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Raptors training facility renamed OVO Athletic Centre in honour of Drake

Raptors training facility renamed OVO Athletic Centre in honour of Drake

TORONTO — Drake now has the run of the Toronto Raptors' practice facility.

Guelph, Montreal advance to U Sports women's hockey semis

CHARLOTTETOWN — Rookie Nicole MacKinnon scored the game-winning goal as the No. 3 Guelph Gryphons defeated the defending champion Manitoba Bisons 3-2 in the quarterfinals of the 2019 U Sports women's hockey championship.
Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry sits out Lakers game with ankle sprain

Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry sits out Lakers game with ankle sprain

TORONTO — Kyle Lowry's wonky ankle kept him out of the Toronto Raptors' lineup for Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers. But Danny Green was good to go. Lowry and Green had both been listed as questionable with left ankle sprains.

Brandon star Elliott Viles named top player in U Sports men's volleyball

QUEBEC — Brandon Bobcats outside hitter Elliott Viles is the U Sports men's volleyball player of the year. The third-year player from Australia received the award on Thursday, one day before the national championship tournament begins.
Historic broadcast: Believed to be first NHL game in Plains Cree language

Historic broadcast: Believed to be first NHL game in Plains Cree language

EDMONTON — History could be made later this month with the broadcast of what's believed to be the first NHL game called in the Plains Cree language.
Maple Leafs looking to turn the page after consecutive ugly home losses

Maple Leafs looking to turn the page after consecutive ugly home losses

TORONTO — Mike Babcock knows the clock is already ticking on this iteration of the Maple Leafs.
Canadian international goalkeeper Callum Irving returns to Ottawa Fury FC

Canadian international goalkeeper Callum Irving returns to Ottawa Fury FC

OTTAWA — Canadian international goalkeeper Callum Irving has rejoined Ottawa Fury FC. The 25-year-old from Vancouver originally joined Ottawa in 2017, setting a club record by playing every minute in 36 matches (3,240 minutes).
Jones excited about one-off lineup as Birchard and Officer return for World Cup

Jones excited about one-off lineup as Birchard and Officer return for World Cup

Team Jennifer Jones will have familiar players on its front end when the rink makes its World Cup debut at the Grand Final this May.

Shoemaker pitches five-plus solid innings as Blue Jays tie Yankees 1-1

DUNEDIN, Fla. — Right-hander Matt Shoemaker pitched 5 1/3 strong innings as the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees played to a 1-1 draw in spring training action Thursday.
Ohio QB Rourke wins Jon Cornish Trophy as top Canadian in NCAA football

Ohio QB Rourke wins Jon Cornish Trophy as top Canadian in NCAA football

Nathan Rourke is making the Jon Cornish Trophy his own. For the second straight year, the Ohio Bobcats quarterback has captured the trophy, given annually to the top Canadian player in NCAA football. The native of Oakville, Ont.