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Rock climbing's Olympic debut, and its growing popularity come with challenges

Rock climbing's Olympic debut, and its growing popularity come with challenges

Gus Alexandropoulos knew there was a risk the growing hordes of rock climbers flocking to his new outdoor climbing space might harm the environment, but was still disappointed by how quickly they did so.

Ottawa Fury FC sells USL Championship franchise rights to Miami FC

Ottawa Fury FC, which suspended operations last month, has sold its USL Championship franchise rights to Miami FC. The Miami club, owned by Riccardo Silva, is managed by former Ottawa coach and GM Paul Dalglish.

Nova Scotia hockey officials form task force to combat racism, discrimination

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's governing body for amateur hockey has assembled a task force to deal with discrimination in the sport after an Indigenous player said he was subjected to racist taunts during a recent game in Cape Breton.
Nova Scotia premier likes CFL, but non-committal on provincial help for stadium

Nova Scotia premier likes CFL, but non-committal on provincial help for stadium

HALIFAX — One of the key players in determining the ultimate success of a bid to bring a CFL franchise to Halifax is remaining non-committal on help to build a stadium.
Teenage forward Jonathan David named Canadian Player of the Year after record run

Teenage forward Jonathan David named Canadian Player of the Year after record run

TORONTO — Teenage forward Jonathan David, who has scored a Canadian-record 28 goals for club and country this year, has been named Canadian Player of the Year.
Canada's Andreescu named top newcomer, Barty named WTA Player of the Year

Canada's Andreescu named top newcomer, Barty named WTA Player of the Year

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu was named top newcomer by the WTA Tour on Wednesday. The 19-year-old from Mississauga, Ont.
Source: Captain Michael Bradley signs deal to stay with Toronto FC

Source: Captain Michael Bradley signs deal to stay with Toronto FC

TORONTO — Captain Michael Bradley, true to his word, is sticking with Toronto FC.
NHL Notebook: Olympic participation still high on players' wish list

NHL Notebook: Olympic participation still high on players' wish list

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced this week there won't be a World Cup of Hockey in February 2021. Speaking at the league's board of governors meeting in Pebble Beach, Calif., Bettman said there isn't enough time to plan the event.
Undrafted, unknown Daws trying to force way into Canada's world junior crease

Undrafted, unknown Daws trying to force way into Canada's world junior crease

OAKVILLE, Ont. — Nico Daws had never played internationally, never participated in a single Hockey Canada practice and was passed over by all 31 teams at last June's NHL draft.
Canadiens say Hockey Hall of Famer Guy Lapointe diagnosed with oral cancer

Canadiens say Hockey Hall of Famer Guy Lapointe diagnosed with oral cancer

MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens say that Hockey Hall of Famer Guy Lapointe has been diagnosed with oral cancer. The NHL team issued a statement this morning at the request of Lapointe and his family.