COVID-19 outbreak forces 2nd Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team to suspend activities

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) has a team dealing with multiple positive COVID-19 tests for the second-time this week. The Sherbrooke Phoenix announced Thursday that eight members of … Read More

NHL says targeted start date for 2020-21 season now Jan. 1

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 6, 2020 7:56 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ There won’t be any more … Read More

Edmonton Oilers say team captain Connor McDavid tests positive for coronavirus

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the team tweeted Monday night. The Oilers tweeted that the 23-year-old hockey superstar tested positive earlier in the … Read More

Coronavirus: Quebec Student Sports Federation cancels fall university sports due to pandemic

The Quebec Student Sports Federation has cancelled university sports for the fall semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Universities are permitted activities with another school in cross-country, soccer and golf. … Read More

Tokyo Olympics must go on ‘at any cost’ even if coronavirus lasts into 2021: minister

The rearranged Tokyo Olympic Games must be held “at any cost” in 2021, Japan’s Olympic Minister Seiko Hashimoto said on Tuesday. Speaking at a news conference, Hashimoto said the Games … Read More

Coronavirus pandemic forces cancellation of Quebec International Peewee Hockey Tournament

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted August 31, 2020 10:37 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The 2021 Quebec International Peewee … Read More

Tennis player tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of U.S. Open: USTA

A tennis player has tested positive for the novel coronavirus ahead of the U.S. Open tournament, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) says. In a statement posted to Twitter Sunday … Read More

Spectators allowed at Montreal Impact games at Saputo Stadium again

The Montreal Impact announced on Thursday its home stadium will be reopened to spectators as of next week. The Major League Soccer team will carry on with the season at … Read More

HFX Wanderers FC launch initiative to support Black Lives Matter

On Monday, Halifax’s soccer club HFX Wanderers FC announced it is standing with the Black Lives Matter movement through a new partnership with a Black-owned Nova Scotia clothing company. “We … Read More

No positive COVID-19 tests in second week in Toronto and Edmonton NHL bubbles

The NHL says it has had no positive COVID-19 test results in its first two weeks in secure zones in Edmonton and Toronto. The league says it administered 7,245 tests … Read More

NHL and its labs say COVID-19 testing doesn’t overlap with public’s

The NHL says the laboratories hired to conduct daily COVID-19 tests on players in Edmonton and Toronto keep their supply chains separate from the public’s to ensure never the twain … Read More

CFL would use federal government loan to cover hub, player costs: source

If successful in securing a $30-million, interest-free loan from the federal government, the CFL would use the money to cover such operating costs as player salaries, COVID-19 testing and hub-city … Read More

NHL reports no positive coronavirus tests from active teams

The National Hockey League says there have been zero positive coronavirus test results since 24 teams entered quarantined bubbles in Edmonton and Toronto. The league announced it had administered more … Read More

Canadian Premier League to play 2020 season in Charlottetown

The Canadian Premier League is headed to Charlottetown for a truncated 2020 season dubbed the Island Games. The eight-team league will start play Aug. 13 at the University of Prince … Read More

NHL says no positive COVID-19 tests over final week of Phase 3

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 27, 2020 1:30 pm     Updated July 27, 2020 1:31 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Face masks, empty parks: MLB season opens with coronavirus front of mind

Opening day, at last. A baseball season that was on the brink before it ever began because of the virus outbreak is set to start Thursday night when excitable Max … Read More

Tokyo Olympics: Venues for 2021 Games secured, competition schedule stays the same

TOKYO — The 42 venues for next year’s delayed Tokyo Olympics have been secured and the competition schedule will remain almost identical to the one that would have been used … Read More

Flu deaths rise when a city gets a new pro sports team: study

When a pro sports team starts playing in a new city, it brings with it more deaths caused by influenza, a new study has found — results which may help … Read More

With NHL season resuming, some fans say the lure of parties will be strong: ‘I can’t say no to a good time’

As hockey fans gear up for a truncated season to begin next month, some in Canada’s two “hub cities” say the temptation to celebrate — and flout physical distancing guidelines … Read More

NHL hubs in Edmonton, Toronto offer morale boost but no economic benefit: experts

A plan to operate NHL game hubs in Edmonton and Toronto could draw hundreds of hockey players and staff to both Canadian cities, but business experts say their presence won’t … Read More

Quarantined athletes, limited fans: How the Olympics may go on during coronavirus pandemic

As the president of the Tokyo Olympics, Yoshiro Mori knows experts will have to come up with defences against COVID-19 for the postponed games to open a year from now. … Read More

26 NHL players diagnosed with coronavirus since early June, league says

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 29, 2020 4:34 pm     Updated June 29, 2020 4:39 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Coronavirus makes sports risky. Here’s how to be safe outside

As Canadians head into summer and COVID-19 lockdown measures slowly lift, more people are itching to return to outdoor sports. While recreational sports leagues across the country halted their seasons … Read More

Coronavirus: Toronto Blue Jays still don’t know where they’ll play or train

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays remained stuck in a holding pattern Friday, awaiting word on whether they’ll get the go-ahead from government officials to train and play at the … Read More

Return of MLB season amid coronavirus ‘a disaster waiting to happen’: experts

John Axford loses track when trying to recall the number of people he would come into contact with in a typical day as a Major League Baseball player. There’s the … Read More

