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Lessons learned — good and bad — can be taken from the World Cup experience, in a July 19, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

NHL, players remain committed to hosting Feb. 2024 World Cup

The NHL and players remain committed to hosting a World Cup of…

Lessons learned — good and bad — can be taken from the World Cup experience, in a July 19, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Figure skater Kaetlyn Osmond poses for a photo at the Entertainment One office in Toronto, Tuesday, July, 10, 2018. Four years after retiring from competition, the world figure skating champion says she’s just now starting to find her feet as a former athlete. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marta Iwanek
Figure skater Kaetlyn Osmond poses for a photo at the Entertainment One office in Toronto, Tuesday, July, 10, 2018. Four years after retiring from competition, the world figure skating champion says she’s just now starting to find her feet as a former athlete. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marta Iwanek
Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Isaac Paredes (17) congratulates teammate Yandy Diaz (21) after scoring on a three run home-run by Diaz during second inning MLB baseball action against the Toronto Blue Jays, in Toronto, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Yandy Diaz’s three-run homer sparks Rays in lopsided 11-0 win over Blue Jays

Yandy Diaz had a three-run homer in the second inning and the…

Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Isaac Paredes (17) congratulates teammate Yandy Diaz (21) after scoring on a three run home-run by Diaz during second inning MLB baseball action against the Toronto Blue Jays, in Toronto, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Ilona Maher of USA is tackled by Sharni Williams of Australia in a semi final match during the Rugby World Cup 7’s championship held in Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Halden Krog
Ilona Maher of USA is tackled by Sharni Williams of Australia in a semi final match during the Rugby World Cup 7’s championship held in Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Halden Krog
Hubert Davis, director of the film "Black Ice," is photographed in Toronto on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Lupul

Director Hubert Davis on ‘Black Ice’ and the untold Black hockey experience

In the new sports documentary “Black Ice,” viewers learn that in 1906…

Hubert Davis, director of the film "Black Ice," is photographed in Toronto on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Lupul
FILE - Switzerland's Roger Federer waves during a 100 years of Centre Court celebration on day seven of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, on July 3, 2022. Federer announced Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022 he is retiring from tennis. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Roger Federer says he is retiring from pro tennis at age 41

Roger Federer is retiring from professional tennis at age 41 after a…

FILE - Switzerland's Roger Federer waves during a 100 years of Centre Court celebration on day seven of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, on July 3, 2022. Federer announced Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022 he is retiring from tennis. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
A view of the New York skyline with a tribute to Sept. 11, is shown on the large video screen during the playing of the national anthem before the first half of a NFL football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

More than 121 million watched NFL games on opening weekend

More than 121 million fans watched a telecast of an NFL game…

A view of the New York skyline with a tribute to Sept. 11, is shown on the large video screen during the playing of the national anthem before the first half of a NFL football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
Hockey Canada says members of its 2003 men's world junior hockey championship team is being investigated for a group sexual assault. Hockey Canada logo at an event in Toronto on November 1, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Hockey Canada says 2019 email does not reflect the federation’s “current direction”

Hockey Canada says a 2019 email detailing its desire to self-govern its…

Hockey Canada says members of its 2003 men's world junior hockey championship team is being investigated for a group sexual assault. Hockey Canada logo at an event in Toronto on November 1, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Team Canada 1972 players Serge Savard, left, Yvan Cournoyer, Ken Dryden, Pat Stapleton, Peter Mahovlich, Phil Esposito and Guy Lapointe, right, pose for photos at a news conference, in Montreal on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. The generation of Canadians who can remember watching the 1972 Summit Series shrinking, and the Canadians and Soviet players in it fewer with each passing year, documentarians had compelling reasons in addition to a 50th anniversary to retell a mythological hockey story. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Documentary series dives deep into raw emotion, high stakes of 1972 Summit Series

A shrinking generation of Canadians who can remember the 1972 Summit Series,…

Team Canada 1972 players Serge Savard, left, Yvan Cournoyer, Ken Dryden, Pat Stapleton, Peter Mahovlich, Phil Esposito and Guy Lapointe, right, pose for photos at a news conference, in Montreal on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. The generation of Canadians who can remember watching the 1972 Summit Series shrinking, and the Canadians and Soviet players in it fewer with each passing year, documentarians had compelling reasons in addition to a 50th anniversary to retell a mythological hockey story. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Toronto Blue Jays' Bo Bichette sprints out of the batter's box after hitting a double in the first inning of baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022.The shortstop has been named the American League's player of the week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Tony Gutierrez

Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette named American League player of the week

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette has been named the American League’s…

Toronto Blue Jays' Bo Bichette sprints out of the batter's box after hitting a double in the first inning of baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022.The shortstop has been named the American League's player of the week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Tony Gutierrez
Carlos Alcaraz, of Spain, reacts to winning a point against Jannik Sinner, of Italy, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Alcaraz tops Sinner at 2:50 a.m.; latest US Open finish ever

