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Redblacks edge Stampeders in Grey Cup rematch

The Ottawa Redblacks came from behind to beat the Calgary Stampeders 32-28 in the season-opener for both football teams Saturday.

Cavalry FC advance to face Whitecaps in 3rd round of Canadian Championship

Calgary Cavalry was the first Canadian Premier League club through to the third round of the Canadian championship with a 2-1 win Tuesday over Hamilton Forge.

Canadian show jumping star Eric Lamaze rides on despite brain tumour

After revealing he's been dealing with a brain tumour, Montreal's Eric Lamaze added to his totals as the all-time money winner at Spruce Meadows, at the National tournament that concluded Sunday.

Calgary gives up world luge championships to Whistler, B.C., due to track shutdown

Calgary is giving up the 2021 world luge championships to Whistler, B.C., because of uncertainty over the sliding track at Canada Olympic Park.

Women's professional hockey faces hurdles WNBA avoided

Amid calls for the NHL to take an ownership stake in women's hockey, a former WNBA commissioner says the women's basketball league wouldn't have survived without the NBA.

Banff National Park's Mount Temple a taxing, terrific trek

The summit of Mount Temple — the 3,543-metre peak in Banff National Park near Lake Louise, Alta. — can be bagged in a day using mostly two legs and not a lot of technical gear.

Women's hockey walkout could prematurely end careers

For some women hockey players, the price for demanding a professional league that pays could be not getting a chance to play in it. About 200 women vow to not play in any North American league next season until they get the league they want.

Olympic champion Rosie MacLennan suffers broken ankle

Two-time Olympic trampoline champion Rosie MacLennan is recovering from a broken ankle she suffered recently at a World Cup in Belarus.

Calgary's Cavalry FC to share soccer pitch with four-legged athletes

Cavalry FC and Spruce Meadows mark the intersection where footy meets the horsey set. Calgary's new Canadian Premier League team not only shares an equestrian facility with four-legged athletes. For four weeks of the show-jumping season, the professional soccer team will surrender its pitch to the horses.

Olympic lugers Walker, Snith feel real speed with Canadian Forces Snowbirds

The love of speed Tristan Walker inherited from his air force pilot grandfather came full circle when the luger took to the skies with the Canadian Forces Snowbirds. Walker and teammate Justin Snith spent almost an hour in the distinctive red and white Tutors on Monday

Inferno exec says lack of media attention helped kill CWHL

As their league sells off trophies and jerseys, the Calgary Inferno's championship season was recognized Monday with the city's mayor proclaiming it "Calgary Inferno Day."

Flames, James Neal start relationship repair after playoff-game benching

Amid the fallout from the Calgary Flames' early playoff ejection is a frayed relationship with James Neal. The veteran winger was a healthy scratch for the first time in his 11-year career when the Colorado Avalanche eliminated the Flames in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series last Friday.

Flames admit they lacked urgency in disappointing series loss to Avalanche

Calgary Flames players, fresh off a first-round playoff exit, believe the team has the talent and personnel to win a Stanley Cup, but need to figure how to get momentum and keep it in the post-season.

Flame out: Avalanche knock off Calgary in Game 5

Add the Calgary Flames to shocking Stanley Cup playoff exits this season. Spurred by a dominant Nathan MacKinnon, the Colorado Avalanche ousted the Flames from contention with a 5-1 win Friday to win their first-round series four games to one.

Facing early playoff exit, Flames focused on one game at a time

Facing elimination in Friday's fifth game of their opening-round playoff series against the Colorado Avalanche, Flames head coach Bill Peters doesn't want his players making the mountain bigger by thinking they have to win three games in a row.