Several Toronto Blue Jays team members test positive for coronavirus

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 24, 2020 3:36 pm     Updated June 24, 2020 3:38 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Multiple athletes test positive for coronavirus, complicating return of sports

Hopes that sport in the United States might soon return to business as usual suffered a blow on Friday as athletes from golf to hockey tested positive for the novel … Read More

Canadian kids got D+ for physical activity before the pandemic — and moved less during

Before the pandemic, Canadian children were barely getting a passing grade for overall physical activity and sedentary behaviours. Restrictions from the COVID-19 crisis have made things even worse, according to … Read More

Canadian kids get D+ for physical activity: report card

Before the pandemic, Canadian children were barely getting a passing grade for overall physical activity and sedentary behaviours. Restrictions from the COVID-19 crisis have made things even worse, according to … Read More

Vancouver’s NHL hub city plan: Quarantine for playoffs, no families and lots of testing

A plan approved by B.C.’s top doctor ensures NHL teams would be in “bubbles” for the entire time they would be in Vancouver, should the city be selected as a … Read More

Football among fall university sports to be cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

The Western Mustangs quest to the 2020 Vanier Cup has ended, months before the season was scheduled to kick off. U Sports, the national governing body for university sports, announced … Read More

Team sports to gradually resume in Quebec amid coronavirus pandemic

Quebec will allow some team sports to resume as the province continues to ease restrictions designed to limit the novel coronavirus. Premier François Legault spoke about the development during his … Read More

Edmonton, Vancouver and Toronto hope to be NHL hubs, but there’s a catch

Tim Shipton lets out a deep breath. A laugh quickly follows. The Edmonton Oilers senior vice-president of communications and government relations is pondering a question about how long the team … Read More

Canadian cities won’t be chosen as NHL hubs if players must quarantine in hotel rooms: league

The three Canadian cities shortlisted to play host to the NHL playoffs will be skipped over by the league if players are forced to quarantine in their hotels rooms after … Read More

‘One for the history books:’ Horse racing back but without crowds at Winnipeg’s Assiniboia Downs

A horse track in Manitoba has had some significant moments in its more than 60 years of racing, but animals charging around the oval loop before empty stands will be … Read More

Coronavirus: NHL aims to move to Phase 2 of return to play protocol in early June

By Joshua Clipperton The Canadian Press Posted May 25, 2020 12:19 pm Updated May 25, 2020 12:26 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font … Read More

Bad lie: cross-border golf course unplayable for Canadian members

Border restrictions related to COVID-19 are proving a hazard for Canadian members of a golf course along the Canada-U.S. boundary. The Aroostook Valley Country Club, built during the Prohibition era … Read More

NBA Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing reveals he has tested positive for COVID-19

Georgetown University basketball coach and NBA Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing tested positive for COVID-19 and is being treated at a hospital. “This virus is serious and should not be … Read More

NHLPA board voting on returning playoff format with 24 teams: sources

The NHL Players’ Association’s executive board is voting on a 24-team playoff proposal as the return to play format, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person … Read More

Honda Indy Toronto formally cancelled due to coronavirus

TORONTO — The Honda Indy Toronto has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement comes nearly a week after race promoters said last Friday that the event would … Read More

Tokyo Olympics ‘may not be conventional’ after COVID-19 delay, organizer says

TOKYO — Almost two months after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed, organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto said Friday he still could not give an estimate of how much the one-year … Read More

Brad Gushue shifts focus with curling schedule and fitness franchises on hold

The spring season is usually a very busy time for Canadian curling champion Brad Gushue, who would normally be juggling his packed on-ice schedule with work duties as an Orangetheory … Read More

B.C. well positioned to host games if NHL returns to complete the season: premier

If the NHL returns this season, British Columbia is on the fast track to hosting games. Premier John Horgan spoke to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Tuesday, and the premier … Read More

Less than 1% of Major League Baseball workers tested positive for coronavirus antibodies

Just 0.7 per cent of Major League Baseball employees tested positive for antibodies to COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Results were based about about 5,600 completed records … Read More

Premier John Horgan tells NHL B.C. is interested in hosting games

Vancouver’s attempt to host NHL games if the 2019-20 season resumes is getting a big boost. B.C. Premier John Horgan has sent a letter to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman pledging … Read More

All NHL players must follow quarantine orders before resuming season, Trudeau says

The NHL could face another hurdle if the league decides to continue the 2019-20 season in the near future — getting non-Canadian resident players across the border to join their … Read More

Former NHLer Georges Laraque tests positive for COVID-19

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 30, 2020 8:52 pm Updated April 30, 2020 9:11 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

Holding Olympics in 2021 will be ‘difficult’ without coronavirus vaccine: official

It is too early to consider lifting Japan’s state of emergency over the coronavirus, the head of the Japan Medical Association said on Tuesday, adding that it will be difficult … Read More

CFL player’s assocation seeks answers from league as COVID-19 shutdown continues

The Canadian Football League Players’ Association is asking for more cooperation from the league during the COVID-19 pandemic. CFLPA president and Saskatchewan Roughriders linebacker Solomon Elimimian said the CFL and … Read More