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Team Canada’s Sophie de Goede lines up for a penalty kick against Team Italy during second half test match rugby action at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Sunday, July 24, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Team Canada’s Sophie de Goede lines up for a penalty kick against Team Italy during second half test match rugby action at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Sunday, July 24, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Team Einarson/Gushue skip Kerri Einarson, left, and third Brad Gushue pose with the trophy after defeating Team Sahaidak/Lott at the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship final in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, March 25, 2021. Gushue and Kerri Einarson face some nontraditional opponents in the inaugural Pan Continental championship starting Monday in Calgary. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Canada takes on new international challengers in Pan Continental Curling Championship

Canada’s Brad Gushue and Kerri Einarson face some non-traditional opponents in the…

Team Einarson/Gushue skip Kerri Einarson, left, and third Brad Gushue pose with the trophy after defeating Team Sahaidak/Lott at the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship final in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, March 25, 2021. Gushue and Kerri Einarson face some nontraditional opponents in the inaugural Pan Continental championship starting Monday in Calgary. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Water polo balls are stored nearby the pool between matches at the Pan Am Games in Markham, Ontario, Thursday, July 9, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Felipe Dana

Four former water polo athletes file $5.5-million suit against Water Polo Canada

Four former members of the national water polo team have filed a…

Water polo balls are stored nearby the pool between matches at the Pan Am Games in Markham, Ontario, Thursday, July 9, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Felipe Dana
(Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka Stampede sends off CFR contingent in style

A testament to the Ponoka-area’s rodeo heritage, a fair-sized contingent of local…

(Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, left, is congratulated by Zach Hyman (18) after scoring during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Nugent-Hopkins leads Oilers to 3-1 win over Blues

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored his 200th career goal to break a tie in…

Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, left, is congratulated by Zach Hyman (18) after scoring during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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 signs on to Abuse-Free Sport following months of controversy

Hockey Canada says it has become a full signatory to Abuse-Free Sport,…

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
Canada's players receive the trophy after 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/Bo Amstrup-Ritzau Scanpix via AP

Canada’s roster for women’s hockey Rivalry Series against U.S. loaded with gold

Canada’s roster for the first three games of its women’s Rivalry Series…

Canada's players receive the trophy after 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/Bo Amstrup-Ritzau Scanpix via AP
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A Hockey Canada logo is shown on the jersey of a player with Canada’s National Junior Team during a training camp practice in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Hockey Canada will not collect participants’ fee for 2022-23 season

Hockey Canada says it will not collect a participant assessment fee for…

A Hockey Canada logo is shown on the jersey of a player with Canada’s National Junior Team during a training camp practice in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) saves the tip by Winnipeg Jets’ Pierre-Luc Dubois (13) as Jeff Petry (26) defends during third period NHL playoff action in Winnipeg on Friday, June 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Canadiens’ Price prioritizing being pain-free in everyday life, no plans to retire

Carey Price’s outlook on his health has shifted but without any intent…

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) saves the tip by Winnipeg Jets’ Pierre-Luc Dubois (13) as Jeff Petry (26) defends during third period NHL playoff action in Winnipeg on Friday, June 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Philadelphia Phillies designated hitter Bryce Harper celebrates with the trophy after winning the baseball NL Championship Series in Game 5 against the San Diego Padres on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Phillies, Astros to square off in World Series

Bryce Harper and Kyle Schwarber breaking the Bank in Philly. Yordan Alvarez…

Philadelphia Phillies designated hitter Bryce Harper celebrates with the trophy after winning the baseball NL Championship Series in Game 5 against the San Diego Padres on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime returns the ball during the men’s singles final against Sebastian Korda of the United States at the European Open tennis tournament in Antwerp, Belgium, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Olivier Matthys
Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime returns the ball during the men’s singles final against Sebastian Korda of the United States at the European Open tennis tournament in Antwerp, Belgium, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Olivier Matthys
Quebec skip Jean-Michel Menard calls the sweep as they play Alberta in draw 11 action at the Tim Hortons Brier curling championship at Mile One Centre in St. John's on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Menard scored three points in the extra end for a 9-6 victory over Finland's Markus Sipila on Friday at the world mixed curling championship. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Canada beats Finland 9-6 to reach semifinals at world mixed curling championship

