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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2018 file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announces that the Cleveland Cavaliers will host the 2022 NBA All Star game during a news conference in Cleveland. The NBA is bringing a pro league to Africa. The Basketball Africa League, a new collaboration between the NBA and the sport’s global governing body FIBA, was announced Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

NBA, FIBA announce plans for pro league in Africa

Obama — an enormous basketball fan — has told him he wants to have a direct role in the league, reports say

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2018 file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announces that the Cleveland Cavaliers will host the 2022 NBA All Star game during a news conference in Cleveland. The NBA is bringing a pro league to Africa. The Basketball Africa League, a new collaboration between the NBA and the sport’s global governing body FIBA, was announced Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
Minister of Science and Minister for Sport and Persons with Disabilities Kirsty Duncan is photographed in her office in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. After meeting with provincial leaders today, Minister of Sport Kirsty Duncan will meet reporters about her plans to address harassment, abuse and discrimination in sport. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Ottawa, provincial governments commit to addressing abuse in sports

Kirsty Duncan, Canada’s Minister of Science and Sport made the announcement in Red Deer

Minister of Science and Minister for Sport and Persons with Disabilities Kirsty Duncan is photographed in her office in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. After meeting with provincial leaders today, Minister of Sport Kirsty Duncan will meet reporters about her plans to address harassment, abuse and discrimination in sport. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A seven bed emergency room set up on Red Deer College’s campus. A section of the campus has been dedicated a medical wing with chiropractors, athletic therapists, massage therapists, psychologists and sociologists. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Red Deer College transforms into Athletes’ Village

Red Deer College’s campus will be home for the athletes during the 2019 Canada Winter Games

A seven bed emergency room set up on Red Deer College’s campus. A section of the campus has been dedicated a medical wing with chiropractors, athletic therapists, massage therapists, psychologists and sociologists. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
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Micheal Wright runs with the ball in this undated handout photo. Micheal Wright plans to bring some NBA-style finesse to the Special Olympics World Summer Games this spring. Wright is the only Canadian out of 12 Special Olympics athletes competing in a Unified Sports game with players from the NBA and WNBA on Friday as part of the league’s all-star weekend in Charlotte, N.C. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Ross MacHattie, Special Olympics Canada)

Canadian Special Olympics athlete to play at NBA all-star weekend

Wright is the only Canadian out of 12 Special Olympics athletes competing in a Unified Sports game

Micheal Wright runs with the ball in this undated handout photo. Micheal Wright plans to bring some NBA-style finesse to the Special Olympics World Summer Games this spring. Wright is the only Canadian out of 12 Special Olympics athletes competing in a Unified Sports game with players from the NBA and WNBA on Friday as part of the league’s all-star weekend in Charlotte, N.C. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Ross MacHattie, Special Olympics Canada)
Waskasoo, the 2019 Canada Winter Games mascot, and some volunteers greet young athletes as they arrive on the campus of Red Deer College Thursday morning. Athletes from across Canada are arriving throughout the day today and tomorrow. Robin Grant/Red Deer College

WATCH: Canada Winter Games athletes arrive from across the country

Up to 3,600 athletes, managers and coaches will arrive throughout the day Thursday and Friday

Waskasoo, the 2019 Canada Winter Games mascot, and some volunteers greet young athletes as they arrive on the campus of Red Deer College Thursday morning. Athletes from across Canada are arriving throughout the day today and tomorrow. Robin Grant/Red Deer College
Curling rocks are shown Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, during a media demonstration the day before the opening ceremonies of the USA Curling Nationals in Everett, Wash. Upcoming changes to the Canadian junior curling championships are facing resistance as some young curlers lament losing a year of eligibility to play in it.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ted S. Warren

Changes proposed for Canadian junior curlers get petition pushback

Some young curlers lament losing a year of eligibility to play in championships

Curling rocks are shown Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, during a media demonstration the day before the opening ceremonies of the USA Curling Nationals in Everett, Wash. Upcoming changes to the Canadian junior curling championships are facing resistance as some young curlers lament losing a year of eligibility to play in it.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ted S. Warren
World Anti-Doping Agency athlete committee chairperson, Beckie Scott, speaks at a news conference following the agency’s first Global Athlete Forum in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, June 5, 2018.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

New athletes group formed to tackle doping in sports

Athletes believe Russia was treated too gently following its doping scandal

World Anti-Doping Agency athlete committee chairperson, Beckie Scott, speaks at a news conference following the agency’s first Global Athlete Forum in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, June 5, 2018.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Kalena Soehn and her synchro partner from the 2018 Pacific Rim Championships in Colombia. She will be competing in the upcoming 2019 Canada Winter Games. photo submitted
Kalena Soehn and her synchro partner from the 2018 Pacific Rim Championships in Colombia. She will be competing in the upcoming 2019 Canada Winter Games. photo submitted
Canada defenceman Mat Robinson looks on as Germany players celebrate after defeating Canada to advance to the gold medal game during third period men’s semifinal Olympic hockey action at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Gangneung, South Korea on Friday, February 23, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

