Canada & World

Canadian Georges St-Pierre, who ruled the UFC welterweight division before putting a bow on a glittering career by winning the middleweight title in his final outing, is headed to the UFC Hall of Fame.

Canadian MMA star Georges St-Pierre headed to the UFC Hall of Fame

‘Georges St-Pierre is a pioneer of Canadian MMA who helped build the sport globally’

Canadian Georges St-Pierre, who ruled the UFC welterweight division before putting a bow on a glittering career by winning the middleweight title in his final outing, is headed to the UFC Hall of Fame.
‘The work is still getting done’: NHL teams preparing for unusual draft

‘The work is still getting done’: NHL teams preparing for unusual draft

‘It’s definitely a unique process for the prospects and the organizations’

‘The work is still getting done’: NHL teams preparing for unusual draft
UCLA’s Jalen Hill withdraws name from NBA draft

UCLA’s Jalen Hill withdraws name from NBA draft

Hill started 25 of 30 games for the Bruins under first-year coach Mick Cronin last season

UCLA’s Jalen Hill withdraws name from NBA draft
AP source: NBA training facilities to begin to reopen Friday

AP source: NBA training facilities to begin to reopen Friday

Any workouts that take place would be voluntary and be limited to individual sessions only

AP source: NBA training facilities to begin to reopen Friday
Red Deer minor football product Carter O’Donnell, who has played the last four seasons for the University of Alberta Golden Bears, is one of the top ranked prospects eligible for the 2020 CFL Draft in April. (Photo courtesy of University of Alberta Golden Bears)

Central Alberta offensive lineman O’Donnell agrees to terms with Indianapolis Colts

Two Canadians were drafted by NFL clubs, with both being taken Friday night

Red Deer minor football product Carter O’Donnell, who has played the last four seasons for the University of Alberta Golden Bears, is one of the top ranked prospects eligible for the 2020 CFL Draft in April. (Photo courtesy of University of Alberta Golden Bears)
Anti-government protesters shout slogans, while wearing masks with the colors of the Lebanese flag to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, during a driving convoy protest through the streets to express rejection of the political leadership they blame for the economic and financial crisis, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Lebanon’s parliament began Tuesday a three-day legislative session at a Beirut theater so that legislators can observe coronavirus social distancing measures, as protests against the country’s ruling elite in the crisis-hit country resumed. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

COVID-19 world update: Austria plans May opening of shops; Turkey aims for June

Comprehensive world news update, including staggering blow for EU tourism

Anti-government protesters shout slogans, while wearing masks with the colors of the Lebanese flag to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, during a driving convoy protest through the streets to express rejection of the political leadership they blame for the economic and financial crisis, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Lebanon’s parliament began Tuesday a three-day legislative session at a Beirut theater so that legislators can observe coronavirus social distancing measures, as protests against the country’s ruling elite in the crisis-hit country resumed. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
For much of the last half-century, players who didn’t fit the mould were essentially taunted as “tweeners.” Now, they’re hailed as hybrids. AP photo
For much of the last half-century, players who didn’t fit the mould were essentially taunted as “tweeners.” Now, they’re hailed as hybrids. AP photo
Tennis Canada says the women’s event will return to Montreal in August 2021. CP photo

Rogers Cup women’s tennis tournament in Montreal off schedule for 2020

The event scheduled for Aug. 7 to 16 in Montreal is off the schedule

Tennis Canada says the women’s event will return to Montreal in August 2021. CP photo
Tiger’s last Masters as much about family as a green jacket

Tiger’s last Masters as much about family as a green jacket

‘I had just an amazing amount of emails and texts that were flowing in’

Tiger’s last Masters as much about family as a green jacket
Hayley Wickenheiser begins personal protective equipment drive in Toronto

Hayley Wickenheiser begins personal protective equipment drive in Toronto

Wickenheiser’s medical training was paused when her teachers joined the fight to stop the spread

Hayley Wickenheiser begins personal protective equipment drive in Toronto
Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave dies at age 25 after suffering brain bleed

Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave dies at age 25 after suffering brain bleed

The 25-year-old native of Battleford, Sask., was placed in a medically-induced coma on Tuesday

Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave dies at age 25 after suffering brain bleed
Kentucky point guard Ashton Hagans will enter the NBA draft and forego his final two seasons of eligibility. AP photo

Kentucky point guard Ashton Hagans will enter NBA draft

The “time is now” to pursue his dream of playing professionally.

