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Walker, Snith lead Canada luge team into next Olympic quadrennial

CALGARY — If luge teams had captains, Tristan Walker and Justin Snith inherited the "C" for Canada.

Canadian halfpipe skier Cassie Sharpe wins silver in World Cup opener

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. — Canadian halfpipe skier Cassie Sharpe opened her 2018-19 World Cup season with a silver medal on Friday. Sharpe, from Comox, B.C., finished second at the event with a score of 90.
McGill to announce decision on contentious Redmen team name in January

McGill to announce decision on contentious Redmen team name in January

MONTREAL — A report on renaming buildings, scholarships and other entities at McGill University to adapt to 21st century concerns has exposed the divisive nature of the debate over the name of the school's Redmen sports teams.
Leafs players William Nylander, Kasperi Kapanen involved in minor car accident

Leafs players William Nylander, Kasperi Kapanen involved in minor car accident

Toronto Maple Leafs players William Nylander and Kasperi Kapanen were involved in a minor car accident Friday afternoon.
Emerging athletes have bright figure skating future: Skate Canada director

Emerging athletes have bright figure skating future: Skate Canada director

VANCOUVER — Several of the country's marquee figure skaters have stepped away from competition, but Skate Canada's high performance director says a talented crop of athletes has emerged in their absence.
William Nylander takes part in first full practice with Maple Leafs

William Nylander takes part in first full practice with Maple Leafs

TORONTO — William Nylander jumps on a loose puck during a power-play drill and rifles a shot inside the far post.

Canadian Soccer Association unveils 2018 futsal, Para Soccer award-winners

TORONTO — Jacob Orellana has been named Canadian Futsal Player of the Year while Damien Wojtiw has been chosen Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats defensive co-ordinator Jerry Glanville steps down

Hamilton Tiger-Cats defensive co-ordinator Jerry Glanville steps down

HAMILTON — Longtime football coach Jerry Glanville is leaving his post as defensive co-ordinator for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The Ticats announced Friday that the 77-year-old Glanville will not return for a second season because of personal reasons.
Canadian moguls star Mikael Kingsbury picks up 50th World Cup win

Canadian moguls star Mikael Kingsbury picks up 50th World Cup win

RUKA, Finland — The season-opening World Cup moguls event in Ruka has been the site of some of the biggest moments of Mikael Kingsbury's accomplished career.
Canada's Nurse wants to give young girls opportunity to play at highest level

Canada's Nurse wants to give young girls opportunity to play at highest level

When Kia and Tamika Nurse were growing up, U.S. college basketball coaches rarely ventured north of the border to scout — and even less so to scout girls. Travelling teams for top female players were scarce. So dad Richard Nurse started his own.