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Serena Williams earns first victory of season in first round of National Bank Open

Serena Williams earns first victory of season in first round of National Bank Open

TORONTO — Having been unable to compete much over the last couple of years, Serena Williams says she forgot what it was like to win. She got a reminder Monday afternoon.
Back from England, Richie Laryea picks up where he left off with Toronto FC

Back from England, Richie Laryea picks up where he left off with Toronto FC

TORONTO — Richie Laryea wasted little time resuming his Toronto FC career. After arriving late Thursday following a seven-hour flight from England, Laryea trained in Toronto on Friday before flying to Nashville.
Medvedev feeling confident after latest title as he shifts focus to NBO title defence

Medvedev feeling confident after latest title as he shifts focus to NBO title defence

MONTREAL — Wet weather kept many players in a frustrating holding pattern Monday afternoon at the National Bank Open. Defending champion Daniil Medvedev had no such issue. It's one of the perks of being the world's top-ranked men's singles player.
Blue Jays pitcher Gausman named American League player of the week

Blue Jays pitcher Gausman named American League player of the week

Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Kevin Gausman has been named the American League player of the week. Gausman picked up the win in Toronto's 3-1 victory at Tampa Bay on Tuesday. He threw eight innings of one-hit ball with 10 strikeouts and one walk.
Commonwealth Games close a hectic stretch of competition for Canadian athletes

Commonwealth Games close a hectic stretch of competition for Canadian athletes

Separated by eight time zones, but only four days, Sarah Mitton and her Canadian teammates barely had time to do laundry and repack between the world track and field championships and the Commonwealth Games.
On heels of historic silver, Naughton chosen Canada's flag-bearer for ceremony

On heels of historic silver, Naughton chosen Canada's flag-bearer for ceremony

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom — Days after making history at the Commonwealth Games, squash player Hollie Naughton carried Canada's flag into the closing ceremony.

US team in BC-based junior B hockey league iced due to lack of vaccinated players

SPOKANE, Wash. — The lone American team in a junior B hockey league based in British Columbia is pulling out of the upcoming season because it can't find enough players vaccinated against COVID-19 to fill its roster.
Bruins bring back captain Bergeron -- and David Krejci, too

Bruins bring back captain Bergeron -- and David Krejci, too

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins are getting the gang back together, signing captain Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci — two members of their 2011 Stanley Cup championship team — to one-year deals on Monday.
Ex-Manchester United star Ryan Giggs starts assault trial

Ex-Manchester United star Ryan Giggs starts assault trial

LONDON (AP) — Former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs, adored by fans throughout a 24-year career, has a more sinister side to his character, prosecutors said Monday as he went on trial on charges of assault and use of coercive behavior against an e

Federal government directs $2 million to women and girls in sport

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The federal government is giving $2 million to Canadian Women and Sport in an effort to reduce barriers and retain women and girls in sport over the next two years.