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Gaucher, Achonwa, Ayim, Nurse to lead Canada in quest for Olympic basketball medal

TAMPA, Fla. — Three-time Olympians Natalie Achonwa, Miranda Ayim and Kim Gaucher will lead Canada's women's basketball team in its quest for a medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
Henderson, Conners, Sharp, Hughes to tee off for Canada in Tokyo

Henderson, Conners, Sharp, Hughes to tee off for Canada in Tokyo

OAKVILLE, Ont. — Brooke Henderson and Alena Sharp have been named to Canada's Olympic golf team for a second time. Golf Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee announced Canada's team for the Tokyo Games on Tuesday. Henderson, of Smiths Falls, Ont.
Montreal Canadiens ask Quebec government to increase arena capacity to 50 per cent

Montreal Canadiens ask Quebec government to increase arena capacity to 50 per cent

MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens say they've asked the province for permission to allow 10,500 fans to attend upcoming playoff games in Montreal, up from 3,500.
Edmonton Oilers sign forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to 8-year extension

Edmonton Oilers sign forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to 8-year extension

EDMONTON — Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will be, at least on paper, the longest serving Edmonton Oiler of all time. Nugent-Hopkins and the Oilers agreed to an eight-year contract extension on Tuesday with an average annual value of US$5.125 million.
England beats Germany 2-0 to reach Euro 2020 quarterfinals

England beats Germany 2-0 to reach Euro 2020 quarterfinals

LONDON — England is unburdened by the weight of agonizing history: Germany has finally been beaten in a tournament again. No need to endure more penalty heartache or disallowed goals this time.
'You're on pal': Biden accepts Trudeau's bet on Habs as Stanley Cup final kicks off

'You're on pal': Biden accepts Trudeau's bet on Habs as Stanley Cup final kicks off

OTTAWA — With a possible election on the horizon, Justin Trudeau appears ready to roll the dice — on hockey. The prime minister challenged the U.S.
Canadiens confident of quick recovery following Game 1 loss in Stanley Cup final

Canadiens confident of quick recovery following Game 1 loss in Stanley Cup final

TAMPA, Fla. — For the sake of the Montreal Canadiens and their Stanley Cup aspirations, here's hoping that for once, what happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas.
Toronto Blue Jays add reliever, outfielder in trade with Miami Marlins

Toronto Blue Jays add reliever, outfielder in trade with Miami Marlins

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired help for their struggling bullpen and also added an outfield bat. Toronto landed right-hander Adam Cimber and outfielder Corey Dickerson in a trade with the Miami Marlins on Tuesday.
Canadian Denis Shapovalov advances to second round at Wimbledon

Canadian Denis Shapovalov advances to second round at Wimbledon

LONDON — Canada's Denis Shapovalov is heading to the second round at Wimbledon. The No. 10 seed, from Richmond Hill, Ont., beat Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 in a first-round match on Tuesday.
Bianca Andreescu headlines Canada's Olympic tennis team, Milos Raonic drops out

Bianca Andreescu headlines Canada's Olympic tennis team, Milos Raonic drops out

TORONTO — Bianca Andreescu of Mississauga, Ont., was among the athletes named to Canada's Olympic tennis team on Tuesday morning. Ranked No. 7 in the world, Andreescu has struggled with injuries since winning the U.S. Open in 2019.