Canada’s Olympic hockey team of non-NHLers reflect, a year later

Canada lost to Germany 4-3 in Pyeongchang, losing the chance to play for the gold medal

Canada defenceman Mat Robinson looks on as Germany players celebrate after defeating Canada to advance to the gold medal game during third period men’s semifinal Olympic hockey action at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Gangneung, South Korea on Friday, February 23, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alex Biega (55) celebrates with right wing Brock Boeser (6) after his goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo Nuccio DiNuzzo)

Hockey Day in Canada showcases key games for country’s NHL teams

This year’s event is based in Swift Current, Sask., but the highlight takes place in Montreal

Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alex Biega (55) celebrates with right wing Brock Boeser (6) after his goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo Nuccio DiNuzzo)
Wild hockey brawl leads to suspensions of 15 players, both head coaches

Wild hockey brawl leads to suspensions of 15 players, both head coaches

Members of the Acadia Axemen and St. Francis Xavier X-Men fought during a game in Wolfville, N.S.

Wild hockey brawl leads to suspensions of 15 players, both head coaches
Canada’s Phil Scrubb (23) looks for a way to the net against Virgin Islands’ Ivan Aska (11) during first half FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers action, in Ottawa on Monday, July 2, 2018. Two-time NBA champion Joel Anthony, and brothers Phil and Thomas Scrubb headline Canada’s team for its final qualifying games for this summer’s FIBA World Cup. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

Anthony, Scrubbs headline Canada’s basketball team for two games in St. John’s

Canada, which has already qualified for the World Cup, first hosts Chile on Feb. 21

Canada’s Phil Scrubb (23) looks for a way to the net against Virgin Islands’ Ivan Aska (11) during first half FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers action, in Ottawa on Monday, July 2, 2018. Two-time NBA champion Joel Anthony, and brothers Phil and Thomas Scrubb headline Canada’s team for its final qualifying games for this summer’s FIBA World Cup. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)
Canada’s Nathan Smith in action during the single mixed relay event at the IBU Biathlon World Cup in Ostersund, Sweden, Sunday Nov. 29, 2015. If you drive from Banff up to Norquay Ski Resort in the summer, you may see biathlete Nathan Smith doing a full-out climb on his roller skis. (Marie Birkl/The Canadian Press)

Bitter Alberta cold throws a wrench in World Cup biathlon in Canmore

Canmore is hosting a biathlon World Cup for just the second time after a first in 2016

Canada’s Nathan Smith in action during the single mixed relay event at the IBU Biathlon World Cup in Ostersund, Sweden, Sunday Nov. 29, 2015. If you drive from Banff up to Norquay Ski Resort in the summer, you may see biathlete Nathan Smith doing a full-out climb on his roller skis. (Marie Birkl/The Canadian Press)
‘We want seven!’ Huge crowds fete Patriots on Super Bowl win

‘We want seven!’ Huge crowds fete Patriots on Super Bowl win

Security was tight, and police took away several fans who appeared intoxicated

‘We want seven!’ Huge crowds fete Patriots on Super Bowl win
Ontario police called after as many as 30 parents brawl after hockey game

Ontario police called after as many as 30 parents brawl after hockey game

As many as 30 parents were engaged in the altercation after the game had finished

Ontario police called after as many as 30 parents brawl after hockey game
Super Bowl reaches 100.7 million people, down from 2018

Super Bowl reaches 100.7 million people, down from 2018

It was the smallest audience in nearly a decade

Super Bowl reaches 100.7 million people, down from 2018
Body visible in wreckage of plane carrying soccer player

Body visible in wreckage of plane carrying soccer player

The plane carrying Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala went missing two weeks ago

Body visible in wreckage of plane carrying soccer player
Come together: Super Bowl Sunday, the last stand of live TV

Come together: Super Bowl Sunday, the last stand of live TV

Of the 10 highest-rated television programs in U.S. history, nine were Super Bowls and one was the finale of ‘M.A.S.H.’

Come together: Super Bowl Sunday, the last stand of live TV
Saskatchewan third Matt Dunstone, who throws fourth rocks, releases a shot as they play Manitoba at the Tim Hortons Brier curling championship at the Brandt Centre in Regina on Sunday, March 4, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Canada’s Matt Dunstone tied for first place at curling World Cup

Canada’s men’s team has 13 points through five games, tied for first with Scotland.

Saskatchewan third Matt Dunstone, who throws fourth rocks, releases a shot as they play Manitoba at the Tim Hortons Brier curling championship at the Brandt Centre in Regina on Sunday, March 4, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
FILE - In this Thursday, Jan.18, 2018 file photo, United States’ Lindsey Vonn prepares for an alpine ski, women’s World Cup downhill training, in Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti, File)
FILE - In this Thursday, Jan.18, 2018 file photo, United States’ Lindsey Vonn prepares for an alpine ski, women’s World Cup downhill training, in Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti, File)