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Chef de mission McBean tells athletes to keep course in buildup to 2021 Olympics

Marnie McBean brings first-hand experience of conquering challenges to her role as Canadian chef de mission at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. But rather than offering motivational talks for athletes as they train during the COVID-19 pandemic, McBean is encouraging them to focus on what they can do.

Matt Dunstone rink looking to relocate from Saskatchewan due to COVID-19 restrictions

Team Matt Dunstone is considering relocating from Saskatchewan due to mounting frustrations stemming from provincial COVID-19 restrictions.

'I want to finish the job': Jays' Shapiro discusses contract, fluid MLB off-season

Short on specifics and long on bullishness, Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro set an optimistic tone during his first general media availability since the team was eliminated from the post-season a few weeks ago.

Team Tracy Fleury adds longtime skip Sherry Middaugh as coach

Team Tracy Fleury, a foursome that appears close to a breakthrough on the Canadian women's curling scene, has brought in longtime skip Sherry Middaugh as coach to help get them to the top.

Curling free agent Chelsea Carey may have to focus on mixed doubles to get to Olympics

Curling's free-agent frenzy wasn't kind to Chelsea Carey. All three members of her rink moved on last March, leaving the two-time Scotties champion without a team entering the most critical season of the quadrennial.

Alternate setting a virtual certainty for Scotties and Brier

Curling Canada will likely have to follow the lead of hockey and basketball by using a fan-less hub city approach in order to salvage showcase events like the Scotties Tournament of Hearts and Tim Hortons Brier this season.

Uncertainty lies ahead for Blue Jays following surprisingly successful season

There's plenty to like about the future of the Toronto Blue Jays, a team that surpassed expectations in 2020 and returned to the playoffs for the first time in four years. However, the road ahead is somewhat unclear due to factors largely out of their control.

New-look Team Jennifer Jones makes debut in 1 of season's first curling events

Skip Jennifer Jones adjusted her blue facemask, settled into the hack, and with new teammate Lisa Weagle to her right, released a stone in a competitive women's team game for the first time since last winter.

Blue Jays give nod to pitcher Matt Shoemaker in wild-card opener against Rays

The Toronto Blue Jays will send Matt Shoemaker to the mound for Game 1 of their wild-card series against Blake Snell and the hometown Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET.

Blue Jays travel to the Bronx for crucial division series against Yankees

The Blue Jays are brimming with confidence ahead of Tuesday night's opener against their American League East division rival New York Yankees. Toronto (26-20) has won or split its last nine series and is a season-high six games over .500.
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Players who play in Pride games use homophobic language less often: study

Athletes who have played in diversity-themed games that celebrate pride and inclusion use homophobic language less often than players who have not, according to new research from Australia's Monash University and Ryerson University in Toronto.

Road-weary Blue Jays prepare to open 'home' schedule at Buffalo's Sahlen Field

After saying goodbye to Rogers Centre three weeks ago, it's time for the Toronto Blue Jays to say hello to their temporary digs in Buffalo. On Tuesday, they welcome the Miami Marlins to the home of their triple-A affiliate for the opener of a five-game homestand.

Underdog Canadiens put Penguins on ice, advance to NHL playoffs

Artturi Lehkonen scored with 4:11 left in the third period and Shea Weber iced it with an empty-netter as the Montreal Canadiens upset Pittsburgh 2-0 to secure a berth in the first round of the NHL playoffs.

Penguins beat Canadiens in Game 2 to pull even in series

Sidney Crosby, Jason Zucker and Jake Guentzel scored for the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 3-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night to tie the best-of-five qualifying series at one game apiece.

Blue Jays manager says weekend series against Phillies is postponed

Toronto Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo says the team's weekend series in Philadelphia has been postponed. The Phillies reported Thursday that two staff members tested positive for coronavirus and all activity at Citizens Bank Park has been cancelled until further notice.

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