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'Kind of like carnies': International balloon festival returns to High River, Alta.

'Kind of like carnies': International balloon festival returns to High River, Alta.

HIGH RIVER, ALBERTA — The windswept prairie east of the Rocky Mountains seems an unlikely spot for a hot-air balloon festival, but the town of High River, Alta., is celebrating the event's 10th year.
Wander Franco drives in 3 as Rays beat Blue Jays 10-5

Wander Franco drives in 3 as Rays beat Blue Jays 10-5

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Wander Franco had three RBIs, Jonathan Aranda homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-5 on Thursday night in the opener of a big four-game series between playoff contenders.

Canonica's OT winner leads Cataractes to 4-3 win over Olympiques

SHAWINIGAN, Que. — Lorenzo Canonica scored the game-winning goal in overtime to lift the Shawinigan Cataractes to a 4-3 win over the Gatineau Olympiques Thursday.
Top-ranked Gushue earns first-round victory at PointsBet Invitational

Top-ranked Gushue earns first-round victory at PointsBet Invitational

FREDERICTON — Top-seeded Brad Gushue earned an 8-4 win over Nicholas Deagle in first-round action Thursday at the PointsBet Invitational.
Maple Leafs hoping Murray-Samsonov tandem the answer to crease question mark

Maple Leafs hoping Murray-Samsonov tandem the answer to crease question mark

TORONTO — Ilya Samsonov made a couple acrobatic saves during his first official on-ice session with the Maple Leafs.
Americans take 4-1 lead at Presidents Cup as Canada's Conners, Pendrith make debuts

Americans take 4-1 lead at Presidents Cup as Canada's Conners, Pendrith make debuts

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Taylor Pendrith woke up early on Thursday morning and couldn't get back to sleep. Thoughts of his first tee shot at the Presidents Cup were running through his head, keeping him awake.
Brock Boeser refocused on hockey as Vancouver Canucks kick off training camp

Brock Boeser refocused on hockey as Vancouver Canucks kick off training camp

WHISTLER, B.C. — Brock Boeser believes this is his year. The Vancouver Canucks right-winger struggled at times last season while dealing with the declining health of his father, Duke, but still managed 46 points (23 goals, 23 assists) in 71 games.
A wild-card spot a virtual lock for Blue Jays, home field a good possibility

A wild-card spot a virtual lock for Blue Jays, home field a good possibility

With two weeks left in the regular season, the Toronto Blue Jays lead the American League wild-card standings and have a faint chance of catching the New York Yankees in the East Division race.
'Seismic change:' Jets GM Cheveldayoff excited to have Bowness behind bench

'Seismic change:' Jets GM Cheveldayoff excited to have Bowness behind bench

WINNIPEG — Kevin Cheveldayoff knows he didn’t make big changes to the Winnipeg Jets roster in the off-season, but the general manager believes hiring Rick Bowness as head coach was a "seismic" move that should pay off.
Parliamentarians honour Team Canada on 50th anniversary of Summit Series

Parliamentarians honour Team Canada on 50th anniversary of Summit Series

OTTAWA — Members of the legendary hockey team that defeated the Soviet Union for hockey supremacy 50 years ago have pulled off another improbable victory — a rare moment of unity in the House of Commons.