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Hamilton reports COVID-19 case at Ancaster Sports Complex – Hamilton

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Public health has narrowed down a COVID-19 case to a private field rental in Hamilton. In a statement on Wednesday, city officials and operators at the Ancaster Sports Complex on Lower Lions Club Road say a recent coronavirus case was a part of an event at the facility earlier …

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Coronavirus: Okanagan hockey mom missing watching her sons play – Okanagan

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Spectator-less games are part of the new sports landscape now. And up and down the Okanagan, some minor hockey parents are feeling frozen out because they can’t watch their kids play. One dedicated hockey mom in Vernon, Rhonda Catt, is picking up where her late husband left off regarding …

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Ottawa Public Health confirms 5 coronavirus outbreaks, 28 cases linked to sports teams – Ottawa

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Ottawa’s top doctor is urging residents to block transmission of the novel coronavirus in organized sports as part of the city’s efforts to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Vera Etches, Ottawa’s medical officer of health, told reporters Wednesday morning that Ottawa Public Health has identified five outbreaks of the …

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Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League receives approval to return to action

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The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) is returning to action. League officials said it has received approval to start the 2020-21 season, with exhibition games starting on Oct. 22. A date for the start of the regular season has not been released. Read more: La Ronge Ice Wolves coach …

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Coronavirus: Confusion grows over access to sports facilities in Ontario areas under modified stage 2

Coronavirus: Confusion grows over access to sports facilities in Ontario areas under modified stage 2

Brandon Leaman has one goal that keeps him motivated: competing for Canada in kickboxing at the Pan American Games next year. “Us Canadians, we need to stay on top of our game,” Leaman told Global News. But COVID-19 has made it difficult for him to train the way he …

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U-18 AAA hockey returns to Saskatchewan on Oct. 17

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On Oct. 8, the Saskatchewan Health Authority announced that it has accepted the Saskatchewan Hockey Association’s plan for a return to play. For the 12 teams in the U-18 SMAAAHL, that means exhibition play begins on Oct. 17. Read more: Saskatoon’s Blazers and Contacts both ready for Mac’s Hockey …

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Coronavirus: Canada West cancels five more sports for 2020-21 – Winnipeg

Coronavirus: Canada West cancels five more sports for 2020-21 - Winnipeg

The news came about a week later than was originally expected, but on Thursday the Canada West Conference announced further cancellations of regular-season schedules and playoffs due to COVID-19 concerns. The cancellations include the men’s and women’s sports of basketball, volleyball, hockey and wrestling, as well as women’s rugby …

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Quebec gives $70M boost to sports federations to help offset impacts of pandemic – Montreal

Quebec gives $70M boost to sports federations to help offset impacts of pandemic - Montreal

Quebec is giving a helping hand to sports federations and other sporting associations hit hard by the COVID-19 health crisis. Isabelle Charest, the junior education minister responsible for sports, announced the government will inject $70 million to help offset costs and losses in revenue due to the pandemic. “You …

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Quebec’s student sports federation hits pause on university sports due to COVID-19 crisis – Montreal

Quebec’s student sports federation hits pause on university sports due to COVID-19 crisis - Montreal

Quebec’s student sports federation is suspending all sports programs in universities until at least next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) announced the decision Thursday, saying the suspension will take place immediately and be in effect until further notice. “Members of …

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Rick Zamperin: Houston Astros pitcher Zack Greinke would rather play without fans

Rick Zamperin: Houston Astros pitcher Zack Greinke would rather play without fans

Back in March, when the NBA first announced that it was contemplating a plan to finish the 2019-20 season in a bubble with no fans in attendance due to the coronavirus pandemic, I recall Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James being asked what he thought about it. His answer …

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