Montreal Canadiens fans hear Indigenous territorial acknowledgement before home opener

MONTREAL — Fans in the seat at the Bell Centre Saturday night took in their first full capacity Montreal Canadiens’ game since before the pandemic, and also witnessed a territorial acknowledgement for the first time in the team’s history. “The Montreal Canadiens wish to acknowledge the Kanien’kehá:ka, also known as the Mohawk Nation, for their … Read more

Officer dead, suspect killed in violence outside Pentagon

WASHINGTON — A Pentagon police officer died after being stabbed Tuesday during a burst of violence at a transit center outside the building, and a suspect was shot by law enforcement and died at the scene. The Pentagon, the headquarters of the U.S. military, was temporarily placed on lockdown after someone attacked the officer on … Read more

‘I came fourth in the freakin’ world’: Penny Oleksiak’s perspective shines at Tokyo Olympics

HALIBURTON, ONT. — Dear Canada, Penny Oleksiak doesn’t want your “sorry” messages after failing to reach the podium on Friday. Why? Because she “came fourth in the freakin’ world,” the 21-year-old said on Friday. Oleksiak was defending her gold medal in the women’s 100-metre freestyle, and despite posting a career-best time and a Canadian record … Read more

WATCH: Canadian men’s soccer team benefits from bizarre own-goal in game against Haiti

TORONTO — Canada’s men’s soccer team was the beneficiary of one of the strangest goals in the game — and it helped the team advance to the final stage of World Cup qualifying. On Tuesday night, Canada was in a scoreless tie with Haiti early in the second half when Haitian goalie Josue Duverger — … Read more

Athlete warning: Follow the rules at Tokyo Olympics, or else

TOKYO — If athletes coming to Japan for the Tokyo Olympics needed a warning, they got it Tuesday as officials rolled out the third and final rendition of so-called Playbooks — the rulebooks governing behavior for these pandemic-tainted games. The message: Follow the rules when the Olympics open in just over five weeks, or else … Read more