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Canadian women's eight crew captures rowing gold; first in event since 1992

TOKYO — The Canadian women's eight rowing crew has captured gold at the Tokyo Olympics. The eight rowers crossed the line first in Friday's final in a time of five minutes 59.13 seconds at Sea Forest Waterway.
Toronto Raptors pick Florida State forward Scottie Barnes fourth overall in NBA draft

Toronto Raptors pick Florida State forward Scottie Barnes fourth overall in NBA draft

The Toronto Raptors selected Florida State forward Scottie Barnes with the fourth-overall pick in the NBA draft Thursday. The 19-year-old averaged 10.3 points and 4.

Griffey, Biggio, Glavine elected to HOF board of directors

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Hall of Famers Ken Griffey Jr., Craig Biggio, and Tom Glavine have been elected to the 17-member board of directors for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Chairman Jane Forbes Clark made the announcement Thursday.
Veteran CFL quarterback Dakota Prukop among 16 players released by Calgary Stampeders

Veteran CFL quarterback Dakota Prukop among 16 players released by Calgary Stampeders

CALGARY — Veteran CFL quarterback Dakota Prukop was among 16 players released Thursday by the Calgary Stampeders. Prukop, an American, signed with Calgary in January.
Veteran defensive lineman Shawn Lemon among 16 players released by the Edmonton Elks

Veteran defensive lineman Shawn Lemon among 16 players released by the Edmonton Elks

EDMONTON — Veteran CFL players Shawn Lemon, Thaddeus Coleman, Vontae Diggs and Kenny Shaw were among the Edmonton Elks' final cuts Thursday. Edmonton made its final roster decisions ahead of the CFL's deadline of 10 p.m. ET on Friday.
Canadian MLS teams given green light to finish out season using home stadiums

Canadian MLS teams given green light to finish out season using home stadiums

Major League Soccer confirmed Thursday that the three Canadian teams can continue playing at home through the remainder of the regular season and playoffs.
Habs' sponsors satisfied with team owner's apology for drafting Logan Mailloux

Habs' sponsors satisfied with team owner's apology for drafting Logan Mailloux

MONTREAL — While a Montreal group that helps victims of sexual assault continues to criticize the Montreal Canadiens' decision to draft a player convicted of a sex offence in Sweden, sponsors that earlier expressed concerns say they are sticking with
Oilers, Flames make big splashes in free agency; Leafs find help in net

Oilers, Flames make big splashes in free agency; Leafs find help in net

When Zach Hyman visited Edmonton with his wife about a week ago, he quickly realized that signing with the Oilers as a free agent would be a "no brainer." The couple liked the city and could see their seven-month-old son, Theo, growing up there.
Racing fans will be allowed to attend Queen's Plate for first time since 2019 race

Racing fans will be allowed to attend Queen's Plate for first time since 2019 race

TORONTO — For the first time since 2019, racing fans will be allowed to attend the $1-million Queen's Plate. Spectators weren't allowed into Woodbine Racetrack for last year's race due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Canada gets first rowing medal of Tokyo Olympics

Canada gets first rowing medal of Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO — Victoria's Caileigh Filmer says it was a combination of physical effort and heart that earned Canada its first rowing medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Filmer and her partner Hillary Janssens of Surrey, B.C.