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Tokyo 2020

Olympic countdown: 8 Canadian storylines to follow

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are now one year away, and a lot can happen in 365 days. Athletes can emerge, or disappear. Teams will begin to know their fate, whether they’ve qualified or will be missing out on the trip. Here are eight Canadian storylines to keep an eye on in the lead-up to the Games.
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Inspired by Raptors, Canada's men's soccer team hopes for same success in Gold Cup

With electricity pulsing through the veins of Canadian sports fans, there’s another tournament for the country to keep their eyes on. The CONCACAF Gold Cup is set to kick off on Saturday, and the Canadian men’s squad will try to use the energy of the Raptors championship high and the Women’s World Cup to a successful tournament.
WOMEN'S WORLD CUP

After 19 years, Christine Sinclair is on the verge of making history

Christine Sinclair is arguably the greatest soccer player in Canadian history. Now she's entering the women's World Cup tournament four goals shy of becoming the greatest international scorer ever. But she's not focused on the record. Instead, she's spent her entire career putting the team first.

Kawhi Leonard 'King Of The North' billboard now overlooking Oakland

New Balance, the sponsor of Kawhi Leonard, has paid for a billboard in Oakland with a picture of the star and the caption, "The King Of The North is Coming."
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Oleksiak, Masse lead Canadian contingent at FINA Champions Swim Series

All eyes will be on Canada's top swimmers this weekend as Penny Oleksiak and Kylie Masse compete at the FINA Champions Swim Series in Indianapolis. This isn't your regular swim meet. The world's top swimmers participate in the invitation-only event, where every race features only four swimmers.

Sharks and zebras: The NHL kingdom's unintentional best friends

Complaining about the refereeing is something you can count on from fans and media alike every NHL season and in every playoff game. These Stanley Cup playoffs are no different, but they do contain an added twist: the controversial calls are aiding the San Jose Sharks.
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Kawhi Leonard's mesmerizing shot: From release to euphoria

One of the greatest moments in Toronto Raptors history happened on Sunday night. Here is Kawhi Leonard's moment broken down in pictures.

Game of Thrones — NHL Playoffs edition: A song of ice and Stanley

This week, battles for two separate thrones are set to resume. On Wednesday, the NHL playoffs begin as 16 teams jostle for the right to raise the Stanley Cup. On Sunday, the final season of Game of Thrones premieres on HBO. The two wars have more in common than you may think.

Seattle becomes NHL's 32nd team after league unanimously approves expansion bid

The NHL confirmed Tuesday the addition of a Seattle team after the board of governors voted unanimously in favour of the expansion.

Hurts so good: Red Wings fan using hatred of Maple Leafs to raise money for charity

Kyle Krische is combining two of the things he hates most in the world — the Toronto Maple Leafs and physical exercise — to raise money for charity.
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NFL playoffs: Keys to victory in divisional matchups

Often called the best weekend of the year in the NFL, the divisional playoffs feature four games with a wide range of storylines. Can Brock Osweiler take down the big, bad Patriots? How is Ben Roethlisberger's knee? How will the Cowboys' rookie tandem fare in their playoff debut?
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NFL playoff X-factors: Who will spark his team to the Super Bowl?

The NFL playoffs kick off this weekend, and every year it seems new players emerge to help lead their team to a championship. Here are some who could decide who hoists the Lombardi Trophy next month.
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Canada hopes to reclaim junior hockey supremacy against U.S. in gold-medal game

Canada suffered a heartbreaking overtime loss the last time it played the U.S. in the gold-medal game of the world junior championship. Seven years later, the Canadians are in Montreal looking to reclaim supremacy as the North American rivals square off in the final (8 p.m. ET).

Blue Jackets approach top win streaks in sports history

The Columbus Blue Jackets have reeled off 16 straight wins — one away from tying the NHL record — and are the top team in the league. With Columbus on the cusp of making history, here’s a look at how their run stacks up with best win streaks in professional sports.

Jays' offer to Encarnacion not sufficient: Agent

Edwin Encarnacion has reportedly received a contract offer from the Toronto Blue Jays, but the offer wasn't good enough to get him signed.