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NHL players in Canada eager to see fans return: 'We missed them so much'

NHL players in Canada eager to see fans return: 'We missed them so much'

Nick Suzuki doesn't think he's ever skated faster. The Montreal Canadiens centre had played 61 consecutive regular-season and playoff contests inside cavernous arenas devoid of spectators. Then things changed, if only a little.
'We need to be taking points': Playoff pressure rising for Vancouver Whitecaps

'We need to be taking points': Playoff pressure rising for Vancouver Whitecaps

VANCOUVER — Playoff pressure is building for the Vancouver Whitecaps as September comes to an end. With just 10 games to go in the Major League Soccer's regular season, the 'Caps (7-8-9) sit four points out of the post-season picture.
Ontario increases sporting events capacity, ahead of baseball playoffs, NHL season

Ontario increases sporting events capacity, ahead of baseball playoffs, NHL season

TORONTO — Ontario is opening the door wider for fans at sporting events, just in time for the NHL season and baseball's stretch drive.
Blue Jays' stadium capacity to rise to 30,000 starting next week

Blue Jays' stadium capacity to rise to 30,000 starting next week

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays will get a home-field advantage boost when they return to Rogers Centre next week.

Figure skater Sadovsky earns Olympic spot for Canada at Nebelhorn Trophy

OBERSTDORF, Germany — Roman Sadovsky earned a second spot for Canada in the men’s singles figure skating competition at the 2022 Beijing Olympics by placing eighth at the Nebelhorn Trophy on Friday. The 22-year-old from Vaughan, Ont.
Olympian Phil Berna leads new-look Canadian men's rugby sevens team

Olympian Phil Berna leads new-look Canadian men's rugby sevens team

Phil Berna took close to a month off after the Tokyo Olympics and then the competitive juices started flowing again. "I called myself back into training," said the 25-year-old from Vancouver.

Joshua weighs in much heavier than Usyk ahead of title fight

LONDON (AP) — Oleksandr Usyk is giving up 19 pounds (9 kilograms) on world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua for their fight on Saturday.

Scoreboard for Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021

Thursday's Games MLB American League Minnesota 7 Toronto 2 Chicago White Sox 7 Cleveland 2 (1st game) Seattle 6 Oakland 5 Cleveland 5 Chicago White Sox 3 (2nd game) Baltimore 3 Texas 0 L.A. Angels 3 Houston 2 National League St.
Twins bump Blue Jays back in wild card race, as Gurriel hurt

Twins bump Blue Jays back in wild card race, as Gurriel hurt

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nick Gordon drove in four runs and Michael Pineda won his third straight start as the Minnesota Twins beat Toronto 7-2 on Thursday night to bump the Blue Jays back in the AL wild-card race.
Blue Jays' Borucki suspended 3 games for plunking Kiermaier

Blue Jays' Borucki suspended 3 games for plunking Kiermaier

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays reliever Ryan Borucki has been suspended for three games by Major League Baseball for intentionally hitting Tampa Bay's Kevin Kiermaier with a pitch in the latest salvo in a spat between the two AL East competitor