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

Coronavirus: Indoor dining allowed for NHL teams while Ontario still under lockdown

The Ontario government is permitting NHL teams to dine indoors during the league’s season even though sit-in dining at restaurants across the province has been banned due to coronavirus-related restrictions. … Read More

A good defence is a strong offence when it comes to COVID-19, Tam says ahead of Super Bowl

Does Canada have what it takes to see the coronavirus pandemic through to the end zone? Dr. Theresa Tam certainly thinks so. Ahead of this weekend’s Super Bowl Sunday, Canada’s … Read More

Saskatoon man cycles 1,670 km to raise awareness for Canadian overdose crisis

Iliajah Pidskalny’s bicycle journey across Western Canada to raise money and awareness for the country’s overdose crisis began in Saskatoon on Jan 1. Twenty-nine days and 1,670 kilometres later, he … Read More

Tokyo Olympic organizers to unveil coronavirus safety ‘playbook’ in early February

Remember the word: Playbook. This is the rule book that the International Olympic Committee and Tokyo organizers are set to roll out next week to explain how 15,400 Olympic and … Read More

Montreal-based mental performance coach says finding ways to adapt can help during pandemic

Staying mentally tough is a discipline many athletes hone over the course of their career. Experts say the lessons applied in professional sports can easily translate to challenges we face … Read More

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

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