Canadian goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe shares mental health struggles during Tokyo Olympics

Stephanie Labbe, whose heroics in goal helped Canada win gold at the Tokyo Olympics, says she could not train for part of the Games because of “high levels of anxiety … Read More

Montreal Alouettes head coach in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19

The head coach of the Montreal Alouettes will remain in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19, the team said Tuesday. Khari Jones received his results late Sunday night after the … Read More

Brazil-Argentina soccer match suspended over COVID-19 quarantine dispute

A World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina was suspended in farcical circumstances on Sunday after Brazilian health officials took to the field to object to the participation of three … Read More

Toronto Blue Jays to require proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test to enter Rogers Centre

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted August 23, 2021 10:25 am     Updated August 23, 2021 10:26 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Quebec to test COVID-19 vaccine passports at upcoming junior hockey game

Quebec is going to test its COVID-19 vaccine passports at an upcoming hockey game in Shawinigan ahead of rolling out the system next month. The province announced Friday its third pilot … Read More

Japan’s pandemic entering ‘new phase’ as Tokyo COVID-19 cases hit record high

Japan warned on Wednesday that coronavirus infections were surging at an unprecedented pace as new cases hit a record high in Tokyo, overshadowing the Olympics and adding to doubts over … Read More

Tokyo’s daily COVID-19 infections hit record high as Olympics continue

Newly-reported COVID-19 cases in Olympic host city Tokyo surged to a record high of 4,058 on Saturday, the metropolitan government said, exceeding 4,000 for the first time and overshadowing the … Read More

Canada’s elite athletes at greater risk for mental disorders, study finds

As the importance of mental health continues to make headlines at the Tokyo Olympics, a new study, one of the first of its kind in Canada, has revealed 41 per … Read More

Australian Olympic track team isolating after U.S. athlete tests positive for COVID-19

American double world champion pole vaulter Sam Kendricks and German Chiaraviglio of Argentina have been ruled out of the Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19, and members of the Australian … Read More

COVID-19 outbreaks among unvaccinated NFL players could lead to forfeited games

NFL teams have been warned they could forfeit a game due to a COVID-19 outbreak among non-vaccinated players, and players on both teams wouldn’t get paid that week. “As we … Read More

With less than 1 week until the Tokyo Olympics, here’s what to expect

Ready or not, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are less than one week away. The athlete selections have been made and teams from countries across the globe are arriving, preparing to … Read More

U.S. doping agency wants more flexibility for athletes who test positive for cannabis

The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) says it wants more flexible rules for athletes who test positive for cannabis after the White House was reported to be seeking a meeting … Read More

Japan to declare COVID-19 emergency for Tokyo, will last through Olympic Games

Japan is set to place Tokyo under a state of emergency that would last through the Olympics, fearing an ongoing COVID-19 surge will multiply during the Games. At a meeting … Read More

Montreal Canadiens make way to stormy Tampa Bay for Game 5

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 7, 2021 9:09 am     Updated July 7, 2021 9:10 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Call of the Wilde: Montreal Canadiens stay alive for Game 5 in Tampa Bay

The Montreal Canadiens keep fighting. They found the way and the will to somehow survive a four-minute high-sticking penalty to kill that and then score the winner in overtime. Montreal … Read More

Banning all fans from Olympics still an option, Tokyo 2020 organizers say

Banning all fans from the Tokyo Olympics is still an option with the games opening during a pandemic in just three weeks, Seiko Hashimoto, the president of the Tokyo organizing committee, said Friday. This … Read More

Why do super-fit, young athletes suffer sudden cardiac arrest?

The sudden collapse of Danish soccer player Christian Eriksen during his country’s match against Finland at the Euro 2020 championships earlier this month sent shockwaves across the stadium in Copenhagen … Read More

B.C. athlete may have to choose between breastfeeding her baby and her Olympic dream

A B.C. mother who is a member of the Canadian women’s basketball team headed to the Olympics in Tokyo next month is facing a very difficult dilemma. Kimberley Gaucher, who … Read More

Feds approve travel exemption for Olympic athletes amid quarantine bubble plan

The federal government has approved a travel exemption for Canada’s Olympic hopefuls that will allow them to train on home soil without undergoing a 14-day COVID-19 quarantine after returning to … Read More

COVID-19: Free hot dogs used to help get Montreal Canadiens fans vaccinated before Game 3

The Montreal Canadiens are sweetening the deal in a bid to get young fans to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine. Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé says doses will available … Read More

‘Bigger than media’: Olympians call for greater mental health support for athletes

Canadian Olympic champion Alexander Kopacz is no stranger to media attention. While the 31-year-old former bobsledder enjoyed the spotlight during his athletic career, he felt there were times when there … Read More

Montreal Canadiens can have 3,500 fans for home games in Round 3, province says

Quebec will be allowing more spectators to attend Montreal Canadiens home games at the Bell Centre even as public health experts warn the province should exercise more caution. Quebec Health … Read More

Quebec should wait before allowing more Montreal Canadiens fans in arena, experts say

