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Bianca Andreescu fell just as quickly as she rose — can she rise again?
Sports/Tennis: Even in 2019, amid her remarkable rise, Bianca Andreescu’s availability was a constant question. Now, following her six-match return in Australia and another layoff, should there be cause for concern?
Canada's Corey Conners claims share of lead following 1st round at Bay Hill
Sports/Golf: Bay Hill was bustling Thursday, just like golf before the pandemic. The fans were limited in numbers but they all wanted the same dose of entertainment provided by Rory McIlroy and Bryson DeChambeau. Meanwhile, Listowel, Ont., native Corey Conners shot a 6-under 66 for a share of the lead.
Junior hockey coach's suspension for 'inappropriate' texts, emails to player not made public by team or league
News/Investigates: In January, Bernie Lynch was suspended without pay from his job as head coach of the Fort Frances Lakers, a Junior 'A' club in northwestern Ontario, and ordered to have no further contact with the players. But more than two months later, neither the team nor the league has publicly disclosed this.
Raptors remain severely short-handed as team readies for Celtics
Sports/Basketball/NBA: For the second straight night, the Raptors will be without five players, head coach Nick Nurse and six other members of the coaching staff due to the NBA's health and safety protocols. Starters Pascal Siakam, Fred VanVleet and OG Anunoby will not be available, as well as Malachi Flynn and Patrick McCaw.
Olympic champ Kingsbury says urgent action needed to allow sport back in Quebec schools
Sports/Olympics/Winter Sports/Skiing: Reigning Olympic and world moguls champion Mikael Kingsbury is urging Quebec Premier François Legault to take urgent action to help return organized sport to schools amid the COVID-19 restrictions.
Equine herpes affecting European preparation for Olympics
Sports/Olympics: The International Equestrian Federation said Thursday that a severe outbreak of equine herpes could disrupt preparations for the Tokyo Olympics. The virus has shut down most competitions in Europe this month and is linked to the death of seven horses in Spain.
Blue Jays GM Atkins calls unawareness of Callaway allegations a 'failure'
Sports/Baseball/MLB: Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins called it a "failure" on his part to be unaware of any incidents of sexual harassment by former pitching coach Mickey Callaway during their time in Cleveland. His comments come following a report by The Athletic that former Cleveland employees said the front office was aware.
Ovechkin fined $5K for spearing Bruins' Frederic
Sports/Hockey/NHL: Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was fined $5,000 by the NHL on Thursday for spearing Boston Bruins rookie Trent Frederic, which is the maximum he could have been fined under the collective bargaining agreement.
Cleanliness of Tokyo living spaces a priority for Canadian Paralympic Committee
Sports/Paralympics: Making the transition from the Olympics to the Paralympics has always been a challenge for Games organizers, but the threat of COVID-19 has further raised the stakes as Canadian athletes and officials plan for this summer's competition in Tokyo.