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Canada’s Felix Auger Aliassime reacts as he plays Australia’s Alex de Minaur during the final Davis Cup tennis match between Australia and Canada in Malaga, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Joan Monfort

Canada beats Australia to claim its first Davis Cup tennis championship

Canada has automically qualified for the 2023 Davis Cup Finals

Canada’s Felix Auger Aliassime reacts as he plays Australia’s Alex de Minaur during the final Davis Cup tennis match between Australia and Canada in Malaga, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Joan Monfort
Toronto Blue Jays' Teoscar Hernandez (37) heads to first base after being hit by a pitch with the bases loaded during fifth inning American League wild card MLB baseball action against the Seattle Mariners in Toronto on Saturday, October 8, 2022. The Blue Jays have traded Hernandez to the Seattle Mariners, according to multiple media reports. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Blue Jays trade outfielder Teoscar Hernandez to Mariners for pitchers Swanson, Macko

The Toronto Blue Jays have traded outfielder Teoscar Hernandez to the Seattle…

Toronto Blue Jays' Teoscar Hernandez (37) heads to first base after being hit by a pitch with the bases loaded during fifth inning American League wild card MLB baseball action against the Seattle Mariners in Toronto on Saturday, October 8, 2022. The Blue Jays have traded Hernandez to the Seattle Mariners, according to multiple media reports. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime returns the ball to Norway's Casper Ruud during their singles tennis match of the ATP World Tour Finals, at the Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Antonio Calanni

Canada’s Auger-Aliassime downs top-seeded Nadal at ATP Finals

Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime scored a 6-3, 6-4 win over top-seeded Rafael Nadal…

Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime returns the ball to Norway's Casper Ruud during their singles tennis match of the ATP World Tour Finals, at the Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Antonio Calanni
Team Quebec fourth Felix Asselin makes a shot while playing Team Wild Card Three at the Tim Hortons Brier in Lethbridge, Alta., Sunday, March 6, 2022. Quebec captured its third straight Canadian mixed curling championship with a convincing 10-3 win over Northern Ontario on Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Quebec takes third straight mixed curling title with 10-3 win over Northern Ontario

Quebec captured its third straight Canadian mixed curling championship with a convincing…

Team Quebec fourth Felix Asselin makes a shot while playing Team Wild Card Three at the Tim Hortons Brier in Lethbridge, Alta., Sunday, March 6, 2022. Quebec captured its third straight Canadian mixed curling championship with a convincing 10-3 win over Northern Ontario on Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Canada’s Alysha Corrigan, second right, is supported by teammate Maddy Grant as France’s Maelle Filopon, second left, comes in to help in the tackle in the bronze medal game of the women’s rugby World Cup at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, Nov.12, 2022. The Canadian women return home from the Rugby World Cup proud but disappointed after a tournament that saw them impress prior to running into a classy French side in the bronze-medal match.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Photosport, Andrew Cornaga

Canadian women find themselves at a crossroads after 4th place at Rugby World Cup

Captain Sophie de Goede says Canada could be a powerhouse if it’s invested in

Canada’s Alysha Corrigan, second right, is supported by teammate Maddy Grant as France’s Maelle Filopon, second left, comes in to help in the tackle in the bronze medal game of the women’s rugby World Cup at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, Nov.12, 2022. The Canadian women return home from the Rugby World Cup proud but disappointed after a tournament that saw them impress prior to running into a classy French side in the bronze-medal match.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Photosport, Andrew Cornaga
Bob Lenarduzzi came close in Canada’s final Group C game at Estadio Sergio Leon Chavez in Irapuato. (The Canadian Press)

Lenarduzzi came close in ‘86. Who will end Canada’s World Cup drought in Qatar?

Bob Lenarduzzi came close in Canada’s final Group C game at Estadio Sergio Leon Chavez in Irapuato

Bob Lenarduzzi came close in Canada’s final Group C game at Estadio Sergio Leon Chavez in Irapuato. (The Canadian Press)
Canada Soccer president Nick Bontis, right, speaks as interim general secretary Earl Cochrane listens during a news conference, in Vancouver, on Sunday, June 5, 2022. On the eve of the World Cup in Qatar, Canada Soccer has announced a multi-year sponsorship agreement with CIBC that involves Canada's national teams, the Canadian Premier League and grassroots soccer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada Soccer announces multi-year sponsorship deal with CIBC

On the eve of the World Cup in Qatar, Canada Soccer has…

Canada Soccer president Nick Bontis, right, speaks as interim general secretary Earl Cochrane listens during a news conference, in Vancouver, on Sunday, June 5, 2022. On the eve of the World Cup in Qatar, Canada Soccer has announced a multi-year sponsorship agreement with CIBC that involves Canada's national teams, the Canadian Premier League and grassroots soccer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada skip Brad Gushue, centre bottom, directs his teammates, lead Geoff Walker, left, and second EJ Harnden, right, as Korea skip Jeong Byeongjin looks on during the men's gold medal game at the Pan Continental Curling Championships in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Canada’s Gushue dominates en route to first men’s Pan Continental curling crown

