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Diego Ferreira, right, fights Kyle (The Monster) Nelson, left, during the UFC Lightweight bout in Toronto on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. Nelson fought (The Korean Superboy) Doo-ho Choi to a majority draw Sunday on a UFC Fight Night card. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canadian Kyle Nelson fights to a controversial draw on UFC Fight Night card

The judges scored the bout 29-27, 28-28 and 28-28, resulting in the majority draw

A shot from Central Division’s Seth Jones, of the Chicago Blackhawks (4) gets past Pacific Division’s goaltender Logan Thompson, of the Las Vegas Knights (36) during the NHL All Star hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Rivals Crosby and Ovechkin relish being All-Star teammates

‘I think we have fun to play together, not against each other’

Janet Pacey from Yellowknife poses with some of the Arctic Winter Games pins that she has collected over the years in this Friday, February 3, 2023 handout photo. New and seasoned pin traders, affectionately known as “pinheads” can often be found at the biennial sporting event swapping pins from across the circumpolar north or on the hunt for rare ones to add to their trove. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Janet Pacey *MANDATORY CREDIT*

‘Thrill of the chase’: Pin swapping a sport of its own at the Arctic Winter Games

‘I always say it’s the raven effect. Everything’s quite shiny’

Chicago Blackhawks' Jake McCabe (6) tries to stop Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid (97) during second period NHL action in Edmonton on Saturday January 28, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Connor McDavid continuing to raise the bar: ‘We need to talk about it more’

Jay Woodcroft is in a unique position. The Edmonton Oilers head coach…

Chicago Blackhawks' Jake McCabe (6) tries to stop Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid (97) during second period NHL action in Edmonton on Saturday January 28, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Wrexham’s Tom O’Connor celebrates scoring against Sheffield United during the English FA Cup fourth round soccer match at The Racecourse Ground, Wrexham, Wales, Sunday Jan. 29, 2023. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)

Ryan Reynolds goes through range of emotions in FA Cup match

‘I’m now so much in love with this sport that I actually hate it.’

Wrexham’s Tom O’Connor celebrates scoring against Sheffield United during the English FA Cup fourth round soccer match at The Racecourse Ground, Wrexham, Wales, Sunday Jan. 29, 2023. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
Canada’s Fancy Bermudez grabs the ball from an Australian player during the second half of rugby action at the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, April 30, 2022. Bermudez scored two tries in a losing cause against Brazil at the HSBC Sydney Sevens. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Canada’s Fancy Bermudez grabs the ball from an Australian player during the second half of rugby action at the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, April 30, 2022. Bermudez scored two tries in a losing cause against Brazil at the HSBC Sydney Sevens. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell warms up before the CFL western semi-final football game against the B.C. Lions in Vancouver on Sunday, November 6, 2022. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Tuesday that Mitchell has signed a three-year deal with the club. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Hamilton Tiger-Cats sign veteran quarterback Mitchell to three-year deal

Bo Levi Mitchell is a Hamilton Tiger-Cat. The veteran quarterback signed a…

Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell warms up before the CFL western semi-final football game against the B.C. Lions in Vancouver on Sunday, November 6, 2022. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Tuesday that Mitchell has signed a three-year deal with the club. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Team Skrlik edged Casey Scheidegger 9-8 in Wetaskiwin to win the provincial championship. (Twitter photo)

Red Deer’s Brittany Tran, team Skrlik win Alberta provincial title

Alberta’s Kayla Skrlik and New Brunswick’s Andrea Kelly won their respective provincial…

Team Skrlik edged Casey Scheidegger 9-8 in Wetaskiwin to win the provincial championship. (Twitter photo)
Brooke Henderson hits a shot from the ninth tee during the final round of the LPGA Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, in Orlando, Fla. Henderson went on to win the event, the 13th LPGA Tour title of her career. THE CANADIAN PRESS-AP-John Raoux

Canada’s Brooke Henderson wins 13th LPGA Tour title

Her 13 professional wins are the most in Canadian golf history

Brooke Henderson hits a shot from the ninth tee during the final round of the LPGA Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, in Orlando, Fla. Henderson went on to win the event, the 13th LPGA Tour title of her career. THE CANADIAN PRESS-AP-John Raoux
Rachael Karker of Canada competes during the women’s World Cup freestyle ski halfpipe event in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Gu golden again in World Cup halfpipe, Canada’s Karker, Bowman finish on podium

