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Sting of overtime playoff ouster lingers for Calgary Stampeders

CALGARY — The Calgary Stampeders capped an uphill season with a valiant, but messy effort in a playoff exit. A healthier quarterback and more roster continuity is their goal for 2022. "Nothing was easy.
Travel restrictions amid Omicron variant force cancellation of Winter Universiade

Travel restrictions amid Omicron variant force cancellation of Winter Universiade

More than 100 Canadian university athletes competing in the Winter Universiade were days away from boarding their flights to Switzerland. The curling teams were scheduled to travel first, later this week. The hockey teams were next.

Marchand suspended three games for slew-footing Ekman-Larsson

NEW YORK — The NHL has suspended Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand for three games for slew-footing Vancouver Canucks defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson.
AP Source: Mariners finalizing deal with Cy Young winner Ray

AP Source: Mariners finalizing deal with Cy Young winner Ray

SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners are finalizing a contract with American League Cy Young Award winner Robbie Ray, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.
Lionel Messi and Alexia Putellas win Ballon d’Or awards

Lionel Messi and Alexia Putellas win Ballon d’Or awards

PARIS (AP) — Lionel Messi won the men's Ballon d'Or for a record-extending seventh time on Monday, ending the year in style after a brilliant final season with Barcelona and earning his first major international trophy with Argentina.
Seeking a 'fresh start,' Canadiens owner says Montreal's hockey ops to be tandem job

Seeking a 'fresh start,' Canadiens owner says Montreal's hockey ops to be tandem job

Geoff Molson felt the time was right for the Montreal Canadiens to emphatically turn the page.
Reports: Robbie Ray signs with Seattle Mariners after winning Cy Young with Blue Jays

Reports: Robbie Ray signs with Seattle Mariners after winning Cy Young with Blue Jays

Reigning American League Cy Young winner has agreed to a five-year, US$115 million contract with the Seattle Mariners, according to multiple media reports. ESPN's Jeff Passan and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic were the first to report the deal.
Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin leads NHL's three stars of the week

Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin leads NHL's three stars of the week

NEW YORK — Washington left wing Alex Ovechkin, Pittsburgh goaltender Tristan Jarry and Colorado defenceman Cale Makar have been named the NHL’s three stars of the week.
With trials complete, many Canadian curling teams will soon shift focus to new quad

With trials complete, many Canadian curling teams will soon shift focus to new quad

SASKATOON — With Canada's Olympic curling trials now complete, the focus for many teams will soon shift to the upcoming quadrennial even though there's still half a season left to play.

Lauther's overtime field goal propels Riders past Stamps in West Division semifinal

REGINA — The latest highlight in Brett Lauther’s career was a surreal moment for the Saskatchewan Roughriders kicker.