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Joseph Blandisi scores twice, Rocket beat Senators 5-1 in AHL season opener

MONTREAL — Joseph Blandisi scored twice and Cayden Primeau stopped 22 shots as the Laval Rocket topped the Belleville Senators 5-1 on Friday in the American Hockey League season opener for both teams.

Baseball Hall cancels traditional ceremony, moves indoors

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Baseball's Hall of Fame has cancelled its traditional outdoor induction ceremony for the second straight summer because of the pandemic and plans an indoor, televised event for Derek Jeter and others being honoured .
Western Hockey League's East Division set to play season in Regina hub

Western Hockey League's East Division set to play season in Regina hub

CALGARY — The Western Hockey League says it has approval from the Saskatchewan government to play a 24-game East Division season in a hub in Regina starting next month.

Harness racing set to resume at Woodbine Mohawk Park as COVID restrictions eased

Harness racing is set to resume next week at Woodbine Mohawk Park after the Ontario government announced the loosening of COVID-19 restrictions in Halton Region. Woodbine Entertainment said in a release that live racing will resume next Thursday.
Sack leader Hughes ready to anchor 'hungry' veteran defensive line in Toronto

Sack leader Hughes ready to anchor 'hungry' veteran defensive line in Toronto

TORONTO — The Toronto Argonauts' defensive line will be a little older the next time it takes the field. According to sack leader Charleston Hughes, it will also be a lot hungrier.
Canadian speedskater Laurent Dubreuil world champion in men's 500 metres

Canadian speedskater Laurent Dubreuil world champion in men's 500 metres

HEERENVEEN — Canadian speedskater Laurent Dubreuil is the men's world 500-metre champion after claiming the title Friday. Dubreuil posted a winning time of 34.
Canada's men's water polo team finally set to resume Olympic qualifying quest

Canada's men's water polo team finally set to resume Olympic qualifying quest

Canada's men's water polo team had already gathered in Europe a year ago at this time for its final push for a berth in the Tokyo Olympics, but the qualifying tournament was cancelled due to COVID-19.
Canadian midfielder Desiree Scott raring to go after lengthy soccer hiatus

Canadian midfielder Desiree Scott raring to go after lengthy soccer hiatus

Desiree Scott has been waiting a long time for her next game. The 33-year-old midfielder from Winnipeg didn't play in the NWSL's Challenge Cup last summer due to family commitments and opted out of the league's Fall Series.
Dispatches from game-day ghost towns: Businesses struggle in unusual NHL season

Dispatches from game-day ghost towns: Businesses struggle in unusual NHL season

Masks, nasal swabs and empty seats have all become the norm in NHL rinks. Hockey may be back on the ice, but the conditions are far from ordinary — not only inside the arenas, but around them, too.
Icemaker Greg Ewasko going the distance in Calgary's curling bubble

Icemaker Greg Ewasko going the distance in Calgary's curling bubble

CALGARY — Greg Ewasko will be an expert on curling bubble life by the time he's done tending Calgary's ice. The icemaker from Oakbank, Man., will spend 52 days making ice for four Curling Canada events at WinSport's Markin MacPhail Centre.