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Raptors coach Nurse '100 per cent' committed to Canada's push for Olympic spot

Raptors coach Nurse '100 per cent' committed to Canada's push for Olympic spot

TORONTO — Three weeks into global basketball's shutdown, Nick Nurse isn't just missing one team but two.
Italian defensive lineman Dalle Piagge anxious to attend CFL's global combine

Italian defensive lineman Dalle Piagge anxious to attend CFL's global combine

Like many Italians, Lorenzo Dalle Piagge's life has been turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rugby Canada preparing for financial hit due to COVID-19 shutdown of the sport

Rugby Canada preparing for financial hit due to COVID-19 shutdown of the sport

TORONTO — World rugby is taking a financial beating because of the COVID-19 shutdown. USA Rugby, its bottom line battered, has already filed for bankruptcy. Rugby Canada is expecting a sizable hit. How big depends on how long the lockdown continues.
General managers calling names from home for OHL Priority Selection draft

General managers calling names from home for OHL Priority Selection draft

TORONTO — This time last year, the Guelph Storm were playing their way to an Ontario Hockey League title and a spot in the Memorial Cup.
Powell hopes to compete for Canada after promising NBA season cut short

Powell hopes to compete for Canada after promising NBA season cut short

Dwight Powell was enjoying a season unlike any other. His Dallas Mavericks were on a path for the NBA playoffs — finally — and Powell was excited about playing a key role in Canada's quest for a men's basketball spot at the Tokyo Olympics.
Morgan Rielly can't explain talent-loaded Maple Leafs' rollercoaster campaign

Morgan Rielly can't explain talent-loaded Maple Leafs' rollercoaster campaign

TORONTO — Morgan Rielly has been working out at home trying to stay in shape. The Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman is also reading, watching movies and improving his rudimentary cooking skills.

Expansion Atletico Ottawa signs veteran Spanish goalkeeper Nacho Zabal

OTTAWA — Atletico Ottawa signed a second goalkeeper Thursday in Spaniard Nacho Zabal.
Abbotsford, B.C., native Jordan Kawaguchi named Hobey Baker finalist

Abbotsford, B.C., native Jordan Kawaguchi named Hobey Baker finalist

Canadian forward Jordan Kawaguchi is one of the three finalists for this year's Hobey Baker award, given annually to the top player in NCAA men's hockey. Kawaguchi, from Abbotsford, B.C.
Senators announce temporary layoffs, salary reductions due to COVID-19

Senators announce temporary layoffs, salary reductions due to COVID-19

OTTAWA — The owner of the NHL's Ottawa Senators has announced the organization is implementing temporary layoffs and salary reductions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Canadian international Lindsay Agnew savours soccer experience Down Under

Canadian international Lindsay Agnew savours soccer experience Down Under

Lindsay Agnew has had plenty of time to ponder her recent soccer adventure Down Under.