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B.C. Lions add former CFL receiver Howell to their coaching staff

B.C. Lions add former CFL receiver Howell to their coaching staff

VANCOUVER — The B.C. Lions hired Markus Howell as their passing game co-ordinator and receivers coach Thursday.
Canadian slotback Chris Getzlaf retires after 11 CFL seasons

Canadian slotback Chris Getzlaf retires after 11 CFL seasons

REGINA — Canadian slotback Chris Getzlaf retired Thursday after 11 CFL seasons and two Grey Cup titles. Getzlaf made the announcement at Mosaic Stadium, home of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He spent the bulk of his career with his hometown team.
IIHF president Rene Fasel says he needs NHL at future Winter Olympics

IIHF president Rene Fasel says he needs NHL at future Winter Olympics

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The dust has settled on the NHL's decision not to allow players to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.
Former Canada rugby captain retires after series of head injuries

Former Canada rugby captain retires after series of head injuries

TORONTO — Former Canadian rugby captain Aaron Carpenter, Canada's all-time caps leader with 80, has retired after a string of head injuries. The 34-year-old from Brantford, Ont.
Saskatchewan Roughriders release veteran quarterback Kevin Glenn

Saskatchewan Roughriders release veteran quarterback Kevin Glenn

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders have released veteran quarterback Kevin Glenn. The moves comes a day after the Roughriders acquired quarterback Zach Collaros in a trade with Hamilton.
Canada Soccer Hall of Fame announces new rules, list of eligible modern players

Canada Soccer Hall of Fame announces new rules, list of eligible modern players

TORONTO — Striker Tomasz Radzinski and defender Candace Chapman lead the list of players eligible for Canada Soccer Hall of Fame consideration in 2018.
Canada's Harvey shapes off broken pole to finish fifth in Tour de Ski

Canada's Harvey shapes off broken pole to finish fifth in Tour de Ski

OBERSTDORF, Germany — Canada's Alex Harvey shrugged off a broken pole and poor conditions to race to fifth on the cross-country Tour de Ski on Thursday.
Hockey royalty shows up in force to pay tribute to legendary Leaf Johnny Bower

Hockey royalty shows up in force to pay tribute to legendary Leaf Johnny Bower

TORONTO — Fans and a Who's Who of hockey remembered Johnny Bower as a great goaltender and a better man Wednesday.
Sixty years later, O'Ree marks anniversary of breaking NHL's colour barrier

Sixty years later, O'Ree marks anniversary of breaking NHL's colour barrier

FREDERICTON — When Willie O'Ree donned a Boston Bruins jersey and jumped onto the ice at the Montreal Forum on Jan. 18, 1958, he had no idea he was making history.
Hip problem forces 5-time finalist Murray out of Aussie Open

Hip problem forces 5-time finalist Murray out of Aussie Open

Andy Murray needed only a couple of days in Australia to realize the hip problem that has kept him out of competitive tennis since Wimbledon was not going to improve in time for the season's first major.