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Serbia's Novak Djokovic of Falcons, serves to Austria's Sebastian Ofner of Kites, during a match of the World Tennis League at Coca-Cola Arena, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Novak Djokovic back in Australia a year after deportation

Novak Djokovic has arrived in Australia almost a year after he was…

  • Dec 27, 2022
Serbia's Novak Djokovic of Falcons, serves to Austria's Sebastian Ofner of Kites, during a match of the World Tennis League at Coca-Cola Arena, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Czechia’s Jaroslav Chmelar, right, celebrates a goal in front of Canada’s Joshua Roy, left, and Jack Matier during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship hockey action in Halifax, Monday, Dec. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Canada looking for a ‘reset’ after humbling loss at world juniors

Dylan Guenther is all for elite players using every available tool at…

  • Dec 27, 2022
Czechia’s Jaroslav Chmelar, right, celebrates a goal in front of Canada’s Joshua Roy, left, and Jack Matier during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship hockey action in Halifax, Monday, Dec. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Canada’s Adam Fantilli, centre, and Tyson Hinds, right, collide with Czechia’s Jaroslav Chmelar during first period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship hockey action in Halifax, Monday, Dec. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Czechs stun Canada 5-2 at world junior men’s hockey championships

Game marked opener for both countries at annual tourney

Canada’s Adam Fantilli, centre, and Tyson Hinds, right, collide with Czechia’s Jaroslav Chmelar during first period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship hockey action in Halifax, Monday, Dec. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) waves as he continues to celebrate his goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets, in Washington, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022. It was Ovechkin’s 802nd NHL goal. Ovechkin, Colorado Avalanche goaltender Alexandar Georgiev and Vancouver Canucks centre Elias Pettersson have been named the NHL’s three stars of the week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Nick Wass

Ovechkin, Georgiev, Pettersson named NHL’s three stars of the week

Ovechkin had two goals and four assists as the Capitals won all three of their games on the week

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) waves as he continues to celebrate his goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets, in Washington, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022. It was Ovechkin’s 802nd NHL goal. Ovechkin, Colorado Avalanche goaltender Alexandar Georgiev and Vancouver Canucks centre Elias Pettersson have been named the NHL’s three stars of the week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Nick Wass
Canada skip Brad Gushue, right, discusses a shot with third Mark Nichols during their bronze medal curling match against the United States Friday, February 18, 2022 at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Curling Canada is hoping an ongoing high-performance review will help put the federation on track for success after a disappointing showing on the international stage last season.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

A look at Curling Canada’s hopes in 2023

Dates for the Olympic trials and mixed doubles trials have yet to be announced

Canada skip Brad Gushue, right, discusses a shot with third Mark Nichols during their bronze medal curling match against the United States Friday, February 18, 2022 at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Curling Canada is hoping an ongoing high-performance review will help put the federation on track for success after a disappointing showing on the international stage last season.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Canada's Mason McTavish (23) celebrates the win over Finland during IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal game action in Edmonton, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Canada set to begin quest for 20th gold medal at world juniors

Connor Bedard sees the reminder every time he’s back home. His gold…

Canada's Mason McTavish (23) celebrates the win over Finland during IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal game action in Edmonton, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Team Canada’s Kevin Clark scores against Turku’s Julius Pohjanoksa during the game between Team Canada and TPS Turku, at the 93rd Spengler Cup hockey tournament in Davos, Switzerland, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. Clark’s theories as to why he performed so brilliantly for Canada at the Spengler Cup last month and why he has enjoyed some of his best hockey at age 32 is the fact he became a father last summer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)

Hockey Canada unveils 25-player roster for upcoming Spengler Cup

Olympians David Desharnais and Daniel Winnik headline Canada’s 25-player roster for the…

Team Canada’s Kevin Clark scores against Turku’s Julius Pohjanoksa during the game between Team Canada and TPS Turku, at the 93rd Spengler Cup hockey tournament in Davos, Switzerland, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. Clark’s theories as to why he performed so brilliantly for Canada at the Spengler Cup last month and why he has enjoyed some of his best hockey at age 32 is the fact he became a father last summer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)
Team Canada forward Marie-Philip Poulin (29) celebrates her goal against the United States with teammates Micah Zandee-Hart, left to right, Ashton Bell, Brianne Jenner and Sarah Nurse during second period women's hockey gold medal game action at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Hockey Canada, women’s team finalize one-year athlete agreement

Hockey Canada has reached a one-year athlete agreement with its national women’s…

Team Canada forward Marie-Philip Poulin (29) celebrates her goal against the United States with teammates Micah Zandee-Hart, left to right, Ashton Bell, Brianne Jenner and Sarah Nurse during second period women's hockey gold medal game action at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
A Team Canada logo is shown on a player during the warm-up prior to Rivalry Series hockey action against the United States in Kamloops, B.C., Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jesse Johnston

Hockey Canada picking up the pieces after disastrous, scandal-filled 2022

Hugh L. Fraser didn’t have the nuts-and-bolts knowledge to coach his sons’…

A Team Canada logo is shown on a player during the warm-up prior to Rivalry Series hockey action against the United States in Kamloops, B.C., Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jesse Johnston
Canada goal tender Emerance Maschmeyer (38) stops a shot during the second period of a Rivalry Series hockey game against the United States Monday, Dec. 19, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Serdachny’s goal in OT gives Canadian women 3-2 win over US