Canada’s Jean-Michel Menard scored three points in the extra end for a…

Quebec skip Jean-Michel Menard calls the sweep as they play Alberta in draw 11 action at the Tim Hortons Brier curling championship at Mile One Centre in St. John's on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Menard scored three points in the extra end for a 9-6 victory over Finland's Markus Sipila on Friday at the world mixed curling championship. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
FILE - Toronto Blue Jays interim manager John Schneider looks on from the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Blue Jays rewarded Schneider for his strong performance as their interim manager, agreeing to terms with him Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, on a new contract. Schneider agreed to a three-year deal as manager with a team option for 2026, the Blue Jays said. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Blue Jays agree to terms with manager John Schneider on three-year deal

The Toronto Blue Jays and manager John Schneider have agreed to terms…

FILE - Toronto Blue Jays interim manager John Schneider looks on from the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Blue Jays rewarded Schneider for his strong performance as their interim manager, agreeing to terms with him Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, on a new contract. Schneider agreed to a three-year deal as manager with a team option for 2026, the Blue Jays said. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
AJHL player. Photo/ Emily Duncan (www.ajhl.ca)

Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters partners with AJHL against gender-based violence

The Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters (ACWS) announced this October that the…

AJHL player. Photo/ Emily Duncan (www.ajhl.ca)
Canadian national men's soccer team head coach John Herdman watches a training session for a CONCACAF Nations League match against Curacao, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian men add warm-up match against Bahrain ahead of Qatar World Cup

Canada has finalized its pre-World Cup plans, adding a warm-up game and…

Canadian national men's soccer team head coach John Herdman watches a training session for a CONCACAF Nations League match against Curacao, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE - Minnesota Wild's Matt Dumba takes a knee during the national anthem flanked by Chicago Blackhawks' Malcolm Subban, left, and Edmonton Oilers' Darnell Nurse, before an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff game in Edmonton, Alberta, Aug. 1, 2020. Dumba said recently he still sees racism in hockey in the present day, adding he's sick of “the old boys' club and them dictating who is and who isn’t welcome.” (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

NHL, its workforce 84% white, sets baseline to up diversity

The NHL for the first time has done an internal demographic study…

FILE - Minnesota Wild's Matt Dumba takes a knee during the national anthem flanked by Chicago Blackhawks' Malcolm Subban, left, and Edmonton Oilers' Darnell Nurse, before an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff game in Edmonton, Alberta, Aug. 1, 2020. Dumba said recently he still sees racism in hockey in the present day, adding he's sick of “the old boys' club and them dictating who is and who isn’t welcome.” (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
Los Angeles Chargers help up place kicker Dustin Hopkins (6) after he kicked the game-winning field goal against the Denver Broncos during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Late turnover, Hopkins’ 4th field goal gives Chargers OT win

Justin Herbert didn’t throw a touchdown pass for the first time in…

Los Angeles Chargers help up place kicker Dustin Hopkins (6) after he kicked the game-winning field goal against the Denver Broncos during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Canada’s Bianca Andreescu returns the ball against Qinwen Zheng, of China, during the National Bank Open tennis tournament in Toronto on August 11, 2022. Andreescu cruised her way to a 6-2, 6-4 opening-round win over Jil Teichmann at the Guadalajara Open on Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Bianca Andreescu earns straight-sets victory over Teichmann at Guadalajara Open

Canada’s Bianca Andreescu cruised her way to a 6-2, 6-4 opening-round win…

Canada’s Bianca Andreescu returns the ball against Qinwen Zheng, of China, during the National Bank Open tennis tournament in Toronto on August 11, 2022. Andreescu cruised her way to a 6-2, 6-4 opening-round win over Jil Teichmann at the Guadalajara Open on Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
FILE-Rocks wait for action during the college curling national championship, Friday, March 8, 2019, in Wayland, Mass. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Bill Sikes

Canada falls to Finland, defeats Denmark in two-game day at mixed curling worlds

Canada’s Jean-Michel Menard fell to undefeated Finland 5-3 before rebounding with a…

FILE-Rocks wait for action during the college curling national championship, Friday, March 8, 2019, in Wayland, Mass. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Bill Sikes