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Former Chicago NHL draft pick Kyle Beach steps forward as 1st accuser in sexual assault investigation

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Kyle Beach has stepped forward as John Doe 1 in the Chicago NHL team's sexual assault investigation. Beach on Wednesday identified himself as the first accuser of former Chicago video coach Brad Aldrich.

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Will Canada's medal count drop in Beijing?

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With the Beijing Winter Olympics now 100 days away, CBC Sports' daily newsletter analyzes one model's pessimistic podium projections for Team Canada.

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CEBL adds Montreal Alliance as 9th franchise

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The Canadian Elite Basketball League is expanding to Montreal. The league announced Wednesday that the Montreal Alliance begin play in 2022 at Verdun Auditorium.

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Lightning's Nikita Kucherov out 8-10 weeks after undergoing surgery

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Tampa Bay Lightning winger Nikita Kucherov is expected to be out 8-10 weeks after undergoing an unspecified surgery for an unspecified lower-body injury.

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Joel Quenneville's meeting with Gary Bettman may decide coaching fate

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For the Florida Panthers, there has never been a better start to a season. The next few days, though, could change everything. Panthers coach Joel Quenneville's future is in jeopardy, after he was named in a report citing how Chicago mishandled allegations that an assistant on his Chicago staff sexually assaulted a player during the team's Stanley Cup Finals run in 2010.

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Luge Canada names national World Cup team focused on Beijing Olympics

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Luge Canada has named its 2021-22 World Cup team that will be focused on the Beijing Olympics. Olympic silver medallists Tristan Walker, of Cochrane, Alta., and Calgary's Justin Snith will help guide the team that features five men and four women.

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Jacques Villeneuve's multimillion-dollar tax dodges exposed in leaked files

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Former race car champion Jacques Villeneuve has had offshore accounts that have allowed him to veer around tax authorities since the early days of his career, files from the Pandora Papers leak show.

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Canadian playoff hopes still alive after 2 wins at wheelchair curling worlds

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After losing three straight games at the world wheelchair curling championship, Canada rebounded in a big way on Wednesday to keep their playoff hopes alive.

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Canadian women's triumphant soccer return a good sign as World Cup, Olympic qualifications loom

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It says a lot about the expectations of Canada's Olympic gold-medal team, and the higher standard it is now held to that head coach Bev Priestman wasn’t exactly thrilled with the women's 1-0 friendly win against New Zealand on Tuesday.

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Soccer superstar Jessie Fleming of London, Ont., leaves mark with awestruck 9-year-old fan

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Since Saturday, Canada's Olympic champions in women's soccer have won two games against New Zealand on home turf. Midfielder Jessie Fleming drew praise for delivering her new celebration tour to nine-year-old Logan Wallis at Ottawa's game on Saturday.

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Ukraine routinely violated rules for doping tests, WADA reveals

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Ukraine's national anti-doping agency has been accused of giving athletes advance notice of test collections and deliberately mislabeling samples to avoid stricter analysis before the Tokyo Olympics.

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Soler, Braves overcome Morton injury, top Astros in Game 1 of World Series

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A healthy swing by Jorge Soler powered the Atlanta Braves to a smashing start in the World Series.

Making his first start since testing positive for COVID-19, Soler became the first player to begin a World Series with a home run and the Braves, despite the loss of pitcher Charlie Morton to a broken leg, hushed the Houston Astros 6-2 Tuesday night in Game 1.

Boosted by a strong bullpen effort, a two-run homer by Adam Duvall and a late sacrifice fly from Freddie Freeman, the Braves coasted in their first Series appearance since Chipper Jones and their Big Three aces ascended in 1999.

Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa and the Astros mostly looked lost at the plate. This is their third World Series in five seasons — and first since their 2017 illegal sign-stealing scheme was revealed.

Before the game, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said there were plenty of sleuths monitoring the dugouts, clubhouse and stands to guard against any possible shenanigans.

“There’s a lot more people watching what goes on as a result of the issues that we’ve had,” he said.

Soler’s no-doubt jolt into the left-field seats on Framber Valdez’s third pitch quickly took all the juice out of Minute Maid Park, quieting a boisterous, sellout crowd.

Fresh off dispatching the defending World Series champion Dodgers in the playoffs, the Braves weren’t done, either. Aggressive in every way, they kept teeing off against their former, longtime National League rivals.

Moments later, Ozzie Albies stole a base and Austin Riley hit an RBI double, taking a rare swing at a 3-0 pitch.

Soler added an RBI grounder in the second and when Duvall launched a two-run homer, it was 5-0 and the Braves had made even more October history — the only team to score in each of the first three innings in a World Series opener.

At that point, Braves batters were far from the only ones making noise. The few Atlanta fans sprinkled in the sea of orange had started their familiar chop chant, too.

By then, it looked as if everything was going right for the Braves.

But baseball can be a fickle game, and the fates can spin faster than the best curveball.

Because in the bottom of the third, Atlanta absorbed its own big hit.

As he struck out Altuve, Morton suddenly grimaced and took an awkward step. His teammates, manager Brian Snitker and a trainer soon joined him on the mound, and just like that, Morton was gone.

Turned out a hard comebacker by Yuli Gurriel that ricocheted off Morton’s leg to Freeman at first base for an out to begin the second had done more damage than anyone realized.

Morton stayed in for another inning, amazingly, before gingerly walking off with a fractured right fibula. The 37-year-old righty, the winning pitcher for the Astros in Game 7 of the 2017 World Series, will be replaced on the roster. He’s expected to be OK for spring training.

“He's a gamer. You knew it had to be pretty bad for him to come out there," Duvall said. "He gave it all he had. And I want to get in there and talk to him and see how he’s feeling and stuff. You know, just let him know we’re all here for him.”

A.J. Minter replaced Morton and got the win, permitting one run in 2 2/3 innings while throwing a career-high 43 pitches. Atlanta relievers Luke Jackson, Tyler Matzek and Will Smith finished it.

“We’ve been through a lot this year. And I say that just in the 2 1/2 months that I’ve been here," Duvall said. "But you know, guys gotta step up. We need everybody at this point in the season. We know this is a grind. This is a point in the season where nobody’s probably 100%, and we need everybody.”

Game 2 is Wednesday night, with Braves lefty Max Fried starting against Astros right-hander José Urquidy.

Altuve and the Astros did little all night. The All-Star second baseman struck out three times — he’d never done that in 73 prior postseason games.

Alex Bregman, Yordan Alvarez and the Astros never seriously threatened in the later innings. Their only runs, in fact, came on shortstop Dansby Swanson’s fielding error in the fourth and Correa’s groundout in the eighth.

In fact, the game wasn’t nearly as close as the score indicated. It was more like a romp — during the seventh-inning stretch, as fans did a sing-a-long to “Deep In The Heart of Texas,” Braves backup catcher William Contreras locked arms with starter Travis d’Arnaud and did a little Texas two-step as they switched places warming up Jackson.



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