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Players walk on a digital pitch wearing kits designed by Kelly Cannell in an undated handout screenshot from the video game FIFA 23. EA Sports turned to Musqueam visual artists, carvers, designers, and weavers to showcase Musqueam cultural elements in the new FIFA 23 video game, which is primarily made in EA Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Electronic Arts,

Musqueam history, heritage and culture showcased in new FIFA 23 video game

Work of about 10 of the First Nations band’s artists featured

Canada's Tyson Beukeboom (centre) in action during the 2022 Pacific Four Women's Rugby Series rugby match between NZ Black Ferns and Canada at Trusts Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand on Sunday, June 12, 2022. Beukeboom celebrated her 50th cap with a try off the bench as Canada defeated Fiji 24-7 Friday in its final test match ahead of next month’s Women’s Rugby World Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Rugby Canada-Dave Lintott **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Canadian women down Fiji 24-7 in final test before Rugby World Cup in New Zealand

Tyson Beukeboom celebrated her 50th cap with a try off the bench…

Canada's Tyson Beukeboom (centre) in action during the 2022 Pacific Four Women's Rugby Series rugby match between NZ Black Ferns and Canada at Trusts Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand on Sunday, June 12, 2022. Beukeboom celebrated her 50th cap with a try off the bench as Canada defeated Fiji 24-7 Friday in its final test match ahead of next month’s Women’s Rugby World Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Rugby Canada-Dave Lintott **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette watches his double off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Marcus Stroman in first inning interleague baseball action in Toronto on August 30, 2022. With two weeks left in the regular season, the Blue Jays lead the American League wild-card standings and have a faint chance of catching the New York Yankees in the East Division race. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jon Blacker

A wild-card spot a virtual lock for Blue Jays, home field a good possibility

With two weeks left in the regular season, the Toronto Blue Jays…

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette watches his double off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Marcus Stroman in first inning interleague baseball action in Toronto on August 30, 2022. With two weeks left in the regular season, the Blue Jays lead the American League wild-card standings and have a faint chance of catching the New York Yankees in the East Division race. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jon Blacker
FILE - Nashville Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm (14), of Sweden, and San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl (48), of the Czech Republic, battle in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. The forthcoming NHL regular season’s games between the Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks in Prague face an obstacle. The Czech Foreign Ministry has been opposing the participation of the Russian players from those teams in the Oct. 7 and 8 games at Prague’s O2 Arena due to Russia’s war against Ukraine. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Czech government: NHL Russian players unwanted in Prague

NHL teams playing in the Czech capital next month have been told…

FILE - Nashville Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm (14), of Sweden, and San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl (48), of the Czech Republic, battle in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. The forthcoming NHL regular season’s games between the Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks in Prague face an obstacle. The Czech Foreign Ministry has been opposing the participation of the Russian players from those teams in the Oct. 7 and 8 games at Prague’s O2 Arena due to Russia’s war against Ukraine. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
Witnesses Scott Smith, Hockey Canada President and Chief Operating Officer, middle right, and Hockey Canada Chief Financial Officer Brian Cairo, middle left, join fellow witnesses as they appear at the standing committee on Canadian Heritage in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. The House of Commons heritage committee has ordered another round of hearings into the Hockey Canada's handling of sexual assault claims, with past and present top executives and board chairs summoned to testify. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Former Hockey Canada CEO Nicholson among those summoned to testify before committee

The House of Commons heritage committee has ordered another round of hearings…

Witnesses Scott Smith, Hockey Canada President and Chief Operating Officer, middle right, and Hockey Canada Chief Financial Officer Brian Cairo, middle left, join fellow witnesses as they appear at the standing committee on Canadian Heritage in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. The House of Commons heritage committee has ordered another round of hearings into the Hockey Canada's handling of sexual assault claims, with past and present top executives and board chairs summoned to testify. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
FILE -- A view of hotels and other buildings at the West Bay area in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. Many hotels in Qatar are already fully booked for the soccer World Cup which will be held in November and December 2022. Qatar’s ambassador to Germany was personally urged to abolish his country’s death penalty for homosexuality at a congress hosted by the German soccer federation on human rights in the World Cup host country. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, file)

World Cup captains want to wear rainbow armbands in Qatar

FIFA came under pressure Wednesday from several European soccer federations who want…

FILE -- A view of hotels and other buildings at the West Bay area in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. Many hotels in Qatar are already fully booked for the soccer World Cup which will be held in November and December 2022. Qatar’s ambassador to Germany was personally urged to abolish his country’s death penalty for homosexuality at a congress hosted by the German soccer federation on human rights in the World Cup host country. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, file)
Nick Deagle delivers a rock at the 2021 Everest Canadian Curling Club Championship at the Ottawa Hunt Club in a Monday, Nov. 29, 2021 handout photo. Deagle will play Brad Gushue in first-round play Thursday at the single-knockout competition in Fredericton. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Curling Canada/Jack Gustafson **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Sweep 16: Curling Canada’s PointsBet Invitational ready for debut in Fredericton

Nick Deagle’s curling calendar usually includes weekly games in a recreational league…

Nick Deagle delivers a rock at the 2021 Everest Canadian Curling Club Championship at the Ottawa Hunt Club in a Monday, Nov. 29, 2021 handout photo. Deagle will play Brad Gushue in first-round play Thursday at the single-knockout competition in Fredericton. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Curling Canada/Jack Gustafson **MANDATORY CREDIT**
FILE - New York Islanders defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) is shown during a break in the second period of an NHL hockey game against San Jose Sharks in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. Chara has announced his retirement Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022,after playing 21 NHL seasons and captaining the Boston Bruins to the Stanley Cup in 2011. The 6-foot-9 defenseman from Slovakia is calling it a career at age 45. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe, File)

