Canada & World

Bayern’s Alphonso Davies, center, leaves the field after getting injured during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich in Dortmund, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Martin Meissner

Canada star Alphonso Davies diagnosed with cranial bruise, no word on return to play

Edmonton-born player took a boot to the face during a Oct. 8 match

Bayern’s Alphonso Davies, center, leaves the field after getting injured during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich in Dortmund, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Martin Meissner
Canada’s Paige Farries scores a try in Senior Women’s 15s test match rugby first half action against Wales in Halifax on Saturday, August 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Canada’s Paige Farries scores a try in Senior Women’s 15s test match rugby first half action against Wales in Halifax on Saturday, August 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Seattle Mariners celebrate their win after American League wild card MLB baseball action against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Saturday, October 8, 2022. The Mariners came back from a seven-run deficit and beat Toronto 10-9 in a wild Game 2 on Saturday to eliminate the Blue Jays from the post-season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Blue Jays blow 8-1 lead, swept aside by Mariners in AL wild-card series

M’s stage massive rally for 10-9 triumph, will meet Houston in ALDS

Seattle Mariners celebrate their win after American League wild card MLB baseball action against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Saturday, October 8, 2022. The Mariners came back from a seven-run deficit and beat Toronto 10-9 in a wild Game 2 on Saturday to eliminate the Blue Jays from the post-season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
B.C. Lions quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. (right) evades Toronto Argonauts’ JaGared Davis during first half CFL football action in Toronto on Saturday October 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
B.C. Lions quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. (right) evades Toronto Argonauts’ JaGared Davis during first half CFL football action in Toronto on Saturday October 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Chicago Blackhawks’ Riley Stillman (61) and Edmonton Oilers’ Jesse Puljujarvi (13) battle for the puck during first period NHL action in Edmonton on Saturday, November 20, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Canucks ship Dickinson, draft pick to ‘Hawks for Stillman

Allvin: ‘We see him as a third-pairing defenceman’

Chicago Blackhawks’ Riley Stillman (61) and Edmonton Oilers’ Jesse Puljujarvi (13) battle for the puck during first period NHL action in Edmonton on Saturday, November 20, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Canada’s Karen Paquin, center, is pursued by Brazil’s, from left, Mariana Nicolau, Luiza Campos, and Thalita da Silva Costa, in their women’s rugby sevens match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Tyson Beukeboom, Karen Paquin and Elissa Alarie kick off their third Rugby World Cup on Saturday when third-ranked Canada takes on No. 13 Japan in Pool B play at Northland Events Centre in Whangarei, New Zealand.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Shuji Kajiyama

Veteran trio leads Canadian women as Rugby World Cup opens in New Zealand

Canada enters tourney as the third seed, faces #13 Japan in opener

Canada’s Karen Paquin, center, is pursued by Brazil’s, from left, Mariana Nicolau, Luiza Campos, and Thalita da Silva Costa, in their women’s rugby sevens match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Tyson Beukeboom, Karen Paquin and Elissa Alarie kick off their third Rugby World Cup on Saturday when third-ranked Canada takes on No. 13 Japan in Pool B play at Northland Events Centre in Whangarei, New Zealand.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Shuji Kajiyama
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Luis Castillo (21) pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays during third inning American League wild card MLB postseason baseball action in Toronto on Friday, October 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Castillo tosses 7 1/3 shutout innings as M’s dump Jays 4-0 in AL wild-card series opener

Cal Raleigh hit a two-run homer for Seattle; Game 2 Saturday in Toronto

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Luis Castillo (21) pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays during third inning American League wild card MLB postseason baseball action in Toronto on Friday, October 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Toronto Maple Leafs assistant general manager Hayley Wickenheiser takes part in the first round of the NHL draft in Montreal, Thursday, July 7, 2022. Wickenheiser joined the Toronto Maple Leafs in a player development role four years ago, and after a promotion within the department in 2021, the four-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian women’s national team was named one of the club’s assistant general managers in July. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes.

NHLers glad to see women moving up management ranks: ‘It’s amazing’

Players in today’s game see an even brighter future for women

Toronto Maple Leafs assistant general manager Hayley Wickenheiser takes part in the first round of the NHL draft in Montreal, Thursday, July 7, 2022. Wickenheiser joined the Toronto Maple Leafs in a player development role four years ago, and after a promotion within the department in 2021, the four-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian women’s national team was named one of the club’s assistant general managers in July. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes.
BC Lions’ Lucky Whitehead (left) catches a pass and gets tackled by Toronto Argonauts’ DaShaun Amos during second half of CFL football action in Vancouver on June 25, 2022. Toronto (8-6) hosts B.C. (10-4) on Friday night at BMO Field. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rich Lam

Toronto Argonauts set to square off at home versus B.C. Lions

B.C. is 5-1 away from B.C. Place this season and 4-1 against East Division rivals

BC Lions’ Lucky Whitehead (left) catches a pass and gets tackled by Toronto Argonauts’ DaShaun Amos during second half of CFL football action in Vancouver on June 25, 2022. Toronto (8-6) hosts B.C. (10-4) on Friday night at BMO Field. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rich Lam
Vancouver Whitecaps’ Brian White, centre, receives a pass between Minnesota United’s Bakaye Dibassy, left, and Michael Boxall during the second half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, July 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver Whitecaps continue improbable quest for playoff position

It’s win and they’re in for longshot squad as it heads to Minnesota for season finale

Vancouver Whitecaps’ Brian White, centre, receives a pass between Minnesota United’s Bakaye Dibassy, left, and Michael Boxall during the second half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, July 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Alek Manoah (6) throws the ball during first inning AL MLB baseball action against the Boston Red Sox, in Toronto on Friday, September 30, 2022. Manoah will get the start for Game 1 of Toronto’s wild-card series against the Seattle Mariners Friday.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Manoah gets the start as Blue Jays welcome Mariners in wild-card series opener

Toronto manager John Schneider: ‘The expectation for us is to continue to win’

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Alek Manoah (6) throws the ball during first inning AL MLB baseball action against the Boston Red Sox, in Toronto on Friday, September 30, 2022. Manoah will get the start for Game 1 of Toronto’s wild-card series against the Seattle Mariners Friday.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
Canada women's national soccer team goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe poses for photographs with her gold medal from the Tokyo Olympics after an announcement in Vancouver, on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. Soccer Canada announced that the women's team will play Nigeria on April 8 in Vancouver and on April 11 in Langford, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Whitecaps name longtime national team goalie GM of women’s soccer

Stephanie Labbe retired this year after a lengthy playing career capped with gold in Tokyo

Canada women's national soccer team goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe poses for photographs with her gold medal from the Tokyo Olympics after an announcement in Vancouver, on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. Soccer Canada announced that the women's team will play Nigeria on April 8 in Vancouver and on April 11 in Langford, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A Hockey Canada logo is shown on the jersey of a player with Canada’s National Junior Team during a training camp practice in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Sponsorship boycott of Hockey Canada’s men’s programs grows amid calls for change

A growing list of top-tier corporate sponsors are pulling their support for…

A Hockey Canada logo is shown on the jersey of a player with Canada’s National Junior Team during a training camp practice in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Vancouver Canucks’ Nils Hoglander (21), of Sweden, scores against Edmonton Oilers goalie Stuart Skinner (74) during the first period of a pre-season NHL hockey game in Abbotsford, B.C., on Wednesday, October 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Nils Hoglander (21), of Sweden, scores against Edmonton Oilers goalie Stuart Skinner (74) during the first period of a pre-season NHL hockey game in Abbotsford, B.C., on Wednesday, October 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe talks to the team during the first day of training camp in Toronto, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Bench bosses on the bubble: Keefe, Boudreau among NHL coaches at risk this season

As expectations mount in demanding hockey markets, so does job insecurity

Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe talks to the team during the first day of training camp in Toronto, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge, left, watches his solo home, his 62nd of the season, with Texas Rangers catcher Sam Huff during the first inning in the second baseball game of a doubleheader in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. With the home run, Judge set the AL record for home runs in a season, passing Roger Maris. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Fan who caught Judge’s 62nd homer unsure what he’ll do with it

Cory Youmans made the catch of a lifetime Tuesday night

New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge, left, watches his solo home, his 62nd of the season, with Texas Rangers catcher Sam Huff during the first inning in the second baseball game of a doubleheader in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. With the home run, Judge set the AL record for home runs in a season, passing Roger Maris. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge hits a solo home run, his 62nd of the season, during the first inning in the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. With the home run, Judge set the AL record for home runs in a season, passing Roger Maris. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge hits a solo home run, his 62nd of the season, during the first inning in the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. With the home run, Judge set the AL record for home runs in a season, passing Roger Maris. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Axel Schuster is seen during a news conference, in Vancouver, B.C. Friday, November 15, 2019. The Vancouver Whitecaps have given the CEO and sporting director a four-year contract extension.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Vancouver Whitecaps hand CEO Axel Schuster four-year contract extension

Club still fighting for a playoff berth with a single game left in regular-season play

Axel Schuster is seen during a news conference, in Vancouver, B.C. Friday, November 15, 2019. The Vancouver Whitecaps have given the CEO and sporting director a four-year contract extension.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Vancouver Canucks goalie Collin Delia (60) is scored on by Edmonton Oilers’ Tyson Barrie (22) as Dylan Holloway (55) watches the puck go in the net during second period preseason action in Edmonton on Monday, October 3, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Vancouver Canucks goalie Collin Delia (60) is scored on by Edmonton Oilers’ Tyson Barrie (22) as Dylan Holloway (55) watches the puck go in the net during second period preseason action in Edmonton on Monday, October 3, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Nashville Predators forward Yakov Trenin (13) and Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn (14) react after being called for penalties by referee Garrett Rank (48) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Behind the stripes: What 3 NHL officials enjoy off the ice

Referees, linesman say sharing other aspects of lives helps humanize them

Nashville Predators forward Yakov Trenin (13) and Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn (14) react after being called for penalties by referee Garrett Rank (48) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)