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Monterrey champ Leylah Fernandez loses first-round qualifying match at Miami Open

MIAMI — Canada's Leylah Fernandez dropped a 6-4, 6-2 decision to Mihaela Buzarnescu in first-round qualifying play Monday night at the Miami Open. Fernandez, from Laval, Que., won her first career WTA Tour title a day earlier in Monterrey, Mexico.
Elgin Baylor, Lakers great and aerialist pioneer, dies at 86

Elgin Baylor, Lakers great and aerialist pioneer, dies at 86

LOS ANGELES — Elgin Baylor changed the very direction of basketball when he joined the NBA and brought his vertical feats of athletic brilliance to a largely horizontal game.

Canadian-born left tackle Alaric Jackson performs for NFL scouts at Iowa's pro day

He faces having to possibly play a different position in the NFL, but the biggest change Canadian offensive lineman Alaric Jackson has made in his quest for a pro football career is with himself.

Not rusty: Duarte, Oregon soar past Iowa 95-80 into Sweet 16

INDIANAPOLIS — Oregon wove its way through a pandemic-altered season filled with injuries, pauses and uncertainty to win a conference title. When another kink surfaced in the NCAA Tournament, the resilient, adaptable Ducks shook it off and soared.
Sandy Hawley to appear before House of Commons Committee on Justice and Human Rights

Sandy Hawley to appear before House of Commons Committee on Justice and Human Rights

TORONTO — Hall of Fame jockey Sandy Hawley is scheduled to appear before a House of Commons committee Tuesday as part of its study of a private member's bill calling for the legalization of single-event sports betting in Canada.
Toronto Blue Jays reliever Kirby Yates sidelined with arm injury

Toronto Blue Jays reliever Kirby Yates sidelined with arm injury

DUNEDIN, Fla. — The Toronto Blue Jays have lost another pitcher to injury. The team says right-hander Kirby Yates has been diagnosed with a flexor-pronator strain in his right arm and is expected to miss multiple weeks.

Argos sign four from 2020 draft class, including first-rounder Churchill

TORONTO — The Toronto Argonauts have signed four of their 2020 draft picks, including first-round selection Theren Churchill. Churchill, a six-foot-six, 295-pound offensive lineman from Stettler, Alta., was selected ninth overall by Toronto.
Toronto FC looks to add comforts of home in Florida by keeping families close

Toronto FC looks to add comforts of home in Florida by keeping families close

TORONTO — Released from lockdown and back training again after an outbreak of COVID-19, Toronto FC leaves for Florida on Wednesday to set up shop in the Orlando area for the MLS season.
Canucks claim another Leaf off waiver wire, picking up forward Travis Boyd

Canucks claim another Leaf off waiver wire, picking up forward Travis Boyd

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks have claimed centre Travis Boyd off waivers from the Toronto Maple Leafs. Boyd has three goals and five assists in 20 games this season.
Canada's Alphonso Davies handed two-game ban for red card in Bayern Munich win

Canada's Alphonso Davies handed two-game ban for red card in Bayern Munich win

MUNICH — Canadian Alphonso Davies has been suspended for two games in the wake of his red card in Bayern Munich's 4-0 win over VfB Stuttgart on Saturday.