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College basketball begins strange season in empty arenas

The strangest anticipated season in college basketball history kicked off Wednesday with dozens of games at arenas across the country. Like everything else in this pandemic world, it was odd and disjointed.

Hockey Canada suspends world junior selection camp after positive COVID-19 tests

RED DEER, Alta. — Hockey Canada has temporarily shutdown national junior team selection camp following the confirmation of two positive COVID-19 tests among players.
Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona dies at 60

Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona dies at 60

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Diego Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who scored the “Hand of God” goal in 1986 and led his country to that year's World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, has died. He was 60.
Liberals to present bill on single-game sports betting

Liberals to present bill on single-game sports betting

OTTAWA — The Liberal government says it will bring in a bill on one-game sports betting, five years after a previous attempt died in the Senate.
Magical Day: A memorable Canadian one-off with the mighty Maradona

Magical Day: A memorable Canadian one-off with the mighty Maradona

It's a play that remains fresh in soccer coach Peter Pinizzotto's mind even though it happened nearly 25 years ago.
Boucher says big contract won't change him; taking care of his mom is a priority

Boucher says big contract won't change him; taking care of his mom is a priority

Chris Boucher's story has played out like a feel-good sports movie, the kind where everyone cheers for the underdog. Riding an overnight bus as a homeless teenager. Dropping out of high school and working as a cook in a Montreal chicken restaurant.
Canada's men's basketball team pulls out of two games this month due to COVID-19

Canada's men's basketball team pulls out of two games this month due to COVID-19

Canada's men's basketball team won't play in two FIBA AmeriCup 2021 qualifying games later this month due to concerns around COVID-19. Canada was scheduled to play Cuba on Nov. 29 and the US Virgin Islands on Nov.
Canadian Championship final between Forge FC and Toronto FC moved to 2021

Canadian Championship final between Forge FC and Toronto FC moved to 2021

The 2020 Canadian Championship final between Forge FC and Toronto FC will be played in the first quarter of 2021, Canada Soccer announced Wednesday.
All officials for world junior hockey championship in Edmonton from Canada only

All officials for world junior hockey championship in Edmonton from Canada only

EDMONTON — All 26 on-ice officials at the world junior men's hockey championships in Edmonton will be from Canada. International Ice Hockey Federation tournaments normally have an international cross section of referees and linesmen.

Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games adjusts age requirements for multi-sport event

OTTAWA — The Canada Games Council has adjusted age requirements to allow a similar cohort of athletes to compete in the Niagara 2022 Summer Games as would have been eligible in 2021.