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CPL roundup: Atletico Ottawa blank Valour FC 2-0

OTTAWA — Atletico Ottawa capitalized on its chances Wednesday, blanking Valour FC 2-0 in Canadian Premier League play. Malcolm Isaiah Shaw opened the scoring in the 57th minute and Ryan Telfer doubled the lead in the 64th.
Astros' Valdez goes 8, beats Red Sox 9-1 for 3-2 ALCS lead

Astros' Valdez goes 8, beats Red Sox 9-1 for 3-2 ALCS lead

BOSTON (AP) — Framber Valdez was perfect through four, took a two-hit shutout into the seventh and became the first pitcher in the 2021 postseason to finish eight innings on Wednesday as the Houston Astros beat Boston 9-1 in Game 5 of the AL Champion
Forge FC beaten by Costa Rica's Santos in opening leg of CONCACAF League quarterfinal

Forge FC beaten by Costa Rica's Santos in opening leg of CONCACAF League quarterfinal

SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica — Forge FC scored early but could not hold onto the lead Wednesday, falling 3-1 to Costa Rica's Santos de Guapiles in the first leg of their Scotiabank CONCACAF League quarterfinal.
Edmonton Oilers place goalie Mike Smith on IR with lower-body injury

Edmonton Oilers place goalie Mike Smith on IR with lower-body injury

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have placed goalie Mike Smith on injured reserve with a lower-body injury. The team has also recalled netminder Stuart Skinner from the Bakersfield Condors in the American Hockey League.
Land acknowledgment by Habs may be a mistake: Quebec Indigenous affairs minister

Land acknowledgment by Habs may be a mistake: Quebec Indigenous affairs minister

QUEBEC — A Montreal Canadiens land acknowledgment that refers to unceded territory of the Mohawk Nation may be a mistake, according to Quebec Indigenous Affairs Minister Ian Lafrenière.
U.S. launches bid to host Rugby World Cup with Vancouver as possible host city

U.S. launches bid to host Rugby World Cup with Vancouver as possible host city

The U.S. has launched a bid to host both the men's and women's Rugby World Cup with Vancouver billed as a potential host city. Wednesday's public launch of the bid comes on the eve of the U.S.

Ticats head coach Steinauer expects receiver Brandon Banks to play against Redblacks

Head coach Orlondo Steinauer is confident the Hamilton Tiger-Cats will have receiver Brandon Banks back when they face the Ottawa Redblacks on Saturday afternoon. Banks, 33, has missed four of Hamilton's past five games with a rib injury.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers agree to terms with 2019 all-star defensive back Winston Rose

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers agreed to terms with American defensive back Winston Rose on Wednesday. Winston was a CFL all-star in 2019 when he led the league in interceptions (nine).
Sophomore Acklin has taken long path to becoming Hamilton Tiger-Cats leading receiver

Sophomore Acklin has taken long path to becoming Hamilton Tiger-Cats leading receiver

The path to becoming the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' leading receiver has certainly been a long one for Jaelon Acklin. In 2018, the 26-year-old American was released by the Baltimore Ravens during training camp after signing as an undrafted free agent.
Canadian athletes must be vaccinated to compete in Beijing Olympics and Paralympics

Canadian athletes must be vaccinated to compete in Beijing Olympics and Paralympics

TORONTO — Canada's Olympic and Paralympic athletes must be vaccinated to compete at the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing.