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Alberta's Koe cruises to Brier final with 9-4 win over Northern Ontario's Jacobs

BRANDON, Man. — Kevin Koe took the quick route to a Brier final for once. The Alberta skip will appear in his sixth final at the Canadian men's curling championship Sunday with a decisive 9-4 win Saturday over Northern Ontario's Brad Jacobs.

Georgetti, Ramsay to head CFLPA's collective bargaining unit in talks with CFL

TORONTO — Senior advisor Ken Georgetti and executive director Brian Ramsay will lead the CFL Players' Association into contract talks with the league.
No. 3 UNC tops No. 4 Duke 79-70 to earn share of ACC title

No. 3 UNC tops No. 4 Duke 79-70 to earn share of ACC title

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Third-ranked North Carolina handled every push fourth-ranked Duke could manage, both in building a big lead and then hanging onto what was left of its edge in the final minutes.

Vancouver's Rachel Cliff breaks Marchant's Canadian record in the marathon

NAGOYA, Japan — Rachel Cliff raced to a Canadian record in the Nagoya Women's Marathon on Sunday. The 30-year-old from Vancouver crossed in two hours 26.
Tavares with three points, Maple Leafs hold on to snap Oilers' win streak

Tavares with three points, Maple Leafs hold on to snap Oilers' win streak

EDMONTON — There was a late scare to contend with, but the Toronto Maple Leafs had already set themselves up for success. John Tavares had a goal and two assists as the Maple Leafs held on for a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday.
Canada scores upset win over Fiji at World Rugby Sevens, but fails to advance

Canada scores upset win over Fiji at World Rugby Sevens, but fails to advance

VANCOUVER — They were on track with two wins but an embarrassing loss in their first game of the day ended up derailing the Canadian men's playoff hopes Saturday at the HSBC World Rugby Sevens tournament.

Canada's Cassie Sharpe and Simon d'Artois capture Crystal Globes

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, Calif. — Canada's Cassie Sharpe and Simon d'Artois each captured the Crystal Globe on Saturday by reaching the podium in the final FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup halfpipe event of the season.

Defending champion Calgary to face Carleton in men's U Sports final

HALIFAX — Brett Layton had 17 points and 12 rebounds as the defending champion Calgary Dinos held on to beat the Ryerson Rams 67-65 and advance to Canadian men's university basketball championship game.
McMaster and Laval to battle for U Sports women's basketball title

McMaster and Laval to battle for U Sports women's basketball title

TORONTO — It was history nearly three decades in the making, stretching back to before any of the McMaster Marauders were born. But the significance of the moment wasn't lost on Theresa Burns' players Saturday.

Rusnak converts penalty, Real Salt Lake beats Whitecaps 1-0

SANDY, Utah — Albert Rusnak scored on a penalty in the 21st minute and Real Salt Lake held on to beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0 on Saturday.