Brad Gushue put a flourish on his team’s dominant curling to become…

Canada skip Brad Gushue, centre bottom, directs his teammates, lead Geoff Walker, left, and second EJ Harnden, right, as Korea skip Jeong Byeongjin looks on during the men's gold medal game at the Pan Continental Curling Championships in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Big Valley’s Zeke Thurston had a record-setting run of 93.25 on Saturday that pushed him ahead to become the 2022 saddle bronc CFR champion at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Big Valley’s Zeke Thurston had a record-setting run of 93.25 on Saturday that pushed him ahead to become the 2022 saddle bronc CFR champion at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
The ball deflects back off the post after Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau made a diving save against Real Salt Lake during first half MLS soccer action in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada camp in Bahrain ‘devastated’ by news of goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau’s broken leg

Canada’s first training session Monday at a pre-World Cup training camp in…

The ball deflects back off the post after Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau made a diving save against Real Salt Lake during first half MLS soccer action in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Zeke Thurston, of Big Valley, Alta., is set to defend his title at the Canadian Finals Rodeo, which begins Wednesday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Zeke Thurston, of Big Valley, Alta., is set to defend his title at the Canadian Finals Rodeo, which begins Wednesday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Stettler’s Beau Cooper had the fastest run of the evening during the first round of tie-down roping Wednesday night at Canadian Finals Rodeo at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Stettler’s Beau Cooper had the fastest run of the evening during the first round of tie-down roping Wednesday night at Canadian Finals Rodeo at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Houston Astros starting pitcher Cristian Javier leaves the game in the seventh inning in Game 4 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Javier, Astros pitch 2nd no-hitter in World Series history

Hammered the night before, Cristian Javier and the Houston Astros desperately needed…

Houston Astros starting pitcher Cristian Javier leaves the game in the seventh inning in Game 4 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Felix Auger-Aliassime wipes his face during his match against Casper Ruud of Norway during quarterfinal play at the National Bank Open tennis tournament, Friday, August 12, 2022 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Auger-Aliassime, Rublev in ATP Finals as Fritz, Hurkacz lose

Felix Auger-Aliassime and Andrey Rublev qualified for the ATP Finals after Taylor…

Felix Auger-Aliassime wipes his face during his match against Casper Ruud of Norway during quarterfinal play at the National Bank Open tennis tournament, Friday, August 12, 2022 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Canada's coach John Herdman gives instructions to his players during the international friendly soccer match between Qatar and Canada, at the Viola Park stadium in Vienna, Austria, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Florian Schroetter

Herdman summons largely MLS roster to camp in Bahrain ahead of World Cup

Canada coach John Herdman has summoned his MLS troops for a camp…

Canada's coach John Herdman gives instructions to his players during the international friendly soccer match between Qatar and Canada, at the Viola Park stadium in Vienna, Austria, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Florian Schroetter
Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash shouts from the bench in the first half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round Eastern Conference playoff series against the Boston Celtics, Sunday, April 17, 2022, in Boston.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Steven Senne

Struggling Nets part ways with Canadian coach and basketball Hall of Famer Steve Nash

Canadian head coach Steve Nash is out in Brooklyn after a disappointing…

Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash shouts from the bench in the first half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round Eastern Conference playoff series against the Boston Celtics, Sunday, April 17, 2022, in Boston.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Steven Senne
Canada's Phil Scrubb reaches for the ball during a Group H match against Lithuania for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in Dongguan in south China's Guangdong province on Tuesday, Sep. 3, 2019. Canada's men's national team roster will consist of less NBA talent and more pro experience from elsewhere heading into the fifth World Cup qualifying window. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP

Canada finalizes training camp roster for FIBA World Cup qualifiers in Edmonton

Canada’s men’s national basketball team roster will consist of less NBA talent…

Canada's Phil Scrubb reaches for the ball during a Group H match against Lithuania for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in Dongguan in south China's Guangdong province on Tuesday, Sep. 3, 2019. Canada's men's national team roster will consist of less NBA talent and more pro experience from elsewhere heading into the fifth World Cup qualifying window. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP
Canada's women's national soccer team head coach Bev Priestman leaves the field after team practice ahead of two friendly matches against Nigeria, in Vancouver, on Thursday, April 7, 2022. Priestman announces her roster for a two-game series against ninth-ranked Brazil in the November international window. The seventh-ranked Canadian women, who are building towards next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, are currently riding a four-game win streak. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada coach makes the most of injury absences, gives others a chance to shine

While Bev Priestman remains frustrated in her attempt to call in a…

Canada's women's national soccer team head coach Bev Priestman leaves the field after team practice ahead of two friendly matches against Nigeria, in Vancouver, on Thursday, April 7, 2022. Priestman announces her roster for a two-game series against ninth-ranked Brazil in the November international window. The seventh-ranked Canadian women, who are building towards next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, are currently riding a four-game win streak. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Maggie Mac Neil golden as FINA World Cup returns to Canada after COVID-19

Dozens of children leaned over the gallery railing at Toronto Pan Am…

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Team Canada’s Sophie de Goede lines up for a penalty kick against Team Italy during second half test match rugby action at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Sunday, July 24, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Team Canada’s Sophie de Goede lines up for a penalty kick against Team Italy during second half test match rugby action at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Sunday, July 24, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito