Canada & World

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
A Simon Fraser University football helmet is shown in a handout photo. The Simon Fraser University Football Alumni Society will be filing an injunction against the school to reinstate its football program. Last week, the school ceased the program amid concerns it would have nowhere to play after the 2023 season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO/Simon Fraser University **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Injunction to be filed for reinstatement of Simon Fraser University football program

‘By terminating the program, they’re breaching the contract they had with the student-athletes’

A Simon Fraser University football helmet is shown in a handout photo. The Simon Fraser University Football Alumni Society will be filing an injunction against the school to reinstate its football program. Last week, the school ceased the program amid concerns it would have nowhere to play after the 2023 season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO/Simon Fraser University **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Japanese Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita, from left, and Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto listen to International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, right, speak during a news conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Jan. 11, 2020. Sapporo’s bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics has been slowed, but not stopped, by fallout from the still-developing corruption scandal around the 2020 Tokyo Games. (Masashi Inoue/Kyodo News via AP)

Sapporo may delay Olympic bid to 2034 after Tokyo scandal

International Olympic Committee struggling to find a host for the 2030 Winter Games

Japanese Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita, from left, and Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto listen to International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, right, speak during a news conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Jan. 11, 2020. Sapporo’s bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics has been slowed, but not stopped, by fallout from the still-developing corruption scandal around the 2020 Tokyo Games. (Masashi Inoue/Kyodo News via AP)
Rory MacDonald, left, and Robbie Lawler exchange blows in their welterweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 189 in Las Vegas, Saturday, July 11, 2015. MacDonald is now headed to the UFC Hall of Fame. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-John Locher
Rory MacDonald, left, and Robbie Lawler exchange blows in their welterweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 189 in Las Vegas, Saturday, July 11, 2015. MacDonald is now headed to the UFC Hall of Fame. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-John Locher
Canada skip Brad Gushue watches his shot as Scotland lead Hammy McMillan looks in in the second end of the gold medal game at the Men’s World Curling Championship in Ottawa on Sunday, April 9, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada skip Brad Gushue watches his shot as Scotland lead Hammy McMillan looks in in the second end of the gold medal game at the Men’s World Curling Championship in Ottawa on Sunday, April 9, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
New Zealand’s Moses Leo, right, scores a try against Fiji at the HSBC Singapore Sevens at Singapore National Stadium, in Kallang, Singapore in a Sunday, April 9, 2023, handout photo. New Zealand won the tournament, becoming the first men’s team to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-World Rugby, KLC fotos, Mike Lee

New Zealand qualifies for Olympics while Canada’s men face rugby sevens relegation

Canada finished 14th, far from the top 4 spots automatically sent to the Olympics

New Zealand’s Moses Leo, right, scores a try against Fiji at the HSBC Singapore Sevens at Singapore National Stadium, in Kallang, Singapore in a Sunday, April 9, 2023, handout photo. New Zealand won the tournament, becoming the first men’s team to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-World Rugby, KLC fotos, Mike Lee
Canadian skip Brad Gushue smiles as his shot enters the house during fifth end action against Team Sweden in the qualification game at the Men’s World Curling Championship, Saturday, April 8, 2023 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canada’s Gushue to play for gold at world men’s curling championship

Gushue will play Scotland’s Bruce Mouat for the winning title

Canadian skip Brad Gushue smiles as his shot enters the house during fifth end action against Team Sweden in the qualification game at the Men’s World Curling Championship, Saturday, April 8, 2023 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada forward Sarah Nurse (20) and Japan defender Ayaka Hitosato (4) chase a puck into the corner during first period IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championship hockey action in Brampton, Ont., on Saturday, April 5, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Canada forward Sarah Nurse (20) and Japan defender Ayaka Hitosato (4) chase a puck into the corner during first period IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championship hockey action in Brampton, Ont., on Saturday, April 5, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Simon Fraser University is pictured in Burnaby, B.C., Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019. The university has ceased its football program, school president Joy Johnson announced Tuesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Simon Fraser University ceases its football program

‘We no longer believe we are providing an exceptional experience for student-athletes’

Simon Fraser University is pictured in Burnaby, B.C., Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019. The university has ceased its football program, school president Joy Johnson announced Tuesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward