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Toronto Arrows re-signs Canada's Ferguson, Sheridan and Wainwright

TORONTO — The Toronto Arrows have re-signed Canadians Andrew Ferguson, John Sheridan and Marcello Wainwright. All three are back for a fourth season with Canada's lone Major League Rugby franchise.

Stampeders president/GM says club has already started preparing free-agent gameplan

The Calgary Stampeders' season ended sooner than planned but president/GM John Hufnagel is putting his down time to good use. Hugnagel told reporters Wednesday the Stampeders have already started formulating their free-agent gameplan.
Teams spend $1B on day MLB, union likely head to lockout

Teams spend $1B on day MLB, union likely head to lockout

NEW YORK (AP) — Major league teams committed to over $1 billion in salaries in one day for the first time Wednesday, hours before the league was expected to lock out the players following the 11:59 p.m.
Pitcher Kevin Gausman comes to Toronto eager to finish MLB career where it started

Pitcher Kevin Gausman comes to Toronto eager to finish MLB career where it started

TORONTO — Kevin Gausman remembers the butterflies from his Major League Baseball debut.
Thanksgiving football, Big 10 rivalry game score in ratings

Thanksgiving football, Big 10 rivalry game score in ratings

NEW YORK (AP) — Even at a time football generally dominates television ratings, the long Thanksgiving Day weekend was notable. CBS' turkey day telecast of the Dallas Cowboys against the Las Vegas Raiders reached 37.
Strange times ups pro experience on Canada's junior men's hockey team

Strange times ups pro experience on Canada's junior men's hockey team

Canada's junior men's hockey team selection camp roster reflects an unusual consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. The wiping out of the Ontario Hockey League's 2020-21 season injects a strong pro component into the Canadian team.
Ticats' defensive play in East semifinal gives Dinwiddie with valuable coaching tool

Ticats' defensive play in East semifinal gives Dinwiddie with valuable coaching tool

The East Division semifinal provided head coach Ryan Dinwiddie and his Toronto Argonauts staff with a valuable teaching tool. A dominant Hamilton defence anchored the club's 23-12 home win over Montreal on Sunday.
Women's tennis tour suspends China events over Peng concerns

Women's tennis tour suspends China events over Peng concerns

In the strongest public stand against China taken by a sports body, the head of the women’s professional tennis tour announced Wednesday that all WTA tournaments there would be suspended because of concerns about the safety of Peng Shuai, a Grand Sla

Halifax hockey association bars teams from playing in P.E.I. after alleged racist act

HALIFAX — A minor hockey association in Halifax has started boycotting tournaments in P.E.I. after one of its players was the victim of alleged racist acts during a recent tournament on the Island.
Nova Scotia restricts out-of-province sports-related travel for kids 11 and younger

Nova Scotia restricts out-of-province sports-related travel for kids 11 and younger

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's government on Wednesday said children aged 11 and younger could no longer travel out of province for events related to sports and culture, citing rising COVID-19 transmission connected to those activities.