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Vancouver seen as fertile ground for expansion Overwatch League franchise

In acquiring an Overwatch League franchise for Vancouver, the Aquilini Group has planted its esports flag in a hometown rich in video game development.
Canada starts CONCACAF Nations League qualifying against U.S. Virgin Islands

Canada starts CONCACAF Nations League qualifying against U.S. Virgin Islands

John Herdman acknowledges that the book on the U.S. Virgin Islands is pretty thin. He also knows that his Canada side is expected to win handily Sunday when the two face off in a CONCACAF National League qualifying match at Bradenton, Fla.

Canada falls to Australia in World Cup water polo quarterfinals

SURGUT, Russia — Canada is out of title contention at the FINA Women’s Water Polo World Cup. Australia beat Canada 9-6 in a quarterfinal on Friday. Krystina Alogbo of Montreal led Canada with two goals.
Nike's Kaepernick campaign signals change in shoe politics

Nike's Kaepernick campaign signals change in shoe politics

A pair of shoes are set aflame with a cigarette lighter, captured on video and shared widely online to protest a political statement made by the manufacturer.

Canada drops to 10th at world amateur men's team golf championships

MAYNOOTH, Ireland — Canada has slipped to 10th heading into the fourth and final round the world amateur men's team golf championships. Garrett Rank of Elmira, Ont., Joey Savoie of La Prairie, Que., and Hugo Bernard of Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Que.
Despite distance between them, Toronto and Salford share rugby league ties

Despite distance between them, Toronto and Salford share rugby league ties

While Toronto is some 5,500 kilometres from Salford, there are plenty of connections when it comes to rugby league.
Duncan's working group hopes to balance gender scale in Canadian sports

Duncan's working group hopes to balance gender scale in Canadian sports

TORONTO — A step in the right direction, but still a drop in the bucket. Laval University professor Guylaine Demers applauded the recent hirings of Hayley Wickenheiser and Tamara Tatham by Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment Ltd.
Recent hirings applauded, but not many women in sport leadership roles

Recent hirings applauded, but not many women in sport leadership roles

TORONTO — Catherine Raiche, then assistant GM of football operations for the Montreal Alouettes, recalls being at a Florida minicamp last year when an employee at the training facility had a question for the team's head athletic therapist.
Former Canadian Olympic Committee boss to lead Toronto esports franchise

Former Canadian Olympic Committee boss to lead Toronto esports franchise

TORONTO — After leading Canada's Olympic charge for seven years, Chris Overholt is now looking to help Toronto make its mark on the esports map.
AP source: Kaepernick watches ad's TV premiere from Nike HQ

AP source: Kaepernick watches ad's TV premiere from Nike HQ

PHILADELPHIA — As Colin Kaepernick watched from the apparel giant's headquarters in Oregon, Nike aired its highly anticipated ad featuring the quarterback known for his social protests during the NFL season opener Thursday night.