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Fraser Valley Bandits basketball team using strip mall to grow local sports

Fraser Valley Bandits basketball team using strip mall to grow local sports

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — Baseballs cracking off bats. Basketballs dribbling on hardwood. The metal clang of free weights. The sounds are unique for a suburban strip mall, but they're the usual soundtrack at a former Future Shop in central Abbotsford, B.C.

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard loses in opening round of Lyon Open

LYON, France — Canada's Eugenie Bouchard lost 7-6 (7), 6-2 to Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus in the opening round of the Lyon Open on Tuesday.
Springer hits leadoff single in Toronto debut, Jays beat Phillies 4-2

Springer hits leadoff single in Toronto debut, Jays beat Phillies 4-2

DUNEDIN, Fla. — George Springer singled in his first at-bat as a Blue Jay, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. opened the scoring with a solo home run, and Toronto beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 in spring training action Tuesday.
Toronto Arrows train under the bubble before heading south of the border

Toronto Arrows train under the bubble before heading south of the border

TORONTO — The Toronto Arrows are under the bubble in nearby Whitby, gearing up for the March 20 start of the Major League Rugby season. They soon will be taking up residence 1,200 kilometres south in Marietta, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta.
Bearcats' Canadian tight end Bruno Labelle chasing an opportunity to play in the NFL

Bearcats' Canadian tight end Bruno Labelle chasing an opportunity to play in the NFL

They've never met and only spoken once via social media, but Bruno Labelle would be happy to follow the path fellow Canadian Antony Auclair has taken into the NFL.
Judge: Utah schools don't need to offer girls' football

Judge: Utah schools don't need to offer girls' football

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah girl whose football skills won her fame online has lost her court bid to have school districts create football teams for girls.

Canadian Atiba Hutchinson scores winner for Besiktas in Turkish Super Lig play

MALATYA, Turkey — Canadian Atiba Hutchinson's 59th-minute goal lifted Besiktas to a 1-0 win over Yeni Malatyaspor in Turkish Super Lig play Tuesday. The 38-year-old midfielder from Brampton, Ont.
Senators forward Stepan will miss rest of the season after left shoulder surgery

Senators forward Stepan will miss rest of the season after left shoulder surgery

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators say forward Derek Stepan requires shoulder surgery and will miss the remainder of the NHL season.

Penguins captain Crosby out of action after being added to COVID-19 protocol list

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby will miss Tuesday night's game against Philadelphia after being placed on the COVID-19 protocol list. Head coach Mike Sullivan made the announcement Tuesday morning.
Canadian welterweight Rory (Red King) MacDonald to make PFL debut on April 29

Canadian welterweight Rory (Red King) MacDonald to make PFL debut on April 29

Canadian welterweight Rory (Red King) MacDonald will make his PFL debut April 29 against David (Bulldawg) Michaud.