Eileen Gu’s halfpipe is ready for the Winter X Games. The 19-year-old…

Rachael Karker of Canada competes during the women’s World Cup freestyle ski halfpipe event in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Canada’s Brock Webster runs with the ball during a rugby union international match between Portugal and Canada in Oeiras, outside Lisbon, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Armando Franca

Canadian rugby women finish 11th while men place 14th at New Zealand Sevens

Women finished with huge win against Papua New Guinea, beating them 44-5

Canada’s Brock Webster runs with the ball during a rugby union international match between Portugal and Canada in Oeiras, outside Lisbon, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Armando Franca
Edmonton Oilers Leon Draisaitl (29) plays the puck while sitting on the ice after falling in front of Vancouver Canucks Andrei Kuzmenko (96) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, January 21, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Edmonton Oilers Leon Draisaitl (29) plays the puck while sitting on the ice after falling in front of Vancouver Canucks Andrei Kuzmenko (96) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, January 21, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jake Allen is congratulated by teammates after stopping the Calgary Flames in the shootout to win 2-1 in NHL hockey action in Montreal, Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. When did the Canadiens last win the Stanley Cup? (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

QUIZ: How much do you really know about hockey

Canada is a nation of hockey players and dedicated fans of the game

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jake Allen is congratulated by teammates after stopping the Calgary Flames in the shootout to win 2-1 in NHL hockey action in Montreal, Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. When did the Canadiens last win the Stanley Cup? (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)
Maria Sakkari of Greece waves as she walks from the court following her third round loss to Zhu Lin of China at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)

Is there a Netflix curse on Australian Open tennis players?

Tennis is abuzz with tongue-in-cheek talk about a “Netflix curse” during the…

Maria Sakkari of Greece waves as she walks from the court following her third round loss to Zhu Lin of China at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
Maddison Pearman, of Ponoka, skates in the 1000m Div B race during the ISU World Cup Speed Skating Calgary at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, on Feb. 7, 2020. (speedskating.ca)

Ponoka’s Maddison Pearman named to provisional team for the Long Track World Cups

Olympic speedskater Maddison Pearman from Ponoka, Alta., has been selected for the…

  • Jan 19, 2023
Maddison Pearman, of Ponoka, skates in the 1000m Div B race during the ISU World Cup Speed Skating Calgary at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, on Feb. 7, 2020. (speedskating.ca)
Team DeSchiffart. (Photo submitted)

3 Ponoka junior coaches on Team Alberta 2 going to nationals

Team DeSchiffart send off event to be held in Lacombe

Team DeSchiffart. (Photo submitted)
Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada reacts during his second round match against Alex Molcan of Slovakia at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Auger-Aliassime digs deep for major comeback at Aussie Open

They took different paths, but Canadians Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov have…

Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada reacts during his second round match against Alex Molcan of Slovakia at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Wetaskiwin’s Co-op Place ice is ready to host the province’s best women’s curlers as they compete Jan. 18-22. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)

Wetaskiwin plays host to Sentinel Storage Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts

The winning team will move on to represent Alberta at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Wetaskiwin’s Co-op Place ice is ready to host the province’s best women’s curlers as they compete Jan. 18-22. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)
Bianca Andreescu of Canada plays a backhand return to Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Canada’s Andreescu, Shapovalov and Auger-Aliassime win Aussie Open openers

Bianca Andreescu of Mississauga, Ont., who missed last year’s Australian Open to…

Bianca Andreescu of Canada plays a backhand return to Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Canada’s Caitlin Kraemer, foreground right, celebrates scoring with teammates from left, Ava Murphy, Piper Grober, Emma Pais and Alex Law after scoring the opening goal during the women’s under-18 ice hockey world championship match between Canada and Sweden at the Ostersund Arena, in Ostersund, Sweden, on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Per Danielsson/TT News Agency via AP
Canada’s Caitlin Kraemer, foreground right, celebrates scoring with teammates from left, Ava Murphy, Piper Grober, Emma Pais and Alex Law after scoring the opening goal during the women’s under-18 ice hockey world championship match between Canada and Sweden at the Ostersund Arena, in Ostersund, Sweden, on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Per Danielsson/TT News Agency via AP
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