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Premier League set for points-based work permits post-Brexit

Premier League set for points-based work permits post-Brexit

MANCHESTER, England — All players from overseas seeking to join Premier League clubs are set to be subject to points-based criteria for work permits after Britain's departure from the European Union is complete.
Manitoba premier says sports 'back of the pack' as province plans reopening

Manitoba premier says sports 'back of the pack' as province plans reopening

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says big public events, including professional sports, will be on the back burner when the province announces plans to reopen sectors of its economy that were shut down by the COVID-19 pandemic.
French decision to halt sports until September adds to rugby league's uncertainty

French decision to halt sports until September adds to rugby league's uncertainty

The challenge of restarting England's rugby league season grew even more complicated Tuesday with news that the French government has banned all major sporting events until September.
Hlinka Gretzky Cup men's hockey tournament cancelled because of COVID-19

Hlinka Gretzky Cup men's hockey tournament cancelled because of COVID-19

CALGARY — The Hlinka Gretzky Cup, a tournament featuring the world's top under-18 male hockey players, has been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The eight-country tournament was scheduled for Aug. 3-8 in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alta.

Canadian international and domestic sporting events impacted by COVID-19

A list of Canadian international and domestic sporting events impacted by COVID-19: OLYMPICS — 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics postponed until 2021.
Former McGill coach David DeAveiro takes over Rams men's basketball team

Former McGill coach David DeAveiro takes over Rams men's basketball team

TORONTO — David DeAveiro has been named head coach of the Ryerson Rams men's basketball team.
Keeping a schedule key to Argos' lineman dealing with COVID-19 pandemic

Keeping a schedule key to Argos' lineman dealing with COVID-19 pandemic

TORONTO — Professional athletes are often creatures of habit, and that's helping Jamal Campbell deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Toronto Argonauts' burly offensive lineman remains unsure exactly when he'll be allowed to resume playing football.
Winnipeg's Skylar Park preps for Tokyo taekwondo with brother basement bouts

Winnipeg's Skylar Park preps for Tokyo taekwondo with brother basement bouts

Jae Park gave up on having a home theatre in his basement years ago. The lower level of his Winnipeg home is filled with treadmills, bikes, a rowing machine and taekwondo sparring mats.
Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies says he welcomes being a role model

Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies says he welcomes being a role model

MUNICH — Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies says his message to young players is "just be themselves.
Japan Medical Assn: Tokyo Olympics difficult without vaccine

Japan Medical Assn: Tokyo Olympics difficult without vaccine

TOKYO — The medical community in Japan is moving toward a consensus that holding next year's Tokyo Olympics may hinge on finding a coronavirus vaccine.