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Set-piece goal helps Iceland edge Canada in international soccer friendly

IRVINE, Calif. — Iceland rode a first-half set-piece goal to defeat Canada 1-0 Wednesday in an international soccer friendly. Holmar Eyjolfsson scored for 39th-ranked Iceland, which took a few valuable FIFA ranking points off No.
Toronto FC teenage forward Jayden Nelson continues to turn heads with Canada

Toronto FC teenage forward Jayden Nelson continues to turn heads with Canada

It's been a dizzying ride of late for Jayden Nelson. Last year, the young forward from Brampton, Ont.

Canadian talent available in NWSL draft but Fleming opts not to take part

A handful of Canadians are eligible for Thursday's NWSL draft but Canadian international Jessie Fleming is not one of them. A UCLA spokeswoman said the 21-year-old senior from London, Ont.
Japanese pitcher Yamaguchi eager to fulfil MLB dream with Blue Jays

Japanese pitcher Yamaguchi eager to fulfil MLB dream with Blue Jays

TORONTO — Shun Yamaguchi shifted his dreams to Major League Baseball when he saw fellow Japanese players like Hideo Nomo and Ichiro Suzuki enjoying success in North America.

Canadian Rocky "Soul Man" Johnson, father of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson dies

Canadian professional wrestling legend Rocky (Soul Man) Johnson, the father of actor Dwayne (the Rock) Johnson, has died at the age of 75.

Toronto Raptors sign guard Paul Watson to two-way contract

TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors have signed guard Paul Watson to a two-way contract. Watson appeared in 13 games for Raptors 905 this season, averaging 18.4 points, 7.4 rebounds and shooting .467 (43-for-92) from three-point range.
National team coach Tristan Mullally excited for Canada's wave of NCAA talent

National team coach Tristan Mullally excited for Canada's wave of NCAA talent

After an intensive training camp with Golf Canada's national amateur squad, coach Tristan Mullally is excited for the future of the women's game in this country. Mullally worked with Quebec City's Sarah-Eve Rheaume, Noemie Pare of Victoriaville, Que.
No. 1 draft prospect Alexis Lafreniere headlines CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

No. 1 draft prospect Alexis Lafreniere headlines CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

HAMILTON — Alexis Lafreniere has raised some eyebrows. Heading into the world junior hockey championship, there was no doubting the projected No.
Golden Knights fire head coach Gallant after tumble from top of Pacific standings

Golden Knights fire head coach Gallant after tumble from top of Pacific standings

OTTAWA — Gerard Gallant began the year with his Vegas Golden Knights in first place in the Pacific Division and news he would be coaching in the upcoming NHL all-star game.
Jack Hughes working through tough first season with New Jersey Devils

Jack Hughes working through tough first season with New Jersey Devils

Jack Hughes already had a full plate coming into this season. First overall pick, tons of hype, potential face of the New Jersey Devils for the next decade or more. Things, however, haven't quite gone according to plan.