Canada & World

Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Teoscar Hernandez (37) reacts in the dugout after hitting a three run home run against the Texas Rangers during fifth inning home opener AL MLB baseball action in Toronto on Friday, April 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Teoscar Hernandez (37) reacts in the dugout after hitting a three run home run against the Texas Rangers during fifth inning home opener AL MLB baseball action in Toronto on Friday, April 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
North Delta’s Jasmine Mander (left) poses for a selfie with Canadian women’s soccer team captain Christine Sinclair after the team won Olympic gold at International Stadium in Yokohama, Japan on Aug. 6, 2021. (Jasmine Mander/submitted photo)

Canada’s Christine Sinclair focusing on ‘bigger things’ than scoring milestone

Sinclair set a new world record in January 2020 when she scored her 185th goal

North Delta’s Jasmine Mander (left) poses for a selfie with Canadian women’s soccer team captain Christine Sinclair after the team won Olympic gold at International Stadium in Yokohama, Japan on Aug. 6, 2021. (Jasmine Mander/submitted photo)
Vancouver Canucks centre Elias Pettersson (40) celebrates his goal against the Arizona Coyotes with Canucks right wing Alex Chiasson, left, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 7, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Vancouver Canucks centre Elias Pettersson (40) celebrates his goal against the Arizona Coyotes with Canucks right wing Alex Chiasson, left, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 7, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Tiger Woods acknowledges applause on the 18th green after finishing the first round at the Masters golf tournament on Thursday, April 7, 2022, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Tiger Woods acknowledges applause on the 18th green after finishing the first round at the Masters golf tournament on Thursday, April 7, 2022, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Minister of Sport Pascale St-Onge rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022.Three University of Toronto sport scholars are asking Canada's sport minister to take a look at Own The Podium's mandate amid mounting allegations of athlete maltreatment.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

University of Toronto scholars ask Sport Minister for a review of Own The Podium

Mounting allegations of athlete maltreatment, prioritizing results over health and safety

Minister of Sport Pascale St-Onge rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022.Three University of Toronto sport scholars are asking Canada's sport minister to take a look at Own The Podium's mandate amid mounting allegations of athlete maltreatment.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Vancouver Canucks centre Elias Pettersson, second from right, celebrates after scoring against the Vegas Golden Knights during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 6, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Vancouver Canucks centre Elias Pettersson, second from right, celebrates after scoring against the Vegas Golden Knights during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 6, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Mackenzie Hughes, of Canada, watches as his son Kenton, 4, putts during the Par 3 contest at the Masters golf tournament on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Masters notebook: Canadians Weir, Hughes share win at Par 3 contest

Tiger Woods to play with Oosthuizen, Niemann in opening round

Mackenzie Hughes, of Canada, watches as his son Kenton, 4, putts during the Par 3 contest at the Masters golf tournament on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Bayern’s Alphonso Davies controls the ball during the Champions League group E soccer match between Dynamo Kyiv and Bayern Munich, at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann says Canadian star Alphonso Davies should be back within two weeks. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Canada star Alphonso Davies makes return from myocarditis in Champions League match

Davies hadn’t played since Dec. 17 after developing symptoms of myocarditis after a COVID infection

Bayern’s Alphonso Davies controls the ball during the Champions League group E soccer match between Dynamo Kyiv and Bayern Munich, at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann says Canadian star Alphonso Davies should be back within two weeks. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) drives to the basket as Atlanta Hawks guard Bogdan Bogdanovic (13) defends during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) drives to the basket as Atlanta Hawks guard Bogdan Bogdanovic (13) defends during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji celebrates with teammates after their win against North Carolina during a college basketball game in the finals of the Men’s Final Four NCAA tournament, Monday, April 4, 2022, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji celebrates with teammates after their win against North Carolina during a college basketball game in the finals of the Men’s Final Four NCAA tournament, Monday, April 4, 2022, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Fred Couples, left, Justin Thomas and Tiger Woods walk down the sixth fairway during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament on Monday, April 4, 2022, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Masters is all about Tiger Woods, even with so many subplots

