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Brazil mounts curling challenge against Canada for world championship berth

OTTAWA — Brazil has challenged world champion Canada for the right to compete in the 2018 men's world curling championship. The Americas Zone is guaranteed two spots in the world championship March 31 to April 8 in Las Vegas.

Rugby Canada, Trudeau back Ireland's bid for 2023 Rugby World Cup

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has joined Rugby Canada in throwing support behind Ireland's bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Impact star midfielder Piatti agrees to extend contract beyond 2018

Impact star midfielder Piatti agrees to extend contract beyond 2018

MONTREAL — Star midfielder Ignacio Piatti has extended his contract with the Montreal Impact.
Former Stamps star Nik Lewis set to visit McMahon Stadium for likely the last time

Former Stamps star Nik Lewis set to visit McMahon Stadium for likely the last time

CALGARY — Given his professional career filled with awards and records, controversy and championships, Nik Lewis says his rookie season feels like a distant memory.
Town council rejects application to develop Glen Abbey golf course

Town council rejects application to develop Glen Abbey golf course

OAKVILLE, Ont. — An Ontario town council has voted unanimously to reject a plan to develop Glen Abbey golf course amid efforts to designate the property as a "significant cultural heritage landscape.
NHL PREVIEW: P.E.I. coaching duo set to coach expansion Golden Knights

NHL PREVIEW: P.E.I. coaching duo set to coach expansion Golden Knights

When Gerard Gallant and Mike Kelly were both out of a job during the 2008-09 NHL season, they would meet up once a week for breakfast in their native province of Prince Edward Island.
Sharks' Joel Ward says he won't protest during anthem

Sharks' Joel Ward says he won't protest during anthem

SAN JOSE, Calif. — San Jose Sharks forward Joel Ward says he has decided not to protest by kneeling during the national anthem.
NHL preview: Five players poised to have a breakout season in 2017-18

NHL preview: Five players poised to have a breakout season in 2017-18

TORONTO — Every year a few NHL players enter training camp with high expectations for a breakthrough season. Here are five players who could step up their game in 2017-18: 1. Sven Andrighetto, Colorado.
NHL Preview: Five players looking to bounce back from disappointment in 2017-18

NHL Preview: Five players looking to bounce back from disappointment in 2017-18

TORONTO — From suddenly slumping snipers to goalies losing their groove, last season was a forgettable one for some NHL players. Here are five looking to bounce back in 2017-18 after sub-par performances last year. 1.
Invictus Games about sport, but also a showcase for some high-tech prosthetics

Invictus Games about sport, but also a showcase for some high-tech prosthetics

TORONTO — The Invictus Games in Toronto are not only focusing attention on military veterans and the life-altering injuries they have suffered, but the event is also shining a spotlight on some cutting-edge technology that allows them to compete and