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New players add depth, raise expectations for Canucks

After spending a season with a rotating cast of wingers, Vancouver Canucks centre Bo Horvat is looking forward to a little consistency.

At the 1992 U.S. Open, another Canadian had Flushing Meadows buzzing

Patricia Hy-Boulais knows better than most how teenage tennis phenom Bianca Andreescu is feeling after punching her ticket through to the quarter-finals of this year's U.S. Open.

Walk-off homer earns Canada women's softball team a berth in Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Danielle Lawrie pitched a shutout and Kaleigh Rafter hit a walk-off solo home run, as Canada beat Brazil via mercy rule 7-0 in 5 innings at the Softball Americas Olympic Qualifier in Surrey, B.C. The win gives Canada a berth in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Canada still controls Olympic fate despite loss to Mexico at softball qualifier

Canada's women's softball team suffered its first lost at the Softball Americas Olympic Qualifier on Saturday, dropping a 2-1 decision to Mexico.

New generation of softball talent budding for Team Canada at Olympic qualifiers

Softball hasn't been included in the Olympics since, but that will change next summer in Tokyo. Canada is looking to punch its ticket to 2020 Games this week, playing at the Americas qualifying tournament in Surrey. The top two teams will lock up Olympic berths this weekend.

Lions suffer 6th straight loss as Tiger-Cats claw out win

A touchdown by David Watford powered the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to a 13-10 win over the B.C. Lions on Saturday.

Impact 'disgusted' after franchise-worse 3-goal collapse results in shared spoils with FC Dallas

Ryan Hollingshead scored in stoppage time as FC Dallas came from three goals down to tie the Montreal Impact 3-3 in MLS action on Saturday night. 

Jays prospect Manoah excited to follow in footsteps of Bichette, Guerrero

Like many sports lovers, Alek Manoah is paying close attention to the Toronto Blue Jays current crop of young talent. It's a future that Manoah — the Jays' first-round pick in this year's MLB draft — sees himself playing a big part in.

Canucks sign Michael Ferland to 4-year deal

The Vancouver Canucks have signed forward Micheal Ferland to a four-year deal with an average annual value of $3.5 million US.

CFL QB Mike Reilly sharing mental health battle to break down stigma

One of the CFL's toughest players says he's no longer afraid to face his mental health. 

Winnipeg Jets take Finnish defenceman Ville Heinola 20th overall at NHL draft

The Winnipeg Jets selected Finnish defenceman Ville Heinola with the 20th overall pick at the NHL draft on Friday.

Canucks sign veteran defenceman Edler to 2-year contract extension

Defenceman Alex Edler has signed a two-year extension with the Vancouver Canucks at an average annual value of $6 million US.

Blue Bombers earn road win over Lions

Drew Wolitarsky reeled in a pair of touchdowns Saturday, helping his Winnipeg Blue Bombers to a 33-23 road victory over the B.C. Lions.

Quarterback carousel: CFL gets new look from flurry of off-season moves

Quarterback Mike Reilly's move to B.C. from Edmonton had a domino effect in the CFL this past off-season as Trevor Harris and former Lions pivot Jonathon Jennings have new football homes while others have been promoted to a starting role.

Whitecaps battle to draw with TFC in Canadian clash

A Canadian clash between the Vancouver Whitecaps and Toronto FC ended in a 1-1 draw on Friday night.