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FILE - Charlotte Bobcats coach Paul Silas argues a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Charlotte, N.C., April 18, 2012. Silas, a member of three NBA championship teams, has died, his family announced Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022. He was 79. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, file)

Paul Silas, 3-time NBA champion, longtime coach, dies at 79

Silas was LeBron James’ first coach in the league

FILE - Charlotte Bobcats coach Paul Silas argues a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Charlotte, N.C., April 18, 2012. Silas, a member of three NBA championship teams, has died, his family announced Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022. He was 79. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, file)
Connor Bedard skates during the Canadian World Junior Hockey Championships selection camp in Moncton, N.B., Friday, December 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ron Ward

‘He’s incredible’: B.C.’s Bedard once again turning heads at Canada’s world junior camp

17-year-old from North Vancouver is the presumptive first pick for the 2023 NHL draft

Connor Bedard skates during the Canadian World Junior Hockey Championships selection camp in Moncton, N.B., Friday, December 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ron Ward
Canada’s Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier compete during the Ice Dance Free Dance at the figure skating Grand Prix finals at the Palavela ice arena, in Turin, Italy, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Antonio Calanni
Canada’s Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier compete during the Ice Dance Free Dance at the figure skating Grand Prix finals at the Palavela ice arena, in Turin, Italy, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Antonio Calanni
Morocco’s players celebrate after winning the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Morocco and Portugal, at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Morocco’s tactical masterplan ignites unlikely World Cup run

Prior to this year, country had only ever won two of its 16 World Cup matches

Morocco’s players celebrate after winning the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Morocco and Portugal, at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Participation rates of girls in Canadian sport have returned to pre-pandemic levels, according to a recent study, despite fears that one in four would not return post-COVID. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Eric Gay

Study finds that Canadian girls and their parents want a better, safer sport system

Participation rates of girls in Canadian sport have returned to pre-pandemic levels,…

Participation rates of girls in Canadian sport have returned to pre-pandemic levels, according to a recent study, despite fears that one in four would not return post-COVID. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Eric Gay
Connor Bedard will highlight a group of 10 players hoping to win their second junior hockey championship title in six months when Hockey Canada kicks off its selection camp for the 2023 team Friday in Moncton, N.B. Bedard lines up for the face-off against Latvia during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on August 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Hockey Canada releases list of invitees for upcoming world junior selection camp

Connor Bedard will highlight a group of 10 players hoping to win…

Connor Bedard will highlight a group of 10 players hoping to win their second junior hockey championship title in six months when Hockey Canada kicks off its selection camp for the 2023 team Friday in Moncton, N.B. Bedard lines up for the face-off against Latvia during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on August 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Canada midfielder Jonathan Osorio (21) and Morocco midfielder Sofiane Boufal (17) battle for the ball during second half group F World Cup soccer action at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar on Thursday, December 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canada exits World Cup on third straight loss as Morocco profits from poor defending

Canada dug itself an early hole Thursday and couldn’t find a way…

Canada midfielder Jonathan Osorio (21) and Morocco midfielder Sofiane Boufal (17) battle for the ball during second half group F World Cup soccer action at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar on Thursday, December 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Canada head coach John Herdman watches his team during practice at the World Cup in Doha, Qatar, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. Herdman is disputing his Croatian counterpart's account of why there was no handshake after their World Cup game. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canada coach John Herdman disputes Croatian counterpart’s handshake take

Canada coach John Herdman is disputing his Croatian counterpart’s account of why…

Canada head coach John Herdman watches his team during practice at the World Cup in Doha, Qatar, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. Herdman is disputing his Croatian counterpart's account of why there was no handshake after their World Cup game. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Team Alberta skip Kevin Koe reacts to a missed shot during finals action against Team Wild Card One at the Tim Hortons Brier in Lethbridge, Alta., Sunday, March 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Iced Capped: Tim Hortons’ title sponsorship of Brier to end after 2023 event

