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Maggie Mac Neil swims to 100-metre butterfly gold, sets Canadian record

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Maggie Mac Neil has set another record at the FINA world short course swimming championships. Mac Neil won gold in the women’s 100-metre butterfly on Tuesday with a Canadian record time of 55.04 seconds.
MLB payrolls drop 4%, back to 2015 level

MLB payrolls drop 4%, back to 2015 level

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball payrolls dropped 4% in 2021 compared to the league's last full season, and the $4.05 billion total was the lowest in a fully completed year since 2015.
Olympic team doctor confident Canada "can get a team in and out safely" from Olympics

Olympic team doctor confident Canada "can get a team in and out safely" from Olympics

The explosion of COVID-19 cases amid the new highly contagious Omicron variant couldn't come at a worse time for the 2022 Beijing Olympics. Less than seven weeks before the Games open on Feb.
Martin Nash leaves Cavalry FC to take over York United FC as head coach

Martin Nash leaves Cavalry FC to take over York United FC as head coach

TORONTO — After being No. 2 with the Ottawa Fury, Calgary Foothills FC and Cavalry FC, Martin Nash is getting the chance to run his own show with York United FC.
Toronto Raptors add four more players, including Fred VanVleet, to COVID-19 protocols

Toronto Raptors add four more players, including Fred VanVleet, to COVID-19 protocols

TORONTO — Scottie Barnes and Precious Achiuwa were added to the NBA's COVID-19 protocols by the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday, hours after teammates Fred VanVleet and Malachi Flynn were sidelined. There are now seven Raptors in league protocols.
Cameron a more seasoned coach in return to Canadian junior hockey team's bench

Cameron a more seasoned coach in return to Canadian junior hockey team's bench

Ottawa 67's general manager James Boyd was bouncing potential coaching candidates off his longtime friend Dave Cameron when Boyd took a flyer. "All of a sudden I asked the question 'would you ever be interested in this?'" Boyd said.
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League pauses season until Jan. 7 as COVID cases surge

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League pauses season until Jan. 7 as COVID cases surge

MONTREAL — The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League has paused all activities until Jan. 7. The league says the pause is necessary because of surging COVID-19 infection rates in Eastern Canada. Players will report back to their clubs on Jan. 3.

Scoreboard for Monday, Dec. 20, 2021

Monday's Games NHL Dallas 7 Minnesota 4 Columbus at Buffalo, ppd Montreal at N.Y.
CP NewsAlert: NHL announces league-wide shutdown from Wednesday to Christmas Day

CP NewsAlert: NHL announces league-wide shutdown from Wednesday to Christmas Day

The NHL and the National Hockey League Players' Association have announced the suspension of all operations from Wednesday to Christmas Day amid an increase of positive COVID-19 tests.

Man to plead guilty in Tom Brady Super Bowl ring fraud

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A New Jersey man who posed as a former New England Patriots player in order to buy and sell Super Bowl rings that he claimed were gifts to Tom Brady's family will plead guilty to fraud, federal prosecutors said Monday.