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Canada's Einarson beats China 6-4, qualifies for playoffs at world curling playdowns

Canada's Einarson beats China 6-4, qualifies for playoffs at world curling playdowns

CALGARY — Canada's Kerri Einarson beat China's Yu Han 6-4 on Friday morning and secured a playoff spot later in the day when Switzerland's Silvana Tirinzoni beat Germany 8-3 at the world women's curling championship.

Canadian Stephen Ames one shot back of leaders at Regions Tradition

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Defending champion Steve Stricker birdied the final hole Friday for a 3-under 69 to move into a four-way tie for the lead halfway through the Regions Tradition, while Canada's Stephen Ames is one stroke back.

Canucks forward Zack MacEwen suspended one game for kneeing Darnell Nurse

Vancouver Canucks forward Zack MacEwen has been suspended for one game for kneeing Edmonton Oilers defenceman Darnell Nurse.
Canada's Jonathan David scores milestone goal as Lille moves 4 points ahead of PSG

Canada's Jonathan David scores milestone goal as Lille moves 4 points ahead of PSG

PARIS — Canadian international Jonathan David scored a milestone goal Friday as French league leader Lille won 3-0 at Lens to move four points ahead of Paris Saint-Germain.

Canadian wrestler Sam Stewart sees Tokyo bid end in final seconds of qualifying bout

SOFIA, Bulgaria — Canada's Sam Stewart was seconds away from qualifying for her first Olympic Games. But the 31-year-old from London, Ont.
Zverev beats Nadal in straight sets in Madrid Open quarters

Zverev beats Nadal in straight sets in Madrid Open quarters

MADRID — Alexander Zverev ended his winless streak on clay against Rafael Nadal on Friday, keeping the Spaniard from winning a sixth Madrid Open.

Van der Poel, Ferrand-Prevot win short track MTB races

ALBSTADT, Germany — Mathieu van der Poel and Pauline Ferrand-Prevot confirmed their status as the favourites in mountain biking at the Tokyo Olympics by winning the first World Cup race of the season Friday night in Germany.
After pregnancy, injuries and a pandemic, Bishop-Nriagu finally hitting her stride

After pregnancy, injuries and a pandemic, Bishop-Nriagu finally hitting her stride

There's a charming video on Melissa Bishop-Nriagu's Instagram feed of one of her recent 800-metre races in the U.S. Broadcasters are announcing the runners lining up at the start. Back home in Windsor, Ont.
9 Super League clubs accept UEFA fines, 3 rebels face bans

9 Super League clubs accept UEFA fines, 3 rebels face bans

Only nine of the 12 European clubs who launched an ill-fated bid to form a Super League have agreed to a peace deal with UEFA and accepted being fined millions of dollars.
Toronto FC acquires veteran Jamaican international defender Kemar Lawrence

Toronto FC acquires veteran Jamaican international defender Kemar Lawrence

Toronto FC added some experience to its backline Friday, acquiring Jamaican international defender Kemar Lawrence from Belgium's Anderlecht.