Kentucky point guard Ashton Hagans will enter the NBA draft and forego his final two seasons of eligibility. AP photo
Ex-NFL kicker, Saints hero Tom Dempsey dies at 73
Ex-NFL kicker, Saints hero Tom Dempsey dies at 73
Jets’ Perriman says late-season breakout was just sneak peek

Jets’ Perriman says late-season breakout was just sneak peek

“I’m looking forward to building from that little run I had last season.”

Jets’ Perriman says late-season breakout was just sneak peek
A group of students from Uruguay pose for a souvenir picture on the Olympic Rings set outside the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Saturday, March 21, 2020. The Olympic flame from Greece arrived in Japan Friday, even as the opening of the the Tokyo Games in four months is in doubt with more voices suggesting the games should to be postponed or canceled because of the worldwide virus pandemic. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Tokyo Olympics: Signs suggest summer dates for 2021 Olympics

Organizing committee suggested there would be no major change from 2020.

A group of students from Uruguay pose for a souvenir picture on the Olympic Rings set outside the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Saturday, March 21, 2020. The Olympic flame from Greece arrived in Japan Friday, even as the opening of the the Tokyo Games in four months is in doubt with more voices suggesting the games should to be postponed or canceled because of the worldwide virus pandemic. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Athletes, musicians help raise 500,000 euros to fight virus

Athletes, musicians help raise 500,000 euros to fight virus

“It’s a very difficult situation, and for the league to be able to do something like this, it makes players, clubs and fans very proud”

Athletes, musicians help raise 500,000 euros to fight virus
The Olympic rings are seen in front of Canada House Monday, March 23, 2020 in Montreal. The Canadian Olympic Committee announced Canadian athletes will not compete at Tokyo 2020 Games due to COVID-19 risks.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Canadian IOC member Dick Pound expects Olympic postponement

The Summer Olympics are scheduled to start July 24 with the Paralympics slated to follow on Aug. 25

The Olympic rings are seen in front of Canada House Monday, March 23, 2020 in Montreal. The Canadian Olympic Committee announced Canadian athletes will not compete at Tokyo 2020 Games due to COVID-19 risks.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Two women take a selfie with the Olympic rings in the background in the Odaiba section of Tokyo, Thursday, March 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jae C. Hong

Canada refuses to go to Tokyo Games in 2020, asks for one-year postponement

The Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to start July 24 with the Paralympics slated to follow on Aug. 25

Two women take a selfie with the Olympic rings in the background in the Odaiba section of Tokyo, Thursday, March 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jae C. Hong
Toronto Raptors centre Serge Ibaka (9) shoots as Utah Jazz centre Rudy Gobert, left, defends In the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 9, 2020, in Salt Lake City. All Toronto Raptors players, coaches and travelling staff have been advised to go into self-isolation for 14 days. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Rick Bowmer

Toronto Raptors players, staff advised to go into self-isolation

The 14-day isolation comes after a Utah player, reportedly centre Rudy Gobert, tested positive for the virus

Toronto Raptors centre Serge Ibaka (9) shoots as Utah Jazz centre Rudy Gobert, left, defends In the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 9, 2020, in Salt Lake City. All Toronto Raptors players, coaches and travelling staff have been advised to go into self-isolation for 14 days. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Rick Bowmer
FILE - In this April 9, 2013, file photo, United States’ Kacey Bellamy, Julie Chu and Meghan Duggan, from left, stand with IIHF president Rene Fasel as they are presented with the trophy after the U.S. team defeated Canada 3-2 in the gold medal game at the women’s ice hockey world championships in Ottawa, Ontario. The women’s world hockey championships in Canada have been canceled because of the new coronavirus. International Ice Hockey Federation President René Fasel tells The Associated Press the decision was made by conference call Saturday, March 7, 2020. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

New coronavirus causes cancellation of women’s world hockey championship

Moves comes after the Canadian Women’s Hockey League folded last year after 12 seasons

FILE - In this April 9, 2013, file photo, United States’ Kacey Bellamy, Julie Chu and Meghan Duggan, from left, stand with IIHF president Rene Fasel as they are presented with the trophy after the U.S. team defeated Canada 3-2 in the gold medal game at the women’s ice hockey world championships in Ottawa, Ontario. The women’s world hockey championships in Canada have been canceled because of the new coronavirus. International Ice Hockey Federation President René Fasel tells The Associated Press the decision was made by conference call Saturday, March 7, 2020. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP, File)