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Musher's journey from feeding sled dogs to winning Iditarod

Musher's journey from feeding sled dogs to winning Iditarod

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A young Pete Kaiser had the drive to learn about racing sled dogs and the family and community to support his passion. Years later, he won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

NHL Draft Lottery to be held April 9 in Toronto, draft in Vancouver on June 21

TORONTO — The NHL Draft Lottery will be held in Toronto and aired in a one-hour television program on April 9, the league announced Wednesday.

Alberta Pandas forward Alex Poznikoff earns top player award

CHARLOTTETOWN — Alberta Pandas forward Alex Poznikoff has been named the U Sports women's hockey player of the year. The Edmonton native received the Broderick Trophy on Wednesday night as national championship week kicked off.
Klopp's Liverpool wins 3-1 in Munich to knock Bayern out

Klopp's Liverpool wins 3-1 in Munich to knock Bayern out

MUNICH — Sadio Mane scored twice to send Juergen Klopp's Liverpool into the Champions League quarterfinals with a 3-1 win at Bayern Munich in the second leg of the last 16 on Wednesday.
Toronto Maple Leafs winger Kasperi Kapanen sidelined with a concussion

Toronto Maple Leafs winger Kasperi Kapanen sidelined with a concussion

Toronto Maple Leafs winger Kasperi Kapanen has a concussion and will miss a second straight game on Wednesday night against the visiting Chicago Blackhawks.

World Rugby announces expanded women's seven series plus more combined stops

TORONTO — World Rugby has announced an expanded HSBC Women's Series for the next four-year cycle, featuring eight rounds for the first time. There are currently just six stops on the women's tour, including Langford, B.C.
Correction: Dan Jenkins, sports writing great, dies at 90

Correction: Dan Jenkins, sports writing great, dies at 90

FORT WORTH, Texas — In a story March 7 and 8 about Dan Jenkins' death, The Associated Press erroneously reported that he was 89. He was 90.

Government unveils new plan to battle harassment, abuse, discrimination in sport

TORONTO — A safe space for Canadian athletes and kids who participate in sport has been a long time coming.
'I don't need to be a hero': Quinn Hughes confident as he joins Canucks

'I don't need to be a hero': Quinn Hughes confident as he joins Canucks

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks newest defenceman knows there are some high expectations as he enters his pro-hockey career. But right now, 19-year-old Quinn Hughes just wants to get back on the ice.

Jones to replace Homan at World Cup final, Officer and Birchard tabbed to play

PERTH, Scotland — Team Jennifer Jones will replace Team Rachel Homan at the Curling World Cup Grand Final this May in Beijing. Jones and third Kaitlyn Lawes will be joined by two substitute players at the May 8-12 competition.