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Canadian women defeat Ireland in opening match at New Zealand Sevens

Canadian women defeat Ireland in opening match at New Zealand Sevens

HAMILTON, New Zealand — Canada captain Ghislaine Landry booted her 300th career conversion in a 24-7 win over Ireland at the HSBC New Zealand Sevens on Friday.
Former Carleton Ravens star Jeanty named BlackJacks' first head coach

Former Carleton Ravens star Jeanty named BlackJacks' first head coach

OTTAWA — Osvaldo Jeanty is returning to Ottawa basketball. The expansion Ottawa BlackJacks hired Jeanty as the team's head coach on Friday, reuniting the former Carleton Ravens point guard with his mentor and former coach Dave Smart.
Aird signs with Winnipeg's Valour FC, Petrasso lands at York 9 FC

Aird signs with Winnipeg's Valour FC, Petrasso lands at York 9 FC

TORONTO — Canadian international winger Fraser Aird, released by Scotland's Cove Rangers last month after an incident in the stands, has joined Winnipeg's Valour FC.
Canada-Afghanistan under-19 cricket match rained out in South Africa

Canada-Afghanistan under-19 cricket match rained out in South Africa

POTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa — Canada's match against Afghanistan at the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup was abandoned Friday without a ball played because of rain.
Montreal Impact bring back Nigerian midfielder Orji Okwonkwo

Montreal Impact bring back Nigerian midfielder Orji Okwonkwo

MONTREAL — Nigerian youth international midfielder Orji Okwonkwo has rejoined the Montreal Impact on loan from Italian club Bologna FC 1909. Montreal will have the option to make the deal permanent at the end of the 2020 season.
NFL's Saints seek to shield PR help to church in sex crisis

NFL's Saints seek to shield PR help to church in sex crisis

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area's Roman Catholic archdiocese to help it contain the fallo
NFL player Antonio Brown released on bail by Florida judge

NFL player Antonio Brown released on bail by Florida judge

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Auston Matthews resting injured wrist, expects to be ready after all-star break

Auston Matthews resting injured wrist, expects to be ready after all-star break

ST. LOUIS — Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews has been playing with a bum wrist. Judging by his offensive output, it's hard to tell.
Canada's Randa Markos, Sarah Moras book UFC fights in Brazil and Brooklyn

Canada's Randa Markos, Sarah Moras book UFC fights in Brazil and Brooklyn

Canadian strawweight Randa (Quiet Storm) Markos is stepping in for the injured Paige Van Zant against Brazil's Amanda Ribas on a televised UFC Fight Night card March 14 in Brasilia. Van Zant (8-4-0) said on social media that she has a fractured arm.

Montreal Alouettes re-sign offensive linemen Kristian Matt, Sean Jamieson

MONTREAL — The Montreal Alouettes re-signed Canadian offensive linemen Kristian Matte and Sean Jamieson to two-year deals Friday. The six-foot-four, 296-pound Matte is entering his 11th season with Montreal. The 34-year-old native of St-Hubert, Que.