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Canadian Denis Shapovalov falls in ASB Classic quarterfinals

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Canadian Denis Shapovalov is out at the ASB Classic. The second-seeded Shapovalov was ousted 7-5, 6-4 in the quarterfinals on Thursday by Ugo Humbert of France.
Powell's 23 help Raptors hold off Thunder 130-121

Powell's 23 help Raptors hold off Thunder 130-121

OKLAHOMA CITY — Norman Powell doesn't need to work his way back into form. The Toronto guard missed 11 games with a left shoulder injury before returning to action this week.
Zack Smith scores twice to lead Blackhawks over Canadiens 4-1

Zack Smith scores twice to lead Blackhawks over Canadiens 4-1

MONTREAL — An unneeded penalty by Max Domi really hurt Montreal's chances of winning, and it's not the first time this season.

Canada's Leylah Annie Fernandez advances in Australian Open qualifiers

MELBOURNE, Australia — Canada's Leylah Annie Fernandez toppled Romania's Patricia Maria Tig 6-2, 6-3 on Thursday in a first-round qualifier at the Australian Open that originally began a day earlier. Fernandez, from Laval, Que.

Set-piece goal helps Iceland edge Canada in international soccer friendly

IRVINE, Calif. — Iceland rode a first-half set-piece goal to defeat Canada 1-0 Wednesday in an international soccer friendly. Holmar Eyjolfsson scored for 39th-ranked Iceland, which took a few valuable FIFA ranking points off No.
Toronto FC teenage forward Jayden Nelson continues to turn heads with Canada

Toronto FC teenage forward Jayden Nelson continues to turn heads with Canada

It's been a dizzying ride of late for Jayden Nelson. Last year, the young forward from Brampton, Ont.

Canadian talent available in NWSL draft but Fleming opts not to take part

A handful of Canadians are eligible for Thursday's NWSL draft but Canadian international Jessie Fleming is not one of them. A UCLA spokeswoman said the 21-year-old senior from London, Ont.
Japanese pitcher Yamaguchi eager to fulfil MLB dream with Blue Jays

Japanese pitcher Yamaguchi eager to fulfil MLB dream with Blue Jays

TORONTO — Shun Yamaguchi shifted his dreams to Major League Baseball when he saw fellow Japanese players like Hideo Nomo and Ichiro Suzuki enjoying success in North America.

Canadian Rocky "Soul Man" Johnson, father of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson dies

Canadian professional wrestling legend Rocky (Soul Man) Johnson, the father of actor Dwayne (the Rock) Johnson, has died at the age of 75.

Toronto Raptors sign guard Paul Watson to two-way contract

TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors have signed guard Paul Watson to a two-way contract. Watson appeared in 13 games for Raptors 905 this season, averaging 18.4 points, 7.4 rebounds and shooting .467 (43-for-92) from three-point range.