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Ottawa Fury FC name Julian de Guzman GM, Nikola Popovic head coach

OTTAWA — Julian de Guzman started 2017 by announcing his retirement as a player. He ends it firmly ensconced in the front office of Ottawa Fury FC.
Veteran back Brittany Waters  retires after distinguished 16-year rugby career

Veteran back Brittany Waters retires after distinguished 16-year rugby career

Brittany Waters flew home from the 2010 Women's Rugby World Cup in England to present the final project in her master's degree in occupational therapy at the University of British Columbia. Then she jetted back to the tournament.

Team tasked with defending Olympic women's hockey gold could be named Friday

CALGARY — The Canadian women's hockey team has scheduled a news conference Friday when the 2018 Olympic team is expected to be unveiled. Hockey Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee said Thursday it will be "significant announcement.
Toronto FC midfielder Benoit Cheyrou announces his retirement after 19 seasons

Toronto FC midfielder Benoit Cheyrou announces his retirement after 19 seasons

TORONTO — Veteran midfielder Benoit Cheyrou, whose class and experience helped lift Toronto FC to the next level, has announced his retirement after 19 seasons. The 36-year-old Frenchman will remain with the MLS club in an academy coaching role.
Gough leads Canadian lugers in pursuit of elusive Olympic medal in Pyeongchang

Gough leads Canadian lugers in pursuit of elusive Olympic medal in Pyeongchang

CALGARY — Alex Gough of Calgary leads Canada's eight lugers into the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, where the country seeks its first Olympic medal in the sport.

Mark Washington to return as the B.C. Lions defensive co-ordinator

VANCOUVER — Mark Washington will return for a fifth season as the B.C. Lions' defensive co-ordinator. The Lions also announced Friday the addition of Randy Melvin as defensive line coach.

Calgary forfeits six U Sports hockey games due to ineligible player

EDMONTON — The University of Calgary's men's hockey program has forfeited six of its conference games during the 2017-18 season, Canada West announced Thursday. Calgary will forfeit games played on Oct.
Chores can wait: Mahura happy with quick return to Canadian juniors

Chores can wait: Mahura happy with quick return to Canadian juniors

LONDON, Ont. — One of Josh Mahura's top priorities after Canada's junior team wrapped up practice Thursday was to find a laundromat.

Grey Cup-champion Argonauts re-sign Canadian fullback Declan Cross

TORONTO — The Toronto Argonauts signed Canadian fullback Declan Cross to a contract extension through the 2020 season Thursday. “Declan was a big part of our team’s success in 2017,” Toronto GM Jim Popp said in a statement.

Canada's Mikael Kingsbury captures gold at moguls World Cup in China

ZHANGJIAKOU, China — Canadian freestyle skiing star Mikael Kingsbury captured his ninth straight World Cup moguls title Thursday. The skier from Deux-Montagnes, Que.