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Canadian tennis star Raonic withdraws from Madrid, Rome with injured right knee

TORONTO — Injuries have once again become an issue for Milos Raonic, as Canada's top-ranked tennis player has withdrawn from Masters 1000 events in Madrid and Rome with a banged-up right knee.
Altidore, Stephens announce engagement, making sports power couple official

Altidore, Stephens announce engagement, making sports power couple official

Toronto FC striker Jozy Altidore and tennis star Sloane Stephens have announced their engagement. Altidore posted a picture on social media of the smiling couple seated on a staircase. "Forever starts now," he wrote, adding a heart for good measure.
Impact goalkeeper Evan Bush named Major League Soccer player of the week

Impact goalkeeper Evan Bush named Major League Soccer player of the week

NEW YORK — Montreal Impact goalkeeper Evan Bush has been named Major League Soccer's player of the week. Montreal defeated the visiting Chicago Fire 1-0 Sunday behind a clean sheet performance from Bush.
Football players at Dalhousie University get 'smart helmets' that detect impacts

Football players at Dalhousie University get 'smart helmets' that detect impacts

HALIFAX — Football players at Dalhousie University in Halifax are among the first in Canada to start using so-called smart helmets that transmit electronic alerts whenever a player's head receives an impact that could lead to a concussion.
Calgary Inferno's championship season celebrated at city hall while league folds

Calgary Inferno's championship season celebrated at city hall while league folds

CALGARY — As their league sells off trophies and jerseys, the Calgary Inferno's championship season was recognized Monday with the city's mayor proclaiming it "Calgary Inferno Day.

Canadian men's basketball team set to face Nigeria in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG — The Canadian national men's basketball team will play host to Nigeria in a pre-World Cup game on Aug. 9 at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg. The exhibition game will conclude the home team's camp in Canada. The team departs for Australia on Aug.

Tavares, Chabot headline Canada squad for world hockey championship

CALGARY — Toronto Maple Leafs centre John Tavares, Ottawa Senators defenceman Thomas Chabot and Vegas Golden Knights winger Mark Stone highlight Canada's roster for the 2019 world hockey championship.
Not the rocket man, HFX Wanderers midfielder Elton John is the soccer man

Not the rocket man, HFX Wanderers midfielder Elton John is the soccer man

HFX Wanderers FC boasts the biggest name in the Canadian Premier League even if the fame has to be shared. Midfielder Elton John is used to the attention his name brings. "I get that a lot," he said. "I got that a lot as a kid growing up.
'What happened to Felipe?' Film helps Lopez tell his story

'What happened to Felipe?' Film helps Lopez tell his story

NEW YORK — Felipe Lopez somehow forgot what all the attention was like. That would have been impossible to imagine 25 years ago, back when he practically owned magazine covers and newspaper headlines.
Bottcher downs Koe in Champions Cup final for third straight Grand Slam victory

Bottcher downs Koe in Champions Cup final for third straight Grand Slam victory

SASKATOON — Silvana Tirinzoni made some changes that paid off when it mattered most. The Swiss team of Tirinzoni, Alina Paetz, who throws fourth, second Esther Neuenschwander and lead Melanie Barbezat defeated Kerri Einarson of Gimli, Man.