Danielle Serdachny scored at 2:16 of overtime to give Canada a 3-2…

Canada goal tender Emerance Maschmeyer (38) stops a shot during the second period of a Rivalry Series hockey game against the United States Monday, Dec. 19, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
New York Mets starting pitcher Chris Bassitt (40) delivers against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. Bassitt can't wait to slot into the Toronto Blue Jays' new-look rotation. The right-handed starting pitcher met with Toronto media on Monday, three days after officially signing with the team as a free agent. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/John Minchillo

Righty Chris Bassitt has high expectations for Toronto Blue Jays

Chris Bassitt’s expectations for the 2023 Blue Jays are as high as…

  • Dec 19, 2022
New York Mets starting pitcher Chris Bassitt (40) delivers against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. Bassitt can't wait to slot into the Toronto Blue Jays' new-look rotation. The right-handed starting pitcher met with Toronto media on Monday, three days after officially signing with the team as a free agent. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/John Minchillo
Canada’s Maggie Mac Neil in action during World Swimming Championships in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 21, 2021. On Dec. 18, 2022, she set a new world record at the FINA World Swimming Championships. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Canadian swimmer Maggie Mac Neil sets world record at short course worlds

Mac Neil trimmed over a half-second off the previous record

Canada’s Maggie Mac Neil in action during World Swimming Championships in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 21, 2021. On Dec. 18, 2022, she set a new world record at the FINA World Swimming Championships. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Jordan Pierre-Gilles, of Canada, skates during the men's 5,000 metre relay at a World Cup short track speedskating event Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, in Kearns, Utah. The national men's relay team won gold for the third straight competition to lead Canada to a three-medal performance Sunday at a short-track speedskating World Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Rick Bowmer
Jordan Pierre-Gilles, of Canada, skates during the men's 5,000 metre relay at a World Cup short track speedskating event Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, in Kearns, Utah. The national men's relay team won gold for the third straight competition to lead Canada to a three-medal performance Sunday at a short-track speedskating World Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Rick Bowmer
Argentina’s Lionel Messi, right on the pitch, celebrates after scoring his side’s first goal on a penalty kick during the World Cup final soccer match between Argentina and France at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Hassan Ammar
Argentina’s Lionel Messi, right on the pitch, celebrates after scoring his side’s first goal on a penalty kick during the World Cup final soccer match between Argentina and France at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Hassan Ammar
A Hockey Canada logo is seen on the door to a meeting room at the organizations head office in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022. Hockey Canada’s provincial and territorial members will vote today on whether to approve a slate of nominees to fill the organization’s nine vacancies on its board of directors.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A Hockey Canada logo is seen on the door to a meeting room at the organizations head office in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022. Hockey Canada’s provincial and territorial members will vote today on whether to approve a slate of nominees to fill the organization’s nine vacancies on its board of directors.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Argentina’s Lionel Messi reacts after winning the World Cup final soccer match between Argentina and France at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. Argentina won 4-2 in a penalty shootout after the match ended tied 3-3. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Argentina’s Lionel Messi reacts after winning the World Cup final soccer match between Argentina and France at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. Argentina won 4-2 in a penalty shootout after the match ended tied 3-3. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Olen Zellweger shoots during the Canada World Junior Hockey Championship selection camp in Moncton, N.B., Friday, December 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ron Ward

‘Driven, motivated’ Zellweger looking for more hardware with Canada at world juniors

Olen Zellweger was firing puck after puck into the shooting cage one…

Olen Zellweger shoots during the Canada World Junior Hockey Championship selection camp in Moncton, N.B., Friday, December 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ron Ward
Red Deer's Rebecca Smith earned a spot at the Toyko Olympics this past week when she competed at the Canadian Olympic Trials in Toronto. Smith, 21, is one of 26 Canadian swimmers that will compete in Toyko. (Photo courtesy of Swimming Canada)

Red Deer’s Rebecca Smith captures second world championship medal in 4X200 free relay

Canada’s Maggie Mac Neil won gold in the women’s 50-metre butterfly on…

Red Deer's Rebecca Smith earned a spot at the Toyko Olympics this past week when she competed at the Canadian Olympic Trials in Toronto. Smith, 21, is one of 26 Canadian swimmers that will compete in Toyko. (Photo courtesy of Swimming Canada)
Zeke Thurston, of Big Valley, Alta., rides Business Girl during saddle bronc rodeo semi-finals action at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, July 17, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Big Valley’s Zeke Thurston wins third world saddle bronc crown of his career

Zeke Thurston of Big Valley, Alta., won a world championship in saddle…

Zeke Thurston, of Big Valley, Alta., rides Business Girl during saddle bronc rodeo semi-finals action at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, July 17, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Minister of Sport Pascale St-Onge rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. The federal government is committing $2.4 million in crisis funding towards athletes' mental health. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Federal government commits $2.4 million in crisis money to athletes’ mental health

Canada’s sports minister has committed $2.4 million in crisis funding for athletes’…

Minister of Sport Pascale St-Onge rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. The federal government is committing $2.4 million in crisis funding towards athletes' mental health. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
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