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Ron Francis has big hopes as GM of Seattle's new NHL club

Ron Francis has big hopes as GM of Seattle's new NHL club

SEATTLE — Ron Francis has all kinds of eye-popping statistics attached to his Hall of Fame career. He averaged more than point a game, is second in NHL history in assists behind Wayne Gretzky and fifth in career points.

MLS academies make up Canadian entry at CONCACAF Boys' Under-15 Championship

TORONTO — The Canadian Soccer Association has named 18 players from the three Canadian MLS team academies for its entry at the CONCACAF Boys' Under-15 Championship next month in the U.S. The tournament will run Aug. 3-12 in Bradenton, Fla.
Unbeaten Winnipeg Blue Bombers not taking Ottawa Redblacks lightly

Unbeaten Winnipeg Blue Bombers not taking Ottawa Redblacks lightly

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers may be odds-on favourites to extend their season-opening winning streak to five games, but you'll never get them to admit it. Every week they're 0-1, says star running back Andrew Harris.
Golf Canada's 2020 Olympic preparations on track with qualifying formula helping

Golf Canada's 2020 Olympic preparations on track with qualifying formula helping

Fifteen years ago, golfers didn't have to worry about making the Olympics. The sport hadn't been featured at a Games since 1904 when Canada's George Lyon won gold.
Canadian women confirmed for second trip to Rugby League World Cup

Canadian women confirmed for second trip to Rugby League World Cup

TORONTO — Canada has been confirmed as one of eight women's teams in the 2021 Rugby League World Cup. The other participants are host England, defending champion Australia, Brazil, the Cook Islands, France, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
Ware, Abel earn two more diving spots for Canada at 2020 Olympics

Ware, Abel earn two more diving spots for Canada at 2020 Olympics

GWANGJU, Korea, Republic Of — Canada's diving team earned another two spots at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after Pamela Ware and Jennifer Abel qualified for the final of the women's three-metre springboard Thursday at the FINA world aquatics championship

Tyler Ardron leads 31-man Canadian rugby roster for Pacific Nations Cup

Tyler Ardron will captain Canada at the 2019 Pacific Nations Cup with Irish-born back Peter Nelson set to make his Canadian rugby debut.
Toronto Raptors sign free-agent forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

Toronto Raptors sign free-agent forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

TORONTO — Forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson signed with the Toronto Raptors on Thursday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, as per Raptors team policy. Hollis-Jefferson averaged 8.9 points, 5.3 rebounds and 20.
Germany wins world open-water relay, Italy 2nd and US 3rd

Germany wins world open-water relay, Italy 2nd and US 3rd

GWANGJU, Korea, Republic Of — Germany won the mixed 5-kilometre open water team relay at the world swimming championships in a close finish over Italy and the United States on Thursday.

Canadian women's water polo team advances to elimination round at worlds

GWANGJU, Korea, Republic Of — Emma Wright and Kyra Christmas scored three goals apiece as Canada crushed South Korea 22-2 in women's water polo action at the world aquatic championships on Thursday.