Chinese swimmer Sun Yang was banned for eight years on Friday and will miss the 2020 Tokyo Olympics because he broke anti-doping rules in a late-night incident in which a blood sample container was smashed with a hammer.
Authorities are investigating whether deputies shared graphic photos of the helicopter crash scene where Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others were killed, according to a newspaper report.
Defending champ Kevin Koe is one of the headliners in a Brier field that includes top-ranked Brad Jacobs of Northern Ontario, home-province favourite John Epping of Ontario and two-time champ Brad Gushue of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Within a week, the hockey stick of a Zamboni driver forced onto the ice as an emergency backup goalie for the Carolina Hurricanes in Toronto went from a game of shinny with friends, to an NHL game, to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Emergency backup goalie and hockey sensation David Ayres visited North Carolina on Tuesday to celebrate “David Ayres Day” in Raleigh and receive an honorary residency from the state for his show-stopping performance on the ice.
A spokesman for the Japanese government on Wednesday said the International Olympic Committee and local organizers are going ahead as planned with the Tokyo Olympics despite the threat of the spreading coronavirus.