Leafs’ challenge: Win the Stanley Cup by 2030 or disappear

The Toronto Maple Leafs have 12 years to win a Stanley Cup before their name is removed from the iconic trophy. The Hockey Hall of Fame announced Wednesday that it has placed the latest band removed from the barrel-shaped cup — featuring 12 championship teams from the 1953-54 season through the 1964-65 campaign — on permanent display. The next band ...

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Sport minister Duncan ‘searching for actions’ to combat abuse of athletes

Canada’s Sport Minister Kirsty Duncan says her mandate from Day 1 has been the health and safety of athletes. Duncan applauded Wrestling Canada on Tuesday for being transparent about unhealthy and unsafe training environments in the sport, after the national sport organization commissioned an independent review to investigate reports of sexual abuse. The minister’s comments came a day after Canadian ...

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Homan beats Einarson at the National for 9th curling Grand Slam title

Ottawa’s Rachel Homan defeated Winnipeg’s Kerri Einarson of Gimli, Man., 4-1 in the women’s final of the Grand Slam of Curling National event in Conception Bay South, N.L. on Sunday. The win marks the second consecutive Grand Slam win for Homan’s rink and was the team’s ninth overall title. The skip had four singles, including three steals, while Einarson couldn’t capitalize on her opportunities. Earlier, Ross Paterson ...

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Team Jacobs hopes to have Ryan Fry back at next Grand Slam in January

CONCEPTION BAY SOUTH, N.L. — It’s been nearly a month since curler Ryan Fry took an indefinite leave from Brad Jacobs’ team after being kicked out of the Red Deer Curling Classic for “unacceptable behaviour” which included being “extremely drunk.” Since then, Jacobs and his team from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. have played in two events — they’ve looked great in ...

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