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In The Rings: One-two-three punch sets up women's curling showdown in Manitoba

In The Rings: One-two-three punch sets up women's curling showdown in Manitoba

Perennial curling powerhouse Manitoba will be well represented at next month's Scotties Tournament of Hearts with three teams from the province essentially guaranteed to play at the national playdowns.
Defender Rocco Romeo makes move to Toronto FC first team as homegrown player

Defender Rocco Romeo makes move to Toronto FC first team as homegrown player

TORONTO — Rocco Romeo, who served as a ball boy at Toronto FC games growing up, has signed a first-team contract with the MLS team as a homegrown player. The 19-year-old defender from Richmond Hill, Ont.

Whitecaps acquire Ghanaian midfielder Owusu from Israeli club FC Ashdod

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Whitecaps have acquired Ghanaian central midfielder Leonard Owusu from Israeli Premier League side FC Ashdod.
Canada women's soccer team reduces roster to 20 ahead of CONCACAF Olympic qualifier

Canada women's soccer team reduces roster to 20 ahead of CONCACAF Olympic qualifier

Canada coach Kenneth Heiner-Moller has trimmed his roster to 20 ahead of next week's CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament, with Jenna Hellstrom and 15-year-old Olivia Smith dropping to alternate status.

Condors player Brandon Manning suspended five games for using racial slur

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The American Hockey League has suspended Bakersfield Condors defenceman Brandon Manning five games for using a racial slur against Ontario Reign left-wing Bokondji Imama.
Canadian Liam Fraser ready for his Toronto FC close-up in Bradley's absence

Canadian Liam Fraser ready for his Toronto FC close-up in Bradley's absence

Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney, looking to diffuse expectations, says it will take more than one player to replace injured captain Michael Bradley. But it seems clear Liam Fraser is next man up.

Grey Cup-champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers shuffle their coaching staff

Buck Pierce is the Winnipeg Blue Bombers' new offensive co-ordinator. The Bombers promoted Pierce to the post Tuesday. He replaces Paul LaPolice, who is now the Ottawa Redblacks head coach. Pierce will continue as Winnipeg's quarterback coach.

Canadian skier Andrew Longino wins gold in men's halfpipe at Youth Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Calgary skier Andrew Longino captured Canada's first gold medal at the Youth Olympics on Tuesday. The 17-year-old Longino won the men's ski halfpipe event, scoring 94 points.

Former NHL forward Akim Aliu signs with Czech Extraliga team Litvinov

Former NHL player Akim Aliu, whose description of past alleged racist behaviour by Bill Peters led to the former NHL coach resigning from the Calgary Flames, has signed a contract for the rest of the 2019-20 season with HC Litvinov of the Czech Extra
Female soccer players more likely to have medical assessments after head trauma

Female soccer players more likely to have medical assessments after head trauma

TORONTO — Half of elite female soccer players who suffered a head-collision event received medical assessments, compared to a third of male players, according to a Canadian study published on Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association