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Dave Semenko, the enforcer who opened up the ice for Wayne Gretzky, dies at 59

Dave Semenko, the enforcer who opened up the ice for Wayne Gretzky, dies at 59

EDMONTON — Dave Semenko, who defined hockey's tough guy role as Wayne Gretzky's bodyguard and once went three rounds with boxing legend Muhammad Ali, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 59.
Barrett headlines Canada's team that's aiming for medal at U19 World Cup

Barrett headlines Canada's team that's aiming for medal at U19 World Cup

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — R.J. Barrett would love to get his driver's license. But finding the time for that particular rite of passage has proven impossible for the talented 17-year-old.
Jones tries to fill void left by star linebacker Sherritt as Eskimos host Alouettes

Jones tries to fill void left by star linebacker Sherritt as Eskimos host Alouettes

EDMONTON — When Korey Jones came north to the CFL in 2014, the then 25-year-old from the University of Wyoming considered himself a professional football player. When he met J.C.
Canada's women's soccer team to host United States in friendly on Nov. 9

Canada's women's soccer team to host United States in friendly on Nov. 9

VANCOUVER — Canada's women's soccer team will battle its American rivals in two games next fall. The Canadians and Americans will clash on November 9 at Vancouver's BC Place Stadium in the first of two friendlies between the North American foes.
National rugby team star Harvey named head coach of McGill women's squad

National rugby team star Harvey named head coach of McGill women's squad

MONTREAL — Magali Harvey, international women's rugby player of the year in 2014, was named coach of the McGill University Martlets on Thursday.
MLB umpire Tumpane rescues woman on Pittsburgh bridge

MLB umpire Tumpane rescues woman on Pittsburgh bridge

PITTSBURGH — John Tumpane can't explain why he approached the woman as she hopped over the railing of the Roberto Clemente Bridge on Wednesday afternoon. The woman told Tumpane she just wanted to get a better view of the Allegheny River below.
Unlike NBA, NHL mostly devoid of star movement in free agency

Unlike NBA, NHL mostly devoid of star movement in free agency

On the same day that Connor McDavid was nearing agreement on an eight-year extension with the Edmonton Oilers, another star was moving elsewhere in the National Basketball Association.
At The Turn: golf's unlikely Kananaskis Country comeback proceeding apace

At The Turn: golf's unlikely Kananaskis Country comeback proceeding apace

The golf-mad old man would descend the stairs as early as 4:30 a.m., anxious to seize every available moment of Alberta's endless summer daylight. "Boys," he would say, like a death row warden at dawn on execution day. "It's time.
Canadian Olympian Andre De Grasse runs 10.17 in 100m at Harry Jerome Track Classic

Canadian Olympian Andre De Grasse runs 10.17 in 100m at Harry Jerome Track Classic

COQUITLAM, B.C. — Andre De Grasse contended more with fans than competitors — or the clock — on Wednesday night. De Grasse was mobbed by youngsters after he posted a time of 10.17 seconds to win the 100-metre race at the Harry Jerome Track Classic.

Wednesday's Games

Wednesday's Games MLB American League Toronto 4 Baltimore 0 Cleveland 5 Texas 3 Kansas City 8 Detroit 2 Minnesota 4 Boston 1 N.Y.