Canada & World

Olivia Smith scores from a free kick in Canada’s 9-1 win over El Salvador to qualify for the 2023 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship in this Saturday, April 22, 2023 handout photo in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Canada Soccer

Canadian women qualify for CONCACAF Under-20 Championship with win over El Salvador

Top 3 teams from CONCACAF U-20 will go on to next year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup

Olivia Smith scores from a free kick in Canada’s 9-1 win over El Salvador to qualify for the 2023 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship in this Saturday, April 22, 2023 handout photo in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Canada Soccer
Bayern’s Alphonso Davies leaves the pitch after an injury during the German Bundesliga soccer match between 1. FSV Mainz 05 and FC Bayern Munich at the Mewa Arena in Mainz, Germany, Saturday, April 22, 2023. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Bayern’s Alphonso Davies leaves the pitch after an injury during the German Bundesliga soccer match between 1. FSV Mainz 05 and FC Bayern Munich at the Mewa Arena in Mainz, Germany, Saturday, April 22, 2023. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Andrew Sanchez, left, kicks Marc-Andre Barriault as they fight in the middleweight bout during UFC Fight Night in Ottawa on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Six Canadians, including middleweight Barriault have been added to the June 10 UFC 289 card at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

UFC president Dana White delighted to return to Canada with UFC 289

Count Dana White among those happy to see the UFC return to…

Andrew Sanchez, left, kicks Marc-Andre Barriault as they fight in the middleweight bout during UFC Fight Night in Ottawa on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Six Canadians, including middleweight Barriault have been added to the June 10 UFC 289 card at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse directs his team against the Denver Nuggets in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 6, 2023, in Denver. The Raptors have fired head coach Nurse. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/David Zalubowski

Toronto Raptors fire head coach Nick Nurse

Nurse had the best winning percentage in team history with a 227-163 record

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse directs his team against the Denver Nuggets in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 6, 2023, in Denver. The Raptors have fired head coach Nurse. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/David Zalubowski
Oakland Athletics pitcher Mason Miller throws against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, April 19, 2023. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

A’s break fans’ hearts again with Vegas relocation news

Oakland has signed a binding agreement to buy land on a 49-acre site near the Las Vegas Strip

Oakland Athletics pitcher Mason Miller throws against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, April 19, 2023. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) watches the puck closely as Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Michael Bunting (58) tries to get his stick on it during second period NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey action in Toronto, on Tuesday, April 18, 2023. Bunting received a match penalty for an illegal check to head on Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Erik Cernak in Game 1 of the NHL playoff series. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Leafs winger Michael Bunting suspended three games for illegal check to the head

Toronto picking up the pieces after ugly Game 1 loss to Lightning

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) watches the puck closely as Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Michael Bunting (58) tries to get his stick on it during second period NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey action in Toronto, on Tuesday, April 18, 2023. Bunting received a match penalty for an illegal check to head on Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Erik Cernak in Game 1 of the NHL playoff series. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
The Vancouver Canucks have signed their 3rd-round pick from 2022

Canucks sign the other Elias Pettersson to three year, entry-level contract

Swedish defenceman who shares star centre’s name taken in the 2022 draft

The Vancouver Canucks have signed their 3rd-round pick from 2022
FILE - Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin reacts after a play during the first half of the team’s NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Oct. 9, 2022, in Orchard Park, Hamlin has been cleared to resume playing and is attending the team’s voluntary workout program some four months after going into cardiac arrest and having to be resuscitated on the field during a game at Cincinnati, general manager Brandon Beane said Tuesday, April 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex, File)

Bills GM: Damar Hamlin cleared to play after cardiac arrest

Football player’s medical emergency in January witnessed by millions on live TV

FILE - Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin reacts after a play during the first half of the team’s NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Oct. 9, 2022, in Orchard Park, Hamlin has been cleared to resume playing and is attending the team’s voluntary workout program some four months after going into cardiac arrest and having to be resuscitated on the field during a game at Cincinnati, general manager Brandon Beane said Tuesday, April 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex, File)
Toronto Maple Leafs right wing William Nylander (88) moves the puck ahead of Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Victor Hedman (77) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, April 11, 2023, in Tampa, Fla. The Maple Leafs host the Lightning on Tuesday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first round.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Chris O’Meara

‘Be in the here and now’: Maple Leafs primed for playoff rematch with Lightning

Toronto trying to win a playoff series for the first time since 2004

Toronto Maple Leafs right wing William Nylander (88) moves the puck ahead of Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Victor Hedman (77) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, April 11, 2023, in Tampa, Fla. The Maple Leafs host the Lightning on Tuesday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first round.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Chris O’Meara
Vancouver Canucks general manager Patrik Allvin, back left, and head coach Rick Tocchet listen during the NHL hockey team’s end of season news conference, in Vancouver, on Monday, April 17, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Changes expected after Vancouver Canucks’ tumultuous season: GM

Vancouver got off to a disastrous start, then eventually fired their coach and traded their captain

