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Canadian judo stars Klimkait, Deguchi face high expectations in battle for 1 Olympic spot

Given that countries can only send one athlete per category, Judo Canada has no choice but to sit back and watch who wins when Jessica Klimkait and Christa Deguchi battle for a spot at the Tokyo Games.

Xavier Moon ices win for Stingers over Bandits in CEBL championship game

Xavier Moon converted two free throws to reach the target score as the Edmonton Stingers defeated the Fraser Valley Bandits 90-73 in the championship game of the CEBL Summer Series in St. Catharines, Ont., on Sunday.

Olympian Damian Warner says 'IOC on the wrong side of history' with protest ban

Five months ago, the International Olympic Committee reaffirmed its ban on political protests by specifying such gestures on a podium remain prohibited. Although the IOC said earlier this week it would begin talks that could lead to athletes making stronger protests at future Olympics, Warner wants more done.

Track president Sebastian Coe weighs in on Russian doping, Olympic postponement

World Athletics president Sebastian Coe did not mince words with his stance on the Russian doping ban and gave his take on the decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics in an interview with Scott Russell of CBC Sports on Thursday.

Olympics in 2020 would've been 'unfair' to athletes, van Koeverden says

CBC Sports caught up with former Canadian Olympian and current member of Parliament Adam van Koeverden to get his reaction to the recent decision to postpone the Tokyo Games until 2021.

World Cup alpine skiing season kicks into high gear at 'national treasure' Lake Louise

Anticipation is always at peak level this time of year when Lake Louise, Alta., hosts the season-opening World Cup races for men’s and women’s downhill and super-G. Skiers from Canada and around the globe will have to bring their ‘A’ game to have success at this historic course.

As Raptors face Kawhi Leonard for 1st time since Finals win, load management is a hot topic again

He play. At least that's what should be expected of Kawhi Leonard when the Clippers host the Toronto Raptors at Staples Centre on Monday night. Leonard might have left Toronto, but the load management strategy he popularized is still very much in effect.

'Bored to death' Auston Matthews feels ready to return from injury

Toronto Maple Leafs centre Austin Matthews, who has been out of the lineup with a shoulder injury since Oct. 27, spoke after practice on Tuesday and said he feels ready to return to action.

Canadian Elite Basketball League striving to be more than a 'shoestring business'

Frustrated with the National Basketball League of Canada's inability to become more than "a shoestring business," Niagara River Lions owner Richard Petko is aiming to create something better with the help of former CFL receiver Mike Morreale.

Too old for alpine? Kevin Drury is just getting started in ski cross

Nearly four years and 36 World Cup appearances later, the decision to switch from alpine to ski cross is finally paying dividends for Toronto's Kevin Drury.

Canadian snowboarders descend on Vail for prestigious Burton U.S. Open

The world’s top snowboarders descend on Vail, Colo., this week for the Burton U.S. Open. In its 36th year, the longest-running event in snowboarding has earned the reputation as the most coveted title in the sport.

Canadian-Austrian sibling rivalry gets heated at Red Bull Crashed Ice final

Tensions ran high between a pair of siblings in the men's final at the Red Bull Crashed Ice event in Finland on Saturday, leading to two penalties and a frustrating result for Canadian Kyle Croxall.

'Sky isn't falling' despite Oilers' 1st-half struggles

The Edmonton Oilers are toiling near the bottom of the NHL standings with a record of 17-20-3 and will have their work cut out for them if they hope to get back into the playoff mix. Oilers Radio Network analyst Bob Stauffer spoke to CBC Sports, detailing the team's problems while also offering hope.

Slopestyle skier Evan McEachran's breakthrough moment could lead to the Olympics

After four years of consistently reaching finals without a medal to show for his efforts, slopestyle skier Evan McEachran of Oakville, Ont., decided it was time to shake things up.

Erik Guay wishes he had just 'stayed at home' to deal with back injury

Erik Guay says he regrets competing at the alpine World Cup event in Val Gardena, Italy, this weekend, admitting afterwards that he "should have stayed at home" to deal with a lingering back injury.