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ESPN shift in Australian Open coverage challenging for fans

ESPN shift in Australian Open coverage challenging for fans

Tennis fans used to staying up through the night to watch the Australian Open have had to change their viewing habits and are having trouble finding some of the matches they want to see.
Canadian women's under-18 hockey roster announced for cancelled world championship

Canadian women's under-18 hockey roster announced for cancelled world championship

CALGARY — Hockey Canada named its roster for the world under-18 women's hockey championship even though the tournament was cancelled.

Defending champion Bangladesh beats Canada at ICC U19 Cricket World Cup

BASSETERRE, Saint Kitts And Nevis — Defending champion Bangladesh had little trouble dispatching Canada at the ICC Under-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup on Thursday, cruising to an eight-wicket victory with 119 balls remaining.
Crown wants ex-journalist Jonah Keri to serve minimum one year in domestic abuse case

Crown wants ex-journalist Jonah Keri to serve minimum one year in domestic abuse case

MONTREAL — Prosecutors want former Montreal sports writer Jonah Keri to be jailed for at least one year on domestic abuse charges, a sentencing hearing heard Thursday, while his lawyer argued against incarceration. Keri, 47, pleaded guilty Aug.
Attendance to be halved for Canadian men's World Cup qualifier in Hamilton

Attendance to be halved for Canadian men's World Cup qualifier in Hamilton

What was expected to be a capacity crowd of 24,000 for Canada's high-profile World Cup qualifier against the U.S. on Jan. 30 at Hamilton's Tim Hortons Field will now be restricted to 12,000.

Edmonton Elks sign Canadian receivers Smith, Jones to extensions

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Elks signed Canadian receiver Tevaun Smith and Mike Jones to one-year extensions Thursday. The two were scheduled to become free agents Feb. 8.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats re-sign veteran Canadian safety Adeleke

HAMILTON — The Hamilton Tiger-Cats signed veteran Canadian defensive back Tunde Adeleke to a two-year contract extension Thursday. Adeleke, 26, started 12 games at safety for Hamilton last season.
Winnipeg Jets place Nikolaj Ehlers on injured reserve after knee-on-knee hit

Winnipeg Jets place Nikolaj Ehlers on injured reserve after knee-on-knee hit

NASHVILLE — Winnipeg Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers has been placed on injured reserve after taking a knee-on-knee hit from Washington defenceman Dmitry Orlov.

NCAA ratifies new constitution, paving way to restructuring

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NCAA member schools voted to ratify a new, pared-down constitution Thursday, paving the way for a decentralized approach to governing college sports that will hand more power to schools and conferences.

Calgary Stampeders sign Canadian offensive lineman Sceviour to extension

CALGARY — The Calgary Stampeders signed Canadian offensive lineman Ryan Sceviour to a two-year contract extension Thursday. The six-foot-four, 311-pound Calgary native was slated to become a free agent next month.