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In The Rings: Can curling conquer challenges to reach the next level?

In The Rings: Can curling conquer challenges to reach the next level?

Armed with a passionate fan base, an ever-growing list of elite competitors and a surge in interest after a memorable Winter Olympics, curling appears primed for a breakout. Whether the opportunity will be harvested remains up in the air.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers sign OL Michael Couture to contract extension

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers signed Canadian offensive lineman Michael Couture to a one-year extension Tuesday. The six-foot-four, 295-pound native of Burnaby, B.C., was scheduled to become a free agent next month. Couture, taken No.

Christine Sinclair scores goal No. 178 in Canada's 1-0 win over Norway

MURCIA, Spain — Captain Christine Sinclair, chasing history, scored the 178th goal of her international career Tuesday to give the Canadian women's soccer team a 1-0 win over Norway in its first full international of 2019.
Canadian talent abound on newly revamped Vancouver Whitecaps squad

Canadian talent abound on newly revamped Vancouver Whitecaps squad

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Whitecaps may need to stock up on maple syrup now that there are so many Canadians on the roster.
Ten players looking to boost their stock at CHL Top Prospects Game

Ten players looking to boost their stock at CHL Top Prospects Game

TORONTO — For one night only, the players come to the scouts.
Scottish midfielder Adam Wilson pinching himself at Toronto FC training camp

Scottish midfielder Adam Wilson pinching himself at Toronto FC training camp

Adam Wilson was playing Xbox in a Louisville hotel room during the MLS SuperDraft, waiting to move into his new apartment. "I was a week into school.
Rivera, Halladay, Martinez seem set for Hall election

Rivera, Halladay, Martinez seem set for Hall election

NEW YORK — Mariano Rivera figures to make quick work of his Hall of Fame ballot appearance, just as he did of opposing batters, and could even set another record when voting is announced Tuesday: for highest percentage of ballots.
Once a walk-on, Kapinga now a national champion and leader of the 16-0 Dinos

Once a walk-on, Kapinga now a national champion and leader of the 16-0 Dinos

David Kapinga spent the summer of 2015 driving a delivery truck for PepsiCo., some days pulling 15-hour double shifts. He was living back home in Calgary after playing NAIA basketball at Union College in Kentucky.
Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala aboard missing plane

Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala aboard missing plane

PARIS — The search for the missing plane taking Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala to his new team in Wales was called off for the night on Tuesday with authorities not expecting to find any survivors in the English Channel.
Canada missing Milos Raonic, Vasek Pospisil for Davis Cup tie in Slovakia

Canada missing Milos Raonic, Vasek Pospisil for Davis Cup tie in Slovakia

MONTREAL — Canada will be short-handed for a Davis Cup qualifier in Slovakia next month. Milos Raonic is not on the list of players to represent Canada in the clay-court tie Feb. 1-2. The Thornhill, Ont., product is No.