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Toronto Blue Jays introduce new reliever Yates, a potential closer for 2021 squad

Considered one of the best closers in the big leagues just two seasons ago, Kirby Yates is looking for a bounceback showing after an elbow injury limited his 2020 campaign to just six appearances.
Canada's Nick Taylor in the mix at PGA's The American Express

Canada's Nick Taylor in the mix at PGA's The American Express

LA QUINTA, Calif. — Canada's Nick Taylor shot a second round of 6-under 66 Friday to put him in the mix at the PGA's The American Express. Taylor, from Abbotsford, B.C.
Canadian rankings to be used to determine final wild-card spots at Scotties and Brier

Canadian rankings to be used to determine final wild-card spots at Scotties and Brier

Curling Canada has decided to use the national ranking system as its selection criteria for the final wild-card berths at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts and Tim Hortons Brier.
Dabrowski plans to 'wing it' with new partner as hard 14-day quarantine limits plans

Dabrowski plans to 'wing it' with new partner as hard 14-day quarantine limits plans

Gabriela Dabrowski's original plan for the Australian swing was to practise with her new doubles partner and get some training in during a two-week quarantine period in Melbourne.
Penny Oleksiak, Kylie Masse among six swimmers named early to Canadian Olympic team

Penny Oleksiak, Kylie Masse among six swimmers named early to Canadian Olympic team

Strange times in sport create unorthodox decisions.
Forge FC-Toronto FC Canadian Championship final to be played before April 6

Forge FC-Toronto FC Canadian Championship final to be played before April 6

While an exact date for the Canadian Championship final between Toronto FC and Forge FC has yet to be determined, the teams now have a deadline to meet for the matchup.
Canada's Olympic athletes try to tune out reports six months from Games

Canada's Olympic athletes try to tune out reports six months from Games

TORONTO — Erica Wiebe had just wrapped up a training session on Thursday night when the messages started pouring in before she had a chance to check social media. "Ignore the reports," wrestling teammate Jasmine Mian texted her.
Saskatchewan Roughriders add to depth at quarterback with signing of Tom Flacco

Saskatchewan Roughriders add to depth at quarterback with signing of Tom Flacco

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed American quarterback Tom Flacco. Flacco joins the Roughriders after two strong seasons at Towson University in Maryland.
Winnipeg Jets forwards Patrik Laine, Nate Thompson head to injured reserve

Winnipeg Jets forwards Patrik Laine, Nate Thompson head to injured reserve

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets have placed forwards Patrik Laine and Nate Thompson on injured reserve. Laine has missed the past three games with an upper-body injury.

NBC to shut down NBC Sports Network at end of 2021

NBC will shut down the NBC Sports Network at the end of the year. NBC Sports Chairman Pete Bevacqua announced the move Friday in an internal memo to staff.