Tokyo Olympics organizers, Japanese government deny report Games will be cancelled

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, local organizers and the Japanese government are pushing back against reports that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will be cancelled. Now set to open July … Read More

NHL fines Washington Capitals $100K for violating COVID-19 protocols

Alex Ovechkin and three other Washington Capitals players were added to the NHL’s COVID-19 list Wednesday and the team was fined $100,000 by the league for violating coronavirus protocols. In … Read More

Canadian women’s hockey team reunites after 10-month pandemic separation

What Marie-Philip Poulin looks forward to the most at the Canadian women’s hockey team camp is simply lining up for drills and seeing her teammates’ faces. It’s been 10 months … Read More

Growing COVID-19 cases linked to Australian Open travel force players into quarantine

Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley has ruled out any change in the best-of-five set format for men’s singles matches at the season-opening tennis major as three more COVID-19 cases … Read More

NHL reports 27 players have tested positive for novel coronavirus

The NHL says 27 players returned positive COVID-19 tests during training camps as the league prepares to open its season. The league said in a release Tuesday that it conducted approximately … Read More

Canucks pause training camp after ‘potential exposure of COVID-19’

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a wrench in the gears of the Vancouver Canucks’ training camp. On Sunday, just days before their Jan. 13 season opener against the Edmonton Oilers, … Read More

‘Unprecedented times’: NHLers know not everyone’s happy they’re playing amid COVID-19

Connor McDavid knows what it looks like to some. Millionaire hockey players travelling province to province for games when everyone else is asked to refrain from doing anything remotely similar … Read More

Quebec public health greenlights Montreal Canadiens return to play

Quebec is the third province to approve NHL games this season in Canada, leaving Manitoba and Ontario as the only jurisdictions yet to announce a final decision. In an email … Read More

B.C. to say whether Canucks will play in Vancouver ‘soon,’ says health minister

British Columbia’s health minister says the province will announce whether the Vancouver Canucks can play in their home arena for the upcoming, shortened NHL season “soon.” “It’ll be in the … Read More

Winter sports are heating up amid COVID-19, says sporting goods retailer

A growing number of people are turning to outdoor sport as a means of getting out of the house amid COVID-19, which some are also seeing as a safer option. … Read More

Coronavirus: Atlantic University Sport cancels winter season

Atlantic University Sport will not proceed with a 2021 winter season as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization announced on Wednesday. In a press release, Atlantic University Sport … Read More

All officials for world junior hockey championship in Edmonton will be from Canada

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 25, 2020 2:46 pm     Updated November 25, 2020 2:48 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Indigenous Ex-NHLer Fred Sasakamoose dead at 86

One of the first Indigenous NHLers, Frederick “Fred” Sasakamoose, has passed away. He died on Tuesday afternoon at the age of 86 following a battle with the novel coronavirus, according … Read More

Toronto Raptors to play upcoming season in Tampa Bay due to coronavirus: Ujiri

The Toronto Raptors will play the upcoming NBA season in Tampa Bay due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, says President of Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri. Ujiri said the organization worked … Read More

Coronavirus pandemic poses planning challenges for Canada teams bound for Tokyo Olympics

Getting a bunch of people together from across Canada to play sports against a bunch of people from another country is logistically complex at the best of times. Stir in … Read More

Super Bowl champ Laurent Duvernay-Tardif recognized by Hall of Fame for fight against COVID-19

Super Bowl champion Laurent Duvernay-Tardif says he is honoured to have his medical scrubs and lab coat on display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Kansas City Chiefs … Read More

Deputy public health chief says challenges remain for Toronto Raptors to play at home

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 13, 2020 4:22 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canada’s deputy chief of public … Read More

Coronavirus: What you should know about ice skating outdoors this winter

From manufactured rinks in city parks, to lengthy swaths of iced-over rivers, Canada’s outdoor public skating spaces may prove popular during the first full winter of the coronavirus pandemic. Health … Read More

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