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NWHL season suspended following more positive COVID-19 tests

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — The National Women's Hockey League has suspended its shortened season due to new positive COVID-19 tests and safety concerns. The decision Wednesday came after two of six teams withdrew from the two-week tournament.
Canada's 2022 Beijing hopefuls keep an eye on Tokyo

Canada's 2022 Beijing hopefuls keep an eye on Tokyo

Tokyo is a conversation topic in the vehicle when Justin Kripps and his bobsled crew are on long road trips in Europe.

Catcher Josh Phegley retires after 8 major league seasons

Catcher Josh Phegley is retiring from baseball after eight major league seasons, a week shy of his 33rd birthday.
NLL scraps plans for abbreviated 2020-21 season, wants to begin full campaign in fall

NLL scraps plans for abbreviated 2020-21 season, wants to begin full campaign in fall

PHILADELPHIA — The National Lacrosse League has cancelled plans for an abbreviated 2020-21 season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The league said in a statement it will now focus on starting a full season this fall.
'It's a different look': Regulation wins more important in NHL's shortened season

'It's a different look': Regulation wins more important in NHL's shortened season

Paul Maurice is cheering for only one thing when he watches two North Division rivals hit the ice from his couch.
Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime prevails in opener at Australian Open tune-up event

Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime prevails in opener at Australian Open tune-up event

MELBOURNE, Australia — Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime opened his 2021 season with a 6-3 6-1 win over Japan's Yuichi Sugita in the second round of the Murray River Open on Wednesday.
Canada's Leylah Annie Fernandez wins first-round match at Grampians Trophy

Canada's Leylah Annie Fernandez wins first-round match at Grampians Trophy

MELBOURNE, Australia — Canada's Leylah Annie Fernandez beat 2017 U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens 6-3, 6-1 in the first round of the Grampians Trophy on Wednesday. The 18-year-old Fernandez, from Laval, Que., won 70.

AP source: Liriano gets minor league deal with Blue Jays

TORONTO — Veteran left-hander Francisco Liriano has agreed to a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays that includes an invitation to spring training, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.
Rights groups call for boycott of Beijing 2022 Winter Games

Rights groups call for boycott of Beijing 2022 Winter Games

TOKYO — A coalition of 180 rights groups on Wednesday called for a boycott of next year’s Beijing Winter Olympics tied to reported human rights abuses against ethnic minorities in China. The games are to open in one year, on Feb.
Puljujarvi scores two, Oilers sweep Senators with 4-2 win

Puljujarvi scores two, Oilers sweep Senators with 4-2 win

EDMONTON — Jesse Puljujarvi was all smiles Tuesday after scoring his first NHL goal in more than two years.