Final No. 1 seed falls as Houston beats Miami

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Big 12 is the next stop in Houston’s renaissance basketball program. The Cougars would prefer it to be the Elite Eight — and eventually return home for the Final Four. With the only No. 1 seed remaining in the NCAA Tournament after Alabama’s loss to San Diego State about 30 … Read more

Japan’s Ohtani bounces back in ninth to beat Mexico 6-5, reach WBC final

Mexico’s Rowdy Tellez broke his bat knee after striking out in the eighth inning of the World Baseball Classic against Japan. Japan won 6-5 on March 20, 2023 in Miami.Wilfred Lee/AP Shohei Ohtani sparked a ninth-inning rally with an opening double and Munetaka Murakami doubled as Japan advanced to the World Baseball Classic final with … Read more

The Junior All Native Championship in Nanaimo, BC is about more than basketball

More than 1,200 youth basketball players sang and danced into Frank Crane Arena Sunday night for the opening ceremony of the Junior All Native Tournament. Kate Good, one of the organizers of the event, found herself thrilled by the spectacle, and when the lights finally came back on and the fog cleared, she took a … Read more

Chess has a special place in Iceland, and the annual tournament provides unforgettable memories for the players

One of the most popular open tournaments in the world is held in Iceland each spring, and participating Canadian players often have a unique chess experience. David Filipovich of Toronto is a lecturer at the Canadian Chess Academy and the Annex Chess Club. He said he played more than 300 tournaments in his career, but … Read more

Toronto Sixers beat Connecticut Whales 3-2 in overtime, even Isobel Cup semifinal series

Emma Woods scored the game-winning goal with 7:29 left in overtime, giving the Sixers a 3-2 victory over the Connecticut Whales on Saturday to secure Game 2 of their Isobel Cup semifinal series. Brittany Howard scored twice in the Sixers. Taylor Gillard scored a goal and an assist, and Kennedy Marchment responded for the Whales. … Read more

Tennis star Novak Djokovic to miss Miami Open due to vaccine status

Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their semifinal match against Daniel Medvedev of Russia on March 3, 2023.AMR ALFIKY/Reuters Novak Djokovic will miss next week’s Miami Open after the Serbian was denied a waiver that would have allowed him to enter the U.S. despite not being vaccinated against COVID-19, tournament director James Black said on Friday. … Read more

Urias leads Mexico 5-4 over Puerto Rico, reaches WBC semifinals

Luis Urias singled on a 3-run seventh-inning run to give Mexico a 5-4 comeback victory over Puerto Rico and advance to the semifinals of the World Baseball Classic for the first time. Mexico will face Shohei Ohtani and Japan in the semifinals on Monday. Puerto Rico failed to make it past the second round for … Read more

Little Native Hockey League returns after three-year hiatus

It’s not planes, trains and cars, but the Attawapiskat Ice Hawks’ journey to Mississauga for the 49th edition of the local Little Hockey League isn’t far off. More than 1,000 kilometers from the shores of James Bay to the Paramount Fine Foods Centre, where most of the competition in the four-day tournament that concluded on … Read more

No. 15 seed Princeton beats No. 2 seed Arizona in late run

KJ Adams Jr. of the Kansas Jayhawks dunks against the Howard Buffaloes during the second half of the first round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament at Wells Fargo Arena. The Jayhawks won 96-68 on March 16, 2023 in Des Moines, Iowa.Michael Reeves/Getty Images Ryan Lamborg put Princeton ahead for the first time with 2:03 … Read more

FIFA Women’s World Cup prize money increased to $150 million

The Women’s World Cup trophy during the 73rd FIFA Congress at the BK Arena in Kigali, Rwanda, March 16.Jean Bizimana Prize money at the Women’s World Cup has increased by more than 300% this year. The $152 million in funding for the inaugural 32-team tournament — including prize money, team preparation and payments to players’ … Read more