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Curling broadcasting shutdown forces organizers, media, viewers to pivot

The unforeseen broadcast shutdown at this week’s world women’s curling championship in Calgary has forced a significant pivot in the delivery and quest for information. Viewers, fans and media members alike have been forced to scramble for unusual alternatives.With television feeds and streams shut down, reporters have had to put stories together from federation social…

Trans weightlifter Laurel Hubbard set to make history at Tokyo Olympics: report

New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is poised to become the first transgender athlete to compete at an Olympics due to rule changes put in place for the rescheduled Tokyo Games, as reported on Wednesday by Inside the Games.New Zealand’s Laurel Hubbard has not yet been named to the national women’s weightlifting team. (Dan Mullan/Getty Images)New Zealand weightlifter Laurel…

Rugby Canada says some members of women’s 7s team have tested positive for COVID-19

Rugby Canada says some members of the women’s seven program have tested positive for COVID-19 while completing quarantine after returning from competing in Dubai.Rugby Canada says members of the women’s sevens team have tested positive for COVID-19 following a competition in Dubai. (Andrew Vaughan/Canadian Press )Rugby Canada says some members of the women’s seven program…

3 Canadian teams set to play in PWHPA’s Dream Gap Tour in Calgary

The Professional Women’s Hockey Players’ Association (PWHPA) is holding Canada’s first Dream Gap Tour event in over a year May 24-30 at a Calgary venue yet to be announced. Sixty players from the PWHPA’s three Canadian hubs in Toronto, Montreal and Calgary will play to determine the Canadian Secret Cup champion.The last real games many…

Jets punch ticket to playoffs in shutout of Flames on milestone night

Adam Lowry and Blake Wheeler had two goals each as Winnipeg defeated the Calgary Flames 4-0 on Thursday to snap an ugly seven-game losing streak and clinch a playoff spot.Winnipeg’s Mason Appleton, left, runs into Calgary’s Rasmus Andersson during the second period of the Jets’ 4-0 win over the Flames on Wednesday. (Larry MacDougal/The Canadian…

Streaking Senators display offensive prowess, cruise past Canadiens

Erik Brannstrom had three assists for his first career multi-point game, Shane Pinto scored his first NHL goal and the Ottawa Senators stalled Montreal’s playoff charge with a 5-1 win Wednesday.Ottawa Senators forward Brady Tkachuk celebrates his goal during the team’s 5-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday. (Matt Zambonin/Getty Images)With blue-line leader Thomas…