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Bayern’s Alphonso Davies, center, leaves the field after getting injured during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich in Dortmund, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Martin Meissner

Canada star Alphonso Davies diagnosed with cranial bruise, no word on return to play

Edmonton-born player took a boot to the face during a Oct. 8 match

Bayern’s Alphonso Davies, center, leaves the field after getting injured during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich in Dortmund, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Martin Meissner
Canada’s Paige Farries scores a try in Senior Women’s 15s test match rugby first half action against Wales in Halifax on Saturday, August 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Canada’s Paige Farries scores a try in Senior Women’s 15s test match rugby first half action against Wales in Halifax on Saturday, August 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Andrea Skinner, Interim Chair of the Board of Directors, Hockey Canada, is pictured on ParlVU as she appears virtually as a witness at a House of Commons Committee on Canadian Heritage on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. Media outlets are reporting that Andrea Skinner, interim chair of Hockey Canada’s board of directors, has submitted her resignation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Andrea Skinner resigns as interim chair of Hockey Canada’s board of directors

Organization under fire for handling of widespread sexual assault allegations against players

Andrea Skinner, Interim Chair of the Board of Directors, Hockey Canada, is pictured on ParlVU as she appears virtually as a witness at a House of Commons Committee on Canadian Heritage on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. Media outlets are reporting that Andrea Skinner, interim chair of Hockey Canada’s board of directors, has submitted her resignation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Nashville's Kiefer Sherwood celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the NHL hockey game between San Jose Sharks and Nashville Predators played in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Niederreiter scores in debut, Predators top Sharks in Prague

Nino Niederreiter scored his debut goal for the Nashville Predators, who beat…

Nashville's Kiefer Sherwood celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the NHL hockey game between San Jose Sharks and Nashville Predators played in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Alek Manoah (6) throws the ball during first inning AL MLB baseball action against the Boston Red Sox, in Toronto on Friday, September 30, 2022. Manoah will get the start for Game 1 of Toronto's wild-card series against the Seattle Mariners Friday.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Espinal, Moreno, Kikuchi on Jays’ wild-card roster, Zimmer and Gurriel Jr., are not

The Toronto Blue Jays named infielder Santiago Espinal to the roster Friday…

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Alek Manoah (6) throws the ball during first inning AL MLB baseball action against the Boston Red Sox, in Toronto on Friday, September 30, 2022. Manoah will get the start for Game 1 of Toronto's wild-card series against the Seattle Mariners Friday.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
A Hockey Canada document is review by a member of Parliament during a House of Commons Committee on Canadian Heritage looking into safe sport in Canada on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Hockey Quebec has ‘lost confidence’ in Hockey Canada; withholding funds

Hockey Quebec says it has lost confidence in Hockey Canada and will…

A Hockey Canada document is review by a member of Parliament during a House of Commons Committee on Canadian Heritage looking into safe sport in Canada on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Goalie Jack Campbell (36) takes a break during the Edmonton Oilers training camp in Edmonton, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

NHLers reflect on another wild summer of goalie musical chairs: ‘It’s crazy’

Andrei Vasilevskiy doesn’t pay attention to off-season NHL news. The signings, the…

Goalie Jack Campbell (36) takes a break during the Edmonton Oilers training camp in Edmonton, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Baltimore Orioles second baseman Rougned Odor, left, takes throw from catcher Adley Rutschman, not visible, before tagging out Toronto Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia, right, on a stolen base attempt during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Blue Jays earn top wild card, beat Os 5-1 as Guerrero homers

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 32nd homer and the Toronto Blue Jays…

Baltimore Orioles second baseman Rougned Odor, left, takes throw from catcher Adley Rutschman, not visible, before tagging out Toronto Blue Jays' Raimel Tapia, right, on a stolen base attempt during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Nashville Predators forward Yakov Trenin (13) and Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn (14) react after being called for penalties by referee Garrett Rank (48) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Behind the stripes: What 3 NHL officials enjoy off the ice

