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Sportsnet faces Saturday night challenge after Don Cherry departure

Sportsnet brass made the call to end Don Cherry's nearly four-decade run on Hockey Night in Canada's Coach's Corner after his rant over the weekend. Their next big decision may be even tougher.

Don Cherry not apologizing for Coach's Corner poppy rant

Don Cherry is refusing to apologize for his controversial rant about new immigrants not wearing poppies, saying he could have kept his job as co-host of Coach's Corner if he'd agreed to become "a tame robot who nobody would recognize."

Footwork adjustment pays dividends for Denis Shapovalov

Denis Shapovalov struggled at times early in the year and had middling results over the clay and grass portion of the schedule but things started to turn in late August and really picked up over the last few weeks as he won his first career ATP Tour title and made his first Masters 1000 final appearance.

Bianca Andreescu's coach hopeful knee injury won't affect off-season training

Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu was already planning to take some time off after her recent appearance at the season-ending WTA Finals. A left knee injury suffered in her second match at the tournament ended up forcing her hand.
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Raptors begin title defence in style with overtime victory against Pelicans

The Toronto Raptors celebrated their 2019 championship in style Tuesday night. The reigning champs also picked up where they left off last spring.

No clear favourite on loaded Canadian men's curling scene

The days of just one or two Canadian men's curling teams being clear favourites on the domestic scene are in the past. The 2019-20 season is tough to call with at least five rinks in the upper tier of a loaded Canadian landscape.

NBA champion Raptors using reminders of past success to help inspire another run

Newly framed magazine covers and newspapers from the Toronto Raptors' championship run line the walls of the news conference room at the team's practice facility. The prints are a reminder of the team's greatest success and may serve as inspiration for a roster expected to be a contender in the East.

Pairs skaters Moore-Towers, Marinaro feeling optimistic after strong off-season

The Canadian figure skating scene underwent a dramatic change last season after several high-profile athletes left the team. It put a brighter spotlight on many of the skaters who remained, including the pairs duo of Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro.

Blue Jays execs Atkins, Shapiro weigh in on 95-loss season

There is plenty to like about the youth movement building within the Toronto Blue Jays. The question now is how long will it take for those youngsters to play meaningful games.

Reigning NBA champion Toronto Raptors ready to begin quest to repeat

Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri says expectations for the team remain the same this season. He says the focus is always going to be on winning and he thinks the players are up for the challenge.

Impact beat TFC on penalty kicks to win Canadian Championship

The Montreal Impact beat Toronto FC 3-1 on penalty kicks Wednesday night at BMO Field to win the Canadian Championship after the teams tied 1-1 on aggregate.

'It was a mix of feelings': Rivard reflects on performance at para swimming worlds

Canadian swimmer Aurelie Rivard won two gold, one silver and two bronze at the recent para swimming championships to bring her career total to 14 world medals.

Cheryl Bernard to act as substitute for Team Scheidegger at 3 curling events

2010 Olympic silver medallist Cheryl Bernard, who serves as president and CEO of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, has no plans for a comeback at the elite women's level. But she is planning a return to top-flight competition as a substitute at three upcoming events with Team Scheidegger.

New-look Team Epping already finding rhythm on the ice

Skip John Epping, new third Ryan Fry, second Mat Camm and lead Brent Laing are off to a dream start this season. They topped an excellent field to win the AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Classic in Cornwall, Ont., over the weekend for their second straight World Curling Tour title.

Red Sox down Blue Jays to end 5-game losing skid

Mookie Betts had three hits and scored twice as the Boston Red Sox ended a five-game losing skid with a 7-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night.