Vancouver Canucks general manager Patrik Allvin, back left, and head coach Rick Tocchet listen during the NHL hockey team’s end of season news conference, in Vancouver, on Monday, April 17, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE - Colorado Avalanche’s Gabriel Landeskog lifts the Stanley Cup after the team defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on June 26, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. The Avalanche will have to try to defend their Stanley Cup championship without Landeskog. The team announced Thursday, April 13, that Landeskog will not take part in the playoffs because of a knee injury that caused him to miss the entire regular season. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Avalanche begin Cup defense against playoff newcomer Kraken

Defending champs play the new kids tomorrow, NHL playoffs kick off tonight on four fronts

FILE - Colorado Avalanche’s Gabriel Landeskog lifts the Stanley Cup after the team defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on June 26, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. The Avalanche will have to try to defend their Stanley Cup championship without Landeskog. The team announced Thursday, April 13, that Landeskog will not take part in the playoffs because of a knee injury that caused him to miss the entire regular season. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
USA players celebrate after winning the IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championship gold medal game against the Canada in Brampton, Ont., on Sunday, April 16, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Hilary Knight’s hat trick leads to gold, USA tops Canada 6-3

Veteran star leads the way as the Americans regain bragging rights in hockey rivalry

USA players celebrate after winning the IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championship gold medal game against the Canada in Brampton, Ont., on Sunday, April 16, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Calgary Flames General Manager Brad Treliving announces the resignation of head coach Bill Peters at a press conference in Calgary on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019.Treliving has left the Flames after nine seasons as general manager, the team announced Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

Calgary Flames GM Treliving turns down extension, leaves team after nine seasons

Flames CEO did not elaborate on the reasons Treliving gave for leaving the organization

Calgary Flames General Manager Brad Treliving announces the resignation of head coach Bill Peters at a press conference in Calgary on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019.Treliving has left the Flames after nine seasons as general manager, the team announced Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal
Canada’s Leylah Fernandez returns to Belgium’s Ysaline Bonaventure during a Billie Jean King Cup qualifiers singles match, in Vancouver, on Saturday, April 15, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada’s Leylah Fernandez returns to Belgium’s Ysaline Bonaventure during a Billie Jean King Cup qualifiers singles match, in Vancouver, on Saturday, April 15, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser during a heavyweight mixed martial arts bout against Daniel Spitz, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at UFC Fight Night in Boston. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Elise Amendola

Canada’s Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser takes a beating in UFC light-heavyweight debut

31-year-old Albertan crushed in 2 minutes and 5 seconds by Moldova opponent

Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser during a heavyweight mixed martial arts bout against Daniel Spitz, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at UFC Fight Night in Boston. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Elise Amendola
Canada forward Sarah Fillier (10) is congratulated by teammates forward Sarah Nurse (20) and defender Renata Fast (14) after scoring on Switzerland during second period IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championship semi-final hockey action in Brampton, Ont., on Saturday April 15, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Canada tops Switzerland to advance to gold-medal final of women’s hockey worlds

Canada will meet archrival U.S. in the gold-medal game on Sunday

Canada forward Sarah Fillier (10) is congratulated by teammates forward Sarah Nurse (20) and defender Renata Fast (14) after scoring on Switzerland during second period IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championship semi-final hockey action in Brampton, Ont., on Saturday April 15, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Tri-City Americans’ Lukas Dragicevic smiles during on-ice testing ahead of the CHL/NHL Top Prospects game in Langley, B.C. on Tuesday, January 24, 2023.Hockey Canada has announced its roster for the upcoming 2023 men’s under-18 world championship.	THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Tri-City Americans’ Lukas Dragicevic smiles during on-ice testing ahead of the CHL/NHL Top Prospects game in Langley, B.C. on Tuesday, January 24, 2023.Hockey Canada has announced its roster for the upcoming 2023 men’s under-18 world championship.	THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Chicago Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews waits for a faceoff during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks in Vancouver, on Thursday, April 6, 2023. ;Longtime Blackhawks captain Toews will not be returning to Chicago next season, the team announced on Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Chicago Blackhawks say they will not re-sign captain Jonathan Toews

3-time Stanley Cup winner was been struggling with the after-effects of COVID

Chicago Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews waits for a faceoff during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks in Vancouver, on Thursday, April 6, 2023. ;Longtime Blackhawks captain Toews will not be returning to Chicago next season, the team announced on Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a media availability at the NFL football meetings, Tuesday, March 28, 2023, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

YouTube TV sets early prices, features for ‘Sunday Ticket’

With five months until kickoff, YouTube TV announced on Tuesday prices and…

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a media availability at the NFL football meetings, Tuesday, March 28, 2023, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Los Angeles FC’s Stipe Biuk, front left, and Vancouver Whitecaps’ Sebastian Berhalter vie for the ball during the second half of a CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal soccer match, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, April 5, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Whitecaps whipped 3-0 by L.A. in CONCACAF play

Vancouver drops two-game aggregate 6-0 to Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC’s Stipe Biuk, front left, and Vancouver Whitecaps’ Sebastian Berhalter vie for the ball during the second half of a CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal soccer match, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, April 5, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck