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Alumni money restores University of Alberta hockey teams for next season

EDMONTON — Men's and women's hockey at the University of Alberta has been reinstated for next season because of financial contributions from donors.
Oilers increase capacity for 50/50 raffle ahead of Game 4 against Blackhawks

Oilers increase capacity for 50/50 raffle ahead of Game 4 against Blackhawks

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation says its server provider has increased capacity for its online 50/50 raffle for Friday's hockey game.
CFL to continue discussions with federal government about financial assistance

CFL to continue discussions with federal government about financial assistance

TORONTO — Discussions continue between the CFL and federal government on a $30-million, interest-free loan that, if granted, would allow the league to stage an abbreviated 2020 season.

Canucks beat Wild 3-0, take series lead in penalty-filled NHL qualifying game

EDMONTON — Jacob Markstrom got the shutout and Brock Boeser scored one for a fallen friend Thursday as the Vancouver Canucks pushed the Minnesota Wild to the brink of elimination in NHL qualifying play.
Canadian international Jonathan David reportedly on the move to France's Lille

Canadian international Jonathan David reportedly on the move to France's Lille

Canadian striker Jonathan David is close to finalizing a deal to join France's Lille, according to L'Equipe. The French sports newspaper reported Thursday an agreement with Belgium's KAA Gent could be finalized by the end of the week.
Confident Chiarot helping Habs shut down high-flying Penguins offence

Confident Chiarot helping Habs shut down high-flying Penguins offence

TORONTO — Ben Chiarot says when his confidence goes up, the game slows down. It must be moving at a snail's pace right now for the Montreal Canadiens defenceman.
Kenneth (Kenny Got Work) Hailey named NBA 2K League player of the month

Kenneth (Kenny Got Work) Hailey named NBA 2K League player of the month

TORONTO — Raptors Uprising GC point guard Kenneth (Kenny Got Work) Hailey has been named the NBA 2K League's player of the month for July. Hailey, the esports league's leading scorer, also won the award in May.

Western Hockey League planning to start next season Dec. 4

CALGARY — The Western Hockey League intends to open its regular season Dec. 4. pending approval from provincial and state health authorities. The WHL halted the 2019-20 regular season March 12 because of the advancing COVID-19 virus.
London Marathon to feature only elite runners, unique route

London Marathon to feature only elite runners, unique route

LONDON — The pandemic-delayed London Marathon will be staged on Oct. 4 using a different route than usual and with only elite runners participating. Rather than starting in Greenwich in east London, there will be a looped 26.2-mile (42.

Former refs Jonathan Kaplan, Chris Pollock to oversee Major League Rugby officials

Former test referees Jonathan Kaplan and Chris Pollock will look after the appointment and development of Major League Rugby match officials for the 2021 season, the North American rugby league announced Thursday Between them, Kaplan and Pollock refe