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Weidemann sets Canadian speedskating record, breaking Klassen's 13-year record

CALGARY — Ottawa's Isabelle Weidemann made Canadian long-track speedskating history on Friday. She won gold in the women's 5,000 metres with a time of six minutes 47.
Kerfoot gets the first crack as Maple Leafs begin life without injured Tavares

Kerfoot gets the first crack as Maple Leafs begin life without injured Tavares

TORONTO — Mike Babcock took his time weighing the pros and cons.

Canadian rink remains unbeaten, advances to semis at world mixed

ABERDEEN, Scotland — Canada is off to the semifinals at the world mixed curling championship. Colin Kurz's Winnipeg-based rink (9-0 at the event) beat Tobias Thurne of Denmark 6-4 in the quarterfinals on Friday.

Canadian Denis Shapovalov rolls into semis at Stockholm Open

STOCKHOLM — Canada's Denis Shapovalov is heading to the semifinals at the Stockholm Open. The fourth-seeded Shapovalov crushed German qualifier Cedrik-Marcel Stebe 6-0, 6-3 in quarterfinal action at the ATP Tour 250 event on Friday.
Ticats chasing franchise-record 13th victory when they face Redblacks

Ticats chasing franchise-record 13th victory when they face Redblacks

HAMILTON — They've clinched first place and home field for the East Division final. On Saturday, Dane Evans and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats will look to secure a spot in the franchise's record book.

Canadian first baseman Justin Morneau sidelined for Premier12

OTTAWA — Former American League MVP Justin Morneau will not play for Canada at the WBSC Premier12. The first baseman from New Westminster, B.C., has informed Baseball Canada he had a setback during training, causing him to drop out.
Canada names roster for FIFA U-17 World Cup, still looking for first win at event

Canada names roster for FIFA U-17 World Cup, still looking for first win at event

Entering its seventh FIFA U-17 World Cup, Canada is still looking for its first win after 14 losses and four draws. The young Canadian men face a tough start Oct.

Carleton Ravens lock up OUA football playoff berth with win over Laurier

WATERLOO, Ont. — The Carleton Ravens are heading to the Ontario University Athletics football playoffs after beating the host Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks 22-10 on Friday.
Toronto FC spotlight on Altidore, Bradley as playoffs open against D.C. United

Toronto FC spotlight on Altidore, Bradley as playoffs open against D.C. United

Toronto FC fans could witness Wayne Rooney's MLS swan song Saturday. They will be hoping they haven't seen the last of Toronto captain Michael Bradley. The 33-year-old Rooney, whose D.C.
Former Raptor Kawhi Leonard still feeling love from Canadian basketball fans

Former Raptor Kawhi Leonard still feeling love from Canadian basketball fans

VANCOUVER — Canadians continue to be stereotypically polite to former Toronto Raptors star Kawhi Leonard. The latest example came Thursday when Leonard made his Canadian homecoming with the Los Angeles Clippers for a pre-season game in Vancouver.