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Newfoundland Growlers give local hockey fans an inaugural season to cheer for

Newfoundland Growlers give local hockey fans an inaugural season to cheer for

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — It's not the Stanley Cup playoffs, but for hockey broadcaster Chris Ballard, the upcoming ECHL's Kelly Cup final could be even more exciting. The 32-year-old St. John's, N.L.
FRENCH OPEN '19: Federer, Nadal, Djokovic still rule tennis

FRENCH OPEN '19: Federer, Nadal, Djokovic still rule tennis

The Big 3 are still very much around. They're still leading the rankings, still collecting the biggest trophies. And they're still the dominant figures in men's tennis, responsible for the main storylines when the French Open starts Sunday.
Canadian rugby men reach Cup quarterfinals at London Sevens event

Canadian rugby men reach Cup quarterfinals at London Sevens event

LONDON — Canada won two of three matches Saturday to advance to the Cup quarterfinals at the HSBC London Sevens.
FRENCH OPEN '19: What to watch, from Osaka to Roger's return

FRENCH OPEN '19: What to watch, from Osaka to Roger's return

PARIS — On the day Naomi Osaka won the Australian Open for her second consecutive major championship, she was asked whether it was too soon to start thinking about grabbing four in a row.
Canada advances to Cup quarterfinals with win over Japan at rugby sevens series

Canada advances to Cup quarterfinals with win over Japan at rugby sevens series

LONDON — Adam Zaruba scored three tries as Canada capped pool play Saturday at the rugby sevens World Series London stop with a 31-12 victory over Japan.
CHL's small-market teams keeping up with big boys at back-to-back Memorial Cups

CHL's small-market teams keeping up with big boys at back-to-back Memorial Cups

HALIFAX — Small-market teams in the Canadian Hockey League are finding ways to succeed against the big boys.
Paire defeats Auger-Aliassime in Lyon Open final to deny teen's first ATP title

Paire defeats Auger-Aliassime in Lyon Open final to deny teen's first ATP title

LYON, France — Felix Auger-Aliassime lost a swift 6-4, 6-3 decision to France's Benoit Paire in the Lyon Open final Saturday, spoiling the Canadian teenager's chance at his first ATP Tour title and potentially putting his health into question for the
Christine Sinclair leads World Cup squad featuring both experience and youth

Christine Sinclair leads World Cup squad featuring both experience and youth

Canada's 23-player roster for the Women's World Cup is a blend of experience and youth, with a solid defence and heavy reliance on captain Christine Sinclair for scoring.
Canadians sign defenceman Kulak to three-year contract through 2021-22

Canadians sign defenceman Kulak to three-year contract through 2021-22

MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens agreed to a three-year contract with defenceman Brett Kulak on Saturday. The contract runs through the 2021-22 season and carries an average annual value of $1.85 million.
Five storylines for the Memorial Cup final between Halifax, Rouyn-Noranda

Five storylines for the Memorial Cup final between Halifax, Rouyn-Noranda

HALIFAX — The Canadian Hockey League has gone from 60 teams to the final two, with the host Halifax Mooseheads facing the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champion Rouyn-Noranda Huskies in Sunday's Memorial Cup final.
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