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U.S. off to world juniors final after beating Russia 2-1

U.S. off to world juniors final after beating Russia 2-1

VANCOUVER — The U.S. will play for gold after beating Russia 2-1 at the world junior hockey championship on Friday. It was Russia's first loss at this year's tournament, and came despite the team outshooting the Americans 36-27.
Energetic Swiss hockey coach loving life at world juniors tournament

Energetic Swiss hockey coach loving life at world juniors tournament

VANCOUVER — Don't be fooled by his actions behind the bench — the coach of Switzerland's junior hockey team is all about love.
National Lacrosse League commissioner eyes further Canadian expansion

National Lacrosse League commissioner eyes further Canadian expansion

Nick Sakiewicz has overseen the addition of four teams to the National Lacrosse League since becoming its commissioner three years ago. That might seem like a lot for an 11-team league, but as far as he's concerned, he's just getting started.
Columbus Crew confirms former Toronto FC GM Tim Bezbatchenko as new president

Columbus Crew confirms former Toronto FC GM Tim Bezbatchenko as new president

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus Crew SC made it official Friday, naming former Toronto FC GM Tim Bezbatchenko as its new president. The MLS team also announced Caleb Porter, who won the MLS Cup in 2015 with the Portland Timbers, is its new head coach.
Canadian teen Andreescu beats Venus Williams in latest tennis upset

Canadian teen Andreescu beats Venus Williams in latest tennis upset

Canadian tennis player Bianca Andreescu made two key decisions last year that have helped her kick off the 2019 campaign in style.

Former Alouettes defensive back Campbell signs deal with New York Jets

Tevaughn Campbell is hoping the third time is indeed the charm. The former Montreal Alouettes defensive back signed with the New York Jets on Friday.
Mike Babcock on Elias Pettersson: 'He's smarter than everybody else'

Mike Babcock on Elias Pettersson: 'He's smarter than everybody else'

TORONTO — Elias Pettersson has a fan in Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock.
CFL, CFLPA establish respective bargaining units leading into contract talks

CFL, CFLPA establish respective bargaining units leading into contract talks

TORONTO — Contract talks between the CFL and CFL Players Association have yet to begin, but the two sides have established who'll be at the table when negotiations do get underway. No firm date has been set for the start of talks.
Jose Bautista's bat-flip ball from Game 5 of 2015 ALDS up for online auction

Jose Bautista's bat-flip ball from Game 5 of 2015 ALDS up for online auction

TORONTO — A piece of Toronto Blue Jays history is up for auction — and the owners hope it stays in Canada.
Andersen practises, but Hutchinson will start for Maple Leafs against Canucks

Andersen practises, but Hutchinson will start for Maple Leafs against Canucks

TORONTO — Given a moment to finally catch his breath, Michael Hutchinson sat down for dinner with his family Thursday. The 28-year-old had been a member of the Florida Panthers' American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Mass.