This was a match that would not end. Should not end, one…

Carlos Alcaraz, of Spain, reacts to winning a point against Jannik Sinner, of Italy, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald watches during the first half of a preseason NFL football game in Cincinnati, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean)

Defending Super Bowl champion Rams open season as underdogs

Matthew Stafford, Aaron Donald and the Los Angeles Rams will raise their…

Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald watches during the first half of a preseason NFL football game in Cincinnati, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean)
Taylor Pendrith, of Canada, reacts at the first during the final round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Wilmington Country Club, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022, in Wilmington, Del. Pendrith and Corey Conners have been named to the international team at the upcoming Presidents Cup.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Julio Cortez

Canada’s Taylor Pendrith and Corey Conners named to Presidents Cup international team

As Taylor Pendrith struggled to recover from a fractured rib for four…

Taylor Pendrith, of Canada, reacts at the first during the final round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Wilmington Country Club, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022, in Wilmington, Del. Pendrith and Corey Conners have been named to the international team at the upcoming Presidents Cup.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Julio Cortez
Canada celebrates the win over Finland during overtime IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal game action in Edmonton on Saturday Aug. 20, 2022. Canada's junior men's hockey team face Czechia to open its defence of its world championship gold medal on Boxing Day in Halifax. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Canada to open world junior hockey championships against Czechs in Halifax

Canada’s junior men’s hockey team face Czechia to open its defence of…

Canada celebrates the win over Finland during overtime IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal game action in Edmonton on Saturday Aug. 20, 2022. Canada's junior men's hockey team face Czechia to open its defence of its world championship gold medal on Boxing Day in Halifax. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Canada players celebrate after Brianne Jenner (second right) scored her second goal of the game during the IIHF World Championship Woman’s ice hockey gold medal match between USA and Canada in Herning, Denmark, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Bo Amstrup/Ritzau Scanpix via AP

Canada edges U.S. 2-1 to win women’s hockey worlds

Brianne Jenner scored twice in the second period to seal the win

Canada players celebrate after Brianne Jenner (second right) scored her second goal of the game during the IIHF World Championship Woman’s ice hockey gold medal match between USA and Canada in Herning, Denmark, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Bo Amstrup/Ritzau Scanpix via AP
Hilary Knight of the USA, centre, in action, during the IIHF World Championship Women’s hockey semi-final match between USA and the Czech Republic, in Herning, Denmark, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. (Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

Another Canada-US final set for women’s ice hockey worlds

Canada routed Switzerland 8-1 after the Americans beat the Czech Republic 10-1.

Hilary Knight of the USA, centre, in action, during the IIHF World Championship Women’s hockey semi-final match between USA and the Czech Republic, in Herning, Denmark, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. (Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
A pin with the Ultimate Fighting Championship logo and a maple leaf is shown in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. Canadian MMA fighter Charles Jourdain lost his bout in Paris today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A pin with the Ultimate Fighting Championship logo and a maple leaf is shown in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. Canadian MMA fighter Charles Jourdain lost his bout in Paris today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Janine Beckie, left, of Canada battles fort the ball with Emily Gielnik of Australia during the women’s soccer friendly between Australia and Canada at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. (Darren England/AAP Image via AP)

Olympic champion Canada beats Australia in women’s soccer

Canada beat the Matildas 1-0 in a women’s soccer friendly on Saturday

Janine Beckie, left, of Canada battles fort the ball with Emily Gielnik of Australia during the women’s soccer friendly between Australia and Canada at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. (Darren England/AAP Image via AP)
Vancouver’s Rebecca Marino returns the ball to Qinwen Zheng, of China during the National Bank Open tennis tournament in Toronto, on Aug. 9, 2022. Marino advanced to the third round of the U.S. Open with a 6-3, 7-6 (5) win over Ukraine's Daria Snigur on Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Andreescu defeats Haddad Maia in straight sets to move on to third round of US Open

Canada’s Bianca Andreescu earned an impressive 6-2, 6-4 second-round win over 15th-seed…

Vancouver’s Rebecca Marino returns the ball to Qinwen Zheng, of China during the National Bank Open tennis tournament in Toronto, on Aug. 9, 2022. Marino advanced to the third round of the U.S. Open with a 6-3, 7-6 (5) win over Ukraine's Daria Snigur on Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
Scott Smith appears as a witness at the standing committee on Canadian Heritage, looking into how Hockey Canada handled allegations of sexual assault, in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. Hockey Canada's board of directors says it is supporting the president and chief executive officer and his executive team amid calls for leadership change at the organization.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Hockey Canada board throws support behind Smith amid calls for change

Hockey Canada’s board of directors says it is supporting president and chief…

Scott Smith appears as a witness at the standing committee on Canadian Heritage, looking into how Hockey Canada handled allegations of sexual assault, in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. Hockey Canada's board of directors says it is supporting the president and chief executive officer and his executive team amid calls for leadership change at the organization.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick