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Morreale: CEBL's championship weekend caps another successful CEBL season

Morreale: CEBL's championship weekend caps another successful CEBL season

OTTAWA — Mike Morreale says people thought he was crazy when he became commissioner and chief executive officer of the fledgling Canadian Elite Basketball League four years ago. Now he can't imagine Canada's basketball landscape without it.
City of North Bay to dedicate field in honour of Blue Bombers head coach O'Shea

City of North Bay to dedicate field in honour of Blue Bombers head coach O'Shea

He's a six-time Grey Cup champion and member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. But on Saturday, he'll merely be known as Mike O'Shea from North Bay, Ont.
Edmonton's Marco Arop breaks Canadian record in 1,000 metres at Diamond League meet

Edmonton's Marco Arop breaks Canadian record in 1,000 metres at Diamond League meet

MONACO — Marco Arop shattered the Canadian record in the 1,000 metres en route to a second-place finish at the Herculis Diamond League meet on Wednesday.
Forward Mo Babouli returns to CPL, signs with York United through 2024

Forward Mo Babouli returns to CPL, signs with York United through 2024

TORONTO — York United FC of the Canadian Premier League has signed former Toronto and Forge FC forward Mo Babouli through the end of 2024. The 29-year-old Babouli, who was born in Syria but came to Mississauga, Ont.
Canadian forward Tyler Pasher finds a new MLS home with the New York Red Bulls

Canadian forward Tyler Pasher finds a new MLS home with the New York Red Bulls

HARRISON, N.J. — Less than a week after being waived by the Houston Dynamo, Canadian international forward Tyler Pasher has landed with the New York Red Bulls. The 28-year-old from Elmira, Ont.
Given a clean bill of health, Akinola waits his turn in star-studded Toronto attack

Given a clean bill of health, Akinola waits his turn in star-studded Toronto attack

TORONTO — Ayo Akinola learned all about patience in the long months spent rehabbing the injured anterior cruciate ligament in his knee.
Serena's Legacy: Plenty of wins, plenty of stands on issues

Serena's Legacy: Plenty of wins, plenty of stands on issues

A couple of days before Serena Williams claimed the 22nd of her 23 Grand Slam singles titles at Wimbledon in 2016 , she was asked what she makes of it when people refer to her as one of history's greatest female athletes.
Maple Leafs great Borje Salming diagnosed with ALS

Maple Leafs great Borje Salming diagnosed with ALS

Former Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Borje Salming has been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, the team announced Wednesday.
FIFA looks to start World Cup in Qatar 1 day earlier

FIFA looks to start World Cup in Qatar 1 day earlier

GENEVA (AP) — The World Cup in Qatar could start one day earlier than scheduled with FIFA looking at a plan to let the host nation play Ecuador on Nov. 20, a person familiar with the proposal told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Sports In Brief For Tuesday, August 9

TENNIS NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams says she is ready to step away from tennis after winning 23 Grand Slam titles, turning her focus to having another child and her business interests.