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NHL, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. announce multi-year partnership

NHL, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. announce multi-year partnership

TORONTO — The NHL and Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. are joining forces. The two organizations announced a multi-year partnership Wednesday that marks the NHL's first sports-betting partnership in Canada.
Local boy Luca Petrasso savours first-team experience with Toronto FC

Local boy Luca Petrasso savours first-team experience with Toronto FC

TORONTO — Having joined the Toronto FC academy at the age of 12 and served as a ball boy during TFC's championship run, Luca Petrasso's roots run deep with the MLS club.

Canadian guard Nembhard picks up Big East rookie of year honours for Creighton

OMAHA, Neb. — Canadian Ryan Nembhard has earned Big East men's basketball freshman of the year honours. The 18-year-old from Aurora, Ont., led the Creighton Bluejays in assists (4.3), steals (1.3), and minutes (34.8), and was averaging 11.
Canadian women look to secure FIFA U-20 World Cup berth with win over Mexico

Canadian women look to secure FIFA U-20 World Cup berth with win over Mexico

Having survived the elements and a stubborn Panama side to reach the semifinals of the CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship in the Dominican Republic, Canada takes on Mexico on Thursday with a chance to secure a berth in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World
Arrows lose scrum half Andrew Ferguson for the season due to torn hamstring

Arrows lose scrum half Andrew Ferguson for the season due to torn hamstring

Toronto Arrows scrum half Andrew Ferguson has been ruled out for the remainder of the Major League Rugby season due to a torn hamstring. The Canadian international was hurt in the Feb. 6 season opener in Seattle.
Hall of Famers Lafleur, McDonald and St-Pierre named to Order of Hockey in Canada

Hall of Famers Lafleur, McDonald and St-Pierre named to Order of Hockey in Canada

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — Hockey Hall of Famers Guy Lafleur, Lanny McDonald and Kim St-Pierre have been named to the Order of Hockey in Canada class of 2022. Lafleur had a storied 17-year career, primarily with the Montreal Canadiens.
No slowing down for McKeever, who races to his 15th Paralympic title at age 42

No slowing down for McKeever, who races to his 15th Paralympic title at age 42

Powering down the homestretch and with the finish line in sight, Brian McKeever pulled to the outside of American Jake Adicoff and sailed past. He glanced once over his left shoulder to ensure he was safely in the lead.
Canada's Aaron Cockerill changes plans to compete in South Africa after tying for 2nd

Canada's Aaron Cockerill changes plans to compete in South Africa after tying for 2nd

Being able to quickly change travel plans is an underrated skill for professional golfers. Aaron Cockerill has put that to the test this week. Cockerill, from Stony Mountain, Man.

Canada's Natalie Wilkie, Brian McKeever capture para cross-country gold

BEIJING — Natalie Wilkie of Salmon Arm, B.C. and Brian McKeever Canmore Alta.
Ovechkin ties Jagr on all-time scoring list as Capitals come back to down Flames 5-4.

Ovechkin ties Jagr on all-time scoring list as Capitals come back to down Flames 5-4.

CALGARY — Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe. Those are now the only two names ahead of Alex Ovechkin on the NHL's all-time goals list.