Golfer will be a ‘game-time decision’ to play in tourney

Fred Couples, left, Justin Thomas and Tiger Woods walk down the sixth fairway during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament on Monday, April 4, 2022, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko, left, stops Vegas Golden Knights’ Mattias Janmark, of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, April 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko, left, stops Vegas Golden Knights’ Mattias Janmark, of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, April 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Members of Canada’s national soccer team celebrate after clinching a berth in CONCACAF World Cup Qualifier soccer action against Jamaica in Toronto on Sunday March 27, 2022 THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Canadian men to face Belgium, Croatia and Morocco in opening round at World Cup

Canadian men are ranked 38th in the world, below the 3 other teams in their group

Members of Canada’s national soccer team celebrate after clinching a berth in CONCACAF World Cup Qualifier soccer action against Jamaica in Toronto on Sunday March 27, 2022 THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
St. Louis Blues’ Vladimir Tarasenko (centre) fights off the check of Vancouver Canucks’ Oliver Ekman-Larsson (right) to put a shot on goalie Thatcher Demko during second period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, Mar. 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rich Lam
St. Louis Blues’ Vladimir Tarasenko (centre) fights off the check of Vancouver Canucks’ Oliver Ekman-Larsson (right) to put a shot on goalie Thatcher Demko during second period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, Mar. 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rich Lam
Panama’s Eric Davis, left, and Canada’s Tajon Buchanan battle for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in Panama City, Panama, Wednesday, March 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
Panama’s Eric Davis, left, and Canada’s Tajon Buchanan battle for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in Panama City, Panama, Wednesday, March 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
Vancouver Canucks’ Jake Virtanen (18) and Calgary Flames’ Josh Leivo, front right, vie for the puck as goalie Jacob Markstrom, back left, of Sweden, watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, February 13, 2021. A trial date has been set for a former Vancouver Canucks forward charged with sexual assault.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Trial date set for former Vancouver Canuck Jake Virtanen charged with sexual assault

Case is set to be heard by a judge and jury in B.C. Supreme Court starting on July 18

Vancouver Canucks’ Jake Virtanen (18) and Calgary Flames’ Josh Leivo, front right, vie for the puck as goalie Jacob Markstrom, back left, of Sweden, watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, February 13, 2021. A trial date has been set for a former Vancouver Canucks forward charged with sexual assault.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Flags of some of the qualified countries of the World Cup wave at the seafront in Doha, Qatar, Tuesday, March 29, 2022. The draw for the World Cup will be held in Doha on April 1.(AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

FIFA, Qatar prepare for unprecedented World Cup finals draw

Global health crisis and war in Ukraine combine to make this draw like no other

Flags of some of the qualified countries of the World Cup wave at the seafront in Doha, Qatar, Tuesday, March 29, 2022. The draw for the World Cup will be held in Doha on April 1.(AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
Humboldt Broncos bus crash survivor Ryan Straschnitzki attends a physiotherapy session in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Humboldt Broncos bus crash survivor Ryan Straschnitzki attends a physiotherapy session in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Tiger Woods celebrates on the 18th green after wining the Tour Championship golf tournament Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

Tiger Woods arrives at Augusta National as Masters talk mounts

Golfer still recovering from car crash 14 months ago

Tiger Woods celebrates on the 18th green after wining the Tour Championship golf tournament Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
Canada players celebrate their win against Sweden during the women's soccer gold medal game at the Tokyo Olympics in Yokohama, Japan on Friday, August 6, 2021. Canada Soccer has announced the roster for a pair of women's friendly matchups against Nigeria set to take place in B.C. next month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canada sets roster for women’s soccer celebration tour in B.C.

Canadians host Nigeria at Vancouver’s B.C. Place and at Starlight Stadium in Langford

Canada players celebrate their win against Sweden during the women's soccer gold medal game at the Tokyo Olympics in Yokohama, Japan on Friday, August 6, 2021. Canada Soccer has announced the roster for a pair of women's friendly matchups against Nigeria set to take place in B.C. next month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld