP photo
Toronto FC and its supporters have combined forces in a stand against racism. CP photo
Toronto FC and its supporters have combined forces in a stand against racism. CP photo
Former Washington Redskins assistant coach Joe Bugel died Sunday. AP photo
Former Washington Redskins assistant coach Joe Bugel died Sunday. AP photo
The Raptors (10-0) are after an NBA 2K League-record 11th straight victory when they host Heat Check Gaming (2-6) on Monday. Toronto tied the record, set by Mavs Gaming last season, in sweeping Orlando in their best-of-three series last Tuesday. CP photo
The Raptors (10-0) are after an NBA 2K League-record 11th straight victory when they host Heat Check Gaming (2-6) on Monday. Toronto tied the record, set by Mavs Gaming last season, in sweeping Orlando in their best-of-three series last Tuesday. CP photo
Toronto returns to action July 10 against D.C. United in a game that kicks off at 8 p.m. ET. Two of its three group games are evening starts. CP photo
Toronto returns to action July 10 against D.C. United in a game that kicks off at 8 p.m. ET. Two of its three group games are evening starts. CP photo
Alberta heavyweight Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser delivers impressive UFC KO
Alberta heavyweight Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser delivers impressive UFC KO
Yankees, Mets to train in New York if MLB resumes

Yankees, Mets to train in New York if MLB resumes

‘I think New York now is especially attractive, compared to the other states’

Yankees, Mets to train in New York if MLB resumes