Referees, linesman say sharing other aspects of lives helps humanize them

Nashville Predators forward Yakov Trenin (13) and Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn (14) react after being called for penalties by referee Garrett Rank (48) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
Pictured, rodeo legend Scott Schiffner when he announced his retirement from the sport. Schiffner and Jesse Torkelson run Johansen Brothers Steer Riding School. (Photo by Ben Dartnell)

Steer riding school back in Rimbey

Steer riding school will be running Oct. 28, 29 and 30

Pictured, rodeo legend Scott Schiffner when he announced his retirement from the sport. Schiffner and Jesse Torkelson run Johansen Brothers Steer Riding School. (Photo by Ben Dartnell)
Team Canada 1972 player Serge Savard speaks to reporters as former teammates Ken Dryden,left to right, Pat Stapleton, Yvan Cournoyer, Peter Mahovolich, Guy Lapointe and Phil Esposito look on at a news conference, in Montreal on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Members of the 1972 Team Canada will tour the country in September to talk about the historic 1972 hockey series against the Soviet Union. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Royal Canadian Mint releases coin celebrating 50th anniversary of 1972 Summit Series

The Royal Canadian Mint is commemorating the anniversary of the 1972 Summit…

Team Canada 1972 player Serge Savard speaks to reporters as former teammates Ken Dryden,left to right, Pat Stapleton, Yvan Cournoyer, Peter Mahovolich, Guy Lapointe and Phil Esposito look on at a news conference, in Montreal on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Members of the 1972 Team Canada will tour the country in September to talk about the historic 1972 hockey series against the Soviet Union. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) drives the ball down court during second half NBA basketball action against the Boston Celtics, in Toronto, Monday, March 28, 2022. Fred VanVleet vows he'll be smarter with his body and more conscientious of his playing time this season.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Raptors coach Nick Nurse says limiting VanVleet’s minutes is great — in theory

Fred VanVleet vows he’ll be smarter with his body and more conscientious…

Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) drives the ball down court during second half NBA basketball action against the Boston Celtics, in Toronto, Monday, March 28, 2022. Fred VanVleet vows he'll be smarter with his body and more conscientious of his playing time this season.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Nickeil Alexander-Walker (4) and teammates applaud the crowd after their FIBA international men's World Cup basketball qualifying game victory over Dominican Republic, in Hamilton, Ont., Friday, July 1, 2022. Edmonton is set to host Canada's next two FIBA World Cup qualifying home games in November. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Canadian men to play upcoming FIBA World Cup qualifying home games in Edmonton

Edmonton is set to host Canada’s next two FIBA World Cup qualifying…

Nickeil Alexander-Walker (4) and teammates applaud the crowd after their FIBA international men's World Cup basketball qualifying game victory over Dominican Republic, in Hamilton, Ont., Friday, July 1, 2022. Edmonton is set to host Canada's next two FIBA World Cup qualifying home games in November. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Natasha Wodak of Canada celebrates winning the gold medal in the women’s 10000m final during the athletics at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. The 40-year-old from North Vancouver, B.C., who grew to love training for the marathon, shattered the Canadian record in that distance in Berlin on Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Martin Mejia
Natasha Wodak of Canada celebrates winning the gold medal in the women’s 10000m final during the athletics at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. The 40-year-old from North Vancouver, B.C., who grew to love training for the marathon, shattered the Canadian record in that distance in Berlin on Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Martin Mejia
Players walk on a digital pitch wearing kits designed by Kelly Cannell in an undated handout screenshot from the video game FIFA 23. EA Sports turned to Musqueam visual artists, carvers, designers, and weavers to showcase Musqueam cultural elements in the new FIFA 23 video game, which is primarily made in EA Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Electronic Arts,

Musqueam history, heritage and culture showcased in new FIFA 23 video game

Work of about 10 of the First Nations band’s artists featured

Players walk on a digital pitch wearing kits designed by Kelly Cannell in an undated handout screenshot from the video game FIFA 23. EA Sports turned to Musqueam visual artists, carvers, designers, and weavers to showcase Musqueam cultural elements in the new FIFA 23 video game, which is primarily made in EA Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Electronic Arts,
In this Novermeber 2019 file photo, Canada’s Aaliyah Edwards (15) goes up for the shot against the Dominican Republic during second half action of FIBA Women’s Olympic Pre Qualifying Tournaments Americas 2019, in Edmonton. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)
In this Novermeber 2019 file photo, Canada’s Aaliyah Edwards (15) goes up for the shot against the Dominican Republic during second half action of FIBA Women’s Olympic Pre Qualifying Tournaments Americas 2019, in Edmonton. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)
Canada's Tyson Beukeboom (centre) in action during the 2022 Pacific Four Women's Rugby Series rugby match between NZ Black Ferns and Canada at Trusts Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand on Sunday, June 12, 2022. Beukeboom celebrated her 50th cap with a try off the bench as Canada defeated Fiji 24-7 Friday in its final test match ahead of next month’s Women’s Rugby World Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Rugby Canada-Dave Lintott **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Canadian women down Fiji 24-7 in final test before Rugby World Cup in New Zealand

Tyson Beukeboom celebrated her 50th cap with a try off the bench…

Canada's Tyson Beukeboom (centre) in action during the 2022 Pacific Four Women's Rugby Series rugby match between NZ Black Ferns and Canada at Trusts Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand on Sunday, June 12, 2022. Beukeboom celebrated her 50th cap with a try off the bench as Canada defeated Fiji 24-7 Friday in its final test match ahead of next month’s Women’s Rugby World Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Rugby Canada-Dave Lintott **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette watches his double off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Marcus Stroman in first inning interleague baseball action in Toronto on August 30, 2022. With two weeks left in the regular season, the Blue Jays lead the American League wild-card standings and have a faint chance of catching the New York Yankees in the East Division race. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jon Blacker

A wild-card spot a virtual lock for Blue Jays, home field a good possibility

With two weeks left in the regular season, the Toronto Blue Jays…

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette watches his double off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Marcus Stroman in first inning interleague baseball action in Toronto on August 30, 2022. With two weeks left in the regular season, the Blue Jays lead the American League wild-card standings and have a faint chance of catching the New York Yankees in the East Division race. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jon Blacker
FILE - Nashville Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm (14), of Sweden, and San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl (48), of the Czech Republic, battle in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. The forthcoming NHL regular season’s games between the Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks in Prague face an obstacle. The Czech Foreign Ministry has been opposing the participation of the Russian players from those teams in the Oct. 7 and 8 games at Prague’s O2 Arena due to Russia’s war against Ukraine. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Czech government: NHL Russian players unwanted in Prague

NHL teams playing in the Czech capital next month have been told…

FILE - Nashville Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm (14), of Sweden, and San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl (48), of the Czech Republic, battle in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. The forthcoming NHL regular season’s games between the Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks in Prague face an obstacle. The Czech Foreign Ministry has been opposing the participation of the Russian players from those teams in the Oct. 7 and 8 games at Prague’s O2 Arena due to Russia’s war against Ukraine. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
Witnesses Scott Smith, Hockey Canada President and Chief Operating Officer, middle right, and Hockey Canada Chief Financial Officer Brian Cairo, middle left, join fellow witnesses as they appear at the standing committee on Canadian Heritage in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. The House of Commons heritage committee has ordered another round of hearings into the Hockey Canada's handling of sexual assault claims, with past and present top executives and board chairs summoned to testify. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Former Hockey Canada CEO Nicholson among those summoned to testify before committee

The House of Commons heritage committee has ordered another round of hearings…

Witnesses Scott Smith, Hockey Canada President and Chief Operating Officer, middle right, and Hockey Canada Chief Financial Officer Brian Cairo, middle left, join fellow witnesses as they appear at the standing committee on Canadian Heritage in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. The House of Commons heritage committee has ordered another round of hearings into the Hockey Canada's handling of sexual assault claims, with past and present top executives and board chairs summoned to testify. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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