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Rafael Hernandez nips Justin Stein to capture his first Woodbine rider's championship

TORONTO — Rafael Hernandez has captured his first Woodbine Racetrack jockey's title. Hernandez earned the honour with 129 victories — just three more than Justin Stein — during Woodbine's abbreviated thoroughbred card.
Toronto Raptors open NBA pre-season at Charlotte, face Miami in "home" game

Toronto Raptors open NBA pre-season at Charlotte, face Miami in "home" game

The new-look Toronto Raptors will open their three-game NBA pre-season in Charlotte. The Raptors are on the road against the Hornets Dec. 12 and 14, and then face the Miami Heat in a "home" game on Dec. 18 to round out their three-game pre-season.
Tokyo Olympic organizers plan to host 18 test events

Tokyo Olympic organizers plan to host 18 test events

TOKYO — The postponed Tokyo Olympics are getting a kickstart. Local organizers on Friday announced a series of 18 test events set to begin in March and run into May.
Toronto FC ready to refocus on future as long, hard season comes to an end

Toronto FC ready to refocus on future as long, hard season comes to an end

One of Toronto FC's biggest stars isn't thinking about whether or not he'll be named the league's most valuable player this season.
Canadian Enock Makonzo, Chanticleers chase Sun Belt East regular-season crown

Canadian Enock Makonzo, Chanticleers chase Sun Belt East regular-season crown

It's already been a season to remember, but Canadian Enock Makonzo and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers will chase two more firsts Saturday. The No. 16-ranked Chanticleers (8-0) visit Texas State (2-9) in NCAA football action.
Olympic champions Virtue, Moir and Tewksbury among 114 Order of Canada inductees

Olympic champions Virtue, Moir and Tewksbury among 114 Order of Canada inductees

OTTAWA — Champion ice-dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir and Olympic champion swimmer Mark Tewksbury were among 114 athletes, artists, scholars and community leaders named to the Order of Canada. Gov. Gen.
Rogers Centre owner pauses plans for Toronto Blue Jays' stadium amid pandemic

Rogers Centre owner pauses plans for Toronto Blue Jays' stadium amid pandemic

TORONTO — Rogers Communications Inc. says it was exploring the future of its Toronto stadium before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, but the virus has caused it to put those plans on hold.
Sportsnet parts ways with veteran Blue Jays announcer Mike Wilner

Sportsnet parts ways with veteran Blue Jays announcer Mike Wilner

TORONTO — Rogers Sportsnet is parting ways with veteran Toronto Blue Jays radio announcer Mike Wilner. The broadcaster announced the split on its Twitter feed Friday. A reason wasn't given for the decision.
World champion Jacques retires from Canadian women's wheelchair basketball team

World champion Jacques retires from Canadian women's wheelchair basketball team

Paralympian and world champion Maude Jacques has announced her retirement from the Canadian women’s wheelchair basketball team.

Belgium No. 1 in FIFA rankings, France second and Brazil third

ZURICH — With Belgium still at No. 1, FIFA released its final rankings list for 2020 on Friday and set the seedings for the European portion of the World Cup qualifying draw.