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Chipper Jones set to join familiar names in Hall of Fame

Chipper Jones set to join familiar names in Hall of Fame

ATLANTA — When Chipper Jones took stock of all of the familiar names he's on the cusp of rejoining, he wondered if it might be time to expand the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Golden-goal scorer Poulin named captain of Canada's Olympic women's hockey team

Golden-goal scorer Poulin named captain of Canada's Olympic women's hockey team

CALGARY — Marie-Philip Poulin was named captain of Canada's Olympic women's hockey team Monday. The 26-year-old from Beauceville, Que., has worn the 'C' for Canada at world championship events and Four Nations Cup the last four years.
B.C. Lions sign Canadian defensive lineman David Menard to extension

B.C. Lions sign Canadian defensive lineman David Menard to extension

VANCOUVER — The B.C. Lions signed Canadian defensive lineman David Menard to a two-year contract extension Monday. Menard was eligible to become a free agent Beb. 13. Menard, 27, of Chicoutimi, Que.
Toronto mayor John Tory recommends city bid to co-host 2026 FIFA World Cup

Toronto mayor John Tory recommends city bid to co-host 2026 FIFA World Cup

TORONTO — The mayor of Canada's most populous city says he wants Toronto to be among the North American cities to co-host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
S. Koreans burn Kim's photo as N. Korean band leader passes

S. Koreans burn Kim's photo as N. Korean band leader passes

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Conservative South Korean activists burned a large photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the head of the North's extremely popular girl band passed them Monday during a visit to Seoul amid a flurry of co-operation ag
Saskatchewan Roughriders sign veteran receiver Carter to contract extension

Saskatchewan Roughriders sign veteran receiver Carter to contract extension

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders signed receiver Duron Carter to a one-year contract extension Monday. The six-foot-five, 205-pound Carter, a CFL all-star last season, was scheduled to become a free agent Feb. 13.

Akash Gill makes history for Canada with century at ICC U19 Cricket World Cup

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — All-rounder Akash Gill notched the first century by a Canadian batsman in an ICC U19 Cricket World Cup match as Canada defeated Papua New Guinea by 80 runs Monday.
No quarter a given: Djokovic, Thiem out; Chung, Sandgren in

No quarter a given: Djokovic, Thiem out; Chung, Sandgren in

MELBOURNE, Australia — Six-time champion Novak Djokovic was stunned in straight sets by Hyeon Chung not long after Tennys Sandgren upset No. 5 Dominic Thiem at the Australian Open.
Mutko says Russia's Olympic athletes will be young, clean

Mutko says Russia's Olympic athletes will be young, clean

MOSCOW — A new generation of young, talented and, above all, clean Russian athletes will compete at next month's Pyeongchang Olympics, according to Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko.

Coaches, players, volunteers increasingly targeted in sports lawsuits: expert

VANCOUVER — Sports insurance lawsuits have moved beyond targeting teams and leagues and are increasingly zeroing in on coaches, players and even volunteers, an industry expert says.