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Canadian men's volleyball team knocks off Germany in Nations League action

RIMINI, Italy — The Canadian men's volleyball team swept Germany in Nations League action on Wednesday. Set scores were 25-17, 26-24, 25-21. Sharone Vernon-Evans of Toronto led the way with 15 points, Stephen Maar of Aurora, Ont.
Jason Spezza signs with Maple Leafs at league minimum for third straight season

Jason Spezza signs with Maple Leafs at league minimum for third straight season

TORONTO — Jason Spezza will once again be sporting blue and white next season. The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Wednesday the 38-year-old forward has re-signed with his hometown team at the league minimum US$750,000 for the 2021-22 campaign.
The ESPYS returning to New York, Anthony Mackie to host

The ESPYS returning to New York, Anthony Mackie to host

NEW YORK (AP) — The ESPYS are returning to New York next month for the first time since 1999, with actor Anthony Mackie hosting the show that honors the year’s top athletes and sports moments.

Kelly Olynyk, Khem Birch not on Canada's basketball roster

TAMPA, Fla. — Two NBA players from Canada's original training camp roster were no longer on the list as pre-Olympic qualifying camp opened in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday.

Toronto Six re-sign NWHL MVP Mikyla Grant-Mentis

TORONTO — The Toronto Six have re-signed forward Mikyla Grant-Mentis, who was the National Women's Hockey League's most valuable player this past season. The Six, the lone Canadian team in the six-team league, enters its second season in 2021-22.

Elks assistant coach A.J. Gass leaving organization

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Elks announced Wednesday special-teams co-ordinator/linebackers coach AJ Gass has left the organization for personal reasons. Gass served twice as a member of the club's coaching staff.
Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime upsets Roger Federer in second round of Noventi Open

Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime upsets Roger Federer in second round of Noventi Open

HALLE, Germany — Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime earned one of the biggest victories of his career Wednesday by topping Swiss star Roger Federer 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 in the second round of the Noventi Open.

Scoreboard for Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Tuesday's Games (All Times Eastern) NHL playoffs Best-of-Seven Semifinals Tampa Bay 4 New York 2 (Series tied 1-1) --- NBA Playoffs Best-of-Seven Second Round Brooklyn 114 Milwaukee 108 (Brooklyn leads series 3-2) --- MLB American League N.Y.

Canada on record-breaking pace in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying

Canada has reached the final round of World Cup qualifying in CONCACAF for the first time since 1996-97 in the buildup to France '98.
Canada defeats Haiti, advances to final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying

Canada defeats Haiti, advances to final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. — Now the adventure really begins.