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Calgary has IOC green light to bid for 2026 Winter Games, but city on amber

CALGARY — The International Olympic Committee has invited Calgary to compete for the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, but Calgarians are proving more difficult to impress than the IOC.
Edmonton Eskimos drop to last in West Division standings with loss to Riders

Edmonton Eskimos drop to last in West Division standings with loss to Riders

The Edmonton Eskimos couldn't have picked a worse time to go into a slump.

Padres fire Canadian hitting coach Matt Stairs after lacklustre year

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres have fired hitting coach Matt Stairs after one year on the job as the team continued to rank at the bottom of the majors in key offensive stats. General manager A.J.
Boucher hopes to inspire Montreal kids with virtual rags to riches story

Boucher hopes to inspire Montreal kids with virtual rags to riches story

TORONTO — There were nights after Chris Boucher had punched out from his job at a Montreal rotisserie restaurant that he would ride an overnight bus to sleep.
Canadian MacKenzie Fane moves Down Under to chase rugby league dream

Canadian MacKenzie Fane moves Down Under to chase rugby league dream

After competing for Canada at the Women's Rugby League World Cup in Australia last November, MacKenzie Fane returned home and pondered her future. The former Western Ontario Mustang rugby all-star was accepted at university to continue her studies.
Holt 1st with post-season cycle, Red Sox rout Yankees 16-1

Holt 1st with post-season cycle, Red Sox rout Yankees 16-1

NEW YORK — Brock Holt had one thing in mind: He was swinging for the fences. After all, the game was decided long ago.
Kerri Einarson curling team silencing the question of too many skips

Kerri Einarson curling team silencing the question of too many skips

CALGARY — Kerri Einarson heard the comments and questions.

Nikoloz Basilashvili beats Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters

SHANGHAI — Nikoloz Basilashvili won his sixth straight match Tuesday, beating Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., 6-2, 6-2 in the first round of the Shanghai Masters.

Canada routs Cuba 12-0 in Women's World Cup qualifying

EDINBURG, Texas — Adriana Leon and Jordyn Huitema each had four goals in Canada's dominating 12-0 victory over Cuba on Monday night in the group stage of the CONCACAF Women's World Cup qualifying tournament. Canada, ranked No.
Machado, Dodgers finish off Braves in NLDS with 6-2 win

Machado, Dodgers finish off Braves in NLDS with 6-2 win

ATLANTA — When the Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their already power-packed lineup with slugging shortstop Manny Machado, this is just what they had in mind. Plenty of long balls. Another deep run in the post-season .