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Chris Spring and Lascelles Brown of Canada race during the first run of 2-man bobsled at the IBSF World Cup in Whistler, B.C., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Four-time Olympian, nine-time World Cup medallist Chris Spring retires from bobsled

Veteran Canadian bobsled pilot Chris Spring has announced his retirement, ending a…

Chris Spring and Lascelles Brown of Canada race during the first run of 2-man bobsled at the IBSF World Cup in Whistler, B.C., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
<div>Canada suffered its first defeat in an Olympic women’s qualification volleyball tournament, falling in five sets to the Dominican Republic on Sunday. Canada’s Kiera Van Ryk spikes the ball in her team’s bronze medal victory over Cuba in the the 2023 NORCECA Senior Women’s Volleyball Continental Championship, in Quebec City in a Sunday, Sept. 3, 2023, handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Norceca, Mathieu Belanger, *MANDATORY CREDIT*</div>

Canadian women take loss at Olympic volleyball qualifier to Dominican Republic

Top 2 teams at end of qualifier will automatically go to Olympics

<div>Canada suffered its first defeat in an Olympic women’s qualification volleyball tournament, falling in five sets to the Dominican Republic on Sunday. Canada’s Kiera Van Ryk spikes the ball in her team’s bronze medal victory over Cuba in the the 2023 NORCECA Senior Women’s Volleyball Continental Championship, in Quebec City in a Sunday, Sept. 3, 2023, handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Norceca, Mathieu Belanger, *MANDATORY CREDIT*</div>
<div>Canada’s Marco Arop set a national record and personal best in a second-place finish in the men’s 800 metres at the Diamond League final on Sunday. Arop celebrates winning the gold medal ahead in the Men’s 800-meters final during the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Martin Meissner</div>
<div>Canada’s Marco Arop set a national record and personal best in a second-place finish in the men’s 800 metres at the Diamond League final on Sunday. Arop celebrates winning the gold medal ahead in the Men’s 800-meters final during the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Martin Meissner</div>
Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz of Spain steers his car during the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix at the Marina Bay circuit, Singapore,Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Sainz wins Singapore Grand Prix as Verstappen and Red Bull’s streaks end

Canadian Lance Stroll didn’t take part after an earlier crash

Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz of Spain steers his car during the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix at the Marina Bay circuit, Singapore,Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl know their Stanley Cup window is wide open. Two painful playoff exits has the Edmonton Oilers' dynamic duo hungrier than ever to push through. McDavid and Draisaitl celebrate a goal against the Arizona Coyotes during overtime NHL action in Edmonton on Wednesday March 22, 2023.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

McDavid, Draisaitl aiming for Oilers’ breakthrough after playoff disappointments

Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl know their Stanley Cup window is wide…

Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl know their Stanley Cup window is wide open. Two painful playoff exits has the Edmonton Oilers' dynamic duo hungrier than ever to push through. McDavid and Draisaitl celebrate a goal against the Arizona Coyotes during overtime NHL action in Edmonton on Wednesday March 22, 2023.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Canada's Alexis Galarneau and Vasek Pospisil in action against Italy's Simone Bolelli and Matteo Arnaldi during the Davis Cup group stage tennis match at the Unipol Arena, Bologna, Italy, Wednesday, Sept. 13. 2023. (Massimo Paolone/PA via AP)

Canada beats Italy to start Davis Cup title defense

Canada started the defense of its Davis Cup title by beating Italy…

Canada's Alexis Galarneau and Vasek Pospisil in action against Italy's Simone Bolelli and Matteo Arnaldi during the Davis Cup group stage tennis match at the Unipol Arena, Bologna, Italy, Wednesday, Sept. 13. 2023. (Massimo Paolone/PA via AP)
The Professional Women’s Hockey League has struck a multi-year agreement with Canadian Tire to be the league’s first funding partner. The collaboration includes sponsorship of the PWHL’s inaugural draft on Sept. 18 in Toronto. A Canadian Tire logo is displayed on a store in Ottawa on Friday, Aug. 11, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

PWHL, Canadian Tire reach multi-year agreement on sponsorship deal

The Professional Women’s Hockey League has struck a multi-year agreement with Canadian…

The Professional Women’s Hockey League has struck a multi-year agreement with Canadian Tire to be the league’s first funding partner. The collaboration includes sponsorship of the PWHL’s inaugural draft on Sept. 18 in Toronto. A Canadian Tire logo is displayed on a store in Ottawa on Friday, Aug. 11, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Injured Toronto Blue Jays infielder Bo Bichette joins teammates on the field before the Blue Jays' baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Blue Jays activate SS Bo Bichette off IL, option McCoy to Triple-A

All-Star shortstop Bo Bichette was activated off the 10-day injured list by…

Injured Toronto Blue Jays infielder Bo Bichette joins teammates on the field before the Blue Jays' baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
n the latest blow to the shrinking domestic media presence when the Toronto Blue Jays play away from home, the team's rights-holder will not resume on-site radio broadcasts of road games for the last few weeks of the season. The Blue Jays logo is pictured ahead of MLB baseball action in Toronto on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Roadblock: Blue Jays radio broadcasters won’t be returning to road this season