For just the fifth time in its nearly century-long history, the Canadian…

Team Alberta skip Kevin Koe reacts to a missed shot during finals action against Team Wild Card One at the Tim Hortons Brier in Lethbridge, Alta., Sunday, March 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The Rimbey Curling Club will be hosting the Women’s Provincial Qualifier for curling from Dec. 8 to 11. (Photo contributed by Connie Jensen)
The Rimbey Curling Club will be hosting the Women’s Provincial Qualifier for curling from Dec. 8 to 11. (Photo contributed by Connie Jensen)
Members of the Toronto Blue Jays take to the field before MLB baseball action in Toronto on Saturday, May 24, 2014. The Toronto Blue Jays are making a small change to their home game start times for the 2023 regular season, pushing back the first pitch for most Sunday matinees by half an hour to 1:37 p.m. ET. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Toronto Blue Jays stick with same start times for 2023 regular season

The Toronto Blue Jays will stick with the same home game start…

Members of the Toronto Blue Jays take to the field before MLB baseball action in Toronto on Saturday, May 24, 2014. The Toronto Blue Jays are making a small change to their home game start times for the 2023 regular season, pushing back the first pitch for most Sunday matinees by half an hour to 1:37 p.m. ET. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Canada's Felix Auger Aliassime, centre, celebrates with teammate after defeating 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

“It was time for Canada” — Davis Cup team tennis trophy finally in Canadian hands

Robert Bettauer was Tennis Canada’s director of tennis development some three decades…

Canada's Felix Auger Aliassime, centre, celebrates with teammate after defeating 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 fans cheer ahead of Group F World Cup soccer action between Canada and Belgium at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. Watch parties are planned across the country today as soccer fans gear up to watch Canada’s second World Cup matchup against Croatia — a do-or-die game for the team in its first tournament appearance in 36 years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Canada fans cheer ahead of Group F World Cup soccer action between Canada and Belgium at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. Watch parties are planned across the country today as soccer fans gear up to watch Canada’s second World Cup matchup against Croatia — a do-or-die game for the team in its first tournament appearance in 36 years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Canada defender Kamal Miller (4) dives to defend as Croatia defender Josip Juranovic (22) plays the ball during first half group F World Cup soccer action at the Khalifa International Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar on Sunday, November 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Canada defender Kamal Miller (4) dives to defend as Croatia defender Josip Juranovic (22) plays the ball during first half group F World Cup soccer action at the Khalifa International Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar on Sunday, November 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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
Canada forward Alphonso Davies, left, celebrates his goal against Croatia with teammates during first half group F World Cup soccer action at the Khalifa International Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar on Sunday, November 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Canada forward Alphonso Davies, left, celebrates his goal against Croatia with teammates during first half group F World Cup soccer action at the Khalifa International Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar on Sunday, November 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Germany’s Kim Kalicki, front, celebrates after she and Anabel Galander raced to a first-place finish during the two-woman bobsleigh competition at the IBSF BOB world cup event, in Whistler, B.C., on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Germany’s Kim Kalicki, front, celebrates after she and Anabel Galander raced to a first-place finish during the two-woman bobsleigh competition at the IBSF BOB world cup event, in Whistler, B.C., on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
James Crawford of Canada arrives at the bottom of the hill after cancellation of the FIS World Cup downhill ski race in Lake Louise, Alta., on Friday, November 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

After breakout season, Canada’s James Crawford craves constant downhill contention

James Crawford wants to put the tools he learned from his breakout…

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James Crawford of Canada arrives at the bottom of the hill after cancellation of the FIS World Cup downhill ski race in Lake Louise, Alta., on Friday, November 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Toronto Maple Leafs' defenceman Borje Salming is shown in this undated file photo. Salming, who starred for the Toronto Maple Leafs over 16 NHL seasons, has died at 71 after a battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Staff

Hall of Fame defenceman Borje Salming dead at 71 after battle with ALS

Hall of Fame defenceman Borje Salming, who starred for the Toronto Maple…

Toronto Maple Leafs' defenceman Borje Salming is shown in this undated file photo. Salming, who starred for the Toronto Maple Leafs over 16 NHL seasons, has died at 71 after a battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Staff
Canada coach John Herdman turned to a Canadian pioneer in former astronaut Chris Hadfield to address his players before Canada's return to the World Cup after a 36-year absence. Canada players pose ahead of Group F World Cup soccer action against Belgium at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Herdman looked to former astronaut Chris Hadfield to launch Canada’s World Cup ride

While no slouch as a motivational speaker himself, John Herdman looked for…

Canada coach John Herdman turned to a Canadian pioneer in former astronaut Chris Hadfield to address his players before Canada's return to the World Cup after a 36-year absence. Canada players pose ahead of Group F World Cup soccer action against Belgium at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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