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Winnipeg defenceman Pionk suspended two games for knee-on-knee hit

NEW YORK — Winnipeg defenceman Neal Pionk was suspended two games Monday for a knee-on-knee hit delivered to Toronto blue-liner Rasmus Sandin in the third period of the Jets' 6-3 win over the Maple Leafs on Sunday.

After ugly start to season, Raptors' Boucher stopped focusing on his 3-point shot

TORONTO — Playing poorly and clearly miserable, Chris Boucher found himself as an afterthought in coach Nick Nurse's rotation just 20 games into this NBA season.
U.S. to mount 'diplomatic boycott' of Beijing Olympics; Canada contemplates similar

U.S. to mount 'diplomatic boycott' of Beijing Olympics; Canada contemplates similar

WASHINGTON — The United States confirmed Monday it won't be sending any diplomatic officials to the Winter Olympics in Beijing next year — and suggested strongly that it would welcome similar displays of international solidarity from countries around

OHL: Two more Sudbury Wolves games postponed amid COVID-19 outbreak

SUDBURY — The Sudbury Wolves' COVID-19 outbreak has forced the cancellation of two more games.
QB Bethel-Thompson says sorry for run-in with cameraman after Argos eliminated

QB Bethel-Thompson says sorry for run-in with cameraman after Argos eliminated

Toronto Argonauts quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson apologized for a heated post-game interaction with a TSN cameraman a day after his CFL team was defeated in the East Division final by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Former Toronto FC GM Ali Curtis to help run new developmental MLS Next Pro league

Former Toronto FC GM Ali Curtis to help run new developmental MLS Next Pro league

Former Toronto FC general manager Ali Curtis has been named senior vice-president of competition and operations of MLS Next Pro, a new 21-team developmental league set to kick off next year.

Participants in next two Canada Games need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

OTTAWA — Participants in the next two Canada Games will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the Canada Games Council announced Monday.
Canadians Smith, Campbell, Norman Jr., to play at World Darts Championships

Canadians Smith, Campbell, Norman Jr., to play at World Darts Championships

LONDON — Jeff (The Silencer) Smith, Matt (Ginja Ninja) Campbell and John Norman Jr. will carry Canadian colours at the William Hill World Darts Championship starting next week in England. The 2.5-million-pound (CS$2.34 million) tournament runs Dec.
Andreescu isn't playing at Aussie Open, citing a need for more recovery time

Andreescu isn't playing at Aussie Open, citing a need for more recovery time

Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu will take a mental break from tennis and sit out the start of next season, including the Australian Open, saying she wants to “re-set, recover, and grow” after a challenging two years that included getting COVID-

Post-game scuffle between Argos players, Ticat fan under investigation

TORONTO — The Toronto Police are investigating an incident that occurred after the CFL's East Division final at BMO Field in Toronto, after a video was posted on social media that showed Toronto Argonauts players in an altercation with a Hamilton fan