Longtime NHL defenseman Zdeno Chara, 45, retires as Bruin

Zdeno Chara announced his retirement Tuesday after playing 21 seasons in the…

FILE - New York Islanders defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) is shown during a break in the second period of an NHL hockey game against San Jose Sharks in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. Chara has announced his retirement Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022,after playing 21 NHL seasons and captaining the Boston Bruins to the Stanley Cup in 2011. The 6-foot-9 defenseman from Slovakia is calling it a career at age 45. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe, File)
Former Vancouver Canucks player Jake Virtanen leaves B.C. Supreme Court during a lunch break after closing arguments in his sexual assault trial, in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, July 25, 2022. The Edmonton Oilers have signed Virtanen to a professional tryout agreement two months after the former Vancouver forward was found not guilty of sexual assault. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Oilers sign Virtanen to tryout agreement two months after not guilty verdict

Jake Virtanen repeated himself throughout Monday’s media availability at Rogers Place. That…

Former Vancouver Canucks player Jake Virtanen leaves B.C. Supreme Court during a lunch break after closing arguments in his sexual assault trial, in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, July 25, 2022. The Edmonton Oilers have signed Virtanen to a professional tryout agreement two months after the former Vancouver forward was found not guilty of sexual assault. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
New York Jets cornerback Brandin Echols (26) celebrates after his team defeated the Cleveland Browns in an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

Week 2 provides a Comeback Sunday NFL hasn’t seen in years

Call it a Comeback Sunday the NFL hasn’t seen in years. The…

New York Jets cornerback Brandin Echols (26) celebrates after his team defeated the Cleveland Browns in an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)
Gillian (The Savage) Robertson celebrates her win over Sarah Frota during UFC 240, in Edmonton on Saturday, July 27, 2019. Canadian flyweight Gillian (The Savage) Robertson survived a first-round beating to submit Kazakhstan’s Mariya (Demonslayer) Agapova on a UFC Fight Night card Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Canada’s Gillian (The Savage) Robertson rallies for second-round UFC submission

“I knew she was going to come in there trying to kill me. But I knew that it’d be mine in the end.”

Gillian (The Savage) Robertson celebrates her win over Sarah Frota during UFC 240, in Edmonton on Saturday, July 27, 2019. Canadian flyweight Gillian (The Savage) Robertson survived a first-round beating to submit Kazakhstan’s Mariya (Demonslayer) Agapova on a UFC Fight Night card Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Lessons learned — good and bad — can be taken from the World Cup experience, in a July 19, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

NHL, players remain committed to hosting Feb. 2024 World Cup

The NHL and players remain committed to hosting a World Cup of…

Lessons learned — good and bad — can be taken from the World Cup experience, in a July 19, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Figure skater Kaetlyn Osmond poses for a photo at the Entertainment One office in Toronto, Tuesday, July, 10, 2018. Four years after retiring from competition, the world figure skating champion says she’s just now starting to find her feet as a former athlete. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marta Iwanek
Figure skater Kaetlyn Osmond poses for a photo at the Entertainment One office in Toronto, Tuesday, July, 10, 2018. Four years after retiring from competition, the world figure skating champion says she’s just now starting to find her feet as a former athlete. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marta Iwanek
Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Isaac Paredes (17) congratulates teammate Yandy Diaz (21) after scoring on a three run home-run by Diaz during second inning MLB baseball action against the Toronto Blue Jays, in Toronto, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Yandy Diaz’s three-run homer sparks Rays in lopsided 11-0 win over Blue Jays

Yandy Diaz had a three-run homer in the second inning and the…

Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Isaac Paredes (17) congratulates teammate Yandy Diaz (21) after scoring on a three run home-run by Diaz during second inning MLB baseball action against the Toronto Blue Jays, in Toronto, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Hubert Davis, director of the film "Black Ice," is photographed in Toronto on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Lupul

Director Hubert Davis on ‘Black Ice’ and the untold Black hockey experience

In the new sports documentary “Black Ice,” viewers learn that in 1906…

Hubert Davis, director of the film "Black Ice," is photographed in Toronto on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Lupul
FILE - Switzerland's Roger Federer waves during a 100 years of Centre Court celebration on day seven of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, on July 3, 2022. Federer announced Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022 he is retiring from tennis. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Roger Federer says he is retiring from pro tennis at age 41

Roger Federer is retiring from professional tennis at age 41 after a…

FILE - Switzerland's Roger Federer waves during a 100 years of Centre Court celebration on day seven of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, on July 3, 2022. Federer announced Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022 he is retiring from tennis. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
A view of the New York skyline with a tribute to Sept. 11, is shown on the large video screen during the playing of the national anthem before the first half of a NFL football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

More than 121 million watched NFL games on opening weekend

More than 121 million fans watched a telecast of an NFL game…

A view of the New York skyline with a tribute to Sept. 11, is shown on the large video screen during the playing of the national anthem before the first half of a NFL football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
Hockey Canada says members of its 2003 men's world junior hockey championship team is being investigated for a group sexual assault. Hockey Canada logo at an event in Toronto on November 1, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Hockey Canada says 2019 email does not reflect the federation’s “current direction”

Hockey Canada says a 2019 email detailing its desire to self-govern its…

Hockey Canada says members of its 2003 men's world junior hockey championship team is being investigated for a group sexual assault. Hockey Canada logo at an event in Toronto on November 1, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn