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NBA champion Raptors say they're excited for the challenge of upcoming season

NBA champion Raptors say they're excited for the challenge of upcoming season

TORONTO — Newly framed magazine covers and newspapers from the Toronto Raptors' championship run line the walls of the news conference room at the team's practice facility.

Canadian international Janine Beckie scores for Man City in Champions League play

MANCHESTER, England — Canadian international Janine Beckie scored in the 13th minute Wednesday, but Manchester City had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid in first-leg round-of-16 Women's Champions League play.

Poulin, Spooner, Nurse headline Canada's hockey roster for two games versus U.S.

CALGARY — Marie-Philip Poulin, Natalie Spooner and Sarah Nurse lead the Canadian women's hockey team into two games against the United States in November. USA Hockey and Hockey Canada are holding a joint women's camp Nov.
NHL Notebook: Youngsters interested in CBA, Ottawa attendance, desperate Devils

NHL Notebook: Youngsters interested in CBA, Ottawa attendance, desperate Devils

Matt Duchene remembers feeling like he was in way over his head.
Yanks' bullpen to be tested after rainout squeezes ALCS

Yanks' bullpen to be tested after rainout squeezes ALCS

NEW YORK — A rainy day in the Bronx has left a most daunting October test for the New York Yankees vaunted bullpen: four games, four days and already a deficit to overcome against the Houston Astros in their AL Championship Series.
Canadian soccer win just the latest triumph for country over Americans

Canadian soccer win just the latest triumph for country over Americans

The Canadian men's soccer team's first win over the United States in 34 years on Tuesday night brought back memories of some other famous Canada-U.S. clashes.
Inspirational coach John Herdman changing the face of Canadian soccer

Inspirational coach John Herdman changing the face of Canadian soccer

TORONTO — In the days leading up to Canada's CONCACAF Nations League game with the U.S., Canadian coach John Herdman said his players didn't need him for motivation.
Stampeders, Blue Bombers to square off in crucial home-and-home series

Stampeders, Blue Bombers to square off in crucial home-and-home series

The CFL playoff picture is clearing up. The Edmonton Eskimos (8-8) cemented the final post-season berth with their 19-6 home win over the B.C. Lions (5-11) on Saturday.
Toronto FC's Pozuelo loses out to Carles Gil named MLS Newcomer of the Year

Toronto FC's Pozuelo loses out to Carles Gil named MLS Newcomer of the Year

New England Revolution attacking midfielder Carles Gil has been voted MLS Newcomer of the Year, beating out New York City FC's Heber and Toronto FC's Alejandro Pozuelo.
Olympic marathons set to move out of Tokyo to cooler north

Olympic marathons set to move out of Tokyo to cooler north

TOKYO — The International Olympic Committee wants to move the Tokyo Games marathons 800 kilometres (500 miles) north to avoid the searing heat in the city.