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Top Canadian assistant referee Joe Fletcher retires, says time is right

Top Canadian assistant referee Joe Fletcher retires, says time is right

TORONTO — After two World Cups and numerous other marquee soccer matches, Canada's Joe Fletcher is retiring as an assistant referee. The 42-year-old Fletcher, from St. Catharines, Ont., by way of Niagara Falls, says the time is right.
Former Montreal Alouettes receiver Tim Maypray dies at the age of 30

Former Montreal Alouettes receiver Tim Maypray dies at the age of 30

Tim Maypray, who was a receiver with the Montreal Alouettes during their 2010 Grey Cup season, has died. He was 30.

Canada's Georgia Simmerling returns to cycling after serious injury

CAMBRIDGE, New Zealand — Just under a year after breaking both her legs during a World Cup ski cross event, Canada's Georgia Simmerling is set to return to the top level of another sport — cycling. The 29-year-old native of West Vancouver, B.C.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers sign OL Stanley Bryant to one-year extension

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers re-signed offensive lineman Stanley Bryant to a one-year contract extension Thursday. Bryant was named the CFL's top lineman for a second straight season in November.
Toronto FC heads for warmth of California to start training camp in earnest

Toronto FC heads for warmth of California to start training camp in earnest

TORONTO — After medicals and two days of fitness training indoors in the frigid north, Toronto FC heads to the warmth and real grass of California on Friday to start training camp in earnest.
Another McKeever steps onto cross-country skiing's international stage

Another McKeever steps onto cross-country skiing's international stage

Xavier McKeever's earliest memory of cross-country skiing with his parents is being used as a training aid. Robin McKeever and Milaine Theriault towed their toddler instead of a tire up hills during workouts.

Edmonton Eskimos sign Canadian kicker Hugh O'Neill to contract extension

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimos re-signed Canadian kicker/punter Hugh O'Neill on Thursday to a contract extension through the 2020 season. O'Neill appeared in all 18 regular-season games with Edmonton last year. He posted a 45.

Gladys Knight to sing national anthem at the Super Bowl

NEW YORK — Gladys Knight will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at this year's Super Bowl. The seven-time Grammy Award-winner says she's proud to use her voice to "unite and represent our country" in her hometown of Atlanta.
Canada's Milos Raonic, Denis Shapovalov advance at Australian Open

Canada's Milos Raonic, Denis Shapovalov advance at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — Canada's Milos Raonic and Denis Shapovalov have advanced to the third round of the Australian Open.
Canada's Conners on his way to full PGA Tour card with fast start to 2019 season

Canada's Conners on his way to full PGA Tour card with fast start to 2019 season

Corey Conners was working on his putting last Friday when fellow Canadian Mackenzie Hughes offered some advice. Hughes pointed out that if Conners tucked in his right elbow a little bit, it would improve his setup.