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Football Canada to stage summit with the aim of helping grow the game nationally

Football Canada to stage summit with the aim of helping grow the game nationally

TORONTO — It's dramatically impacted tackle football in Canada, but Jim Mullin feels the COVID-19 pandemic gives national organizers a chance to identify and address the challenges facing the game.
Dickerson homers as Marlins beat Cubs 5-1 in playoff opener

Dickerson homers as Marlins beat Cubs 5-1 in playoff opener

CHICAGO — The Miami Marlins just kept fighting. When Kyle Hendricks finally stumbled, they pounced. This group of Marlins is one resilient bunch of fish.
QMJHL players to be handed 15-minute penalties for fighting

QMJHL players to be handed 15-minute penalties for fighting

LONGUEUIL, Que. — The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League has approved new rules that dole out stiffer punishments for fighting. All players involved in a fight will now receive a 10-minute misconduct penalty and a five-minute major.
Golf Canada CEO Laurence Applebaum happy with how industry stepped up during pandemic

Golf Canada CEO Laurence Applebaum happy with how industry stepped up during pandemic

Although restrictions put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19 initially wreaked havoc on the golf season, Laurence Applebaum said this season showed the sport's resilience in Canada.
Tampa Bay Rays beat Toronto Blue Jays in Game 2 to sweep wild-card series

Tampa Bay Rays beat Toronto Blue Jays in Game 2 to sweep wild-card series

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — An unexpected return to the playoffs didn't last long for the Toronto Blue Jays. They surprised many by getting to the wild-card series. The top-seeded Tampa Bay Rays surprised no one by shutting them down.
A's hold off Abreu, White Sox 5-3, force series to Game 3

A's hold off Abreu, White Sox 5-3, force series to Game 3

OAKLAND, Calif. — Oakland's long-reliable regulars Marcus Semien and Khris Davis powered a couple of home runs, Mark Canha made a game-saving catch against the wall and red-hot right-hander Chris Bassitt delivered the start of his life.
Canadian rower Silken Laumann drawn to paratriathlete's story, backs her with cash

Canadian rower Silken Laumann drawn to paratriathlete's story, backs her with cash

CALGARY — Leanne Taylor was born the same year Silken Laumann overcame long odds to stand on the Olympic podium. Laumann rowing to a bronze medal with a mangled leg at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona is part of Canadian sport lore.
Finally! Freeman, Braves top Reds 1-0 in 13th to open series

Finally! Freeman, Braves top Reds 1-0 in 13th to open series

ATLANTA — The scoreless innings kept piling up, along with the strikeouts.
Astros sweep as Twins lose 18th straight in playoffs

Astros sweep as Twins lose 18th straight in playoffs

MINNEAPOLIS — Shaken up by a scandal before the virus outbreak shrunk the season, the Houston Astros barely played well enough to reach the playoffs — with the rest of baseball actively rooting against them. Well, they're not ready to leave yet.
Canadiens sign goaltender Michael McNiven to one-year, two-way contract

Canadiens sign goaltender Michael McNiven to one-year, two-way contract

MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens have signed goaltender Michael McNiven to a one-year, two-way contract. The contract is worth US$700,000 in the NHL and $75,000 in the American Hockey League.