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B.C. Winter Games slated for next month in Vernon cancelled amid COVID-19 crush

VERNON, B.C. — The B.C. Winter Games next month in Vernon have been cancelled due to the rise of COVID-19 cases in British Columbia. Some 1,800 athletes, coaches and officials were expected to participate in the multi-sport Games, Feb. 24-27.
Canada captain Mihir Patel scores 96 in losing cause at ICC Under-19 World Cup

Canada captain Mihir Patel scores 96 in losing cause at ICC Under-19 World Cup

BASSETERRE, Saint Kitts And Nevis — Captain Mihir Patel scored 96 in a losing cause Saturday as Canada was beaten by 49 runs by the United Arab Emirates in their opening match at the ICC Under 19 Men’s Cricket World Cup.
Reshaun Walkes comes full circle in being drafted by Toronto FC

Reshaun Walkes comes full circle in being drafted by Toronto FC

TORONTO — Reshaun Walkes watched the MLS SuperDraft online, hoping to see his name pop up. Then the MLS site crashed. Fifteen minutes later he got a call from his agent saying he had been drafted.
Kripps clinches second in overall two-man standings, while Appiah third in monobob

Kripps clinches second in overall two-man standings, while Appiah third in monobob

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland — Justin Kripps and Cam Stones raced to silver in the two-man bobsled World Cup finale on Saturday, while fellow Canadian Cynthia Appiah raced to third in the monobob, building momentum heading into the Beijing Olympics.

Announcers fired for mocking weight of high school athletes

HOULTON, Maine (AP) — Two radio announcers calling a Maine high school girl's basketball game were fired after they mocked players for being overweight.

WHL Roundup: Cougars claw out 3-2 OT win over Giants, Wheat Kings roll Rebels 4-1

LANGLEY, B.C. — Ethan Samson scored his second goal of the night 1:58 into overtime and the Prince George Cougars completed a comeback, beating the Vancouver Giants 3-2 in Western Hockey League action on Friday.

Stevens posts three points, Canucks snap skid with 5-1 win over Gulls

SAN DIEGO — John Stevens had a goal and two assists as the Abbotsford Canucks trounced the San Diego Gulls 5-1 in American Hockey League play on Friday.
Pistons ride strong bench to 103-87 victory over Raptors

Pistons ride strong bench to 103-87 victory over Raptors

DETROIT (AP) — Trey Lyles scored 21 points, Cade Cunningham and Hamidou Diallo each added 18 and the Detroit Pistons extending their surprising stretch by beating the Toronto Raptors 103-87 on Friday night.

Staats, Berg score hat tricks as Seals edge Rush 12-11 in NLL play

SASKATOON — Hat tricks by Austin Staats and Wesley Berg powered the San Diego Seals to a 12-11 win over the Saskatchewan Rush in National Lacrosse League action on Friday.

OHL Roundup: Goyette scores four as Wolves romp Frontenacs 8-4

KINGSTON, Ont. — A four-goal performance from David Goyette powered the Sudbury Wolves to a dominant 8-4 win over the Kingston Frontenacs in Ontario Hockey League play on Friday.