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FILE -- A view of hotels and other buildings at the West Bay area in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. Many hotels in Qatar are already fully booked for the soccer World Cup which will be held in November and December 2022. Qatar’s ambassador to Germany was personally urged to abolish his country’s death penalty for homosexuality at a congress hosted by the German soccer federation on human rights in the World Cup host country. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, file)

World Cup captains want to wear rainbow armbands in Qatar

FIFA came under pressure Wednesday from several European soccer federations who want…

FILE -- A view of hotels and other buildings at the West Bay area in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. Many hotels in Qatar are already fully booked for the soccer World Cup which will be held in November and December 2022. Qatar’s ambassador to Germany was personally urged to abolish his country’s death penalty for homosexuality at a congress hosted by the German soccer federation on human rights in the World Cup host country. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, file)
Nick Deagle delivers a rock at the 2021 Everest Canadian Curling Club Championship at the Ottawa Hunt Club in a Monday, Nov. 29, 2021 handout photo. Deagle will play Brad Gushue in first-round play Thursday at the single-knockout competition in Fredericton. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Curling Canada/Jack Gustafson **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Sweep 16: Curling Canada’s PointsBet Invitational ready for debut in Fredericton

Nick Deagle’s curling calendar usually includes weekly games in a recreational league…

Nick Deagle delivers a rock at the 2021 Everest Canadian Curling Club Championship at the Ottawa Hunt Club in a Monday, Nov. 29, 2021 handout photo. Deagle will play Brad Gushue in first-round play Thursday at the single-knockout competition in Fredericton. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Curling Canada/Jack Gustafson **MANDATORY CREDIT**
FILE - New York Islanders defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) is shown during a break in the second period of an NHL hockey game against San Jose Sharks in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. Chara has announced his retirement Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022,after playing 21 NHL seasons and captaining the Boston Bruins to the Stanley Cup in 2011. The 6-foot-9 defenseman from Slovakia is calling it a career at age 45. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe, File)

Longtime NHL defenseman Zdeno Chara, 45, retires as Bruin

Zdeno Chara announced his retirement Tuesday after playing 21 seasons in the…

FILE - New York Islanders defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) is shown during a break in the second period of an NHL hockey game against San Jose Sharks in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. Chara has announced his retirement Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022,after playing 21 NHL seasons and captaining the Boston Bruins to the Stanley Cup in 2011. The 6-foot-9 defenseman from Slovakia is calling it a career at age 45. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe, File)
Former Vancouver Canucks player Jake Virtanen leaves B.C. Supreme Court during a lunch break after closing arguments in his sexual assault trial, in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, July 25, 2022. The Edmonton Oilers have signed Virtanen to a professional tryout agreement two months after the former Vancouver forward was found not guilty of sexual assault. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Oilers sign Virtanen to tryout agreement two months after not guilty verdict

Jake Virtanen repeated himself throughout Monday’s media availability at Rogers Place. That…

Former Vancouver Canucks player Jake Virtanen leaves B.C. Supreme Court during a lunch break after closing arguments in his sexual assault trial, in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, July 25, 2022. The Edmonton Oilers have signed Virtanen to a professional tryout agreement two months after the former Vancouver forward was found not guilty of sexual assault. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
New York Jets cornerback Brandin Echols (26) celebrates after his team defeated the Cleveland Browns in an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

Week 2 provides a Comeback Sunday NFL hasn’t seen in years

Call it a Comeback Sunday the NFL hasn’t seen in years. The…

New York Jets cornerback Brandin Echols (26) celebrates after his team defeated the Cleveland Browns in an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)
Gillian (The Savage) Robertson celebrates her win over Sarah Frota during UFC 240, in Edmonton on Saturday, July 27, 2019. Canadian flyweight Gillian (The Savage) Robertson survived a first-round beating to submit Kazakhstan’s Mariya (Demonslayer) Agapova on a UFC Fight Night card Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Canada’s Gillian (The Savage) Robertson rallies for second-round UFC submission

“I knew she was going to come in there trying to kill me. But I knew that it’d be mine in the end.”

Gillian (The Savage) Robertson celebrates her win over Sarah Frota during UFC 240, in Edmonton on Saturday, July 27, 2019. Canadian flyweight Gillian (The Savage) Robertson survived a first-round beating to submit Kazakhstan’s Mariya (Demonslayer) Agapova on a UFC Fight Night card Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
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
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