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Ontario-bred Channel Maker to run in Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational

Ontario-bred Channel Maker to run in Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational

Jockey Javier Castellano will have his hands full Saturday in the inaugural US$7-million Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational.
Canada rugby sevens team playing for four-year-old diagnosed with leukemia

Canada rugby sevens team playing for four-year-old diagnosed with leukemia

The Canadian men's rugby sevens team will wear orange laces at the New Zealand Sevens this weekend in support of Paisley MacRury, a four-year-old from Abbotsford, B.C., who is battling leukemia.

Vancouver Whitecaps sign Brazilian winger Lucas Venuto

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Whitecaps have added Brazilian winger Lucas Venuto to their growing roster. The club used targeted allocation money to acquire the 24-year-old from FK Austria Wien in the Austrian Bundesliga.
Toronto Arrows travel to New Orleans to debut in Major League Rugby pro circuit

Toronto Arrows travel to New Orleans to debut in Major League Rugby pro circuit

Canadian rugby takes a big step Saturday as the Toronto Arrows kick off life in North America's pro circuit.

Canadian Leylah Fernandez reaches Australian Open's junior girls' final

MELBOURNE, Australia — Canadian teenager Leylah Fernandez has earned herself a spot in the final of the Australian Open's junior girls' tournament. The 16-year-old from Montreal downed Anastasia Tikhonova of Russia 6-1, 6-3 in Friday's semifinal.

Scores and Schedule

Thursday's Games NBA Golden State 126 Washington 118 Oklahoma City 122 New Orleans 116 Portland 120 Phoenix 106 Minnesota 120 L.A. Lakers 105 --- AHL Chicago 5 Cleveland 1 --- Friday's Games (All Times Eastern) NBA Washington at Orlando, 7 p.m.

Canadian Cassie Sharpe wins X Games gold in women's ski superpipe

ASPEN, Colo. — Canada's Cassie Sharpe and Laurie Blouin opened the Winter X Games with gold-medal performances on Thursday, while fellow Canadian Rachael Karker grabbed a bronze. Sharpe, from Comox, Ont.

Alberta's Selena Sturmay locks up spot in Canadian junior curling championship

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — Alberta's Selena Sturmay has one more draw to play at the Canadian junior curling championship, but it's only for practice.

Canadians Bianca Andreescu, Eugenie Bouchard set to clash at Challenger

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Canada's top two women's tennis players will square off for the first time on Friday at the Oracle Challenger. Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., will face Bianca Andreescu of Mississauga, Ont.

Justine Dufour-Lapointe encourages Max Parrot to find his inner tiger

MONT-TREMBLANT, Que. — One year ago, Canadian moguls skier Justine Dufour-Lapointe and her sisters announced that their mom, Johane, had won her battle with cancer and was in remission.