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Canada forward Alphonso Davies (19) plays the ball in front of Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen (5) during second half Group F World Cup soccer action at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Canada forward Alphonso Davies (19) plays the ball in front of Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen (5) during second half Group F World Cup soccer action at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Japan's Takuma Asano, left, fight for the ball with Germany's Nico Schlotterbeck, on his way to score his side's second goal during the World Cup group E soccer match between Germany and Japan, at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Japan gets 2 late goals to beat Germany 2-1 at World Cup

Another World Cup day, another World Cup shock. Substitutes Ritsu Doan and…

Japan's Takuma Asano, left, fight for the ball with Germany's Nico Schlotterbeck, on his way to score his side's second goal during the World Cup group E soccer match between Germany and Japan, at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Timothy Weah of the United States celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the World Cup, group B soccer match between the United States and Wales, at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Bale salvages 1-1 draw for Wales against US in World Cup

The young United States team was nearing victory in its World Cup…

Timothy Weah of the United States celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the World Cup, group B soccer match between the United States and Wales, at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
England's Raheem Sterling scores his side's third goal past Iran's Abolfazl Jalali during the World Cup group B soccer match between England and Iran at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Saka, Rashford help England rout Iran 6-2 at World Cup

Bukayo Saka and Marcus Rashford put last year’s European Championship loss behind…

England's Raheem Sterling scores his side's third goal past Iran's Abolfazl Jalali during the World Cup group B soccer match between England and Iran at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Toronto Argonauts running back AJ Ouellette (34) celebrates his touchdown with wide receiver DaVaris Daniels (80) during second half football action against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 109th Grey Cup at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

Toronto Argonauts dethrone Blue Bombers 24-23 to capture Grey Cup

Winnipeg was aiming for third straight CFL championship

Toronto Argonauts running back AJ Ouellette (34) celebrates his touchdown with wide receiver DaVaris Daniels (80) during second half football action against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 109th Grey Cup at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu
The mascot of the Qatar World Cup is displayed during the opening ceremony, prior to the group A soccer match between Qatar and Ecuador at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Hassan Ammar

Amnesty calls on Canada Soccer to support compensation for migrant workers in Qatar

International organization says workers from Asia, Africa being underpaid, exploited

The mascot of the Qatar World Cup is displayed during the opening ceremony, prior to the group A soccer match between Qatar and Ecuador at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Hassan Ammar
Canada midfielder Jonathan Osorio stretches during practice at the World Cup in Doha, Qatar during on Sunday, November 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canada players say team belief is strong ahead of World Cup opener against Belgium

Team hopes to suprise viewers who see Canadians as underdogs, says midfielder Jonathan Osorio

Canada midfielder Jonathan Osorio stretches during practice at the World Cup in Doha, Qatar during on Sunday, November 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks at a press conference Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)

FIFA revenue hits $7.5B for current World Cup period

Commercial deals tied to 2022 World Cup in Qatar

FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks at a press conference Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
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)
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