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Sartini expects tougher road ahead for Whitecaps as MLS playoffs approach

Sartini expects tougher road ahead for Whitecaps as MLS playoffs approach

VANCOUVER — After making it look easy the last few games, head coach Vanni Sartini expects things will get harder for the Vancouver Whitecaps as the race for the Major League Soccer playoffs heats up.
Sports minister Qualtrough announces new Ministerial Athlete Advisory Committee

Sports minister Qualtrough announces new Ministerial Athlete Advisory Committee

OTTAWA — Sports minister Carla Qualtrough announced Friday a group of 14 Canadian athletes who will form a Ministerial Athlete Advisory Committee.
Canada's Auger-Aliassime loses to Berrettini in Swiss Open quarterfinals

Canada's Auger-Aliassime loses to Berrettini in Swiss Open quarterfinals

GSTAAD, SWITZERLAND — Montreal's Felix Auger-Aliassime was eliminated from the Swiss Open clay-court tennis tournament with a 7-6 (9), 7-6 (2) quarterfinal loss to Italy's Matteo Berrettini on Friday.
Toronto Blue Jays host Detroit Tigers after all-star break, West road trip

Toronto Blue Jays host Detroit Tigers after all-star break, West road trip

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays are back home after a nine-game road trip and MLB all-star break.

Canadian Ben Silverman leads PGA Tour's Barracuda Championship

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Ben Silverman birdied seven of his last nine holes and scored 19 points to take the lead Thursday in the Barracuda Championship, the only PGA Tour event that uses the modified Stableford scoring system.
Clippers trade Russell Westbrook to Jazz. He's expected to join the Nuggets after a buyout

Clippers trade Russell Westbrook to Jazz. He's expected to join the Nuggets after a buyout

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers sent Russell Westbrook to the Utah Jazz on Thursday in a sign-and-trade deal for point guard Kris Dunn.
Veteran defensive back DaShaun Amos back healthy with Toronto Argonauts

Veteran defensive back DaShaun Amos back healthy with Toronto Argonauts

TORONTO — DaShaun Amos and Royce Metchie are together again on the football field. The two are back starting alongside each other in the Toronto Argonauts' secondary.
Franklin's walkoff homer lifts Canada 6-3 over the Netherlands at Softball World Cup

Franklin's walkoff homer lifts Canada 6-3 over the Netherlands at Softball World Cup

CASTIONS DI STRADA, ITALY — Larissa Franklin hit a walkoff home run in the seventh inning as Canada defeated the Netherlands 6-3 in the first game of the Softball World Cup super round Thursday. "I'm so proud of this team," Franklin said.

Hye-Jin Choi shoots 7-under 64 to take a 1-shot lead in the LPGA Tour's Dana Open

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — Hye-Jin Choi birdied her final two holes late Thursday afternoon for a 7-under 64 and a one-stroke lead in the Dana Open for Children.
Dan Brown makes late birdies for a 1-shot lead over Shane Lowry in wind-challenged British Open

Dan Brown makes late birdies for a 1-shot lead over Shane Lowry in wind-challenged British Open

TROON, Scotland (AP) — The wind caught just about everyone off guard Thursday in the British Open. It came from the opposite direction off the Irish Sea, accompanied by occasional rain, and made Royal Troon a tougher test than anyone was expecting.