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Canada advances to Americas U16 women's basketball semifinals

AYSEN, Chile — Avianna Thompson led all scorers with 13 points as Canada defeated El Salvador 61-15 Thursday to advance to the semifinals at the 2019 FIBA U16 Women's Americas basketball championship.

Former Calgary Flames head coach Jim Playfair joins Oilers as associate

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have hired former Calgary Flames head coach Jim Playfair as an associate coach. Playfair will join a familiar head coach in Dave Tippett, who was hired by the Oilers this off-season.
Canadian sprinter De Grasse wins 200 gold, 100 silver at Golden Spike

Canadian sprinter De Grasse wins 200 gold, 100 silver at Golden Spike

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic — Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse won the 200 metres and took silver in the 100 Thursday at the Ostrava Golden Spike track and field meet. De Grasse, from Markham, Ont., won the 200 in a season-best time of 19.91 seconds.

Boos rain down on Kyrgios after effort questioned in loss to Auger-Aliassime

LONDON — Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime is off to the quarterfinals of the Queen's Club tournament after a bizarre finish to his second match on Thursday. The No.
David Ortiz shooting suspect charged with drug possession

David Ortiz shooting suspect charged with drug possession

NEWARK, N.J. — The man in custody in the Dominican Republic on suspicion of shooting former baseball star David Ortiz was indicted Thursday on drugs and weapons charges unrelated to the shooting.

University women's hockey teams wrestle with scholarship pilot project

A pilot project allowing Canadian university women's hockey teams to offer more scholarship money to athletes has yet to show concrete evidence it stops top talent from going to the NCAA.
Canada captain Christine Sinclair scores goal No. 182 against Dutch at World Cup

Canada captain Christine Sinclair scores goal No. 182 against Dutch at World Cup

REIMS, France — Canada captain Christine Sinclair collected career goal No. 182 Thursday, scoring against the Netherlands in preliminary-round play at the Women's World Cup.
Trudeau welcoming Raptors, but Trump uncertain for White House visit

Trudeau welcoming Raptors, but Trump uncertain for White House visit

WASHINGTON — While plans are underway for the Toronto Raptors to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a White House visit for the NBA champions is uncertain.
CFLPA criticizes CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie for grievance comments

CFLPA criticizes CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie for grievance comments

TORONTO — The CFL Players' Association fired back at the CFL on Thursday after the league criticized the group for grieving a two-game suspension handed to Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker Simoni Lawrence.

Former Als player Lapointe joins Starke's ownership group for CFL franchise

Clifford Starke has again enhanced his bid to buy the Montreal Alouettes. The Montreal businessman said Thursday former Alouettes player Eric Lapointe has joined his ownership group as a "strategic adviser in an expanding role.