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Projected No. 1 pick Alexis Lafreniere plays the waiting game ahead of NHL draft

Projected No. 1 pick Alexis Lafreniere plays the waiting game ahead of NHL draft

When he isn't lifting weights in his parents' garage, Alexis Lafreniere spends time playing games, watching movies and sharing meals with family. The projected No.
CBC Sports chief can refocus Olympic planning with Games set for 2021

CBC Sports chief can refocus Olympic planning with Games set for 2021

TORONTO — After a whirlwind few days was capped with the postponement of the Tokyo Games until 2021, CBC Sports & Olympics executive director Chris Wilson can breathe a little easier.
7-inning doubleheaders? MLBers open to considering new ideas

7-inning doubleheaders? MLBers open to considering new ideas

TORONTO — If Major League Baseball needs to squeeze more games into a condensed season without exhausting pitching staffs, perhaps this idea could get tossed into play: seven-inning doubleheaders.
Toronto Wolfpack lay off Canadian staff until Super League season resumes

Toronto Wolfpack lay off Canadian staff until Super League season resumes

TORONTO — The Toronto Wolfpack have laid off their Canadian staff — 12 full-time employees — until the Super League resumes play in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. The job cuts were confirmed by club chairman and CEO Bob Hunter.
Canadian darts pro in self-isolation after earning his way back on tour

Canadian darts pro in self-isolation after earning his way back on tour

After winning his way back onto the pro darts tour, Canadian Jeff (The Silencer) Smith reached the final of the first event he competed in.
CFL commissioner says league continues to discuss potential contingency plans

CFL commissioner says league continues to discuss potential contingency plans

TORONTO — Commissioner Randy Ambrosie says the CFL continues to discuss potential contingency plans to its 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. No decisions have been made yet but Ambrosie said league officials are aware the clock is ticking.
Hockey gear manufacturer to switch from protecting players to medical staff

Hockey gear manufacturer to switch from protecting players to medical staff

MONTREAL — Canadian hockey equipment manufacturer Bauer is offering to modify its production line to make protective visors for doctors, nurses and first responders.

Commonwealth Games javelin champ Phil Olsen dies at 63 of heart attack

NANAIMO, B.C. — Phil Olsen, a Commonwealth Games gold medallist and 11-time national champion in the javelin, died Sunday of a heart attack. Olsen was 63.
NHL doctor warns of patchwork protocols across 31 markets

NHL doctor warns of patchwork protocols across 31 markets

The NHL's chief medical officer said Wednesday he expects the coronavirus pandemic to get worse before it gets better in North America and differences across 31 markets are likely to affect when players might get back on the ice. Dr.
Timberwolves' Towns says mother hospitalized with COVID-19

Timberwolves' Towns says mother hospitalized with COVID-19

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Timberwolves centre Karl-Anthony Towns says his mother is hospitalized and in a medically-induced coma after contracting the coronavirus.