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Canadian women's basketball team loses three longtime players to retirement

Canadian women's basketball team loses three longtime players to retirement

TORONTO — Three longtime members of the Canadian women's basketball team are retiring from international competition. Guard Nirra Fields of Lachine, Que., and Edmonton twin sisters Katherine and Michelle Plouffe announced their decisions on Thursday.
Milos Raonic withdraws from French Open with injury

Milos Raonic withdraws from French Open with injury

PARIS — Canada's top-ranked tennis player will not play in the French Open. Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., announced he was pulling out because of injury just before the draw on Thursday.
Lowry: Nothing to be done about thumb until off-season except play through pain

Lowry: Nothing to be done about thumb until off-season except play through pain

MILWAUKEE — Kyle Lowry will be playing in pain for the rest of the post-season.

Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime earns berth in Lyon Open semifinals

LYON, France — Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime is off to the semifinals at the Lyon Open. The No. 4 seed from Montreal downed American Steve Johnson 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 in a quarterfinal at the ATP Tour 250 clay-court event on Thursday.
Mooseheads' Raphael Lavoie, a power forward, ready for the NHL draft

Mooseheads' Raphael Lavoie, a power forward, ready for the NHL draft

Halifax Mooseheads forward Raphael Lavoie is showing he can do a little bit of everything ahead of the NHL draft. Score, hit, even chirp.
A former royal marine and boxer, Wolfpack coach has compelling back story

A former royal marine and boxer, Wolfpack coach has compelling back story

TORONTO — As coach of the transatlantic Wolfpack, Brian McDermott doesn't have the presence or profile of some of his Toronto coaching counterparts. But the 49-year-old Englishman has a compelling back story.
Left-handed starter Clayton Richard called up to make his Blue Jays debut

Left-handed starter Clayton Richard called up to make his Blue Jays debut

TORONTO — The injury-depleted Toronto Blue Jays' rotation got a boost Thursday with the reinstatement of left-hander Clayton Richard from the 10-day injured list.
5 takeaways from the Memorial Cup round robin

5 takeaways from the Memorial Cup round robin

HALIFAX — After six days of preliminary-round action, sudden-death play is set to begin at the Memorial Cup.
Former Panthers assistant coach Paul McFarland joins Maple Leafs staff

Former Panthers assistant coach Paul McFarland joins Maple Leafs staff

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs have hired former Florida Panthers assistant coach Paul McFarland for the same role on head coach Mike Babcock's staff. McFarland replaces D.J. Smith, who was named head coach of the Ottawa Senators on Thursday.
Montreal Impact missing key midfielder Samuel Piette for game in L.A.

Montreal Impact missing key midfielder Samuel Piette for game in L.A.

MONTREAL — For the first time in nearly two years, the Montreal Impact will play a Major League Soccer match without midfielder Samuel Piette.