In a change from last year, the Toronto Blue Jays’ radio rights-holder…

n the latest blow to the shrinking domestic media presence when the Toronto Blue Jays play away from home, the team's rights-holder will not resume on-site radio broadcasts of road games for the last few weeks of the season. The Blue Jays logo is pictured ahead of MLB baseball action in Toronto on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
4D Open Champion Paige Sibbet. <ins>(Photo courtesy of Wildwood Imagery/Chantelle Bowman) </ins>

Calgary cowgirl sweeps ABRA Finals in Ponoka

Event sees more open entries than ever before

4D Open Champion Paige Sibbet. <ins>(Photo courtesy of Wildwood Imagery/Chantelle Bowman) </ins>
Decorated ice dance duo Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are among the 2023 inductees into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. The Ice dance gold medallists hold up the Canadian flag during victory ceremonies at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir to enter Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Decorated ice dance duo Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir and mixed martial…

Decorated ice dance duo Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are among the 2023 inductees into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. The Ice dance gold medallists hold up the Canadian flag during victory ceremonies at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Canada guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) battles for the possession of the ball against Spain forward Rudy Fernandez (5) during the Basketball World Cup second round match between Spain and Canada at the Indonesia Arena stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2023. Canada is set to take on Slovenia today in the quarterfinals of the FIBA Men’s Basketball World Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Achmad Ibrahim

Canada bests Slovenia 100-89 for first-ever semifinal berth at FIBA World Cup

Canada is moving on to the semifinals at the FIBA Men’s Basketball…

Canada guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) battles for the possession of the ball against Spain forward Rudy Fernandez (5) during the Basketball World Cup second round match between Spain and Canada at the Indonesia Arena stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2023. Canada is set to take on Slovenia today in the quarterfinals of the FIBA Men’s Basketball World Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Achmad Ibrahim
The Stettler All-Star team which competed in South Africa consisted of (l-r back row): Haley Sayles, Brooke Glazier, Coach Jacqueline Sayles, Megan Schrijver, Brooklyn Stewart, (front row l-r): Jaydon Haustein, Hannah Sayles, Katlyn Glazier, and Bryson Haustein. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)

Stettler archers have South African experience of a lifetime

A group of Stettler students, some now former, had the opportunity to…

The Stettler All-Star team which competed in South Africa consisted of (l-r back row): Haley Sayles, Brooke Glazier, Coach Jacqueline Sayles, Megan Schrijver, Brooklyn Stewart, (front row l-r): Jaydon Haustein, Hannah Sayles, Katlyn Glazier, and Bryson Haustein. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
Before the main event started, kid’s events, including mutton bustin’ took place. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)

PHOTOS: Halkirk Elks host 27th annual Bullarama

The 27th annual Halkirk Elks Bullarama is in the history books. A…

Before the main event started, kid’s events, including mutton bustin’ took place. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
Edmonton Eskimos wide receiver Trevor Begue (81) is tripped up by Calgary Stampeders linebacker Josiah Schakel (27) during first half CFL exhibition football action in Calgary on Monday May 22, 2023. The CFL's annual Battle of Alberta on Labour Day in Calgary features a pair of West Division clubs with gaps between themselves and a playoff spot.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

Labour Day Battle of Alberta chance for Elks, Stampeders to generate needed momentum

The Edmonton Elks have a little confidence. The Calgary Stampeders need some.…

Edmonton Eskimos wide receiver Trevor Begue (81) is tripped up by Calgary Stampeders linebacker Josiah Schakel (27) during first half CFL exhibition football action in Calgary on Monday May 22, 2023. The CFL's annual Battle of Alberta on Labour Day in Calgary features a pair of West Division clubs with gaps between themselves and a playoff spot.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal
<div>Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored a game-high 23 points but Canada suffered its first loss, 69-65 to Brazil in second-round action at the FIBA Men's Basketball World Cup Friday. Gilgeous-Alexander (2) shoots over Brazil guard Vitor Benite (8) and Brazil forward Lucas Dias (99)during the Basketball second round match between Brazil and Canada at the Indonesia Arena stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Sept. 1, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Dita Alangkara</div>

Canada suffers first loss of FIBA World Cup with 69-65 defeat to Brazil

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored a game-high 23 points but Canada suffered its first…

<div>Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored a game-high 23 points but Canada suffered its first loss, 69-65 to Brazil in second-round action at the FIBA Men's Basketball World Cup Friday. Gilgeous-Alexander (2) shoots over Brazil guard Vitor Benite (8) and Brazil forward Lucas Dias (99)during the Basketball second round match between Brazil and Canada at the Indonesia Arena stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Sept. 1, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Dita Alangkara</div>
FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2018, file photo, Calgary Flames head coach Bill Peters watches his team practice in Beijing, China. Peters made a return to professional hockey on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, when he was appointed coach of Russian hockey club Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg. Peters resigned as coach of the Calgary Flames last year following allegations he previously used racial slurs and struck players. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2018, file photo, Calgary Flames head coach Bill Peters watches his team practice in Beijing, China. Peters made a return to professional hockey on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, when he was appointed coach of Russian hockey club Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg. Peters resigned as coach of the Calgary Flames last year following allegations he previously used racial slurs and struck players. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)