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Canada's Alex Harvey places 13th at cross-country skiing World Cup

BEITOSTOELEN, Norway — Alex Harvey struggled to find the rhythm needed to be successful in a rare 30-kilometre individual start cross-country skate-ski distance race on Saturday at the World Cup in Beitostolen, Norway.
Gough wants to contribute to success of Canadian lugers in her retirement

Gough wants to contribute to success of Canadian lugers in her retirement

CALGARY — Alex Gough is still in demand on Canada's luge team after her ceremonial retirement run Saturday. Her heir apparent Kim McRae is leaning on Gough to help her balance an intense schedule of luge and school.
Germany's Taubitz wins World Cup luge gold, Canada's McRae take bronze

Germany's Taubitz wins World Cup luge gold, Canada's McRae take bronze

CALGARY — German luger Julia Taubitz earned her first World Cup win and Canada's Kim McRae claimed bronze Saturday on a Calgary track that defied its reputation as an easy slide.
Canada's Greszczyszyn places 15th at World Cup skeleton opener in Latvia

Canada's Greszczyszyn places 15th at World Cup skeleton opener in Latvia

SIGULDA, Latvia — Dave Greszczyszyn got his World Cup skeleton season off to a 15th place start on Saturday in Sigulda, Latvia. The 2018 Olympian from Brampton, Ont., clocked a two-run time of one minute 44.
Speedster Justin Douglas sets Canadian rugby sevens try-scoring record

Speedster Justin Douglas sets Canadian rugby sevens try-scoring record

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Justin Douglas became Canada's all-time tries leader with a pair of tries Saturday in a 28-7 win over Wales at the HSBC Cape Town Sevens. Douglas had four tries on the day to take his career total to 126.
Some familiar faces await Canada at 2019 Women's World Cup in France

Some familiar faces await Canada at 2019 Women's World Cup in France

It will be deja-vu for Canada at the 2019 Women's World Cup in France after drawing two teams — the Netherlands and New Zealand — that it faced at the 2015 tournament on home soil.
Three Canadians earn top 10 spots in long-track speedskating World Cup

Three Canadians earn top 10 spots in long-track speedskating World Cup

TOMASZOW MAZOWIECKI, Poland — Canadians Heather McLean, Laurent Dubreuil and Antoine Gelinas-Beaulieu earned top 10 finishes in their respective distances on Saturday, the second day of the World Cup long-track speedskating event in Poland.
Shiffrin wins World Cup super-G for back-to-back speed wins

Shiffrin wins World Cup super-G for back-to-back speed wins

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland — Mikaela Shiffrin won a World Cup super-G on Saturday, confirming the slalom great's arrival as a pure speed racer and all-round threat. Shiffrin, who got her first career super-G win last weekend, was 0.
Matt Duchene and Bobby Ryan put on Ottawa Senators injured reserves

Matt Duchene and Bobby Ryan put on Ottawa Senators injured reserves

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators injured reserve is getting a little crowded. Veteran forward Bobby Ryan joined Matt Duchene on the Senators IR on Saturday.

Canada's Boutin wins short-track silver in return to international competition

ALMATY, Kazakhstan — Canada's Kim Boutin returned to international competition with a podium finish in the women's 1,000-metre race on Saturday at the World Cup short-track event in Kazakhstan. Boutin, from Sherbooke, Que., finished in a minute 28.