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US and North American rival Canada meet in qualifying final

US and North American rival Canada meet in qualifying final

FRISCO, Texas — In truly Canadian fashion, Diana Matheson used the metric system to describe the heated soccer rivalry between Canada and the United States.
'These are the games you play for': short-handed Whitecaps in must-win situation

'These are the games you play for': short-handed Whitecaps in must-win situation

Vancouver Whitecaps fullback Brett Levis knows that people don't expect his squad to be in the playoffs this season. But Levis and his teammates are using their underdog status as fuel for their final three regular-season games of 2018.

Canadian teenage forward Quinn Ngawati leaves the Toronto Wolfpack

TORONTO — Canadian forward Quinn Ngawati has left the Toronto Wolfpack. The transatlantic rugby league team says the 19-year-old has returned home to Victoria "to continue his professional development.
Kapanen taking full advantage of his opportunity with Nylander nowhere in sight

Kapanen taking full advantage of his opportunity with Nylander nowhere in sight

TORONTO — William Nylander is never very far from Kasperi Kapanen's thoughts these days.
Alberta Opposition leader wary of estimated pricetag for Calgary Olympic bid

Alberta Opposition leader wary of estimated pricetag for Calgary Olympic bid

CALGARY — Alberta's Opposition leader says he wants to see hard numbers about what it would cost the province if Calgary hosts the 2026 Winter Olympics.
Leafs' Andersen unsure if he'll be ready to start Thursday against Pittsburgh

Leafs' Andersen unsure if he'll be ready to start Thursday against Pittsburgh

TORONTO — After his No.
After mounting complaints, MLSE moves to upgrade BMO Field playing surface

After mounting complaints, MLSE moves to upgrade BMO Field playing surface

TORONTO — Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment is moving to improve the much-maligned playing surface at BMO Field. A new grass surface will be laid next month, with improved lighting and irrigation.
Raptors' new star Leonard looking forward to playing first real game in 9 months

Raptors' new star Leonard looking forward to playing first real game in 9 months

TORONTO — When Kawhi Leonard stepped off the court on Jan. 13, his bizarre final season with the San Antonio Spurs was already done after only nine games. It's been nine months since one of the NBA's biggest stars has been in a real game.
Tagovailoa one of 5 Alabama midseason AP All-Americans

Tagovailoa one of 5 Alabama midseason AP All-Americans

Tua Tagovailoa and four of his Alabama teammates highlight The Associated Press midseason All-America team.

Netherlands chooses clay court venue for Fed Cup tie with Canada

MONTREAL — Canada's upcoming Fed Cup meeting with the host Netherlands will take place on the clay courts of the indoor Maaspoort Sports and Events venue in 's-Hertogenbosch. The Royal Dutch Lawn Association announced the venue for the Feb.