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 15, 2021 2:22 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Public health experts say Quebec … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec to allow bars to stay open later as Montreal Canadiens prepare for late playoff games

Quebec will allow bars to serve alcohol until midnight and stay open until 2 a.m., the province’s Health Department said Monday. Bar owners had called for the province to allow … Read More

Bar owners want flexibility on COVID-19 rules with Montreal Canadiens in playoffs

Bar owners in Quebec are calling for the province to allow them to stay open later as the Montreal Canadiens begin a playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights on … Read More

Montreal Canadiens hoping to score Bell Centre crowd increase for Round 3

The decibel level could be going up again at the Bell Centre for Round 3 of the Stanley Cup playoffs between the Montreal Canadiens and the Vegas Golden Knights. The … Read More

Feds to allow winner of NHL North Division to cross Canada-U.S. border amid COVID-19

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 6, 2021 2:08 pm     Updated June 6, 2021 2:09 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Fully vaccinated healthcare workers allowed inside arena for Game 7 Leafs vs. Canadiens in Toronto

Fully vaccinated frontline healthcare workers will be allowed into Scotiabank Arena to watch the Toronto Maple Leafs take on the Montreal Canadiens in Game 7 Monday night. The news comes … Read More

COVID-19: Canadian Olympic track and field trials get green light to go ahead in Montreal

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 27, 2021 4:12 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Athletics Canada says it has … Read More

Quebec to allow outdoor sports tournaments in late June as province eases COVID-19 measures

Quebec is giving the green light to more sports and fitness activities next month as the province gradually loosens public health restrictions aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19. Isabelle … Read More

10 things you need to know about B.C.’s COVID-19 restart plan

On Tuesday, British Columbia launched a restart plan laying out a post-COVID-19 pandemic life. Here are 10 big things to look forward to: Social gatherings Effective Tuesday, a social gathering … Read More

‘Risks just too high’: Calls grow to cancel Tokyo Olympics amid Japan’s COVID-19 surge

After a year of “uncertainty and immense unprecedented challenges,” Canadian Olympic gold medalist Erica Wiebe is looking forward to competing in her second Olympic Games later this year. The 31-year-old … Read More

‘We will be ready’: Montreal’s Bell Centre could see up to 2,500 fans for potential Game 6

A limited number of fans will be permitted in the Bell Centre to watch a May 29 playoff game between the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs, should the series … Read More

Montreal’s Bell Centre could see up to 2,500 fans for playoff game six

If the National Hockey League playoff series between the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs lasts until May 29, a limited number of fans will be permitted in the Bell … Read More

Golf community livid about Ontario extending ban on sport

Chris Barber can’t help but think Ontario Premier Doug Ford has something against golf. Barber, the executive professional/GM at The Landings Golf Course and Teaching Centre in Kingston, Ont., can’t … Read More

COVID-19: Ontario hasn’t provided verbal approval of CFL’s return to play plans, MacLeod says

TORONTO — Lisa MacLeod, Ontario’s Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, says the province hasn’t verbally approved the CFL‘s return-to-play protocols and there’s no timeline for it to … Read More

Games postponed at world women’s curling following positive COVID 19 tests

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 2, 2021 12:36 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Tournament officials say multiple broadcasters … Read More

Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu tests positive for COVID-19, will skip Madrid Open

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 25, 2021 3:29 pm     Updated April 25, 2021 5:16 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

World men’s curling championship positive COVID-19 tests deemed ‘false positives’

The four positive COVID-19 tests that interrupted the men’s world curling championship are considered “false positives” from potentially contaminated samples, according to the World Curling Federation. The men’s championship concluded … Read More

Gym manager expresses frustration over Quebec’s latest order to close in pandemic red zones

A gym operator in Dorval is voicing frustration and worry as fitness clubs in red zones across the province have been ordered to shutter for the third time in a … Read More

Canucks in crisis with 16 players now on COVID-19 protocol list

The Vancouver Canucks’ health woes worsened again on Sunday, as the number of players entering the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol climbed to 16. Three members of the coaching staff are also … Read More

Vancouver Canucks’ Adam Gaudette enters COVID-19 protocol after testing positive for coronavirus

Vancouver Canucks centre Adam Gaudette has tested positive for COVID-19, the team’s head coach confirmed Tuesday. The 24-year-old was pulled from the ice during practice Tuesday morning after test results … Read More

Quebec to allow gyms in coronavirus red zones to reopen as of March 26

Quebec is loosening a number of COVID-19 public health restrictions for sports and physical training both indoors and outdoors starting March 26. Isabelle Charest, the minister responsible for sports, said … Read More

Jay Sharrers, hockey pioneer: ‘I wasn’t thinking about being the first Black official’

The passing of time has helped Jay Sharrers reconsider his part in breaking a colour-barrier in professional hockey. “When I first got hired by the NHL, I was just wanting … Read More

Toronto Blue Jays to play 1st 2 homestands at Florida spring training facility

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays will begin the 2021 regular season playing home games in Dunedin, Fla., because of border restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In … Read More

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